100+ Inspirational Graduation Quotes And Sayings

Graduation Quotes : Graduating from school, college or university is a very special day for a student’s life. Honor your grad by sharing one of these heartfelt graduation quotes and sayings to celebrate and inspire new graduates on their rite of passage. Graduation has finally come! It’s not only a milestone for students, it’s also a milestone for the family and friends who have supported them. You are so proud of them, and these quotes for graduation can help you express how you feel.

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Whether you want to give them advice that will stick with them for life or lighten up the mood and give them a laugh, you’ll find graduation quotes for every grad below.

Graduation Quotes

“Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you quit, try.”
– William Arthur Ward

“My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to. Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small and that you never need to carry more than you can hold.”
– Rascal Flatts

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
– Henry Ford

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future.”
– Plato

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
– Albert Einstein

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
– Dr. Seuss

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right.”
– Henry Ford

“The unfortunate, yet truly exciting thing about your life, is that there is no core curriculum. The entire place is an elective.”
– Jon Stewart

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Graduation Wishes

The first milestone has been achieved. Its time to spread your wings and fly high up in the sky. Never stop at anything. Congratulations to you!

You have worked so hard and it all paid off at last. You have made us all so proud. Congratulations to you my dear!

May this be only the beginning of your success and glory. Congratulations on your graduation!

Everyone can see the success but not everyone can see the passion and hard work it took to achieve it. Many congratulations to you on becoming a proud graduate!

Take my hearty congratulations on your graduation. I wish you a successful career ahead and a peaceful life in the coming years!

It’s the end of a hectic journey for sure but also the beginning of a road that leads to success and glory. All the good wishes to you on your graduation!

Congratulations to you! Sincerely hoping that your new journey will be full of peace, harmony and comfort.

You are one step closer to your dreams now. My sincere wishes are always with you. Congratulations to you for graduating!

We believe in you. We have all the reasons to believe that our beloved son will do great things in life. Congratulations on becoming a proud graduate!

I am blessed to have a friend like you who have earned this great success through constant effort and dedication. Cheers to your graduation!

My heartiest wishes to you for your graduation. May your genuine effort always brings you success and happiness. Good Luck!

Congratulations to you on being a graduate! May you shine brighter than the brightest stars! Best wishes for the new journey of your life!

Cheers to you for making us all proud, brother! Wishing you the best for your future life!

Shine through every darkness and achieve your dreams. My heartiest wishes to you on your graduation!

We feel great pride on your success. I hope you get all the happiness and glory that you deserve. Our love and support is always with you!

Bravo, my lovely sister! You have put your best effort and got shining results! May this happiness never leave your side. Fly high in the sky!

You are truly a living proof that beauty and brains can go together well. Congratulations on achieving the highest honors! We are proud of you!

Many dreams, some try, but only a few achieve. You are an achiever. You have made us all proud, keep up the good work. Congratulations on your graduation.

High School Graduation Quotes and Sayings

“It is absolutely still possible to make a difference.”
—Michelle Obama

“The highest result of education is tolerance.”
—Helen Keller

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
—Malcolm X

“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”
—Martin Luther King Jr.

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“We may live in an age of instant messaging, instant gratification and Instagram, but there is no way to short circuit the path to success.”
—Tory Burch


“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”
—Alfred Mercier

“Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!”
—Louisa May Alcott

“Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.”
—Frederick W. Robertson

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
—Benjamin Franklin

“Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.”
—Nora Ephron

“You don’t go to university so you can punch a clock. You go to university so you can be in a position to make a difference.”
—Janet Napolitano

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”
—B.B. King

“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.”
—Joseph Addison

“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

“Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.”
—Henry Peter Brougham

“Do all the other things, the ambitious things—travel, get rich, get famous, innovate, lead, fall in love, make and lose fortunes…but as you do, to the extent that you can, err in the direction of kindness.”
—George Saunders

“There is nothing more beautiful than finding your course as you believe you bob aimlessly in the current. Wouldn’t you know that your path was there all along, waiting for you to knock, waiting for you to become. This path does not belong to your parents, your teachers, your leaders, or your lovers. Your path is your character defining itself more and more everyday like a photograph coming into focus.”
—Jodie Foster

Graduation Congratulations Messages

Thanks for giving us all a reason to celebrate with you. You worked hard and finally, you did it. Congratulations to you and all the best wishes for future!

