A Collection Of Graduation Quotes And Sayings


A Collection Of Graduation Quotes And Sayings

Here is an extensive collation of graduation quotes from various personalities. Some are funny, most of them are inspirational.

“When you leave here, don’t forget why you came.”
– Adlai Stevenson, to college graduates

“Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their class.”
– Al McGuire

“If a student takes the whole series of my folklore courses including the graduate seminars, he or she should learn something about fieldwork, something about bibliography, something about how to carry out library research, and something about how to publish that research.”
– Alan Dundes

“Really, the potential for, first of all, any college graduate today is enormously good. These are good times for anyone with a college degree today, particularly African Americans. With a college degree today, you really breach the unemployment rate.”
– Alexis Herman

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
– Anatole France

Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that’s it. You’re going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that’s deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.”
– Andrew Shue

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
– Anthony J. D’Angelo

“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

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

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”
– Aristotle

“All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder.”
– Author Unknown

“High School is a lot like toilet paper, you only miss it when its gone.”
– Author Unknown

“One thing about the school of experience is that it will repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time.”
– Author Unknown

“13 years to acquire friendships, but a lifetime to keep them.”
– Author Unknown

“Behind every success is endeavor…Behind endeavor, ability…Behind ability, knowledge…Behind knowledge, a seeker.”
– Author Unknown

“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

“Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues”
– Author Unknown

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.”
– B.F. Skinner

“The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.”
– Ben Stein

“The secret of success is constancy of purpose.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“I was never a Certified Public Accountant. I just had a degree in accounting. It would require passing a test, which I would not have been able to do.”
– Bob Newhart

“North Dakota State. What do you have to do there to graduate? Milk a cow with your left hand?”
– Bobby Heenan

“It is virtually impossible to compete in today’s global economy without a college degree.”
– Bobby Scott

“All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.”
Brian Tracy

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

“We don’t stop going to school when we graduate.”
– Carol Burnett

“I first became interested in women and religion when I was one of the few women doing graduate work in Religious Studies at Yale University in the late 1960′s.”
– Carol P. Christ

“I always wanted to have my own album released before I graduated from high school.”
– Christina Aguilera

“When nearly a third of our high school students do not graduate on time with their peers, we have work to do. We must design our middle and high schools so that no student gets lost in the crowd and disconnected from his or her own potential.”
– Christine Gregoire

“I took three years off. I differentiated myself from the industry. Found my identity – sort of… I haven’t graduated yet. I’m not legitimately educated yet, but maybe one day.”
– Claire Danes

“I did get a degree in special education.”
– Clay Aiken

“Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it’s in Hamburger Technology.”
– Clive James

“Earlier today, Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized the California school system, calling it disastrous. Arnold says California’s schools are so bad that its graduates are willing to vote for me.”
– Conan O’Brien

“Some go on to trade schools or get further training for jobs they are interested in. Some go into the arts, some are craftsmen, some take a little time out to travel, and some start their own businesses. But our graduates find and work at what they want to do.”
– Daniel Greenberg

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