According to the Cambridge Dictionary, graduation refers to finishing a degree or other course of study at a university or school, or the ceremony at which you are officially said to have finished your studies. Graduation marks also the end of an academic path and the start of a new one. The time spent at university is accompanied with sacrifice, hard work and pain. Reaching the stage of graduation is a relief to many; it symbolizes success for some, and represents the start of a huge step for others. To help you celebrate the graduation of your closed ones, we have compiled a list of top graduation quotes.
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
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.
~ Oscar Wilde
Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.
~ William Butler Yeats
Education make a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive, easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.
~ Eartha Kitt
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
Courage is facing your fears. Stupidity is fearing nothing.
~ Todd Bellemare
Destiny is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.
~ Jeremy Kitson
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
~ David Lloyd George
Education is not filling a pail, but lighting a fire.
~ William Butler Yeats
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
~ Henry David Thoreau
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
Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
~ Samuel Johnson
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
~ John D. Rockefeller
If you think you can or if you think you can’t, either way you are right.
~ Anthony Robbins
If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page.
~ Mark Houlahan
People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.
~ Earl Nightingale
Society may predict, but only I can determine my destiny.
~ Clair Oliver
Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.
~ Josh Billings
Success is a piece of mind which is a direct result of the self-satisfaction knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
~ John Wooden
The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.
~ Vince Lombardi
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
~ Claudia Black
We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
~ Helen Keller
Without ambition no conquests are made, and no business created. Ambition is the root of all achievement.
~ James Champy
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
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing, but what you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
~ Steve Jobs
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.
~ Andrew Shue
The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.
~ Newton D. Baker