It’s an outstanding achievement for anyone. The glory road has just started and its good to see you’re all prepared to embark on the journey. Congratulations!

Set your goals high. Gather your wings and soar high up in the sky. Congratulations to you because you just did the hardest part right!

Graduation Wishes Quotes
Congratulations dear. Today, this moment holds all the promises for you of a better and brighter future. May all your dreams come true!

You have gathered all the tools you need and now it’s time to start building it. I am talking about the future that you wanted to build for yourself. Congratulations!

Congratulations, my dearest on being a graduate. As for your future is concerned, we’re sure you are going to make it a successful one with your intelligence.

Congratulations on your graduation! You worked so hard for all these years and proved your worth to the world. So proud of you!

Congratulations on being a graduate! We could not be more proud of your achievement. Wishing you fierce good luck for your future!

Congratulations on this special day! Your life is about to get amazing from this moment. All the best for your future life!

Don’t worry too much because your dreams will see the light very soon. Best wishes for your graduation!

You have always been an inspiring figure. May you achieve great things and make us proud!

It’s only the start of a new and amazing life. May you walk on the flowery paths only from now on!

Funny Graduation Quotes

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm”
– Winston Churchill

“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.”
—Betty Reese

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing; that’s why we recommend it daily.”
—Zig Ziglar

“Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.”
—Oscar Wilde

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
—Thomas Edison

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs . . . one step at a time.”
—Joe Girard

“The road to success is always under construction.”
—Lily Tomlin

“There may be days when you’ll say to yourself, ‘I can’t. I literally can’t even.’ But you can! You
can even!”
—Katie Couric

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
– Confucius

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye.”
– Helen Keller

“Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing by doing the things you are not supposed to do.”
– Oprah

“Life is an improvisation. You have no ideas what’s going to happen next and you are mostly making things up as you go along.”
– Stephen Colbert

“Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.”
– Kerry Washington

“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”
– Dale Carnegie

Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

“We do not need magic to change the world, we can carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.”
– JK Rowling


“There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized.”
—Conan O’Brien

“But 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

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
—Henry Ford

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
—Alexander Graham Bell

“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

“Knowledge is not power. The implementation of knowledge is power.”
—Larry Winget

“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.”
—Leonardo da Vinci

“Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education; because that would mean we had stopped growing.”
—Julia H. Gulliver

“You can never plan the future by the past.”
—Edmund Burke

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
— Jim Rohn

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions;
become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your

“Life is an improvisation. You have no idea what’s going to happen next and you are mostly just making things up as you go along.”
—Stephen Colbert

“If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.”
—Vince Lombardi

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take experience first; the cash will come later.”
—Harold Geneen

“Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.”
—Roger Babson

“The important thing is this: to be able to give up in any given moment all that we are for what we can become.”

Graduation Wishes for Friends

You are one of the most brilliant people I have ever met with. I’m so proud that you have finally become a graduate. Congratulations my friend!

You have a long way to go but you did the first part right. Congratulations to you on your brilliant achievement. May you be successful in life!

You are officially a graduate now! Your dreams are about to come true so soon! My warmest hug goes to you. Congratulations dear!

You aimed high for your future and just reached a step closer to your goals now. I am so proud of you. Break a leg!

So happy to see you wearing that convocation gown. You were always the best one in our class. Good job mate! You got this!

I wish from the bottom of my heart that you find all the things that you desire in life. Accept my hearty congratulation on this brilliant success!

I wish that you reach your goals in life. Keep bringing good news for us and keep making us proud just the way you did today. Congratulations!

