Inspirational Quotes and Bible Verses for Graduation

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Graduates are often looking for words of wisdom and guidance. Here’s a list of encouraging quotes for graduation. A Bible verses adds a personal touch to a card or graduation speech. Select a quote or a Bible verses from the following list. There are several Bible passages to choose from. Feel free to use these quotes and verses for a graduation card, a speech or a short devotional study.

“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

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

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

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

Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. (Proverbs 19:21)

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14)

“The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.” – John D. Rockefeller

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

You are only what you are when no one is looking. – Robert C Edwards

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)

“Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.” –  Denis Diderot quotes

But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. (Psalm 33:11)

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)

“The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” – William James

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. (Proverbs 1:7)

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3)

“You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.” – Charles C. Noble

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. (Psalm 46:10)

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” – Aristotle

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill quotes

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, (Colossians 3:23)

“Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes quotes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)

“The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.” – Ben Stein quotes

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. (Mark 12:30)

“Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)

“It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular; it is why he does it.” – A. W. Tozer

Source:

Holy Bible, New International Version

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