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Best 500+ College Graduation Quotes For Students

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Best 500+ College Graduation Quotes For Students

College is a time for growth and to prepare for the future. Graduates that have gone through the college experience understand that it is not always full of fun and games. There are late nights, difficult tests and assignments, and a whole lot of stress. Graduates will have to start a career but college is also a time to have fun and make great new friends. It is also a time to be serious and reflect on what they have learned. Graduates will remember their time in college as they move on to the next phase of their lives. Wish your graduate the best of luck with these college graduation quotes.

College is a time of growth and exploration, when a person becomes more independent and learns to be self-sufficient. While some find college to be a time of great personal growth and development, others view it as a time of great stress and anxiety. But no matter how you look at it, college is a time when you learn more about the world and yourself, and hopefully gain some wisdom along the way. And as your grad transitions from being a student to entering the real world, wish them well with these college graduation quotes about the merits of higher education.


“Do all the other things, the ambitious things—travel, get rich, get famous, innovate, lead, fall in love, make and lose fortunes…but as you do, to the extent that you can, err in the direction of kindness.”
—George Saunders

“There is nothing more beautiful than finding your course as you believe you bob aimlessly in the current. Wouldn’t you know that your path was there all along, waiting for you to knock, waiting for you to become. This path does not belong to your parents, your teachers, your leaders, or your lovers. Your path is your character defining itself more and more everyday like a photograph coming into focus.”
—Jodie Foster

“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

“Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.”
—Henry Peter Brougham

“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”
—Alfred Mercier

“Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!”
—Louisa May Alcott

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PHD Quotes

“Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.”
—Frederick W. Robertson

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

“Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.”
—Nora Ephron

“You don’t go to university so you can punch a clock. You go to university so you can be in a position to make a difference.”
—Janet Napolitano

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”
—B.B. King

“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.”
—Joseph Addison

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“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”
—Martin Luther King Jr.

“We may live in an age of instant messaging, instant gratification and Instagram, but there is no way to short circuit the path to success.”
—Tory Burch

“It is absolutely still possible to make a difference.”
—Michelle Obama

“The highest result of education is tolerance.”
—Helen Keller

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
—Malcolm X

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Proud parents quotes for graduation

“The most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and to not give into peer pressure to try to be something that you’re not.”
—Ellen DeGeneres

“The old rules are crumbling and nobody knows what the new rules are. So make up your own rules.”
—Neil Gaiman

“Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.”
—Senator Orrin Hatch

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
—Arthur Ashe

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
—John Dewey

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Graduation quotes 2022

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
—C.S. Lewis

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

“Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.”
—Kerry Washington

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.”
—Edward Koch

“There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.”
—Jennifer Aniston

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Graduation quotes 2021

“Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.”
—Michael Josephson

“The only thing you can do in this life is pursue your passions, celebrate your bloopers and never stop following your fear.”
—Grace Helbig

“Kid, you’ll move mountains.”
—Dr. Seuss

“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”
—Albert Einstein

“Every person you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.”
—H Jackson Brown Jr.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
—Mark Twain

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“Now the first suggestion is to aim high, but be aware that even before you have reached your ultimate professional destination, if you always strive for excellence, you can and should have a substantial impact on the world in which you live.”
—Sandra Day O’Connor

“Real courage is holding on to a still voice in your head that says, ‘I must keep going.’ It’s that voice that says nothing is a failure if it is not final. That voice that says to you, ‘Get out of bed. Keep going. I will not quit.’”
—Cory Booker

“When you leave here, don’t forget why you came.”
—Adlai E. Stevenson

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
—Winston Churchill

Convocation quotes

“I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”
—Jim Carrey

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
—Steve Jobs

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.”
—J.K. Rowling

“When you take risks, you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.”
—Ellen DeGeneres

Short graduation quotes 2021

“So, I say to you, forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart and success will come to you.”
—Oprah Winfrey

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
—Henry David Thoreau

“The most rewarding things in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.”
—Arnold Palmer

“Now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for you being here. Make good art.”

—Neil Gaiman

“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”

—Vincent Van Gogh

Bible verse for graduation

“In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.”
—Kristian Kan

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
—Thomas Jefferson

“You have to dance a little bit before you step out into the world each day, because it changes the way you walk.”
—Sandra Bullock

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
—Dr. Seuss

Finally i am graduated quotes

“Don’t ever confuse the two, your life and your work. The second is only part of the first.”
—Anna Quindlen

“I encourage you to live with life. Be courageous, adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve.”
—Maya Angelou

“Get busy living or get busy dying.”
—Stephen King

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
—Charles Swindoll

Proud graduation quotes

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
—Thomas Edison

“Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.”
—John Wooden

“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.”
—Mother Teresa

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

Graduation quotes for son

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”
—William Arthur Ward

“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”
—Bob Marley

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
—Oscar Wilde

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”
—Kyle Chandler

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”
—Dr. Seuss

Graduation quotes for myself

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
—Babe Ruth

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”
—Anthony Robbins

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”
—Grandma Moses

University graduation quotes

“My dear terrified graduates, you are about to enter the most uncertain and thrilling period of your lives. The stories you are about to live are the ones you will be telling your children, and grandchildren, and therapists.”
—Lin-Manuel Miranda

“The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.”
—Sarah Brown

“Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.”
—Will Rogers

“Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path, unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.”
—Ellen DeGeneres

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