Graduation Day is one of the most awaited events for one’s life, especially for the students and the parents. Graduation quotes describes it as the day the fruits of the hard work will be reaped. It’s the day when both the student and the parent will step up to another, new level in life. It’s time for high school graduates to prepare themselves in entering the life of being a college students. For college graduates and degree holders, it’s time for them to get on a new journey in life – the job hunt.

Quotes about graduations best describes the emotions, inspirations and feelings enveloping on this event. Here’s sharing you some of the best and inspiring quotes for graduation. I’ve included some of the graduation speech quotes and graduation day quotes that you can share to your classmates and teachers, and of course to your parents. I hope you enjoy this list of quotes on graduation. Feel free to browse our motivational quotes as well.

Graduation Quotes and Sayings

Quotes for graduation, graduation inspirational quotes

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

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

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

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

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

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
Under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
~ Nelson Henderson

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

There are two types of education.
One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.
~ John Adams

Education is an admirable thing,
But it is well to remember from time to time that
Nothing worth knowing can be taught.
~ Oscar Wilde

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
~ Mahatma Ghandi

The most rewarding things in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.
~ Arnold Palmer

The best of all things is to learn.
Money can be lost or stolen, health and strength may fail,
but what you have committed to your mind is yours forever.
~ Louis L’Amour

High School Graduation Quotes

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

Your schooling may be over,
but remember that your education still continues.
~ Author Unknown

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
~ Anonymous

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

Life is my college.
May I graduate well, and earn some honors!
~ Louisa May Alcott

Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
~ Les Brown

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
~ Mark Twain

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
~ Napoleon Hill

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

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

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
— Confucius

To accomplish great things, we must not only act,
but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
~ Anatole France

The future lies before you
Like a field of driven snow,
Be careful how you tread it,
For every step will show.
~ Anonymous

I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles,
to the highest of your hopes,
to the windows of your opportunities,
and to the most special places your heart has ever known.
~ Anonymous

Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously
~ G.K. Chesterton

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
~ Vince Lombardi

My father always told me, “Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”
~ Jim Fox

Funny Graduation Quotes

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

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

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

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education,
and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.
~ Brooks Atkinson

Never go to your high school reunion pregnant
Or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated.
~ Erma Bombeck

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

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

Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know.
~ T. S. Eliot

This man used to go to school with his dog.
Then they were separated.
His dog graduated!
~ Henny Youngman

Inspirational Graduation Quotes

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

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

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
~ Brian Tracy

All our dreams can come true…
if we have the courage to pursue them.
~ Walt Disney

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

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

If you can find a path with no obstacles,
It probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
~ Frank A. Clark

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