Graduation Wording, Quotes, and Sayings

If you are in need of graduation wording for cards or invitations, you’ve come to the right place. In this post we’ll cover everything from graduation sayings for a card to wording samples for graduation invitations to inspiring quotes for speeches, cards, or invites. Find what you’re looking for in this list of inspiring graduation sayings, quotes, and wording samples about success, education, dreams, and opportunity.

Graduation Invitation Blue Whimsical Heart and Stripes
Graduation Invitation Blue Whimsical Heart and Stripes

Graduation Congratulations Wording

Here are a few examples of graduation congratulation wordings that you can use to inspire recent grads. Whether you’re teacher, a parent, or a friend of a recent grad, these simple messages will be sure to leave them feeling ready the next stage of their lives.

Congratulations on your graduation! Remember, knowledge is the key to success. Keep learning and success will find you. Best of luck on your future endeavors!


Your hard work and dedication has finally paid off! Well done! Keep up the good work and never stop following your dreams!


Congratulations! Relish this milestone accomplishment — you deserve it! Continue to make good choices and never give up on your dreams!


Congratulations graduate! Never stop reaching for the stars, follow your biggest dreams, and always live life to the fullest!

Fancy Faux Glitter Monogram Graduation Invitation
Fancy Faux Glitter Monogram Graduation Invitation

Congratulations graduate! Your journey is just beginning. The world is waiting for you to bestow great things upon it! May your knowledge, dreams, and aspirations carry you far!


Congrats! Your on the path to a prosperous future! Keep up the good work and never forget your dreams!


Congratulations! We knew you could do it! Treasure this milestone accomplishment and embrace the journey ahead!


Your hard work, diligence, and dedication has finally paid off! No one can take this achievement away from you. Keep following your dreams and never give up! Congratulations! We couldn’t be more proud!

Graduation Sayings/Quotes

A good quote can really leave a lasting impression on recent grads. Include these meaningful and inspiring quotes in your graduations cards, invites, or speeches. These will also make lovely additions to magnets, graduation gowns and caps, or any other item you would like to turn into a meaningful graduation keepsake.

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

– Henry David Thoreau


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt


“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”

– Colin Powell


“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

– William Shakespeare


“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

– Malcolm X


“The person who doesn’t scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs.”

– Hunter S. Thompson


“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.”

– Alan Alda


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela


“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”

– George Washington Carver

Black and Pink Flourish Graduation Announcement
Black and Pink Flourish Graduation Announcement

Graduation Invitation Wording

If you’re unsure of what to include in your graduation invitations, use these wording samples to get inspired. In addition to these samples, consider also including some of the quotes mentioned above. Photos and major academic accomplishments are a few more things worth including in your graduation invitations.

Come celebrate (insert name’s) graduation!

(insert name’s) hard work as finally paid off.

We welcome you to join us at (his/her) graduation ceremony

06/12/2019 at 5:00 p.m.

After the ceremony we will embracing (insert name’s)

achievement with dinner and drinks at Fermagios.

You’re welcome to join us! Please RSVP with (insert name) by (insert date).


You’re cordially invited to the graduation ceremony of (insert name)

06/12/2019 at 5:00 p.m.

(insert name) will be graduating from

(name of school) with honors

It would mean a lot to (him/her) if you were there

You’re also welcome to attend (insert name’s)

graduation party being held directly after the ceremony

at (insert address)

Please let us know if you can make it!

(insert name and contact information)


You’re invited to (insert name’s) graduation

(insert name) graduation ceremony will take place

06/12/2019 at 5:00 p.m.

(insert name) will be attending college out of state this fall

You’re welcome to join us for a graduation/farewell party

06/15/2019 at 5:00 p.m. to see (her/him) off

Please RSVP with (name) by (date)

(insert contact information)

Antique Frame Graduation Announcement
Antique Frame Graduation Announcement

Hopefully these graduation sayings, quotes, and wording samples have left you feeling inspired! For more inspiration, check out our full collection of customizable graduation invitations. Are there any quotes, wording samples, or graduation sayings that we missed? Please share them with us via the comment section below! Best of luck with your graduation!

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