Inspirational Graduation Quotes

Graduation is a very vital time in life. It is often considered a rite of passage or a time when a person really advances from adolescent to adulthood.
Whether it's high school or college graduation, a graduate has completed an extended time of work and sacrifice to expand their knowledge and prepare them for the next step in their life. For the graduate, as well as their family and friends, this is a time of great pride. They have achieved quite the accomplishment. Often many like to commemorate this accomplishment and moment in life with a special quote that reminds them of where they have been and what lies ahead. Whether you put these quotes on a plaque or wall poster, coffee mug, or just write them on a piece of paper, they will be special words that can stay with the graduate always.

Here are a few such quotes that are often chosen for just these occasions.
"The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change." -Maya Angelou

This is a great positive and inspirational graduation quote that will remind the reader that there is a complete world out there waiting for them to start stepping into it. First, it is a positive note talking about the next journey after graduation. It also is a quote that will be there to remind the graduate year after year that there are new and wonderful things awaiting them in the world as soon as they are willing to make a 'step of change'.

"A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life." - Reverend Edward A. Malloy

Many graduates think getting that diploma is the end of an era.  But this quote reminds them that this is merely the beginning, a first step, if you will, towards the rest of their life.

"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. You are the guy who'll decide where to go." - Dr Seuss.

Most people think of Dr. Seuss as a man who wrote funny and rhyming children's books. While that is definitely his claim to fame, not all of that writing is only geared towards children. This quote, while cute and rhyming, really does say it all. It reminds the reader that they have the knowledge and ability to go anywhere they want in life.

"Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it." - Sudie Back

For those who think graduation is the end of learning, author Sudie Back reminds in this inspirational graduation quote that there is far more to learn in life and that there are always learning opportunities around.  This is wise advice for life after graduation. While book smarts can be taught in school and be cause for a diploma, there is a life full of other knowledge waiting to be learned once you leave the halls of an educational institution.


The perfect inspirational graduation quotes for one student will often be a different one for the next person. After all, while graduates may have completed the same training, they are still individual people. So, if you are the graduate and choosing the perfect quote for yourself or if you are the family member or friend of a graduate looking for just the right words, choose carefully. Read up on many of the quotes out there and choose the one that best suits the accomplishment and personality of the graduate.


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