25 quotes for graduates full of inspiration and wisdom

May 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET
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Whether from grade school, high school, college or somewhere else along the educational path, graduations are filled with emotion and new opportunites. While one chapter ends, another begins, and the transition deserves to be recognized. Here are 25 quotes perfect to celebrate, commemorate and send them off to their next adventure with words of motivation. 

1 /26: Leave a trail

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1/26 :Leave a trail

2 /26: Fireworks

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2/26 :Fireworks

3 /26: Be who you are

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3/26 :Be who you are

4 /26: Freedom

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4/26 :Freedom

5 /26: To the C students

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5/26 :To the C students

6 /26: Courage and hope

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6/26 :Courage and hope

7 /26: Follow your own path... unless

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7/26 :Follow your own path... unless

8 /26: Real courage

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8/26 :Real courage

9 /26: Tomorrow

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9/26 :Tomorrow

10 /26: No script

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10/26 :No script

11 /26: Life and work

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11/26 :Life and work

12 /26: Strive for excellence

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12/26 :Strive for excellence

13 /26: Don't be trapped

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13/26 :Don't be trapped

14 /26: Naysayers

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14/26 :Naysayers

15 /26: Fight for your seat

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15/26 :Fight for your seat

16 /26: On behalf of women

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16/26 :On behalf of women

17 /26: It's just waiting

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17/26 :It's just waiting

18 /26: Kindness

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18/26 :Kindness

19 /26: What you're supposed to be doing

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19/26 :What you're supposed to be doing

20 /26: Respect

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20/26 :Respect

21 /26: Hard work

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21/26 :Hard work

22 /26: Mistakes

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22/26 :Mistakes

23 /26: Failure

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23/26 :Failure

24 /26: Maps

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24/26 :Maps

25 /26: Your biggest risk

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25/26 :Your biggest risk

26 /26: Inspiring quotes for graduates

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26/26 :Inspiring quotes for graduates