Quotes can help you add that extra zing to your graduation speech & make it more impressive. Explore famous graduation quotations & sayings.

Graduation Quotes

Graduation basically refers to the process of conferring an academic degree to a student, on the receipt of which he/she can be certified as a graduate. It is one of the important occasions in the life of an individual; as it signifies his/her transition into the world of adults, where responsibility is the keyword. In this article, we have compiled a great collection of graduation quotes. These quotations explore the day of graduation as well as the days that will follow it. They inspire the students to go out in the world and leave a mark. Have a great time going through the famous graduation sayings mentioned below.

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

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

- Henry David Thoreau

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.

- William Arthur Ward

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

- Steve Jobs

Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.

- Louisa May Alcott

Your families are extremely proud of you. You can't imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing. This would be a most opportune time to ask for money.

- Gary Bolding

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

- Plato

Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.

- Henry L. Doherty

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

- The Way to Wealth: Ben Franklin on Money and Success , Benjamin Franklin

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

- Winston Churchill

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

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

- Vince Lombardi

Just keep trying! Never give up, never, never give up! Because the only person that can stop you is - you!

- Yvonne Thornton

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

- Judy Garland

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

- Nelson Mandela

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.

- Henry Ford

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 key to finding what you have been searching for is to simply stop looking. The things you seek will ultimately find you.

- Anonymous

Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.

- Jawaharlal Nehru

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college... I did other things.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.

- William Osler

I always wanted to have my own album released before I graduated from high school.

- Christina Aguilera

Christ, seven years of college, down the drain.

- John Belushi

Life covered his graduation.

- Calvin Marshall Trillin

At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.

- Laurie Anderson

The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.

- Elizabeth Blackwell

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

- Fred Allen

If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.

- Frank Zappa

Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income - which he then spends sending his son to college.

- Bill Vaughan

I have a daughter who is a sophomore in college and another who is in the 11th grade of high school.

- Thomas Friedman

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

- Jim Rohn

I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.

- Dave Barry

I regret to this day that I never went to college. I feel I should have been a doctor.

- Ty Cobb

I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruins my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star.

- Natalie Portman

I'd had the quintessential liberal arts experience, and I came out of college not having a clue of what to do.

- John Wesley

I tried college for three months but I was desperately unhappy. I just wanted to perform. I was getting straight As but I had no friends and cried every day.

- Keira Knightley

To me, this goes beyond disappointing. It shows that we are failing to gain ground on the very conditions we need to reverse to improve our graduation rates and produce more students who are ready for college and the workforce.

- Bob Wise

I decided to study special education and fell in love with working with individuals with autism. That's what I planned to do with my life.

- Clay Aiken

I got a gymnastics scholarship to college, fell in love with my true love of my whole life - who I'm married to now - and he was a virgin too. It was very romantic.

- Victoria Jackson

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