Graduation is a time to celebrate how far a student has come in their studies while anticipating future opportunities. Whether you're celebrating a graduation from elementary school, middle school, high school, or college, graduation quotes are a wonderful way to mark the occasion.
"Les" Brown is an American motivational speaker, author, radio DJ, former television host, and former politician.
Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away.dr. seuss
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
Character is not created with a single act, no matter how brilliant or bold. It is forged in the smallest of struggles, the product of a thousand, thousand strokes. Your tool for carving your character’s template lies, in the words of the poet Robert Lowell, within your “peculiar power to choose.” Ultimately, it is the choice of the fundamental over the frivolous, preferring what is true over what’s accepted, the choosing of what is right over what is easy.Gary Brochu
I’ve found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks.
What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God's way of pointing you in a new direction.Oprah Winfrey
...my advice to every student who is trying to make a decision for the years immediately after graduation: take the opportunity that in your mind is the most rewarding, that you are most passionate about and that you find most interesting and save the rest of your life for being risk averse. Whatever you want to do, this is the time to pursue it. Twenty years from now, your freedom to take risks will be limited.kenneth griffin
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.steve jobs
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.steve jobs
It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing by doing the things you are not supposed to do.Oprah Winfrey
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
You've had a wonderful opportunity to become educated people, but what really matters is not what you have learned and not what is said to you on this day, but what you do with all the days ahead of you.
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.Garretson Trudeau
Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.Wendy Wasserstein
Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.Arnold Glasow
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.malcolm (malcolm little) x
Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own.arnold bennett
Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.Bill Nye
The most important day of a person's education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day.Dr. Harry K. Wong
I've had successes and I've had setbacks, sometimes really painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your professional, public, and political careers — you will have successes and setbacks too. This loss hurts, but please never stop believing that fighting for what's right is worth it.hillary clinton
Many graduation sayings are sentimental in nature. If you're looking for something to write in a card or to include in a speech honoring a recent graduate, you may want to choose a quote that pays tribute to what they’ve learned over the course of their education or how proud you are of the challenges they’ve overcome to get to where they are today. Remember that graduation ceremonies are a time to reflect on the past while celebrating what lies ahead.
Graduation quotations can also offer the graduate advice or motivation for the future. You might want to choose a quote that talks about embracing the freedom to take risks, applying lessons learned in the classroom to daily life, finding a way to pursue your passion, or using your talents to make a difference in the world. Or, you might prefer to take a more lighthearted approach, and talk about remembering to laugh at your mistakes and staying in touch with old friends.
Whether you choose a graduation quote that's inspirational, humorous, or reflective, there are many words of wisdom to choose from that are appropriate for both family and friends. Let notable writers, artists, and public figures help you find the right words to celebrate the graduate's accomplishments on this special day.