Graduation Quotes


Whether your young child is graduating from pre-school or your son or daughter is receiving their masters or Ph.D. from college, graduation quotes can capture the importance of this milestone beautifully. As we all know, education is an important part of life, helping us grow and mature into productive human beings. Graduation quotes not only honor these important milestones, but also help put them into perspective, acknowledging both the accomplishment and its importance. Few things go better with a cap and gown than a thoughtful quote that reflects your own pride in a job well done!

Everyone remembers Graduation day, and even if most do not remember what was said, words wisely chosen are crucial. The question of ‘Why?’ might be asked—after all, if no one will remember, why even bother?


Words have power; they have the power to make an entire audience weep or laugh. But words operate best in the moment. It is when they are spoken, released into the air and presented to a person or group of people that the most magic happens. Emotions are stirred, hearts moved, and inspiration comes. This effect makes the event memorable, even if specific words are lost over the years.


Great-Quotes offers a selection of Graduation Quotes perfect for any speech or special message, whether for a high school or college graduation, or any other inspiring event in the life of a child, sibling, friend, or family member. Search through our inventory of Famous Quotes to encourage the new graduate to reach for new heights with words from celebrities, former presidents, or other role-models they can look up to.  These Inspirational Quotes may present the secret ingredient to success to the graduate as they move from the small-town stage of graduation to the Broadway production we call life.


Giving the speech? Everyone knows the best speeches begin with a laugh. Browse through Funny Quotes and add a splash of humor to that valedictorian speech, like this quote by Robert Orben:


“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.”


After the laughter dies down, however, it is time for words of wisdom, hope, and encouragement; find a few poignant Quotes about Life to share, or perhaps one of our Motivational Quotes will fit your graduation speech best. Take, for example this quote by American author Mark Twain:


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."


Many people offered their support to get you on that stage with a diploma in your hand; teachers and parents, friends, and so many others. Friendship Quotes will move that special someone on this remarkable and memorable day, whether it is in a speech or written on a card.

 

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Mark Twain

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain
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Action    Adventure    Courage    Dreams    Graduation    inspirational    Motivational    Quote of the Day   

Henry David Thoreau

"I have learned this at least by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dream, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagines, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." Henry David Thoreau
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Helen Keller

"One can never consent to creep when one feels the compulsion to soar." Helen Keller
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"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." Henry Dyke
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"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." B. Trudeau
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"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
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Joseph Addison

"Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate, no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament. It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage." Joseph Addison
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Woody Allen

"It is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o'clock." Woody Allen
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"Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider the gifts you have been given, the difference you have made and the direction in which you are headed." Author Unknown
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"There's no there. That elusive there with the job, the beach house, the dream, it's not out there. There is here. It's in you... right now" Brian Kenny
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"Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues." Author Unknown
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"I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known." Author Unknown
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"All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder." Author Unknown
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"To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks." A. Milne
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"The future lies before you Like a field of driven snow, Be careful how you tread it, For every step will show." Author Unknown
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Steve Jobs

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. 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. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." Steve Jobs
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Louisa May Alcott

"Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors." Louisa May Alcott
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"When you leave here, don't forget why you came." Adlai Stevenson
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George W. Bush

"To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you too may one day be president of the United States." George W. Bush
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John Updike

"You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it." John Updike
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