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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


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