175 Graduation Messages and Wishes

Get inspirational graduation messages, wishes, and quotes to celebrate your loved one's graduation and let them know how proud you are.

Graduating from school, college or university is a proud moment in anyone’s life. It is a major life achievement and a very special day for any student to cherish and want to remember for a very long time.

The hard work and good performance that has gotten your graduate thus far needs to be appreciated while wishing them a bright future ahead. It’s a day that a graduate truly deserves recognition and encouragement to make him or her feel extra special.

While putting an end to a life of hectic classes and exam schedules, it also presents a new phase of life and a whole new world of opportunities before the student.

Essentially, graduation is the start of a new journey. Thus, the celebration deserves some thoughtful words of inspiration and encouragement for the future. They need some words of hope for moving on to a better future and for achieving greater things.

Here are some great graduation wishes and quotes to let that special graduate know how proud you are of their accomplishments. Use this curated list for inspiration to pen that special wish or simply pick and choose any for a personalized message.

Graduation Messages

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Congratulations on graduating! This is just the beginning; you are a star in the making. Shine on.

Whether you are celebrating your son, daughter, other family member, or friend graduating from high school, college or another institution, here are some of the best graduation messages, wishes, and quotes to make their day memorable. Get inspirational graduation messages, wishes, and quotes to share with your dearest ones to let them know how proud you are of them.
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You’ve never been a quitter. Congratulations and best wishes for your next adventure!

Graduation Messages - You've never been a quitter. Congratulations and best wishes for your next adventure!
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Graduating is a huge milestone in and of itself. However, you went above and beyond this; you’re the valedictorian! I couldn’t be more proud of you.

Graduation Messages - Graduating is a huge milestone in and of itself. However, you went above and beyond this; you're the valedictorian! I couldn't be more proud of you.
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All these years you have done your best and now you get to see the fruit of your sacrifice. Many blessings to you and your family on this special occasion. Happy Graduation.

Graduation Messages - All these years you have done your best and now you get to see the fruit of your sacrifice. Many blessings to you and your family on this special occasion. Happy Graduation.
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Congratulations on your graduation! Sincerely hoping that your new journey will be full of peace, harmony and comfort.

Graduation Messages - Congratulations on your graduation! Sincerely hoping that your new journey will be full of peace, harmony and comfort.
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We praise you for your efforts, and send good wishes too, for a future filled with happiness and your fondest dreams come true.

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As you graduate remember that education is the key to a better life, use the knowledge you have learned to become the best you can be. Your life is now equipped with the best tools.

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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. And you can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go. Congratulations graduate.

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Continue to learn as a life learner, and you’ll graduate life successfully.

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Sharing this day with you is one of my proudest moments. Congratulations!

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Congratulations dear on your graduation. Please note, before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.

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All of your hard work is paying off my friend. Congrats and cheers to the next step.

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Keep working hard, and I am sure that your diploma is just the beginning of many future successes.

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Your future is beyond bright. Congratulations on a job well done!

Happy Graduation Messages

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The community, the church, your family, and especially your mama bear could not be prouder of you.

Happy Graduation Messages - The community, the church, your family, and especially your mama bear could not be prouder of you.
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You aimed high for your future and just reached a step closer to your goals now. I am so proud of you.

Happy Graduation Messages - You aimed high for your future and just reached a step closer to your goals now. I am so proud of you.
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Continue to set the bar high and attempt to exceed expectations. Happy graduation!

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It began with a dream, and then you took the chance to plan and put together your energy to achieve the best in your degree. Congratulations as you celebrate.

Happy Graduation Messages - It began with a dream, and then you took the chance to plan and put together your energy to achieve the best in your degree. Congratulations as you celebrate.
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Always do your best. Even when it goes unappreciated or unnoticed. Kudos on a job well done!

Happy Graduation Messages - Always do your best. Even when it goes unappreciated or unnoticed. Kudos on a job well done!
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Congratulations on this record breaking success. You are a real winner I have always known you to be. Happy graduation.

