55 Graduation Quotes

Use these graduation quotes to express congratulations to the new graduate or for commencement speeches. Graduation is a time to recognize the person who has successfully completed their studies. It is a day to be celebrated. Find inspirational words of wisdom in these quotes.


    Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning. Orrin Hatch

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



  2. Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good. Minor Myers Jr.
    Yearbook Quotes



  3. Your graduation is a milestone in your life.

  4. "Your graduation is a milestone in your life."
    College Graduation Quotes



  5. "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." Byron Pulsifer
    Inspirational Quotes



  6. There is nothing a person can't do ....  Maya Angelou

  7. "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
    Positive



  8. "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!" Les Brown
    Famous Quotes



  9. You are the guy who'll decide where to go. Dr. Seuss
  10. "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
    Graduation Poems



  11. "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



  12. List your strengths and don't be shy. 
Celebrate the things you do well. Trust your decisions. Take action. 
 Erica Hudson

  13. 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
    Trust



  14. You are graduating, but don't think school is over, the school of life is just beginning. Keep learning! Catherine Pulsifer
    School



  15. Give the ones you love wings to fly, 
roots to come back and 
reasons to stay.  Dalai Lama

  16. Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay. Dalai Lama
    Quotes about Love and Life



  17. Don't make excuses, don't blame the past. The rest of your life can be the best of your life! Joel Osteen
    Quote of The Day



  18. 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

  19. "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
    Make A Difference



  20. "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



  21. Never doubt  you were born to do great things!

  22. "Never doubt you were born to do great things!" Catherine Pulsifer
    Short Graduation Quotes



  23. "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." Anna Quindlen
    Good Graduation Songs



  24. 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

  25. "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
    Funny Graduation Quotes



  26. "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." Shonda Rhimes
    Moving Foward



  27. Choose a life that matters

  28. "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



  29. "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
    Gratitude



  30.  Graduation is .... only the beginning, not the end.  Byron Pulsifer

  31. "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
    Progress



  32. "The first of many graduations in life. From elementary school to senior school, each one holds successes for you to enjoy." Catherine Pulsifer
    Success



  33. There are no limits to what you can
 accomplish when you know who you are and have faith in what you can do.
 Stedman Graham

  34. "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." Stedman Graham
    Dream



  35. "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
    Change



  36. 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

  37. "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!
    Growth



  38. "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
    Motivational



  39. The world rewards those who take responsibility for their own success. Curt Gerrish

  40. "The world rewards those who take responsibility for their own success." Curt Gerrish
    Accountability



  41. "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
    Effort



  42. Graduation, a conclusion of one chapter, a beginning of another. Catherine Pulsifer

  43. "Graduation, a conclusion of one chapter, a beginning of another." Catherine Pulsifer
    Encouraging



  44. "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
    Life



  45. Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D'Angelo
  46. "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine." Anthony J. D'Angelo
    Smile



  47. "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
    Love




  48. . . .isn't about being smarter than anybody else- it's about working 
harder than anybody else. Barack Obama

  49. ". . .isn't about being smarter than anybody else- it's about working harder than anybody else." Barack Obama
    Smart



  50. "If you get knocked down seven times, you get up eight. You're going to have to learn how to adapt." Dr. Tim Wallace
    Perseverance



  51. The man realized that what counted was not where a person lived, but how a person lived. Spencer Johnson, M.D.
  52. "The man realized that what counted was not where a person lived, but how a person lived." Spencer Johnson, M.D., Peaks and Valleys
    Motivational Poems



  53. "But there comes a point of diminishing returns, when more stuff does not bring more happiness." Susan V. Vogt, Blessed by Less
    Happiness



  54. The secret of unleashing your true power is setting goals 
that are exciting enough that they truly inspire your creativity
 and ignite your passion.  Anthony Robbins

  55. "The secret of unleashing your true power is setting goals that are exciting enough that they truly inspire your creativity and ignite your passion." Anthony Robbins
    Goals



  56. "Make each day your masterpiece." John Wooden
    Good Day




  57. You can accomplish wonders through focus and persistence.
 Gina Mohammed, Ph. D.

  58. "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.
    Focus



  59. "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!" Jon Erickson
    Determination




  60. Your generation is uniquely poised
 for success unlike any before it. President Obama

  61. "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
    Hope



  62. "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." Gillian Stokes
    Regret



  63. Never before, since the beginning of time, has there ever been anybody exactly like you. Dale Carnegie
  64. "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



  65. "Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience." Paulo Coelho
    Experience




  66. If we all did the things that we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas Edison
  67. "If we all did the things that we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison
    Great Quotes about Life



  68. "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." Byron Pulsifer
    Learning



  69. Everything is in your mind. Your ability to succeed, to fail, to win, to loose is just a matter of attitude. Scott Oteri
  70. 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
    Attitude



  71. "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." Andrew Carnegie
    Wishes



  72. "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
    Knowledge



  73. "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



  74. You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing. Dale Carnegie
  75. "You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing." Dale Carnegie
    Achievement



  76. "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!" Wilfred Peterson
    Time



  77. 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
    Funny Quotes about Life




  78. Never let your past decisions determine your future outcome. Mark Dudley

  79. Never let your past decisions determine your future outcome. Mark Dudley
    Decision




  80. 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. Michael Jordan
    Overcoming Obstacles


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