You are the smartest fella I have ever known. You deserve this success more than anyone else. May you have a bright future ahead!

Graduation Wishes for Sister

I am so happy to hear the good news. You truly have made us all so proud. All the best wishes to you as you’re all set to enter a new phase of your life.

You earned this moment through hard work and dedication. No one is happier than me today because it’s my only sister who achieved this beautiful milestone!

You have passed college with flying colors! I could not be more proud of a talented, creative and hardworking sister like you. Congratulations!

Hats off to your hard work, dear! I could not be happier about this great achievement. Wishing you nothing but success for your future life.

A college degree with such good grades! What a great way to complete your graduation! Dear sister, I wish you many more successes in life just like this one!

Congratulations! Now you have all the qualifications to embark on the journey of real life. Yes, it’s a difficult world, but you have proved yourself to be a capable one.

We are all ready to celebrate the biggest accomplishment of your life. Thank you for giving us all a reason to celebrate. Congratulations!

My warmest wishes are with you as you’re celebrating your graduation day. Can’t wait to see where life will take you next.

Graduation Wishes for Brother

I always knew you have a big brain. But you have proved that you’re are a hard worker too. You deserve this success because you earned it.

Your diploma is just the beginning of a successful life that you truly deserve. I am so happy to see my younger brother making it all happen. Congratulations!

The future holds so many beautiful gifts for you. You just have to reach there to get it all. I bet your boat is all set for this grand sail. Congratulations dear brother!

Dear brother, congratulations on this huge success! We cannot wait to see you shining brightly in the future. You nailed it!

Congratulations on your graduation! You have always inspired me to be a better person and now you inspire me more. Good luck to you!

Life brings the best only for those who are willing to put their best on the line. Finally, you’ve got the best reward for the time and energy you put on the line to become a graduate!

You have always been an impressive fella in all your life. No wonder why you are graduating with such a great result. We are so proud of you!

So many dreamers, but only a few achievers; and you are one of those who achieved the goal! Congratulations on your graduation! We are all proud of you.

Congratulations on your Graduation! You did it and I know this is just the beginning, hope you’ll always find yourself as happy as you are today!

Graduation Wishes for Lover

I just can’t stop talking about you and your achievement with my friends. It’s a great achievement, my dear. You made me so happy today!

You’re such a rare combination of beauty with brain. I am so lucky to have you in my life. Never stop shining and never stop chasing your dreams!

My love, I have waited so much to see you in that beautiful gown and now it’s finally yours! Congratulations to you!

Congratulations on this special day, dear! All your hard work has paid off. Can’t wait to see you throwing that hat up in the sky!

Love, I have always believed in your potentials and abilities and you have proved it once again. You deserve this so much! Congratulations!

You’re just a few steps away from securing a bright future for you. But you have already passed the biggest and hardest step of all. Congratulation my love!

You never cease to amaze me with your determination and dedication. You’re truly an inspiring woman who just happened to be my GF! Congratulations!

Your achievement is just phenomenal. I don’t remember a day in my past when I was happier than today. I wish I was there to give you a big hug now. congratulations dear!


“Now the first suggestion is to aim high, but be aware that even before you have reached your ultimate professional destination, if you always strive for excellence, you can and should have a substantial impact on the world in which you live.”
—Sandra Day O’Connor

“Real courage is holding on to a still voice in your head that says, ‘I must keep going.’ It’s that voice that says nothing is a failure if it is not final. That voice that says to you, ‘Get out of bed. Keep going. I will not quit.’”
—Cory Booker

“When you leave here, don’t forget why you came.”
—Adlai E. Stevenson

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
—Winston Churchill

“I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”
—Jim Carrey

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
—Steve Jobs

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.”
—J.K. Rowling

“When you take risks, you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.”
—Ellen DeGeneres

“So, I say to you, forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart and success will come to you.”
—Oprah Winfrey

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
—Henry David Thoreau

“The most rewarding things in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.”
—Arnold Palmer

“Now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for you being here. Make good art.”
—Neil Gaiman

“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
—Vincent Van Gogh

“In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.”
—Kristian Kan

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
—Thomas Jefferson

“You have to dance a little bit before you step out into the world each day, because it changes the way you walk.”
—Sandra Bullock

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“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
—Dr. Seuss


“Nothing is going to be handed to you. You have to make things happen.”
—Florence Griffith-Joyner

“If at first you don’t succeed, do it like your mother told you.”

“Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After 22 years of child-raising, they are unemployed.”
—Erma Bombeck

“Now that you’ve graduated, just remember: Bosses don’t usually accept notes from your mother.”
—Melanie White

“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.”
—Harry S. Truman

“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.”
—Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”
—Anne Frank

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
—Eleanor Roosevelt

“Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.”
—C. Everett Koop

“You don’t have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you, and you already have.”
—Meryl Streep

“A person soon learns how little he knows when a child begins to ask questions.”
—Richard L. Evans

“Never let it be said that to dream is a waste of one’s time, for dreams are our realities in waiting. In dreams, we plant the seeds of our future.”

“I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.”

“Set out each day believing in your dreams. Know without a doubt that you were made for great things.”
—Josh Hinds

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
—Judy Garland

“You must continue to dream the wild dream that you dreamed when you were young.”
—Mike Tomlin

“It is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.”
—George Burns


“Be bold, be courageous, be your best.”
—Gabrielle Giffords

“There is no script. Live your life. Soak it all in.”
—Dick Costolo

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

“Follow your fear.”
—Tina Fey

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
—Milton Berle

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
—Truman Capote

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

“The tassel’s worth the hassle.”

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Believe and act is if it were impossible to fail.”
—Charles Kettering

“Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams.”
—Patch Adams

“Dream big and dare to fail.”
—Norman Vaughan

“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.”
—Francois Rabelais

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
—Albert Einstein

“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.”
—Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.”
—Oprah Winfrey

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”
—Maya Angelou


“You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. You get to decide what to worship.”
—David Foster Wallace

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.”
—Psalm 119:105-106

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
—Jeremiah 29:11

“She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”
—Proverbs 31:25

“God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile.”
—Max Lucado
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
—Philippians 4:13

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”
—Timothy 4:12

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”
—Proverbs 16:3

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do
not be
afraid; do not be discouraged.”
—Deuteronomy 31:8

“An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest education who does not know how to meditate.”
—Rev. Charles Stanley

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The purpose of human life is to improve one’s character traits, by working on oneself every day. That’s why God gives us today—and tomorrow.”
—Sara Yoheved Rigler

“The best remedy for those who are frightened, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be alone with the sky, nature and God. For only then can you feel that everything is as it should be and that God wants people to be happy amid nature’s beauty and simplicity.”
—Anne Frank

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
—Dalai Lama

“You start to live when you commit to a cause higher than yourself. You must learn to depend on divine power for the fulfillment of a higher calling.”
—Lailah Gifty Akita

“When you find yourself in need of spiritual nourishment, it is in the opportunities to serve others that you will find the abundance you seek.”
—Steve Maraboli


“Don’t ever confuse the two, your life and your work. The second is only part of the first.”
—Anna Quindlen

“I encourage you to live with life. Be courageous, adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve.”
—Maya Angelou

“Get busy living or get busy dying.”
—Stephen King

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
—Charles Swindoll

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
—Thomas Edison

“Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.”
—John Wooden

“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.”
—Mother Teresa

“Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out.”
—Art Linkletter

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”
—William Arthur Ward

“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”
—Bob Marley

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
—Oscar Wilde

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”
—Kyle Chandler

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”
—Dr. Seuss

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
—Babe Ruth

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”
—Anthony Robbins

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”
—Grandma Moses


“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”
—Benjamin Disraeli

“Do not pray for easier lives, pray to be stronger men.”
—John F. Kennedy

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
—Albert Einstein

“You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.”
—Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”
—David Brinkley

“Men are what their mothers made them.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.”
—Hodding Carter, Jr.

