You can make presents for grads more personal by adding an inspiring quote featuring thoughtful words of advice, inspiration, or wisdom. Graduating students may enjoy adding your note to a special memory scrapbook they will remember for years.
Looking for ideas? Greeting cards are a popular part of most graduation gifts, whether filled with a gift card, check or simply good wishes. Consider writing a thoughtful quote inside a purchased or homemade card. How about adding some great wording to the outside of an envelope or in a gift tag? Get creative and use quotes on plain color gift wrapping.
Wisdom to Share with Grads
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. ~Ralph Marston
The shell must break before the bird can fly. ~Alfred Tennyson
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. ~Beverly Sills
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. ~Buddha
Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. ~Woody Allen
There is just one life for each of us: our own. ~Euripides
Education is the best provision for old age. ~Aristotle
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~Pablo Picasso
Share your sparkle wherever you are. ~Dodinsky
When the world says, “Give up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. ~Les Brown
What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. ~Eleanor Powell
Great Words of Advice
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. ~Milton Berle
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. ~Francis Bacon, Essays, 1625
Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right. ~Henry Ford
Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. ~Arnold H. Glasow
Something you share with a graduating student, whether he or she is coming up from preschool, kindergarten, middle school, high school, or college, can make a valuable impact on the recipient. Share words that are close to your heart.