8 Inspirational Graduation Quotes and Gifts

8 Engraving Ideas for a Graduate


         

         We all know someone on the verge of greatness, in the strange place of having just come to the end of something and about to arrive at the start of something new. How do we encourage our loved ones to keep dreaming big, but also show them we really mean it? Help them ride that wave by gifting your new graduate something at once beautiful, high-quality, and practical to keep their busy lives in order.  


         Here are some words of heart to keep your bright star soaring:

 

  • 1.     “The world is your oyster.”
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  •           We’ve all heard this one before, but few of us know where it’s from. Originally taken from a Shakespeare play, its meaning has since taken on the idea that the world is one’s to enjoy as one chooses. No matter what path your grad has chosen, there are a thousand ways to carve it out, and the pearl lies waiting in the glittering distance.

     

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  • 2.     “She believed she could, and she did."
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             The strength of the mind is not to be underestimated. In a world of noise and naysayers, in the face of turmoil and adversity, your graduate held firmly onto their convictions, which is no small accomplishment. Remind your graduate that it is they who gives themselves permission, and nobody else.

     

  • 3.       “This is the first day of the rest of your life.
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             This quote is like a breath of fresh air, and the words of wisdom will come in handy on the days that your grad needs it most. It is nice to be reminded that even if they happen to stumble here and there, tomorrow is a new day and a new chance to tackle their dreams.

     

  • 4.      “Everything you can imagine is real.” --Pablo Picasso
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            Encourage continued creativity and cunning. Those that dare to imagine are the ones who make big ripples in the world. Just because something doesn’t yet exist in the world doesn’t mean it isn’t valuable.

     

  • 5.       “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” --Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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            Sometimes a healthy amount of rule-breaking is required to effect a revolution. Inspire give-no-care confidence Change the pronouns around to fit your grad and you’ve planted the early seeds of a productive rebellion. 

     

  • 6.        “Whatever you are, be a good one.” --Abraham Lincoln
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            Be it doctor, lawyer, artist, marine biologist, cosmetologist, your grad has chosen their life’s work because there is passion and purpose there. There is freedom in being able to choose your path without judgment, but even more so when they are encouraged to strive for greatness within it.

     

  • 7.       “Always do what you are afraid to do.” --Ralph Waldo Emerson
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            Personal and professional growth often involve a few risks and out-of-the-box moves. It’s not easy or natural to step away from comfort zones, and feelings of discomfort come with the hurdles on the road to a desired destination.

     

  • 8.       “Don’t wait for inspiration.
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            If all else fails and your new grad has no shortage of self-confidence and imagination, hit them with this. Too many of us wait for something exciting to happen in our lives instead of realizing that we are in fact the agents of change. We must be the creators of that exciting thing. A little perseverance and some trial and error go a long way.



            You can’t go wrong with these tried-and-true maxims. Engrave a few of these magic words onto a truly unique and high-quality timepiece like ours and you will certainly go right off the charts.

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