Graduation Quotes

We all enjoy celebrating a graduation. To graduate is the completion of something and the beginning of something new. Graduation day can be one of the most important days in ones life. There are many steps into graduation from one position to a higher one. Beginning with elementary school, people graduate to higher levels of education. Below is a compilation of good graduation day quotes.

Education is the best provision for old age.  ~ Aristotle

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!  ~ Andy McIntyre

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.  ~ Sydney J. Harris

He who graduates the harshest school, succeeds.  ~ Thucydides

Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed.  ~ Erma Bombeck

The important thing is not to stop questioning.  ~ Albert Einstein

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.  ~ Aristotle

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.  ~ Tom Brokaw

The fireworks begin today.  Each diploma is a lighted match.  Each one of you is a fuse.  ~ Edward Koch

Hitch your wagon to a star.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.  ~ Fred Allen

The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.  ~ Doug Larson

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

The best thing about graduating from the university was that I finally had time to sit on a log and read a good book.  ~ Edward Abbey

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

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

Graduation is only a concept.  In real life every day you graduate.  Graduation is a process that goes on  until the last day of your life.  If you can grasp that, you'll make a difference.  ~ Arie Pencovici

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go.  ~ Dr. Seuss

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.  ~ Nelson Mandela

The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.  ~ Maya Angelou

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.  ~ Aristotle

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future.  ~ Plato

At commencement you wear your square-shaped mortarboards.  My hope is that from time to time you will let your minds be bold, and wear sombreros.  ~ Paul Freund

God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.  ~ Elbert Hubbard

Life is like college; may I graduate and earn some honors.  ~ Louisa May Alcott

The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.  ~ Thomas Paine

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.  ~ Eleanor Powell

All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder.  ~ Unknown

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!  ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.   ~ Robert F. Kennedy

The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.  ~ Newton D. Baker

The tassel's worth the hassle!  ~ Unknown

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

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.  ~ Wendy Wasserstein

For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.  ~ Miguel de Cervantes

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.  ~ William Arthur Ward

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.  ~ e.e. cummings

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

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

Helpful Links  Popular Categories Famous Authors
 Home Page  Adversity Quotes  Corrie Ten Boom
 Quote Categories
 Doctor Quotes  C.S. Lewis Quotes
 Privacy Policy
 Friendship  Francis Bacon Quotes
 Site Map
 Happiness  George Eliot Quotes
 Inspirational  Mark Twain Quotes

 Laughter  Maya Angelou Quotes
 Law Enforcement  Oscar Wilde Quotes
 Lying Quotes  Ralph Waldo Emerson
 Police Quotes  Robert Frost Quotes

 Writing Quotes  Socrates Quotes

Who said finding good quotes was difficult? We made it easy! Find inspirational, funny and thought provoking quotes from the likes of Aristotle to Oscar Wilde.

Home  > Graduation

Graduation Cap



Related Quote Topics