Pearls of wisdom are not always readily recalled when needed, so we're helping you with inspirational quotes for the graduate in your life. Here are eight to fill the bill.

I needed these myself this week as I was writing notes in graduation cards to two young ladies who are on their way to college in the Fall. I chose to include one from Oprah Winfrey that has helped shape my life and career, "Follow your passion. It will lead you to your purpose."

In my search for that one, I found eight more for you from visionaries and writers who say beautifully what we all mean to say.