65 Best Graduation Quotes On Success In Life

These graduation quotes will inspire you. Graduation, the receiving or conferring of an academic degree or diploma.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging graduation quotes, graduation sayings, and graduation proverbs.

Inspirational Graduation Quotes

  1. “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” ~ William Arthur Ward
  2. “A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.” ~ W. H. Auden
  3. “Never follow anyone else’s path, unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  4. “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
  5. “I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did.” ~ Jeff Foxworthy

  6. “To those of you who received honors, awards, and distinctions, I say, well done. And to the C students, I say, you too can be president of the United States.” ~ George W. Bush
  7. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~ E. E. Cummings
  8. “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. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” ~ Dr. Seuss
  9. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

  10. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss
  11. “If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” ~ Frank A. Clark
  12. “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  13. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela

  14. “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney
  15. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ~ Milton Berle
  16. “Try putting your iPhones down every once in a while and look at people’s faces.” ~ Amy Poehler
  17. “My favorite animal is the turtle. The reason is that in order for the turtle to move, it has to stick its neck out.” ~ Ruth Westheimer
  18. “If you can dream it, you can make it so.” ~ Belva Davis

  19. “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  20. “Harry taught me that death isn’t the end, it’s the beginning.” ~ Jennifer Love Hewitt
  21. “Name it… and if you can dream it… you can achieve it.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  22. “People will frighten you about a graduation…. They use words you don’t hear often: And we wish you Godspeed.” It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.”” ~ Bill Cosby
  23. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” ~ Beverly Sills

  24. “Openness isn’t the end. It’s the beginning.” ~ Margaret Heffernan
  25. “Living well is the best revenge.If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ~ Max Eastman
  26. “Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” ~ David Lloyd George
  27. “It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.” ~ Bill Cosby

  28. “If you feel that you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you.” ~ Robert F. Goheen
  29. “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 , University graduation quotes
  30. “To be nobody-but-yourself – in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” ~ E. E. Cummings
  31. “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” ~ B. F. Skinner

  32. “Nothing worth knowing can be taught.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  33. “People will frighten you about a graduation….They use words you don’t hear often.” ~ Bill Cosby
  34. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. 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
  35. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” ~ Judy Garland

  36. “Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
  37. “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” ~ Derek Bok
  38. `”Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value. Look around at how people want to get more out of life than they put in. A man of value will give more than he receives. Be creative, but make sure that what you create is not a curse for mankind.” ~ Albert Einstein
  39. “Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.” ~ Orrin Hatch

  40. “I think sleeping was my problem in school. If school had started at 4:00 in the afternoon, I’d be a college graduate today.” ~ George Foreman
  41. “You’re going to fall down, but the world doesn’t care how many times you fall down, as long as it’s one fewer than the numbers of times you get back up.” ~ Aaron Sorkin
  42. “I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.” ~ Fred Allen
  43. “Do not follow where the path may lead.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  44. “Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams.” ~ Patch Adams
  45. “I’ve found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks.” ~ Denzel Washington
  46. “So, what’s it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don’t recommend it.” ~ Bill Watterson
  47. “If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.” ~ Vince Lombardi

  48. “Think of it as your ticket to change the world.” ~ Tom Brokaw
  49. “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
  50. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” ~ Steve Jobs
  51. “You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” ~ Dr. Seuss

  52. “There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘commencement exercises’. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.” ~ Orrin Hatch
  53. “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
  54. “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 A. Freund
  55. “You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” ~ Dr. Seuss

  56. “You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  57. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” ~ Walt Disney
  58. “The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.” ~ Ed Koch
  59. “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  60. “The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.” ~ Doug Larson

  61. “Live all of your life. Understand it, see it, appreciate it. And have fun.” ~ Joss Whedon
  62. “A classical education enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.” ~ Russell Green
  63. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” ~ Aristotle
  64. “A modern school where football is taught.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  65. “Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

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