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 these quotations or mottos on your graduation announcement, choose it from the 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 the mottos shown here.  If you'd like to use your own motto or quotation, choose the "custom"option on the order form.


Motto #3 for your graduation announcements.

Motto #3

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

Motto #4 for graduation invitations

Motto #4

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

Motto #6 for graduation

Motto #6

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

Motto #9 for graduation announcements

Motto #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.

Motto #19 for graduation

Motto #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

Motto #22 for graduation invitations

Motto #22

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

Motto #24 for graduation

Motto #24

Cherish yesterday; live today; reach for tomorrow.

Motto #27 for graduation

Motto #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

Motto #29 for your graduation invitations

Motto #29

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

Motto #31 for graduation

Motto #31

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

Motto #35 for graduation announcements

Motto #35

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

Motto #41 for graduation

Motto #41

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

Motto #43 for graduation

Motto #43

Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers.

Motto #45 for graduation invitations

Motto #45

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

Motto #47 for graduation

Motto #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.

Motto #50 for graduation

Motto #50

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

Motto #52 for graduation

Motto #52

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Motto #59 for graduation announcements

Motto #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

Motto #60 for graduation

Motto #60

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

Motto #62 for graduation invitations

Motto #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

Motto #64 for graduation

Motto #64

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

Motto #69 for graduation

Motto #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.

Motto #75 for graduation

Motto #75

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

Motto #130 for graduation

Motto #97

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

Motto #106 for graduation

Motto #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

Motto #120 for graduation invitations

Motto #120

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

Motto #125 for graduation

Motto #125

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

Motto #130 for graduation

Motto #130

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

Motto #135 for graduation

Motto #135

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

Motto #137 for graduation

Motto #137

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

Motto #140 for graduation

Motto #140

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

Motto #141 for graduation

Motto #141

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

Motto #143 for graduation

Motto #143

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

Motto #147 for graduation

Motto #147

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

Motto #154 for graduation

Motto #154

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

Motto #155 for graduation

Motto #155

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

Motto #186 for graduation

Motto #186

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

Motto #189 for graduation

Motto #189

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

Motto #190 for graduation

Motto #190

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

Motto #203 for graduation

Motto #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.

Motto #238 for graduation

Motto #238

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

Motto #250 for graduation

Motto #250

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

Motto #255 for graduation

Motto #255

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

Motto #260 for graduation

Motto #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