Famous Graduation Quotes

  1. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” — Les Brown
  2. “What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.” — Eleanor Powell
  3. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” — Anatole France
  4. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill
  5. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” — Albert Einstein
  6. “Graduation is a time of completion, of finishing, of an ending, however, it is also a time of celebration of achievement and a beginning for the new graduate.” — Catherine Pulsifer
  7. “Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.” — Louisa May Alcott
  8. “Whenever it is possible, a boy should choose some occupation which he should do even if he did not need the money.” — William Lyon Phelps
  9. “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
  10. “When you leave here, don’t forget why you came.” — Adlai Stevenson
  11. “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.” — Robert Orben
  12. “There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘commencement exercises’. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.” — Orrin Hatch
  13. “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
  14. “The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” — Henry Ford
  15. “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” — John Wooden
  16. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.” — Art Linkletter
  17. “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.” — Theodore Roosevelt
  18. “Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  19. “All our dreams can come true…if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney
  20. “I have learned this at least by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dream, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagines, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” — Henry David Thoreau
  21. “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!” — Andy McIntyre
  22. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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
  23. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” — Henry Ford
  24. “One can never consent to creep when one feels the compulsion to soar.” — Helen Keller

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