125+ Graduation quotes

Graduation Quotes

Are you searching for some best Graduation quotes to get inspired ? Then, here are 125+ Graduation quotes to motivate you.

Words by great people during Graduation Ceremonies inspire students and help them in achieve what they want in life. And for we bring you some best Graduations Quotes by great people like Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Gabrielle Giffords, J.K. Rowling,  Kristian Kan and many more along with top funny graduation quotes, university graduation quotes, short graduation quotes,  graduation words, college graduation messages, graduation sayings. Hope you like these.

 

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  • The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values. William S. Burroughs
  • Do all the other things, the ambitious things .. travel, get rich, get famous, innovate, lead, fall in love, make and lose fortunes, but as you do, to the extent that you can, err in the direction of kindness. George Saunders

Graduation Quotes - Oprah Winfrey

  • Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing by doing the things you are not supposed to do. Oprah Winfrey
  • Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Steve Jobs

Inspiring Graduation Quotes

  • Be bold, be courageous, be your best. Gabrielle Giffords
  • Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women. Nora Ephron
  • A world where men ran half our homes and women ran half our institutions would be just a much better world. Sheryl Sandberg
  • From my point of view, which is that of a storyteller, I see your life as already artful, waiting, just waiting and ready for you to make it art. Toni Morrison

Best Graduation Quotes - Dick Costolo

  • There is no script. Live your life. Soak it all in. Dick Costolo
  • But real leadership comes from the quiet nudging of an inner voice. It comes from realizing that the time has come to move beyond waiting to doing. Madeleine Albright
  • I encourage you to live with life. Be courageous, adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve. Maya Angelou
  • The most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and to not give into peer pressure to try to be something that you’re not. Ellen DeGeneres
  • It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case, you fail by default. J.K. Rowling
  • The old rules are crumbling and nobody knows what the new rules are. So make up your own rules. Neil Gaiman
  • 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
  • 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
  • I don’t look to find an educated person in the ranks of university graduates, necessarily. Some of the most educated people I know have never been near a university. John Keegan
  • I didn’t get my degree at NYU; I got it later, they gave me an honourary one. Jim Jarmusch
  • 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
  • It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete. Norman Cousins
  • My personal advice is to go to school first and get a liberal arts education, and then if you want to pursue acting, go to graduate school. Jillian Bach
  • You are graduating from college. That means that this is the first day of the last day of your life. No, that’s wrong. This is the last day of the first day of school. Nope, that’s worse. This is a day. Andy Samberg
  • We don’t stop going to school when we graduate. Carol Burnett
  • The morning after my high-school graduation found me up early job hunting. The dream of college I put on the back burner. Martha Reeves
  • Our promise to our children should be this: if you do well in school, we will pay for you to obtain a college degree. Ruth Ann Minner
  • Don’t ever confuse the two, your life and your work. The second is only part of the first. Anna Quindlen
  • When I graduated college I had a series of just humiliating jobs that I couldn’t believe I was at. Lena Dunham
  • So in my uncertainty, I went to graduate school and there it all happened. Ted Nelson
  • I graduated from the University of Whatever. Dana Snyder
    I dropped out of school for a semester, transferred to another college, switched to an art major, graduated, got married, and for a while worked as a graphic designer. James Green Somerville
  • Yeah, I spent about 20 years in a dorm room. It took me a while to graduate. Douglas Wilson
  • I was convinced that the only thing I wanted to do, ever, was to write novels. However, my parents, both of whom came from impoverished backgrounds and neither of whom had been to college, took the view that my overactive imagination was an amusing personal quirk that would never pay a mortgage or secure a pension. I know that the irony strikes with the force of a cartoon anvil, now. J.K. Rowling
  • It is soooooo necessary to get the basic skills, because by the time you graduate, undergraduate or graduate, that field would have totally changed from your first day of school. Leigh Steinberg
  • The doer alone learneth. Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated. Erma Bombeck
  • I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find
    information. Irvine Welsh
  • All real education is the architecture of the soul. William Bennett
  • Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that’s it. You’re going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that’s deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way. Andrew Shue
  • 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
  • God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars. Elbert Hubbard
  • When my mother took her turn to sit in a gown at her graduation, she thought she only had two career options: nursing and teaching. She raised me and my sister to believe that we could do anything, and we believed her. Sheryl Sandberg
  • When nearly a third of our high school students do not graduate on time with their peers, we have work to do. We must design our middle and high schools so that no student gets lost in the crowd and disconnected from his or her own potential. Christine Gregoire
  • The knowledge of languages was very useful. I have a university degree in foreign languages and literature. Emma Bonino
  • At 20, I realized that I could not possibly adjust to a feminine role as conceived by my father and asked him permission to engage in a professional career. In eight months I filled my gaps in Latin, Greek and mathematics, graduated from high school, and entered medical school in Turin. Rita Levi-Montalcini
  • If a student takes the whole series of my folklore courses including the graduate seminars, he or she should learn something about fieldwork, something about bibliography, something about how to carry out library research, and something about how to publish that research. Alan Dundes
  • I accidentally forgot to graduate from college. Anne Lamott
  • The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. James Madison
  • You know what has made me the happiest I’ve ever been? Seeing my son and daughter graduate from college. More than wanting them to be educated, I wanted them to be nice people. To see that they have become both is just a wonderful thing. Gil Scott-Heron
  • Do not worry too much about your lawn. You will soon find if you haven’t already that almost every adult American devotes tremendous time and money to the maintenance of an invasive plant species called turf grass that we can’t eat. I encourage you to choose better obsessions. John Green
  • When I was in school, my mother stressed education. I am so glad she did. I graduated from Yale College and Yale University with my master’s and I didn’t do it by missing school. Angela Bassett
  • Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their class. Al McGuire