Happy Graduation Messages - Congratulations on this record breaking success. You are a real winner I have always known you to be. Happy graduation.

Graduation Messages for Sister

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My dear sister, I believe you can fly, I believe you can scale your life beyond where we can see today. I believe you have the powers and the energy to make it happen. Happy graduation day!

Whether you are celebrating your son, daughter, other family member, or friend graduating from high school, college or another institution, here are some of the best graduation messages, wishes, and quotes to make their day memorable. Get inspirational graduation messages, wishes, and quotes to share with your dearest ones to let them know how proud you are of them.
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Congratulations on graduating! It’s an incredible honor for the whole family! I am so proud of having you as a sister!

Graduation Messages for Sister - Congratulations on graduating! It’s an incredible honor for the whole family! I am so proud of having you as a sister!
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You earned this moment through hard work and dedication. No one is happier than me today because it’s my dearest sister who achieved this beautiful milestone!

Graduation Messages for Sister - You earned this moment through hard work and dedication. No one is happier than me today because it’s my dearest sister who achieved this beautiful milestone!
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You have passed college with flying colors! I could not be more proud of a talented, creative and hardworking sister like you. Congratulations!

Graduation Messages for Sister - You have passed college with flying colors! I could not be more proud of a talented, creative and hardworking sister like you. Congratulations!
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Bravo, sister! You have earned your diploma with grace and charisma! Congratulations!

Graduation Messages for Sister - Bravo, sister! You have earned your diploma with grace and charisma! Congratulations!
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It’s another day that we will gather to celebrate your success, dearest sister of mine. You have now made it to the next stage of your life and I believe you will make it through. Happy graduation day!

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Well done, sis! You deserve this huge success! My hearty wishes go for your future endeavors!

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A college degree with such good grades! What a great way to complete your graduation! Dear sister, I wish you many more successes in life just like this one!

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Congratulations on your graduation day! This is just the beginning sister, you need to be stronger and more ambitious to make it to the very top.

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I closed my eyes and saw greater things that are awaiting you in the future. This is the best thing that I and mom want for you. Happy graduation day, sister!

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Now that you have graduated, use your freedom wisely. We are already so proud of you and couldn’t bear the news. What a wonderful sister you are. Congratulations!

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Congratulations, my darling sister! Now you have all the qualifications to embark on the journey of real life. Yes, it’s a difficult world, but you have proved yourself to be a capable one.

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I am so happy to hear the good news. As a sister, you have truly made all of us so proud. All the best wishes to you as you’re all set to enter a new phase of your life. Happy graduation day!

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Dear sister, we are all ready to celebrate the biggest accomplishment of your life. Thank you for giving us all a reason to celebrate. Congratulations!

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When mom and dad advised leaving the bad company and studying, this is what they wanted you to achieve. Dear sister, this is how they wanted to see you like. Congratulations!

Graduation Wishes for Brother

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Your diploma is just the beginning of a successful life that you truly deserve. I am so happy to see my cute brother making it all happen. Congratulations!

Whether you are celebrating your son, daughter, other family member, or friend graduating from high school, college or another institution, here are some of the best graduation messages, wishes, and quotes to make their day memorable. Get inspirational graduation messages, wishes, and quotes to share with your dearest ones to let them know how proud you are of them.
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I always knew you had a big brain. But you have proven that you’re a hard worker too, brother. You deserve this success because you earned it.

Graduation Wishes for Brother - I always knew you had a big brain. But you have proven that you’re a hard worker too, brother. You deserve this success because you earned it.
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You have not just graduated; you have made it to the other side of life and now you need to be stronger to achieve more. Congratulations, dear brother!

Graduation Wishes for Brother - You have not just graduated; you have made it to the other side of life and now you need to be stronger to achieve more. Congratulations, dear brother!
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You have done it already, my smart brother. You have made it this far and you can make it to another milestone. May God continue strengthening you and giving you more energy to achieve more.

