One example of a popular yearbook quote is "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail," by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Another example is "If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door," by Milton Berle.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was a philosopher and writer of essays and poetry during the 19th century. One of his most famous essays is "Self-Reliance." He also gave lectures that were later published in the form of essays.
Seniors may use quotes as the text that sits below their yearbook pictures. Quotes may also accompany yearbook signatures.