Best Graduation Quotes -Barack Obama

  • Don’t just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table. Barack Obama
  • Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it’s in Hamburger Technology. Clive James
  • Everybody wants you to do good things, but in a small town you pretty much graduate and get married. Mostly you marry, have children and go to their football games. Faith Hill
  • I did get a degree in special education. Clay Aiken
  • I always wanted to have my own album released before I graduated from high school. Christina Aguilera
  • I have actually five honorary degrees. Katherine Dunham
  • In my second year in graduate school, I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking. Ted Nelson
  • I did graduate with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1948. Daniel J. Evans
  • One half who graduate from college never read another book. G. M. Trevelyan
  • I graduated a the top of my class in the ’84 Olympic Games; I won a gold medal. Scott Hamilton
  • I went to college at the University of Kansas, where I got a degree in political science. Sara Paretsky
  • College athletes used to get a degree in bringing your pencil. Ruby Wax
  • ACT and SAT each have their own parts of the country. The GRE has its lock on graduate admissions. And so, one could blame the companies, but really, economically, they have no incentive to change things very much because they’re getting the business. Robert Sternberg
  • Earlier today, Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized the California school system, calling it disastrous. Arnold says California’s schools are so bad that its graduates are willing to vote for me. Conan O’Brien
  • My father, who was from a wealthy family and highly educated, a lawyer, Yale and Columbia, walked out with the benefit of a healthy push from my mother, a seventh grade graduate, who took a typing course and got a secretarial job as fast as she could. George Weinberg
  • 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
  • The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness. Robert M. Hutchins
  • It is virtually impossible to compete in today’s global economy without a college degree. Bobby Scott
  • Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle. Robert Anthony
  • Really, the potential for, first of all, any college graduate today is enormously good. These are good times for anyone with a college degree today, particularly African Americans. With a college degree today, you really breach the unemployment rate. Alexis Herman
  • Don’t buy society’s definition of success. Because it’s not working for anyone. It’s not working for women, it’s not working for men, it’s not working for polar bears, it’s not working for the cicadas that are apparently about to emerge and swarm us. It’s only truly working for those who make pharmaceuticals for stress, diabetes, heart disease, sleeplessness, and high blood pressure. Arianna Huffington
  • When I was going for my graduate degree, I decided I was going to make a feature film as my thesis. That’s what I was famous for-that I had my thesis film be a feature film, which was ‘You’re a Big Boy Now.’ Francis Ford Coppola
  • I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back. Fred Allen
  • I teach one semester a year, and this year I’m just teaching one course during that semester, a writing workshop for older students in their late 20s and early 30s, people in our graduate program who are already working on a manuscript and trying to bring it to completion. Tobias Wolff
  • There is nothing more beautiful than finding your course as you believe you bob aimlessly in the current. Wouldn’t you know that your path was there all along, waiting for you to knock, waiting for you to become. This path does not belong to your parents, your teachers, your leaders, or your lovers. Your path is your character defining itself more and more everyday like a photograph coming into focus. Jodie Foster
  • For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families. Patrick J. Kennedy
  • The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college. Tony Hillerman
  • I could be happy doing something like architecture. It would involve another couple of years of graduate school, but that’s what I studied in college. That’s what I always wanted to do. Parker Stevenson
  • In 1858 I received the degree of D. S. from the Lawrence Scientific School, and thereafter remained on the rolls of the university as a resident graduate. Simon Newcomb
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. Ray Bradbury
  • I’m not impressed by someone’s degree… I’m impressed by them making movies. Richard King
  • When I graduated from Santa Monica High in 1927, I was voted the girl most likely to succeed. I didn’t realize it would take so long. Gloria Stuart
  • 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
  • Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Ella Fitzgerald
  • College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life. Paul Ryan
  • This man used to go to school with his dog. Then they were separated. His dog graduated! Henny Youngman
  • After graduating in the summer of 1980, I knew I wanted my life to count. Donna Rice
  • I first became interested in women and religion when I was one of the few women doing graduate work in Religious Studies at Yale University in the late 1960’s. Carol P. Christ
  • I was about to get a degree in economics when I accepted that I’d be a lousy businessman, and if I didn’t give acting a try I’d regret it for the rest of my life. Peter Gallagher
  • I was really desperate. I don’t know if you can remember back that far, but when I went to graduate school they didn’t want females in graduate school. They were very open about it. They didn’t mince their words. But then I got in and I got my degree. Shannon Lucid
