59 Best Graduation Quotes to secure your future

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Education is most important for growth in a career. When someone completes his graduation, he gets the confidence that he has secured his career and he will get a decent job. It is difficult to get any job without education or knowledge. Graduation gives you the confidence that you are capable to move ahead in your career. Here are some best graduation quotes that will help you to know the importance of graduation.

FAQs on Graduation

What is graduation?

Graduation is an award or label that you receive upon obtaining an academic degree.

Why is graduation important in our life?

Graduation is necessary for us so that we can grow in our life. With the help of this, we can avail of many benefits such as we can get better career opportunities, personality development, job security, and many more. You read the importance of graduation here.

What is the meaning and definition of graduation?

According to Collins Dictionary, “Graduation is the successful completion of a course of study at a university, college, or school, for which you receive a degree or diploma”. According to Merriam Webster, “graduation is the award or acceptance of an academic degree or diploma”. Your Dictionary also defines graduation as the action or process of graduating and receiving a diploma for completing a course of study from an educational institution.

Inspirational Graduation Quotes

1. “Graduation is not the terminus of your experience; it is the terminal of your success.” ― Christian J. Dolores

2. “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

3. “Life is like college; may I graduate and earn some honors.” ― Louisa May Alcott

4. “This made him a grad student, and grad students existed not to learn things but to relieve the tenured faculty members of tiresome burdens such as educating people and doing research.” ― Neal Stephenson

5. “At our graduation, we were bound by enormous affection, by our shared experience of a time that could never come again…” ― J.K. Rowling

6. “If you want to be a graduate student, you have to fall in love with reading.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

7. “Graduation is an important day. It is a significant achievement.” ― Stephanie Ruhle

8. “The chance that you will become a master in something after the first attempt is neither here nor there. You don’t get a master’s degree by attending school on the first day! Time will tell, so you got to persist!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

Graduation quotes for students

9. “The road may be rough, the journey may be tough and the experience may be bitter, but they are stepping stones to our future thrones.” ― Bamigboye Olurotimi

10. “Being smart and rich are lucky, but being curious and compassionate will save your ass. Being curious and compassionate can take you out of your ego and edge your soul towards wonder.” ― Mary Karr

11. “Even if you think you are thinking and acting globally, there is always more to learn and know!” ― Auliq Ice

12. “It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.” ― Norman Cousins

13. “Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know.” ― T. S. Eliot

14. “The most important thing is this: to sacrifice what you are now for what you can become tomorrow.” ― Shannon Alder

15. “Stay hungry, stay foolish” ― Steve Jobs

16. “The thought that you will become a master in something after the first attempt is neither here nor there. You don’t get a master’s degree by attending school on the first day of your life! Time will tell, so you got to persist!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

17. “The journey of the unknown is the life journey of graduate students. There are many mountains to be overcome. With hope, patience, and courage you can soar high above the mountains and achieve your goals.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

Short graduation quotes

18. “Everything’s always ending. But everything’s always beginning, too” ― Patrick Ness

19. “The world is waiting for us to graduate from ourselves.” ― Shannon L. Alder

20. “Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.” ― Robert Anthony

21. “God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.” ― Elbert Hubbard

22. “The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.” ― Robert M. Hutchins

23. “All real education is the architecture of the soul.” ― William Bennett

24. “For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.” ― Plato

25. “Character is a course, finish it.” ― Mac Canoza

26. “I want to succeed, you must work to overcome the obstacles on your path.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

27. “It is impossible to graduate from the University of Life with no scars.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

28. “Let your only graduation be in the grave.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

Best graduation quotes

29. “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

30. “Just because you don’t know what you want yet, it doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to want.” ― Emily Henry

31. “Whether we’re a preschooler or a young teen, a graduating college senior or a retired person, we human beings all want to know that we’re acceptable, that our being alive somehow makes a difference in the lives of others.” ― Fred Rogers

32. “No one has ever asked me to give a graduation speech. But in my years of working with aspiring entrepreneurs, many of them in college, I’ve gotten used to giving advice.” ― Marc Randolph

33. “What I like about graduation speeches is that they’re an opportunity for someone to make sense of their life and to impart that wisdom to someone else. It’s like a sanctioned self-help moment.” ― Bruce Eric Kaplan

34. “Graduation speeches force you to reflect. They are about consciousness. Nothing is better than consciousness.” ― Bruce Eric Kaplan

University graduation quotes

35. “If you graduated from higher education, you should feel proud and not allow your grades to define who you are. Regardless of your cumulative GPA, you will always have opportunities to find a career that suits your skills and interests.” ― Saaif Alam

36. “Universities will try to become relevant again by not focusing on the diploma as much because companies don’t require them anymore (unless doctor or lawyer type). You’ll see people focusing back on skills, results and a mega double down on personal brand.” ― Richie Norton

37. “The best university in the world is neither Oxford nor Harvard. The best university is “youniversity”. YOU got the lecture halls of thoughts in YOU, You got everything you need to graduate with first-class accomplishments put in you, YOU can do it!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

38. “A university is a city of ideas, and we’re grateful you became citizens of our city.” ― Mary Karr

39. “The best thing about graduating from the university was that I finally had time to sit on a log and read a good book.” ― Edward Abbey

College graduation quotes

40. “School rewards with a certificate; nature rewards with enlightenment.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

41. “When you graduate from college, they tell you to follow your dreams. Does anyone say you have to wake up first?” ― Bill Cosby

42. “On the first day of college, you will worry about how will you do inside the college? and on the last day of college you will wonder what will you do outside the college?” ― Amit Kalantri

43. “You are graduating from college. That means that this is the first day of the last day of your life. No, that’s wrong. This is the last day of the first day of school. Nope, that’s worse. This is a day.” ― Andy Samberg

44. “Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.” ― Marian Wright Edelman

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

46. “I accidentally forgot to graduate from college.” ― Anne Lamott

47. “This funny thing happens when you graduate college. You hear so much about being an adult that you start to feel like you have to become a different person overnight, that growing up means being not you. And you concentrate so hard on living up to the term “adult” that you forget growing up happens by living, not by sheer force of will.” ― Cora Carmack

Graduation quotes for yourself

48. “Graduation is not the end of education.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

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

50. “Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.” ― John Green

51. “I love graduation speeches. I have always loved them, I will always love them.” ― Bruce Eric Kaplan

52. “I pretty much bailed on high school. I mean, I graduated, but I wasn’t even there for my own graduation.” ― Tommy Caldwell

53. “You won’t be able to do this ten years from now—just leave everything behind and go.” ― Rachel Kapelke-Dale

54. “After we graduate, our identities just become nervousness and worrying all the time.” ― Karl Kristian Flores

55. “The knowledge of languages was very useful. I have a university degree in foreign languages and literature.” ― Emma Bonino

Happy graduation quotes

56. “Congratulations to all those who just graduated and those who will still graduate. I wish all of you can get employed. For those who might get jobs immediately please don’t lose hope. Never allow people in your hood to tell you that you are the same because you are sitting with them being unemployed. You are not the same. You are a postgraduate. Get yourself The Theory of 46 Be’s book to keep you going. I would say, All the best with your future life, but I remembered that you are the future.” ― De philosopher DJ Kyos

57. “The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.” ― Elizabeth Blackwell

58. “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

59. “If you put a smile on someone’s face, it was a good day.” ― Harvey Stelman

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