22 Graduation Sayings

Find graduation sayings, quotes, and well wishes that are inspirational and can be shared with the new graduate. Graduation from high school, college or university is an occasion to be recognized for the achievement it represents, and as a personal boost to a person's attitude and self-esteem.

Never lose sight that a new graduate no matter what they may choose to do next will always be able to look back on this special day as one of accomplishment and victory. So, make sure each graduate is given rich encouragement for even bigger and better achievements in the years to come.


  1. You gave us a new birth; you gave us a smiling and joyful child. Now, you gave us another reason to celebrate your growth - your graduation from school. Awesome. We look forward to what's next! Congratulations. Rosy Lee Anderson

  2. Astounding! You are now an official graduate. This is your day. It is a day for you to enjoy because you’ve worked long and hard to get to this specific milestone in your life. Now, more than ever, is a time to move boldly forward as only you can do! Congratulations! Freddy J. W. Parkes

  3. What a wonderful day upon which to receive your wings to fly and soar onward and upward. All the best on your graduation. Congratulations on a well run race to the finish. Byron R. Pulsifer



  4. graduation sayings to inspire

  5. "Never let your dreams die, pursue them, achieve them, be all that you wish to be."
    Dream   |


  6. "I do not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future." Oprah Winfrey

    Also see Graduation Poems 



  7. "Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these." Susan B. Anthony
    Life   |



  8. "Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade?" Benjamin Franklin
    Motivational   |



  9. "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." Aristotle
    Thought Provoking   |



  10. "The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education." Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Knowledge   |



  11. "Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure." Confucius
    Failure   |



  12. "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt
    Believe   |



  13. "Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars." Richard Halliburton
    Positive   |



  14. "If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm." Vince Lombardi
    Inspirational   |



  15. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Inspirational Poems   |



  16. "Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable." Wendy Wasserstein
    Quotes to Live By   |



  17. "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." Mahummad Ali
    Courage   |



  18. "Be the change that you want to see in the world." Gandhi
    Change   |



  19. "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
    Money   |



  20. "The great value of formal education is that it is designed to foreshorten human experience. It endeavors with ease and economy to bring each succeeding generation up to date with respect to the past, and to make it at home in the world. In this sense, it prepares each generation for life." Virgil M. Hancher
    Experience   |



  21. "We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience." George Washington
    Poems about Life   |



  22. "What your life amounts to is directly connected to what you think of yourself." Joyce Meyer, eat the cookie. . .buy the shoes
    Best Attitude Quotes   |



  23. "You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it." Oprah Winfrey
    Work  |


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