  • God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings, not endings. Just as graduations are not terminations, but commencements. Creation is an ongoing process, and when we create a perfect world where love and compassion are shared by all, suffering will cease. Bernie Siegel
  • For good nurture and education implant good constitutions. Plato
  • The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me. Elizabeth Blackwell
  • Catholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives. Joe Baca
  • Even though I disagree with many of the changes, when I see the privates graduate at the end of the day, when they walk off that drill field at the end of the ceremony, they are still fine privates; outstanding, well motivated privates. R. Lee Ermey
  • In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: ‘We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.’ Jimmy Carter
    It’s very interesting, if you look at a study that was done by the Brookings Institute back in 2009, they determined that if Americans do three things, they can avoid poverty. Three things. Work, graduate from high school, and get married before you have children. Rick Santorum
  • I think women as well as men are concerned about jobs and the economy and spending and, and other issues. They’re concerned that when their kids graduate from college they have an economy and they have a future in this country and they, they have the same opportunity that we’ve had and our grandparents have had. Ken Buck
  • I have no problems with private schools. I graduated from one and so did my mother. Private schools are useful and we often use public funds to pay for their infrastructures and other common needs. Jim Clyburn
  • Share your sparkle wherever you are. Dodinsky
  • I went through withdrawal when I got out of graduate school. It’s what you learn, what you think. That’s all that counts. Maya Lin
  • I took three years off. I differentiated myself from the industry. Found my identity – sort of… I haven’t graduated yet. I’m not legitimately educated yet, but maybe one day. Claire Danes
  • Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals. Ruben Hinojosa
  • Each year India and China produce four million graduates compared with just over 250,000 in Britain. Gordon Brown
  • I was the first boy in the Kennedy family to graduate from college. Mark Kennedy
  • Some go on to trade schools or get further training for jobs they are interested in. Some go into the arts, some are craftsmen, some take a little time out to travel, and some start their own businesses. But our graduates find and work at what they want to do. Daniel Greenberg
  • You must realize that honorary degrees are given generally to people whose SAT scores were too low to get them into schools the regular way. As a matter of fact, it was my SAT scores that led me into my present vocation in life, comedy. Neil Simon
  • I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I’d done theatricals in college, but I’d done them because it was fun. James Stewart
  • I woke up on May 15, 1991, the day of my Barnard graduation, and I said to myself, ‘By the end of today you will decide what you want to do with the rest of your life.’ Alexandra Guarnaschelli
  • I wrote a novel for my degree, and I’m very happy I didn’t submit that to a publisher. I sympathize with my professors who had to read it. David Eddings
  • And how do you know when you’re doing something right? How do you know that? It feels so. What I know now is that feelings are really your GPS system for life. When you’re supposed to do something or not supposed to do something, your emotional guidance system lets you know. The trick is to learn to check your ego at the door and start checking your gut instead. Oprah Winfrey
  • I received my undergraduate degree in engineering in 1939 and a Master of Science degree in mathematical physics in 1941 at Steven Institute of Technology. Frederick Reines
  • I went to military college in Canada and graduated as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer. Marc Garneau
  • In the summer we graduated we flipped out completely, drinking beer, cruising in our cars and beating up each other. It was a crazy summer. That’s when I started to be interested in girls. Ed O’Neill
  • At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways. Laurie Anderson

Top Graduation Quotes

  • All our dreams can come true…if we have the courage to pursue them.  Walt Disney
  • My main objective is to prepare candidates for professional baseball; however, the majority of our graduates will go home as much better qualified amateurs. Jim Evans
  • Even though I didn’t get a business degree, I enjoyed learning about economics. Herb Ritts
  • I got all my work done to graduate in two months and then they were like, I’m sorry, you have to take driver’s ed. I just kind of went, Oh, forget it. Fiona Apple
  • “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “My favorite animal is the turtle. The reason is that in order for the turtle to move, it has to stick its neck out. There are going to be times in your life when you’re going to have to stick your neck out. There will be challenges and instead of hiding in a shell, you have to go out and meet them.” – Ruth Westheimer
  • Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. Marian Wright Edelman
  • It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree. John F. Kennedy
  • Yale places great stress on undergraduate and graduate teaching. I like teaching, and I do a lot of it. James Tobin
  • You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. You get to decide what to worship. David Foster Wallace
  • “In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.”  Kristian Kan

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