Graduation Wishes for Brother - You have done it already, my smart brother. You have made it this far and you can make it to another milestone. May God continue strengthening you and giving you more energy to achieve more.
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To be a happy person you need to make things work for you. You need to ensure that you are always on the right track. Brother, with the things you have achieved this far, I truly believe you can make it through. Congratulations!

Graduation Wishes for Brother - To be a happy person you need to make things work for you. You need to ensure that you are always on the right track. Brother, with the things you have achieved this far, I truly believe you can make it through. Congratulations!
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Education is the key to success. It’s the key to what you have achieved so far. It may be difficult to make it through but keep in mind the fruits will be sweeter. Congrats to a wonderful brother!

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Life brings the best only for those who are willing to put their best on the line. Brother, you have finally gotten the best reward for the time and energy you put on the line to become a graduate!

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So many dreamers, but only a few achievers, and you are one of those who achieved their goals! Congratulations on your graduation my brother! We are all proud of you.

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Congratulations on your graduation! As a brother, you have always inspired me to be a better person and now you inspire me more. Good luck to you!

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Dear brother, congratulations on this huge success! We cannot wait to see you shining brightly in the future. You nailed it!

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Graduating is not the end of hard work, it’s the beginning of a harder tackle. It’s just a break that you are having before you open another page in your life. Wishing you all the best, brother.

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Continue to learn, continue to make yourself happy, continue to achieve more and you will never regret it. Congratulations to a worthy brother!

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People say that education is the key to success but I have to admit learning each day is the real key to success. My dear brother, you have just moved a step in your life. You can achieve more. Happy graduation day!

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Another graduate for our family! Nicely done, brother! Congratulations, so proud of your wonderful result!

50.

The future holds so many beautiful gifts for you. You just have to reach there to get it all. I bet your boat is all set for this grand sail. Congratulations dear brother!

Sweet Graduation Messages

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You’re an incredibly driven individual. I can’t wait to see what kind of honors are bestowed upon you when you graduate college. High school honors were only the beginning!

Sweet Graduation Messages - You're an incredibly driven individual. I can't wait to see what kind of honors are bestowed upon you when you graduate college. High school honors were only the beginning!
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It seems like yesterday when you started and today you have finished it all with your dedication… Best wishes on your Graduation.

Sweet Graduation Messages - It seems like yesterday when you started and today you have finished it all with your dedication... Best wishes on your Graduation.
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Graduation is an exciting time with warm memories of the past and big dreams for the future.

Sweet Graduation Messages - Graduation is an exciting time with warm memories of the past and big dreams for the future.
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Now what? We’re wishing you the best in figuring out the answer to that question.

Sweet Graduation Messages - Now what? We're wishing you the best in figuring out the answer to that question.
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When one door of happiness closes, another opens. We can’t wait to see which door you choose!

Sweet Graduation Messages - When one door of happiness closes, another opens. We can't wait to see which door you choose!
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The journey of life brings both challenges and chances. May you carry your spirit to snatch the chances and beat the challenges. Congratulations on your graduation. May you live a proud life.

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Congratulations on your graduation, and best wishes for your next adventure.

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The hat, tassel, and robe suit you. I guess that’s why you are planning on even more schooling. Congratulations on your diploma and good luck in your future educational goals.

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Congratulations on your well-deserved accomplishment.

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We know you will go far, and we look forward to seeing what your bright future has in store for you.

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Congratulations on your amazing performance! A bright future is waiting, so all my best wishes go to you!

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You’re on the right path to a wonderful life. Congratulations graduate!

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Congratulations, my dearest, on being a graduate. As for your future is concerned, we’re sure you are going to make it a successful one.

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You have worked so hard all these years. It is now time to celebrate your graduation. You deserve accolades. Best of luck in your future.

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You have a long way to go but you did the first part right. Congratulations to you on your brilliant achievement. May you be successful in life!

