59 Greatest Quotes About Graduation

My name had lost its ring of familiarity and I had to be nudged to go and receive my diploma. Maya Angelou
We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. Nelson Mandela
We are all in the process of becoming. Audre Lorde
So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. Jim Carrey
Empires rose and fell, and still the speaker droned on in his cicada-like monotony... John Green
You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love. Jim Carrey
Always be a first-rate version of yourself. Audrey Hepburn
The things taught in schools & colleges are not an education but the means of education. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. Wayne Dyer
Don't just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table. Barack Obama
The most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and to not give in to peer pressure to try to be something that you're not. Ellen DeGeneres
Now they seemed not ready to give up the old school, the familiar paths and classrooms. Maya Angelou
Karate is the best thing you can do for your child. Chuck Norris
It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top. Henry Ward Beecher
Never follow anyone else's path, unless you're in the woods and you're lost. Ellen DeGeneres
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it. Jesse Jackson
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. Ella Fitzgerald
I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring. David Bowie
The wisest mind has something yet to learn. George Santayana
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
Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves. Jawaharlal Nehru
Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success. Denzel Washington
Go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Neil Gaiman
I don't know what my path is yet. I'm just walking on it. Olivia Newton-John
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito. Anita Roddick
You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having. Frank Lloyd Wright
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. Dr. Seuss
Your life is already artful-waiting, just waiting, for you to make it art. Toni Morrison
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. Eartha Kitt
The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done. Arnold Palmer
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. Oscar Wilde
Write your own part. It is the only way I've gotten anywhere. It is much harder work, but sometimes you have to take destiny into your own hands. Mindy Kaling
Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth. Archimedes
Act as if you are, and you will become such. Leo Tolstoy
I've told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. Will Durant
Fortune does favor the bold and you'll never know what you're capable of if you don't try. Sheryl Sandberg
A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes. Sheryl Sandberg
Don't ever confuse the two, your life and your work. The second is only part of the first. Anna Quindlen
To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States. George W. Bush
I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did. Jeff Foxworthy
So, what's it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don't recommend it. Bill Watterson
We cannot lead a choiceless life. Every day, every moment, every second, there is a choice. If it were not so, we would not be individuals. Ernest Holmes
Real leadership comes from the quiet nudging of an inner voice. It comes from realizing that the time has come to move beyond waiting to doing. Madeleine Albright
When you graduate from college, they tell you to follow your dreams. Does anyone say you have to wake up first? Bill Cosby