29 Graduation Quotes

Take a moment and breathe. You’ve just graduated. How do you feel? Perhaps just like the people who came up with these 29 great graduation quotes.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.

Marian Wright Edelman

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In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: ‘We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.’

Jimmy Carter

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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

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Catholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives.

Joe Baca

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It is soooooo necessary to get the basic skills, because by the time you graduate, undergraduate or graduate, that field would have totally changed from your first day of school.

Leigh Steinberg

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When I was going for my graduate degree, I decided I was going to make a feature film as my thesis. That’s what I was famous for-that I had my thesis film be a feature film, which was ‘You’re a Big Boy Now.’

Francis Ford Coppola

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Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals.

Ruben Hinojosa

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When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas.

M. H. Abrams

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Having a college degree gave me the opportunity to be… well-rounded. Also, the people I met at the university, most of them are still my colleagues now. People I’ve known for years are all in the industry together.

Jon Secada

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From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world.

Dick Cheney

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For many, graduation marks the end of formal student life – the end of long spring breaks and of thinking that a 10 A.M. class is far too early.

Alexa Von Tobel

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I woke up on May 15, 1991, the day of my Barnard graduation, and I said to myself, ‘By the end of today you will decide what you want to do with the rest of your life.’

Alexandra Guarnaschelli

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If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!

Andy McIntyre

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Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.

William Butler Yeats

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Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping, work while others are loafing, prepare while others are playing, and dream while others are wishing.

William A. Ward

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