Get inspirational graduation messages, wishes, and quotes to celebrate your loved one's graduation and let them know how proud you are.
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What you have learnt is yours forever. No one can take it from you. Congratulations newest graduate.

Sweet Graduation Messages - What you have learnt is yours forever. No one can take it from you. Congratulations newest graduate.
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The next chapter gets really good. Congrats, grad!

Sweet Graduation Messages - The next chapter gets really good. Congrats, grad!
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The journey that led you here looked so far, but here you are, the newest graduate in town. Wishing you well in your chosen career. Congratulations!

Sweet Graduation Messages - The journey that led you here looked so far, but here you are, the newest graduate in town. Wishing you well in your chosen career. Congratulations!
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Congratulations! Take some time today to think about what you learned outside the classroom. You’ll probably find that much more valuable than what you learned in it.

Sweet Graduation Messages - Congratulations! Take some time today to think about what you learned outside the classroom. You’ll probably find that much more valuable than what you learned in it.
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Your graduation is a momentous occasion that you will remember for the rest of your life. Congratulations, and here’s to the next step!

Sweet Graduation Messages - Your graduation is a momentous occasion that you will remember for the rest of your life. Congratulations, and here’s to the next step!
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I recall gracing the graduation stage many years ago. Like you, I was full of emotions. Feel them all and cherish this special day. Congratulations!

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The tassel was worth the hassle! Congratulations!

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Your graduation is a momentous occasion that you will remember for the rest of your life. Congratulations, and here’s to the next step!

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No one can take away the knowledge you have learned, as you graduate let not negativity take away the wisdom you have gained.

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I’m wishing you the best things in life that come to those willing to put in the time and energy that you have. Keep up the good work, and you’ll do great things.

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I wish you a great sense of accomplishment as you celebrate your hard work.

Graduation Wishes for Daughter

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Beautiful daughter! I am very proud of your accomplishments. Today is your graduation day. Always be brave. Best wishes for the future! Go ahead and be honest! Best wishes!

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A daughter like you is one in a million. We are glad we were that one Congrats on graduation.

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Success comes only to the ones who work hard for it and you indeed have worked really hard to make it happen….. Happy Graduation to our daughter.

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Nothing brings me more joy than seeing my daughter excel in life. Congratulations on graduating! I am extremely proud to see you become your own person and be accomplished in your own right.

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Sweet daughter, wishing you congratulations from your parents on your graduation success. We also wish you good luck for your further studies abroad.

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Congratulations to my daughter on graduating! You made your father very proud. I hope you are as overjoyed as I hear the news. I wish to see you achieve more!

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Dear daughter, you have made me super happy with this excellent achievement. Mommy loves you so much.

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Today I am so so proud of you and excited to see what the future holds for you. Congratulations, my beautiful daughter! I love you so much.

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Your hard work finally paid off. We feel so proud of you, dear daughter.

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My little girl now has the paper she needs to change the world. I can’t wait to see what you do next!

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I know that you will continue to work hard and achieve great things in the future. I am so proud of you and wish you all the best as you begin the new chapter in your life. Congratulations, my daughter!

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Dearest daughter, today we are extremely proud of you. You are now a graduate, and we couldn’t be happier. We wish you a very bright future. Best of luck!

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Congratulation my daughter! Don’t stop here. You need to go a long way. Keep proving you can achieve the unachievable. Keep making us proud!

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Dear daughter, take the time to bask in the glow of your accomplishments on your graduation day.

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Today is your big day! While you celebrate your graduation, we celebrate you as you move a step closer to achieving one’s dreams. We are very proud of you dear daughter. God bless you!

Graduation Messages for Son

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Thank you for making us proud. Congratulations to our hardworking son. We love you so much.

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Your achievement is a result of your hard work. I am proud of you. Congratulations son on your accomplishment.

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I couldn’t ask for a better son than you.

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I am so proud of you my son. Congratulations to my son on his achievement!

