Graduation Quotes:- “Graduation” at the college and university level occurs when the presiding officer confers degrees upon candidates, either individually or en masse, even if graduates physically receive their diploma later at a smaller college or departmental ceremony. After degree completion, graduates can be referred to by their graduating year. Before the graduation, candidates are referred to as graduands. The date of graduation is often called graduation day. 



Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old graduation quotes, graduation sayings, and graduation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


List Of  Motivational Graduation Quotes And Sayings


As a lot of us have found out, graduation only means that you are ready to keep learning, to keep your skills advanced and growing because you never know when you will find yourself out on the street.

-Byron Pulsifer




Graduation, a conclusion of one chapter, a beginning of another.

-Catherine Pulsifer




The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.

-Newton D. Baker




Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.

-Garry Trudeau




Graduation is just the spark to a fire, in order to keep it going you have build up a stack of knowledge logs.





There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘ commencement exercises’. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.

-Orrin Hatch




The first of many graduations of life. From elementary school to senior school, each one holds successes for you to enjoy.

-Catherine Pulsifer




Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honours!

-Louisa May Alcott




Your graduation is a milestone in your life.

-Catherine Pulsifer




Graduation is not the end but the beginning of our bigger life and bigger challenges in life to face.

-May Ann


Best Humorous Graduation Quotes And Proverbs



It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.

-Isabel Waxman




Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.

-Richard Halliburton




Graduation is a time of completion, of finishing, of an ending, however, it is also a time of celebration of achievement and a beginning for the new graduate.

-Catherine Pulsifer




Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.

-Nora Ephron





Graduation is an exciting time. It’s both an ending and a beginning; it’s warm memories of the past and big dreams for the future.





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




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




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


Famous Inspirational Graduation Quotes And Proverbs



Graduation is the end of therotical knowledge and the start of practical life.

-Geetha Laxman




Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.

-John Green




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




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




At graduation you wear your square-shaped mortarboards. My hope is that from time to time you will let your minds be bold, and wear sombreros.

-Paul Freund




That diploma you hold in your hands today is really just your learner’s permit for the rest of the drive through life. Remember, you don’t have to be smarter than the next person, all you have to do is be willing to work harder than the next person.

-Jimmy Iovine




Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.

-Malcolm X



Graduation isn’t the closing of a door, It’s the opening of a thousand.

-Dan Schultz




Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.

-Senator Orrin Hatch




The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match, each one of you is a fuse.

-Ed Koch




Graduation is like the day of reckoning! you will be judge based on what you have planted. Graduation day is not a victory to celebrate! But a day to start again another beginning!

-Mark Alonzo




The tassel’s worth the hassle!