10 of the BEST Inspirational Quotes for New Grads

As a recent grad, my life have been a series of trials and errors. The real world seems to be full of taking 2 step forwards, and 3 steps back! It can be quite frustrating at times, but I’ve found encouragement through some of these quotes. I thought I’d share the good vibes!  Here are a few quotes that help me “just keep swimming” through life!


Here we go!

  1. “You can only try your best. And if they can’t appreciate that, it’s their fault, not yours.” – Anonymous

  2. “Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.” – Liz Smith

  3. “Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

  4. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

  5. “This above all: To thine own self, be true.” – Shakespeare

  6. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

  7. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde

  8. “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – E.M. Forster

  9. “Waiting around for someone else to make you happy is the best way to be sad.” – Uknown

  10. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross