"There is a good reason they call these
ceremonies ' commencement exercises'. Graduation is not the end; it's
Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.
Minor Myers Jr.
"Your graduation is a milestone in your life."
College Graduation Quotes
"Graduation is not a single point along the continuum of life.
Instead, graduation is a series of continuing steps where additional
education and life experiences culminate in a life driven by a self-sacrificing
desire to contribute to the well-being of those people who are around you."
"There is nothing a person can't do, and there should be nothing
a human being didn't care about. It was the most positive encouragement
I could have hoped for."
Maya Angelou , I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
"You can complain about the direction of your life all you want,
but until you sit in the driver's seat and begin to drive yourself,
you aren't going to get where you want to go!"
"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."
"Without a doubt, the best graduation speeches captivate the audience,
heart and soul. They enchant us without smothering.
They advise us without being didactic."
Randy Howe, Here We Stand
Words of Encouragement
List your strengths and don't be shy.
Celebrate the things you do well. Trust your decisions. Take action.
Erica Hudson, How To Achieve Your Goals
You are graduating, but don't think school is over, the school of
life is just beginning. Keep learning!
Give the ones you love wings to fly,
roots to come back and
reasons to stay.
Quotes about Love and Life
Don't make excuses, don't blame the past. The rest of your life can
be the best of your life!
Quote of The Day
"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."
Make A Difference
"If I had only one message to impart that might help you be successful,
it would be simply to start. To find your confidence, get out of your
comfort zone, overcome your fears, and begin the journey to discover and accomplish what you want to do with your life."
Doretha Dingler, In Pink
Graduation Congratulations Quotes
"Never doubt you were born to do great things!"
Short Graduation Quotes
"Your parents, proudly here today, and their parents before them,
perhaps proudly here today, understood a simple equation for success:
your children would do better than you had."
Good Graduation Songs
"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."
Funny Graduation Quotes
"Ditch the dream and be a doer, not a dreamer,
whether or not you know what your 'passion' might be.
The truth is, it doesn't matter. You don't have to know.
You just have to keep moving forward. You just have to keep
doing something, seizing the next opportunity, staying open
to trying something new."
"I wasn't under any delusion that a single message would
change their world, but I was determined to prepare something
that would contribute to their lives beyond graduation day,
something that would help them to choose a life that matters."
Dennis Rainey, Choosing a Life That Matters
Change The World
"And they also deserve from us gratitude for undertaking the rigorous
education which they have, for pushing themselves to the limits
and now for going into the world ready to use their talents . . . "
Hillary Rodham Clinton
"Graduation is the same thing as taking that first baby step as
a child. It is only the beginning, not the end. Thus, take the advent
of graduation as that first step where life's difficulties or failures
only spark new attempts with the full understanding that nobody
can discourage your progress except you."
Byron R. Pulsifer
"The first of many graduations in life. From elementary school to senior school,
each one holds successes for you to enjoy."
"Each one of us has the ability to lead a dynamic life by pursuing our
unique goals and dreams. There are no limits to what you can
accomplish when you know who you are and have faith in what you can do."
"Find ways around the obstacles in your life. The power lies within you
and your ability to change the way you think and act. Never forget that,
and never give up."
Mike Finley, Graduation: Retirement Can Be the Best Time in Your Life
"Having the right mindset is critical to graduation no matter
at what age you decide to take the leap. The mindset? You must acquire
the right mindset that places you in the right frame of mind to make
the right decisions, which will lead to the right habits, eventually
leading you down the right path as you grow beyond where you are right now."
Mike Finley, Graduation!
"I've had successes and setbacks and sometimes painful ones.
Many of you are at the beginning of your professional, public,
and political careers - you will have successes and setbacks too."
Hillary Rodham Clinton
"The world rewards those who take responsibility for their own success."
"After years of daily effort and sleepless nights cramming for exams
and finishing term papers, the day finally comes when you put on your caps
and gowns to stand in line to receive the university diploma certifying
that the time has come for you to make your entry into the real world."
Maria C. Siccardi, A Graduation Gift
"Graduation, a conclusion of one chapter, a beginning of another."
And whether it’s a moment of graduation or some time of transition in one’s life, there's this sense of being unmoored - what used to be isn't any longer.
Pema Chödrön, Fail Fail Again, Fail Better
"Commencement. These graduates go out to a new season and our paths
will never cross again in the same way. But while they have journeyed here
in this season, they have impacted my life; and even though new students
will come I will never be the same."
Marsha Woodard, I Choose to Thrive
"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine."
Anthony J. D'Angelo
"If you choose to walk in love and keep a positive, faith-filled focus,
your trials will actually graduate you to a higher level of operative grace-life
following that season."
Patricia King, Dream Big
". . .isn't about being smarter than anybody else- it's about working
harder than anybody else."
"If you get knocked down seven times, you get up eight.
You're going to have to learn how to adapt."
Dr. Tim Wallace
"The man realized that what counted was not where a person lived,
but how a person lived."
Spencer Johnson, M.D., Peaks and Valleys
"But there comes a point of diminishing returns, when more stuff
does not bring more happiness."
Susan V. Vogt, Blessed by Less
"The secret of unleashing your true power is setting goals
that are exciting enough that they truly inspire your creativity
and ignite your passion."
After graduating, the possibilities are infinite, but they are a lot harder to obtain and you don’t always end up where you thought you would be. That’s also what is so exciting.
Jenny Blake, Life After College
"Make each day your masterpiece."
"You can accomplish wonders through focus and persistence.
Over time, the fruits of your efforts will multiply to yield a luxuriant
carpet of achievement."
Gina Mohammed, Ph. D.
"I found that I could find the energy . . . that I could find the determination
to keep on going. I learned that your mind can amaze your body,
if you just keep telling yourself, I can do it . . . I can do it . . . I can do it!"
"So the history we share should give you hope. And the future we share
should give you hope. You're graduating into a job market that's improving.
You live in a time when advances in technology and communications
puts the world at your fingertips. Your generation is uniquely poised
for success unlike any before it."
President Obama, Commencement Speech 2013, Pursuing Excellence and Setting an Example
"Don't allow yourself to become one who, nearing death,
regrets what you might have done if only you had taken a few risks
We each have a purpose in life."
"Never before, since the beginning of time, has there ever been anybody
exactly like you; and never again throughout all the ages to come
will there ever be anybody exactly like you again."
Dale Carnegie, How To Enjoy Your Life And Your Job
Be Yourself Quotes
Now you have graduated and “commenced," ending the last segment of your previous adventure, and now you begin your next adventure.
Tom Swanson, Graduation
"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."
"If we all did the things that we are capable of doing, we would literally
Great Quotes about Life
"As a lot of us have found out, graduation only means that you are ready
to keep learning, to keep your skills advanced and growing because
you never know when you will find yourself out on the street."
Everything is in your mind. Your ability to succeed, to fail, to win,
to loose is just a matter of attitude.
Scott Oteri, Become A Winner
"Men (women) who know exactly what they want of life,
and are determined to get it, do not stop with wishing.
They intensify their wishes into a burning desire, and back that desire
with continuous effort based on a sound plan."
Graduates, today your formal education begins! Here’s your first lesson. Find a wise mentor.
Rick Rigsby, Lessons From A Third Grade Dropout
"I will reach for the stars no matter how hard it seems,
and fly like a bird with the knowledge this journey brings."
Semetra C. Vanison
"Before you set off on the great adventure of life, you have to decide
where you want to end up. The good news is there have never been
more opportunities to achieve your goals than there are today."
Brian Tracy, Master Your Time, Master Your Life
High School Graduation Quotes
"You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing."
"Moment by moment you are building the story of your life.
You control your thoughts and acts as an author of a novel
controls the thoughts and actions of the characters in his story.
No matter what happens to you in the pages of time, you have
the power to react like a hero!"
Your generation has inherited circumstances that point to a highly uncertain future. Recent economic turmoil, geopolitical shocks, and social shifts indicate you will face many difficult challenges in the years ahead. "But in every crisis lies opportunity.
So as you graduate today, I have one simple message: be really, really good at hockey.
Wayne Gretzky , Commencement Address, University of Alberta
Never let your past decisions determine your future outcome.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around
and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.