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Suggested Mottos & Quotations for Your Announcement

You may add a quotation, or motto to the page of the announcement opposing your text.


  • If you would like to put one of the quotations or mottos shown below on your graduation announcement, simply choose it from the drop-down list on the order form. We have numbered them just for your convenience; the number shown at the top of the selection will not appear on your cards.

  • You are not limited to what we show here.  If you want to use your own motto or quotation, choose "custom" from the drop-down menu and then give it to us on the order form "word for word"as you want it to appear, so that we can copy it from your order.


# 3

"Some men see things as they are
and ask, 'Why?'
I dream things that never were
and ask, 'Why not?'"
                      Robert F. Kennedy



# 4

Do not follow where the path leads.
Rather, go where there is no path
and leave a trail. 

# 6

"If you can imagine it,
you can achieve it.
If you can dream it,
you can become it."
                               William Ward

# 9

"The ultimate measure of a man is not
where he stands in moments of comfort
and convenience, but where he stands at
times of challenge and controversy."
                   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


# 19

"Success is to be measured
not so much by the position that one has
reached in life as by the
obstacles which he has overcome
while trying to succeed."
                       Booker T. Washington 

# 22

The past is my heritage;
the present - my responsibility;
the future - my challenge.

# 24

Cherish yesterday;
live today;
reach for tomorrow. 


# 27

"Let us keep  climbing ever higher,
never fearing the step that is next;
for our goal is in our grasp,
just beyond our hopes and dreams."
                       Thomas M. Smith 


# 29

We cannot discover new oceans
unless we have the courage
to lose sight of the shore. 

# 31

"The most important thought
I ever had was that of my individual
responsibility to God."
                     Daniel Webster


# 35

Our lives are before us...
our past is behind us...
but our memories are forever with us.

# 41

"To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe."
                          Anatole France

# 43

Knowledge comes
but wisdom lingers.


# 45

I asked of Life,
"What have you to offer me?"
And the answer came,
"What have you to give?"

# 47

Do not look bitterly at the things
you wanted and did not receive.
Instead, look at the things that
you have received
but did not deserve.


# 50

Behind us lies the path of learning...
ahead, the road to success.

# 52

The journey of a thousand miles
begins with one step.

# 59

"The best and most beautiful things
in the world cannot be
seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart."
                                  Helen Keller


# 60

Nothing we do changes the past -
everything we do changes the future.

# 62

"My memory is nearly gone,
but I remember two things:
that I am a great sinner,
and that Christ is a great savior."
                              John Newton

# 64

"The Christian ideal has not been
tried and found wanting.
It has been found difficult
and left untried."


# 69

To achieve all that is possible,
we must attempt the impossible.
To be as much as we can,
we must dream of being more.

# 75

"Success is a journey,
not a destination."
                             Ben Sweetland

# 106

"Destiny is not a matter of chance;
it is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for;
it is a thing to be achieved."
             Robert Louis Stevenson



"When enthusiasm is driven by confidence,
any goal can be attained."
                 Robert E. Regent

# 125

"Once the mind has been stretched
by a new idea, it will never again
return to its original size."
                Oliver Wendell Holmes


# 130

"Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted."
                               Albert Einstein

# 135

"It's what you learn after you know it all
that counts."
                         John Wooden


# 137

"To live a creative life,
we must lose our fear
of being wrong."
                       Joseph Chilton Pierce

# 140

"Enthusiasm spells the difference
between mediocrity
and accomplishment."
                     Norman Vincent Peale

# 141

Learn from yesterday,
live for today,
dream for tomorrow.

# 143

Learn as if you were to live forever.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow.

# 147

In our hands we hold today;
in our dreams we hold tomorrow;
in our hearts we hold forever.


# 154

"What lies behind us and
what lies before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us."
              Ralph Waldo Emerson 



# 155

It matters not what you are thought to be,
but what you are.


# 186

The key to happiness
is having a dream -
the key to success
is making it come true.

# 189

"It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters, in the end."
                           Ursula K. LeGuin



# 190

"Within our dreams and aspirations,
we find our opportunities."
                         Sue Atchley Ebaugh

# 203

Only as high as we reach, can we grow.
Only as far as we seek, can we go.
Only as deep as we look, can we see.
Only as much as we dream, can we be.


# 238

"Don't cry because it's over,
smile because it's happened."
                Charles Dickens.

# 97

"There is nothing we can do better
than seeking to become still better
than we are."

# 250

"Whatever you can do,
or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."

# 255

"Continuity gives us roots;
change gives us branches,
letting us stretch and grow
and reach new heights."
                                               Pauline R. Kezer

# 260

"There is not a square inch
in the whole domain of our human existence
over which Christ, who is sovereign over all,
does not cry: 'Mine.'"  
                                              Abraham Kuyper