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40 Inspirational Graduation Quotes

30 Inspirational Graduation Quotes

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

Catherine Pulsifer

2. 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


3. The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after. -Newton D. Baker


4. Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated. -Garry Trudeau


5. Graduation is just the spark to a fire, in order to keep it going you have build up a stack of knowledge logs. -unknown


6. There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘ commencement exercises’. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning. -Orrin Hatch


7. The first of many graduations of life. From elementary school to senior school, each one holds successes for you to enjoy. -Catherine Pulsifer


8. Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honours! -Louisa May Alcott


9. Your graduation is a milestone in your life. -Catherine Pulsifer


10. Graduation is not the end but the beginning of our bigger life and bigger challenges in life to face. -May Ann

May Ann

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11. It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days. -Isabel Waxman


12. Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars. -Richard Halliburton


13. Graduation is a time of completion, of finishing, of an ending, however, it is also a time of celebration of achievement and a beginning for the new graduate. -Catherine Pulsifer


14. Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead. -Nora Ephron


15. Graduation is an exciting time. It’s both an ending and a beginning; it’s warm memories of the past and big dreams for the future. -unknown


16. 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


17. 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


18. Graduation is the beginning of knowing who you are, what you are, why you are, and always knowing where you are going. -Dr. Lydia Patton


19. Graduation is the end of therotical knowledge and the start of practical life. -Geetha Laxman


20. Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you. -John Green

John Green

21. 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


22. For many, graduation marks the end of formal student life – the end of long spring breaks and of thinking that a 10 A.M. class is far too early. -Alexa Von Tobel


23. At graduation 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


24. That diploma you hold in your hands today is really just your learner’s permit for the rest of the drive through life. Remember, you don’t have to be smarter than the next person, all you have to do is be willing to work harder than the next person. -Jimmy Iovine


25. Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. -Malcolm X

Malcolm X

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26. Graduation isn’t the closing of a door, It’s the opening of a thousand. -Dan Schultz


27. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning. -Senator Orrin Hatch


28. The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match, each one of you is a fuse. -Ed Koch


29. Graduation is like the day of reckoning! you will be judge based on what you have planted. Graduation day is not a victory to celebrate! But a day to start again another beginning! -Mark Alonzo


30. The tassel’s worth the hassle! -unknown



31. Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. –Henry Peter Brougham


32. 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


33. We may live in an age of instant messaging, instant gratification and Instagram, but there is no way to short circuit the path to success. –Tory Burch


34. Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. –Malcolm X


35. You don’t go to university so you can punch a clock. You go to university so you can be in a position to make a difference. –Janet Napolitano


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36. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. -Henry Ford


37. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. -Dr. Seuss


38. The unfortunate, yet truly exciting thing about your life, is that there is no core curriculum. The entire place is an elective. -Jon Stewart


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


40. The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore. -Dale Carnegie

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