“If I have a monument in this world, it is my son.”
—Maya Angelou

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”
—Bob Dylan

“There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.”
—Christopher Morley

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.”
—James Cash Penney

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
— Nelson Mandela

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
—Abraham Lincoln

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
—E. E. Cummings

“A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.”
—Frank A. Clark

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”
—John C. Maxwell

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
—Thomas Jefferson


“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
—Audrey Hepburn

“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.”
—Princess Diaries

“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.”
—Emma Stone

“Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.”
—Nora Ephron

“She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans.”
—Kobi Yamada

“The best protection any woman can have is courage.”
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“And though she be but little, she is fierce.”

“Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.”
—Clementine Paddleford

“All the dreams I prayed you’d be, are all the things you are. You were once my little girl, and now my shining star.”

“You have what it takes to be a victorious, independent, fearless woman.”
—Tyra Banks

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

“She believed she could, so she did.”
—R. S. Grey

“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
—Brigham Young

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”
—Michelle Obama

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”
—Melinda Gates

“There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer.”

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.”
—Ayn Rand


“All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
—Walt Disney

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
—Bobby Kennedy

“Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.”
—George Bernard Shaw

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”
—T. H. Huxley

“I will encourage you not to just make a living, but to live to make something.”
—Wesley Chan

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
—Leonardo da Vinci

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as
if they were great and noble.”
—Helen Keller

“The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.”
—Maya Angelou

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
—Malcolm S. Forbes

“Nobody likes to fail, but failure is an essential part of life and of learning. If your uniform isn’t dirty, you haven’t been in the game.”
—Ben Bernanke

“Follow your arrow, wherever it points.”
—Kacey Musgraves

“Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing by doing the things you are not supposed to do.”
—Oprah Winfrey

“If you’re willing to stand for what you believe in . . . you won’t need advice from me, because you will be able to handle whatever comes.”
—Whoopi Goldberg

“Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. 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.”
—Steve Jobs

“From my point of view, which is that of a storyteller, I see your life as already artful, waiting, just waiting and ready for you to make it art.”
—Toni Morrison

“Don’t be afraid of fear. Because it sharpens you, it challenges you, it makes you stronger; and when you run away from fear, you also run away from the opportunity to be your best possible self.”
—Ed Helms

Graduation Cap Quotes

Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.

The tassel is worth the hassle!

Proud of my B.S.

She turned her can’ts into cans, and her dreams into plans.

I think I’m quite ready for another adventure.

My cap cost me {cost of college}

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mischief Managed.

The {girl/boy} who graduated

Oh the places you’ll go!

Now hotter by one degree!

May your hats fly as high as your dreams

Dare to be different!

Game of Loans. Interest is coming.

Well-behaved women seldom make history.

Who’s hiring?

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

Officially a B.A.

A world of possibilities awaits!

I ‘wined’ a lot but I did it.

Now’s when my life begins!

Graduation Wishes from Parents

You are not a kid anymore. You are a grown-up man who just has to be a bit more responsible than yesterday. Congratulations dear!

From today, you have no limits on your dreams. Aim for the best and never stop at anything because you’re destined to be the best. Congratulations!

Congratulations on this special occasion, dear son! Hope you make the right decisions about your life. We are so proud of you.

So proud of you for graduating with an awesome result, our son! We will always support you in any career path you choose.

Thank you for your hard work, love. You made us proud by chasing your dream and focusing on your goal. Congratulations to you!

Cheers to your graduation, our lovely daughter! Be fearless because you’re going to be the best one in your field. Make us proud!

You no longer have to study against your will but always remember that learning is a never-ending process. So, learn as much as you can and be humble always! Congratulations!

You’re all set to face the world by yourself but always remember, we will be there for you anytime you need us. Congratulations my dear on your graduation!

