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76 Inspirational Quotes on Graduation (FUTURE)

16 Motivational Quotes on Graduation that Inspires Success

“Take your risks now. As you grow older, you become more fearful and less flexible… Try to keep your mind open to possibilities and your mouth closed on matters that you don’t know about. Limit your ‘always’ and your ‘nevers.’ Continue to share your heart with people even if it’s been broken.”

Amy Poehler
Your inexperience is an asset in that it will make you think in original, unconventional ways. Accept your lack of knowledge and use it as your asset. - Natalie Portman
Your inexperience is an asset in that it will make you think in original, unconventional ways. Accept your lack of knowledge and use it as your asset. – Natalie Portman
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. - Steve Jobs
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. – Steve Jobs

Learn from every mistake because every experience, encounter, and particularly your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more who you are. And then figure out what is the next right move. And the key to life is to develop an internal moral, emotional G.P.S. that can tell you which way to go.”

Oprah
Now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. - Neil Gaiman
Now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. – Neil Gaiman
If you can do what you do best and be happy, you are further along in life than most people. - Leonardo DiCaprio
If you can do what you do best and be happy, you are further along in life than most people. – Leonardo DiCaprio

“Some life lessons don’t ever change. They need to be highlighted and they need to be remembered throughout our entire lives. But how you embrace them will distinguish you from the pack.”

Brooke Shields
It’s your turn to choose and define what success means to you. Now, others will try to define it for you, but yours is the only voice that matters. - Octavia Spencer
It’s your turn to choose and define what success means to you. Now, others will try to define it for you, but yours is the only voice that matters. – Octavia Spencer
You and you alone are the only person who can live the life that writes the story that you were meant to tell. - Kerry Washington
You and you alone are the only person who can live the life that writes the story that you were meant to tell. – Kerry Washington

“It is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. I know that sounds completely nuts. But, since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.”

Larry Page
In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality. - Kristian Kan
In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality. – Kristian Kan
I am here to tell you that whatever you think your dream is now, it will probably change. And that's okay. - Conan O'Brien
I am here to tell you that whatever you think your dream is now, it will probably change. And that’s okay. – Conan O’Brien

“You could travel with the sheep, follow everybody else’s stuff, but then you’re not you. I guess if I want to say anything it’s ‘Be you.’ Be true to you, and that should make the ride a little more interesting.”

Whoopi Goldberg
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
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
There will be times when your best isn’t good enough. There can be many reasons for this, but as long as you give your best you’ll be OK. - Robert De Niro
There will be times when your best isn’t good enough. There can be many reasons for this, but as long as you give your best you’ll be OK. – Robert De Niro
I celebrate you as you remember the power of grace and pride, and I challenge you to choose freedom over fear. - Janelle Monáe
I celebrate you as you remember the power of grace and pride, and I challenge you to choose freedom over fear. – Janelle Monáe

Top 10 Most Famous Quotes on Graduation

“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
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
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
For good nurture and education implant good constitutions. - Plato
For good nurture and education implant good constitutions. – Plato
God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars. - Elbert Hubbard
God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars. – Elbert Hubbard

“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
Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle. - Robert Anthony
Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle. – Robert Anthony
We don't stop going to school when we graduate. - Carol Burnett
We don’t stop going to school when we graduate. – Carol Burnett

“You are about to start the greatest improvisation of all. With no script. No idea what’s going to happen, often with people and places you have never seen before. And you are not in control. So say ‘yes.’ And if you’re lucky, you’ll find people who will say ‘yes’ back.”

Stephen Colbert
When we show up, act boldly, and practice the best ways to be wrong, we fail forward. No matter where we end up, we’ve grown from where we began. - Stacey Abrams
When we show up, act boldly, and practice the best ways to be wrong, we fail forward. No matter where we end up, we’ve grown from where we began. – Stacey Abrams
No job or task is too small or beneath you. If you want to get ahead, volunteer to do the things no one else wants to do, and do it better. - Bobbi Brown
No job or task is too small or beneath you. If you want to get ahead, volunteer to do the things no one else wants to do, and do it better. – Bobbi Brown

5 Wise Quotes on Graduation

“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
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
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

“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
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
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

“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

10 Quotes on Graduation that Highlights The Importance of Education

“You cannot dream of becoming something you do not know about. You have to learn to dream big. Education exposes you to what the world has to offer, to the possibilities open to you.”

Sonia Sotomayor
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. - Malcolm X
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. – Malcolm X
Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education. – Martin Luther King Jr.

“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
Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela
Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela
Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead. - Nora Ephron
Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead. – Nora Ephron

“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
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. - John Dewey
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. – John Dewey
It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree. - John F. Kennedy
It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree. – John F. Kennedy
All real education is the architecture of the soul. - William Bennett
All real education is the architecture of the soul. – William Bennett

2 Quotes on Graduation that Inspires Research Skills

“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 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

3 Quotes on Graduation For Children

“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
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
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
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. - Marian Wright Edelman
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. – Marian Wright Edelman

11 Quote on Graduation For College Graduates

“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
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
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

“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
One half who graduate from college never read another book. - G. M. Trevelyan
One half who graduate from college never read another book. – G. M. Trevelyan
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
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

“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
The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness. - Robert M. Hutchins
The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness. – Robert M. Hutchins
When I graduated college I had a series of just humiliating jobs that I couldn't believe I was at. - Lena Dunham
When I graduated college I had a series of just humiliating jobs that I couldn’t believe I was at. – Lena Dunham
It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global economy without a college degree. - Bobby Scott
It is virtually impossible to compete in today’s global economy without a college degree. – Bobby Scott
I went to college at the University of Kansas, where I got a degree in political science. - Sara Paretsky
I went to college at the University of Kansas, where I got a degree in political science. – Sara Paretsky
I'm not impressed by someone's degree… I'm impressed by them making movies. - Richard King
I’m not impressed by someone’s degree… I’m impressed by them making movies. – Richard King

6 Quotes on Graduation That Will Make You Think

“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 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
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
The doer alone learneth. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The doer alone learneth. – Friedrich Nietzsche
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
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
Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their class. - Al McGuire
Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their class. – Al McGuire
When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. - Ray Bradbury
When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. – Ray Bradbury

13 Funny Quotes on Graduation

“You will stumble and fall, you will experience both disaster and triumph, sometimes in the same day. But it’s really important to remember that like a hangover, neither triumphs nor disasters last forever.”

Helen Mirren
I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back. - Fred Allen
I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back. – Fred Allen
You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. - Arnold Schwarzenegger
You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“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
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison

“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
We're only here for so long. Be happy, man. You could get hit by a truck tomorrow. - Timothee Chalamet​
We’re only here for so long. Be happy, man. You could get hit by a truck tomorrow. – Timothee Chalamet​
Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated. - Erma Bombeck
Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated. – Erma Bombeck

“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
This man used to go to school with his dog. Then they were separated. His dog graduated! - Henny Youngman
This man used to go to school with his dog. Then they were separated. His dog graduated! – Henny Youngman
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
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
Yeah, I spent about 20 years in a dorm room. It took me a while to graduate. - Douglas Wilson
Yeah, I spent about 20 years in a dorm room. It took me a while to graduate. – Douglas Wilson

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