Memorable Graduation Quotes And Sayings


Memorable Graduation Quotes And Sayings

Looking for some inspiring and motivating graduation sayings? Check out this collation of memorable graduation quotes.

“To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.”
– A.A. Milne

“Make no mistake about it, you are dumb. You’re a group of incredibly, well-educated dumb people. I was there. We all were there. You’re barely functional. There are some screw-ups headed your way. I wish I could tell you that there was a trick to avoiding the screw-ups, but the screw-ups, they’re a-coming for ya. It’s a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.”
– Aaron Sorkin

“When you leave here, don’t forget why you came.”
– Adlai Stevenson, To College Graduates

Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”
Albert Einstein

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
– Albert Einstein

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
– Albert Einstein

“Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.”
– Ambrose Bierce

“This man used to go to school with his dog. Then they were separated. His dog graduated!”
– Anatole France

Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know.”
– Andrew Shue

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

“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

“Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”
– Arnold H. Glasow

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.”
Art Linkletter

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

“School’s out, memories past, Don’t ever doubt, our friendship will last.”
– Author Unknown

“The future lies before you, like a field of driven snow, Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.”
– Author Unknown

“The purpose of a liberal education is to make you philosophical enough to accept the fact that you will never make much money.”
– Author Unknown

“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.”
– Author Unknown

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

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
– Beverly Sills

“I’ve been waiting more than 30 years to say this: ‘Dad, I always told you I’d come back and get my degree.’ I want to thank Harvard for this honor. I’ll be changing my job next year and it will be nice to finally have a college degree on my resume!”
Bill Gates

“The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.”
– Bishop Mandell Creighton

“Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated.”
– Bobby Heenan

“I love America because America is not just a country, it’s an idea. You see my country, Ireland, is a great country, but it’s not an idea. America is an idea, but it’s an idea that brings with it some baggage, like power brings responsibility. It’s an idea that brings with it equality, but equality, even though it’s the highest calling, is the hardest to reach. The idea that anything is possible, that’s one of the reasons why I’m a fan of America. It’s like ‘Hey, look there’s the moon up there, let’s take a walk on it, bring back a piece of it.’ That’s the kind of America that I’m a fan of.”
– Bono

“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

“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.”
– Byron Pulsifer

“The morning after my high-school graduation found me up early job hunting. The dream of college I put on the back burner.”
– Byron Pulsifer

“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.”
– C. Hoppe

“The truth is, I was afraid the day I walked into Stanford. And I was afraid the day I walked out.”
– Carly Fiorina

“We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century – for several centuries.”
– Carol Burnett

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

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