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Today, I feel proud to be your mother. May you always overcome any challenge that comes your way to your dreams! Congratulations son!

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Congratulations on your son’s graduation. We wish him the best in all that he does.

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You have been successful in your education, and as you start a new life, may you also be successful in everything you do. Happy graduation, my son!

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Best wishes to my dear son on his graduation. Your hard work has finally paid off. Know that I love you so much.

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Congratulations Son! I’m so proud of all you’ve accomplished. I want to wish you a happy graduation, and I hope the next chapter in your life is full of success.

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Keep adding more knowledge, keep developing your talents, and move closer to your dreams. Congratulations my son.

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I know this will not be the first. You will continue being successful and making us proud. Congratulations son!

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Congratulation on your graduation son! Success is a result of your hard work. Keep up the good work. I love you.

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Congratulations, son. I’m sure you will continue to make us proud.

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Sending a big congratulations to my son who graduated from high school! Congratulations on making it all the way and reaching this fantastic milestone. Keep going strong !!!

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Dear son, I am so happy that you have made me the proudest mom. Congratulations on your graduation!

Graduation Congratulations Messages

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I am blessed to have a friend like you who has earned this great success through constant effort and dedication. Cheers to your graduation!

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Congratulations! Your mind is now ready to develop concepts and ideas that will form better opportunities for younger learners to apply and become better professionals.

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You’re on the way to the top! Stay humble and remember us normal human beings.

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May you always have new opportunities come your way, and may you be always successful in your life. Happy Graduation!

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It’s official: you’re now too cool for school. Congrats grad.

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Education is the key to unlocking your potential. The diploma helps a little, too.

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You are an achiever. You have made us all proud; keep up the good work. Congratulations on graduation.

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Congratulations and BRAVO!

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Many dream, some try, but only a few achieve. You have achieved! Good luck and happy graduation!

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By graduating with honors, you’ve build a solid foundation for your upcoming collegiate career. I wish you success in the next leg of your journey!

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Your dedication and hard work have paid off. We are excited to see you soar!

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You have prepared long and you have worked hard for this. Get ready to face the real challenges of the world as you leave the walls of the academe. Congratulations for a wonderful academic achievement!

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Change is inevitable. It’s good to be educated like you are so you can adapt to anything that comes your way.

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A hearty congratulations on your graduation and wishing you good luck in your future endeavours. May you achieve and surpass all your goals.

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The news of your graduation sprung in me joy. I’m so happy you finally made it. Wishing you well in your future career. Congratulations.

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Today I feel that I’m the luckiest father in the world! My little daughter becomes a graduate today. It is really surprising to me. Wishing for your bright future!

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Anything is possible – all you have to do is believe in yourself. Wishing you all the best in what lies ahead and good luck.

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It must be a celebration for the whole family since your son has graduated brilliantly! Congratulations and best wishes!

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Yours has been a remarkable life, an inspiring story of vision and grace written in hard work. Congratulations on your great achievement!

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Education in life never ceases, so even as you graduate today not only do I want to send my congratulation message but also to inspire you to look for every opportunity to learn more. Congratulations on your graduation.

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You dreamed, you planned, you believed, you worked, and you conquered. Congratulations on achieving this milestone. Get ready for a whole new adventure.

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With love and pride today and always.

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You made it. Now everything gets even more fun, and it’s time to live your life your way. Congratulations on your great achievement!

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On your graduation just remember one thing – always look back to your education, never at your mistakes. Congratulations.

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Congratulations for your achievement. Here’s wishing you all the success and happiness the world has to offer. I love you.

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Graduation is the time to celebrate and I wish you the best of celebrations on this special day… May you write many more success stories in life…. Happy Graduation!!!

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As you reach another life milestone, I wish you best of luck in the days to come. Congrats.

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The first milestone has been achieved. It’s time to spread your wings and fly high up in the sky. Never stop at anything. Congratulations to you!

