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Graduation Poems, Verses, Quotes

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Graduation Poems

Graduation Congratulations
And the best of wishes too
May you have a very prosperous life
And all your dreams come true

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Despite all that late night drinking
And dossing round in bed
The World is now your lobster
So go and knock 'em dead

Cos, despite yourself, you've done it
You clearly got it right
Now you've got your diploma
Your future's looking bright

Heartiest Congratulations on Graduating

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On this, your graduation day all stand and give cheer 
To honor you for all the work you've done to get you here.
As we rise and give applause be sure you don't forget 
That learning is not over as your future plans are met. 
May you always be a listener and learn from all you meet
Always keep a student's spirit and your life will be complete.

Keep On Keepin' On

If the day looks kinder gloomy
And your chances kinder slim,
If the situation's puzzlin'
And the prospect's awful grim,
If perplexities keep pressin'
Till hope is nearly gone,
Just bristle up and grit your teeth
And keep on keepin' on.
Frettin' never wins a fight

And fumin' never pays;
There ain't no use in broodin'
In these pessimistic ways;
Smile just kinder cheerfully
Though hope is nearly gone,
And bristle up and grit your teeth
And keep on keepin' on.

There ain't no use in growlin'
And grumblin' all the time,
When music's ringin' everywhere
And everything's a rhyme.
Just keep on smilin' cheerfully
If hope is nearly gone,
And bristle up and grit your teeth
And keep on keepin' on.

Graduation Poems, verses, quotes

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If there were ever a time to dare,
To make a difference
To embark on something worth doing
It is now
.Not for any grand cause, necessarily –
But for something that tugs at your hear
Something that is worth your aspiration
Something that is your dream.
You owe it to yourself
To make your days count.
Have fun. Dig deep. Stretch.

Dream big.
Know, though,
That things worth doing
Seldom come easy,
There will be times when you want to
Turn around
Pack it up and call it quits
Those times tell you
That you are pushing yourself
And that you are not afraid to learn by trying.

Because with an idea,
Determination and the right tools,
You can do great things.
Let your instincts, your intellect
And let your heart guide you.

Believe in the incredible power
Of the human mind
Of doing something that makes a difference
Of working hard
Of laughing and hoping
Of lasting friends
Of all the things that will cross your path

Next year
The start of something new
Brings the hope of something great.
Anything is possible
There is only one you
And you will pass this way but once.
Do it right.

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Graduation Poems
Graduation Poems, verses, quotes is the web page which brings you graduation poetry and graduation poem verses which are appropriate for any type and level of school from kindergarten and preschool, elementary, junior, middle, senior high, college and all the grades including 5th, 6th, 8th. This graduating material could be from parents and friends and family, and to and from kids, teen children, friends, sister, brother, daughter or son 

The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost 

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Graduation Poems

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable
Be frank and honest anyway.

People favor underdogs but will follow only top dogs.
Fight for some underdogs anyway.

People may need help, but may attack you if you help them.
Help people anyway.

What you spend your years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build away.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

Graduation Poems, verses, quotes

Pre Kindergarten Graduation

You are a very special person
And you should know,
How I loved to have you in my care
How fast the years did go!

Please come back to visit me
As through the grades you go
Try hard to learn all that you can 
There's so much to know

One thing I tried to teach you
To last your whole life through,
Is to know that you are special
Just because, you are you!

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Graduation Poems, verses, quotes

It’s time to say good-bye.
Our class has come to an end.
I’ve made more cherished memories
And many more friends.

I’ve watched your children learn and grow
And change from day to day.
I hope that all the things we’ve done
Have helped in some small way.

So it’s with happy memories
I send them out the door,
With great hope and expectations
For what next year holds in store.

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Graduation Poems, verses, quotes

It's time to say. Good-bye.
Our year has come to an end.
We've made more cherished memories
And many more new friends.
We've watched your children learn and grow
And change from day to day
We hope that all the things we've done
Have helped in some small way.

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Graduation Poems, verses, quotes

I know numbers , I know shapes
I know purple stands for grapes
I know red, white and blue
I know green and yellow too!
I've made friends and know how to share
What is wrong and what is fair
I know what policeman and mailman do
Nurses and fireman too!
I know rhymes, I know sounds
I've had ups and I've had downs
I've been quiet and times I've wiggled
I've sat still and sometimes giggled
We've worked all year for this degree
There now aren't you proud of ME!

So it's with happy memories
We send them out the door
With great hope and expectations
For what next year holds in store. 

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Graduation Poems, verses, quotes 

Graduation Quotes

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success. Robert Orben

Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates. A. Lawrence Lowell

Graduation Poems, verses, quotes

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises." Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning. Orrin Hatch

Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars. Richard Halliburton

The tassel's worth the hassle! 

The future lies before youLike a field of driven snow,Be careful how you tread it,For every step will show.~Author Unknown The purpose of a liberal education is to make you philosophical enough to accept the fact that you will never make much money. 

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

Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues. 

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. David Lloyd George

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