Graduation Quotes

The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.

Maya Angelou

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.


Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.

Richard Halliburton

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises." Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.

Orrin Hatch

All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder.


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

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.


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

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Updated On : May 25, 2013
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