29 of the Best Inspirational Quotes for Graduates of Color

Students getting ready to graduate can be excited and scared at the same time. On the one hand, they’re preparing to proudly walk across the stage, receive their diploma, and celebrate with family and friends. But on  the other hand, they could be wondering, “Can I really live up to my own expectations?” There are myriad other worries, too. Maybe it’s wondering how a new graduate can live before securing a full-time job (read Alfred Edmond Jr.’s “5 Pieces of Money Advice for Young Adults” for tips). Or perhaps student loan debt has a grad down (if so, read “5 Simple Boss Moves to Help You Confront Student Loan Debt”). As school comes to a close for many overwhelmed seniors, here are some of the best inspirational quotes for graduates—from influencers spanning all walks of life—to spark motivation and encouragement.

29 Best Inspirational Quotes for Graduates