Graduation Quotes

The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.

Edward Koch

Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you'll make a difference.

Arie Pencovici

Hitch your wagon to a star.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.

Harold Geneen

The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.

Newton D. Baker

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.

Walt Whitman

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Look at education as a continuous life long journey.

Catherine Pulsifer

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way.

Dr. Seuss

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

Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!

Louisa May Alcott

It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.

Isabel Waxman

The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

Tom Bodett

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving.

Russell Green

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Aristotle

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.

Brooks Atkinson

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

Education is the process by which the individual relates himself to the universe, give himself citizenship in the changing world, share's the race's mind and enfranchises his own soul.

John H. Finley

Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.

Lillian Smith

There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.

Henry Ward Beecher

The symbol of the University is the iron statue outside the Rathskeller of a barefoot goosegirl that every student kisses at graduation. The University is a Mecca to which students come with something less than perfect faith. It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known but to question it.

Jacob Bronowski

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Updated On : May 25, 2013
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