Graduation Quotes and Sayings

Posted by Brian

The day Graduation is also called degree day. This is an ceremony of receiving an academic degree. In US and Canada it is also called as advancement of a primary and secondary school level education. Here are the quotations and sayings used at this occassion to greet the students who have completed their graduation, for their inspiration.

Graduation Quotes and Sayings

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.

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

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

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.

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.

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.

Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed.

Graduating college in four years is like leaving a party at 10:30

I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.

I hope that my achievements in life shall be these – that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need that I will have left the earth a better place for what I’ve done and who I’ve been.

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.

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

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

Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

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

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

People will frighten you about a graduation…. They use words you don’t hear often: “And we wish you Godspeed.” It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these

The elective system … offered a bewildering freedom of choice, leaving some graduates with the impression that they had nibbled at dozens of canapés of knowledge and never had their fill.”

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

The modern school without systematic lectures turns out many graduates who lack retention. No sooner has the sound of the word left their teacher’s lips, the subject has been forgotten. . .

The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.

The young graduate is discovering that among the necessaries of life, the most important is living

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

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

When you leave here, don’t forget why you came. (To college graduates)

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

You know that point at your graduation ceremony where everyone throws their caps ? Isn’t it great that we all celebrate how smart we are by throwing sharp pointy objects in the air.

Hope you enjoyed the collection on Graduation Quotes and Sayings given above.


  • Patricia RD said:

    The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm.
    -Fred Dehner

  • wholelife said:

    “Nothing happens unless first a dream.”
    – Carl Sandburg

  • digus said:

    “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”
    -Nelson Henderson

  • Morhan said:

    “The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.”
    -Ralph W. Sockman

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