Graduation Wishes from Teacher

Your graduation is a great achievement, but that’s nothing compared to what life has in store for you next with even bigger challenges and opportunities.

You dreamed, you planned, you believed, you worked, and you conquered. Congratulations on achieving this milestone. Get ready for a whole new adventure.

To graduate you require a lot of effort and time, you have made many sacrifices to accomplish this and so I am very happy for you. Many congratulations on this great triumph in your life.

Now that college is over and you are officially graduated, life can be a little rocky. But always have faith in yourself! Good luck!

Always listen to what your heart says and make the right choices in life. Success is bound to follow your footsteps. All the best!

Don’t be afraid of failures and always pour your heart out in whatever you do! My best wishes are with you.

Today you have completed one of the biggest dreams of all your life. You are going to graduate and with that, you will demonstrate that far away dreams can become true.

All your hard work is over, you have graduated. Well, maybe all your hard work isn’t over just yet. Congratulations and good luck!

Congratulations! You have come this far. There’s no stopping now. Follow your passion. It will lead you to the fulfillment of your dreams.

You have prepared long and you have worked hard for this. Get ready to face the real challenges of the world as you leave the walls of the academe. Congratulations for a wonderful academic achievement!

Your time as a student has now been left behind, today will be the start of a great professional career full of achievements. Everything will be fine because you are a very dedicated and intelligent person. Many congratulations on your graduation.

The road to your success in your career continues as you achieved a new milestone in education. Congratulations for finally finishing this degree.

Graduation Card Messages

Your graduation ceremony is a celebration of the fact that you are now ready to go out there and make the world a better place. Congratulations.

Chase your dreams burst out at the seams, never stop trying, never stop learning, live life to the fullest. Give it nothing but your best.

Today is a route marker. It tells you how far you’ve come, not that you have finished your journey. Keep learning, keep trying, and keep accomplishing. Congratulations.

All the years you have studied have not been in vain. I send my congratulations on this great achievement and hopefully one of many others that you will get.

Graduation is an exciting time in your life. , Seize all opportunities that open up to you and make the most of each of them. Life is to be lived and explored!

Congratulations on your graduation. Education is the key to unlocking your potential. The diploma helps a little too.

May the Lord continue to be your guide as you go through the next challenges in life. He has seen you through your challenges and has brought you to this point of completion. Congratulations!

Education is about understanding the possibilities that the world has to offer. Being successful in life is about understanding the possibilities that you can create by yourself. Good luck.

Congratulations on your graduation! Just remember the things may not always go the way you want them to, but life has a way of taking those new directions and turning them into opportunities. All the best and good luck for the future.

The power of education can’t be measured, unless you count it’s a power to create a career, a life, provide for a family and most importantly – pave the way for a better tomorrow. Congratulations on getting yours.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Always follow your dreams and believe in yourself. Congratulations on your graduation!

Graduation prepares you to a new stage of life. Walking in the path of your dreams, you are halfway through. Work harder and dream further. Never give up. Congratulations!

With the success of graduation, comes more challenges and opportunities in life. Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your future life.

Graduation Quotes

“Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.” – Senator Orrin Hatch

“Graduation is the beginning of knowing who you are, what you are, why you are, and always knowing where you are going.” – Dr. Lydia Patton

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

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

“The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.” – Edward Koch

“My dear terrified graduates, you are about to enter the most uncertain and thrilling period of your lives. The stories you are about to live are the ones you will be telling your children, and grandchildren, and therapists.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Graduation is the end of theoretical knowledge and the start of practical life.” – Geetha Laxman

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.” – Anatole France

“Graduation is like the day of reckoning! You will be judged based on what you have planted. Graduation day is not a victory to celebrate! But a day to start again another beginning!” – Mark Alonzo

“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

“Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.” – Kerry Washington

“Graduation, a conclusion of one chapter, a beginning of another.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.” – Michael Josephson

“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