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Many wishes for you on your graduation. You have done the impossible my friend. Have a degree is an honorable thing. Congratulation graduate.

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Congratulations on adding a feather to your hat. This is a monumental success for the family. We are proud of you.

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Throughout your education you made errors and fell down, the good thing is that you never gave up. Today you graduate with one of the best grades, just because you decided to get up again and pick the mess then turn it into success. Congratulations on your doctorate degree.

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Happy graduation. You shall break through, break forth and break even in all your life endeavours.

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I stand by you today — and I always will. Congrats on your big day!

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I can’t believe you’re so grown up. It’s finally time for you to graduate. You have grown and learned so much. You have come a long way. Here’s to your amazing achievement. Let’s celebrate. Congratulations!

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Congrats graduate, you have really outdone yourself! Wishing you nothing but the very best.

Graduation Quotes

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Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.

– Tom Brokaw
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Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

– George Washington Carver
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Whatever you choose for a career path, remember the struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose.

– Chadwick Boseman
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Use your achievement that we are celebrating tonight to launch yourselves … maybe into other education opportunities, personal goals or career job prospects. This is just the beginning. You have the guts and you have the dedication and you have the skill, obviously, to achieve what you achieved today.

– Francine St. Amand
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Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference.

– Arie Pencovici
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Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.

– Nelson Mandela
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There were days when I wondered if you would make it. But your determination and persistence paid off. You deserve a huge pat on the back. Well done and congratulations.

– Catherine Pulsifer
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Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.

– Senator Orrin Hatch
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My dear terrified graduates, you are about to enter the most uncertain and thrilling period of your lives. The stories you are about to live are the ones you will be telling your children, and grandchildren, and therapists.

– Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Graduation day is finally here, your dreams you did pursue. All your hard work has paid off, we are so very proud of you.

– Catherine Pulsifer
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The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.

– Edward Koch
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Graduation is not only a time to celebrate your accomplishment but a time to look forward to what tomorrow brings. May all your tomorrows see you as happy as you are today.

– Catherine Pulsifer
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Offering our best wishes on your graduation and looking forward to what God has planned for your future.

– Byron Pulsifer
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Sending you a day full of sunshine, a heaven filled with rainbows, and a pocket full of dreams. May the future ahead of you be as wonderful as you are.

– Judith Wibberley
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A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

– Theodore Roosevelt

Graduation Wishes for Friend

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I knew you could do it, and I am proud of you. Congratulations!

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You are a star in the making. Congratulations on graduating. Shine on!

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We love the courage you put into becoming a graduate despite all the odds. We wish you well in all your future endeavour. Congratulations.

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Congratulations on graduating…I hope your dreams take you to the highest of your hopes, to the doors of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart desires.

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Your graduation is a great achievement, but that’s nothing compared to what life has in store for you next with even bigger challenges and opportunities.

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What an impressive achievement! So proud of you!

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I’m so proud of you. You graduated with honors! Keep up the wonderful hard work in college.

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I’m glad you finally did it. Congratulations on your graduation.

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Congratulations on all of your well-deserved success.

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It is time to reap the rewards of your hard work. Congrats on becoming a graduate!

Happy Graduation Messages

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Happy graduation. You are brilliant. You deserved this honour. Seeing you earn many more achievements and feats in life ahead.

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Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your next grand adventure.

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You can fly, just believe it. You can soar high, just keep trusting. Life has what it takes for your greatness, go get it. We believe in you, happy graduation day.

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This is only the beginning. Congratulations!

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Happy graduation for you have made it this far, your sleepless nights have finally ended.

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You deserve the best, for your commitment to getting your certificate was nothing short of a full commitment. Congratulation.

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You’ve come so far. You’ve worked so hard. Your graduation is a new and open door.

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Your graduation is the end of a phase. It was a huge success. Therefore, celebrate your delightful achievement. Congratulations.

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Never let setbacks take you off track. Stay focused and continue to chase your dreams!