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Graduation quotes take me back to my graduation day. That day I had felt very proud of myself for finally receiving the degree for which I had worked so hard. For many individuals, your degree may seem ordinary and common. But for graduates, a degree represents years of hard work and pride. Every graduation quote I have read displays a different picture for the different moments we graduates have experienced. Graduation is like a ladder. It helps lead you towards your true potential and provides you with a token of achievement as well as a tool to face the world.

Graduation quotes help me reminisce on my schooling journey. Essentially graduation day represents a new beginning. Graduates leave their beloved college with lots of sweet, harsh, and challenging memories in their hearts. Apart from having subject education, they find the kid in them, gain maturity, blessings, and beloved buddies who have walked with them along the way. Graduation day brings all the emotions together. We are full of joy, excitement, hope however, we are sad at the same time. Graduation represents the end of an era, we leave our schools/colleges, friends and professors.

On my graduation, I recalled and acknowledged my entire college journey, right from my first step into college. I realized we were no less than a frog in a well when we were in school. It took me almost half of the year to adapt myself to the world beyond college. Life after school is not bound by many rules, as a result of which you are required to make decisions for yourself. While it may be difficult adjusting at first, changes like this are how we grow!

First-year taught me how to be independent and socialize in a more open environment. It also helped me make new friends and realize that my friends are essentially a reflection of myself. These friends become an inevitable part of your life – especially throughout your schooling journey! Second-year brought a new confidence in me. I felt more prepared in terms of college and learned how to be self-confident, as well as how to take a turn when you know you have taken the wrong path. My third year made me truly understand myself, which in turn, changed my perspective towards the world. In essence, schooling allows you to grow as a person and understand who you really are! Hence, in this article, I have selected some of the most inspiring graduation quotes to help revive the memories and connections from your school journey, or to send an inspiring message to your friends/family currently experiencing their graduation journey!

Here are 59 of the most encouraging graduation quotes for you to relive some of the most adorable moments of your life or for you to wish your fellow friends/family!

59 Most Motivating And Strong Graduation Quotes For You To Remember & Remind Your Loved Ones

  1. “My dear terrified graduates, you are about to enter the most uncertain and thrilling period of your lives.” –Lin-Manuel Miranda
  2. “Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.” –Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
  3. “Graduation is an exciting time. It marks both an ending and a beginning; it’s warm memories of the past and big dreams for the future.” -Unknown
  4. “Don’t buy society’s definition of success.” –Arianna Huffington
  5. “If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.” -Unknown
  6. “Graduation blessed me with enough strength to be a pillar to endorse the bridges of my success and failure.” –Rahul Bansal
  7. “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” –Michael Phelps
  8. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” –Sam Levenson
  9. . “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” –Lance Armstrong
  10. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” =Christopher Columbus
  11. “The first and greatest victory is to conquer self.” –Plato
  12. “I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.” –Martha Stewart
  13. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ” –Les Brown
  14. “Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” –Henry Peter Brougham
  15. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.
  16. “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
  17. “Struggling to decide what to do after graduation is, and always will be, a sort of rite of passage to the next phase of your life.” –Gloria Davidson
  18. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” –Nelson Mandela
  19. “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” –Francis Bacon
  20. “Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.” –Leonardo da Vinci
  21. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” –Dr. Seuss
  22. “Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.” –Frederick W. Robertson
  23. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” –Les Brown
  24. “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
  25. “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” –Jim Rohn
  26. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” –Confucius
  27. “When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.” –Lolly Daskal
  28. “Success doesn’t rush. The greatest reward is the journey.” –Jeff Moore
  29. “The highest result of education is tolerance.” –Helen Keller
  30. “You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” –Jim Carrey
  31. “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” –Oprah Winfrey
  32. “As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own.” –Michael Dell
  33. “There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.” –Jennifer Aniston
  34. “Don’t ever confuse the two, your life and your work. The second is only part of the first.” –Anna Quindlen
  35. “You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. You get to decide what to worship.” –David Foster Wallace
  36. “Every person you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.” –H Jackson Brown Jr.
  37. “Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!” –Louisa May Alcott
  38. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” –Martin Luther King Jr.
  39. “You cannot dream of becoming something you do not know about. You have to learn to dream big. Education exposes you to what the world has to offer, to the possibilities open to you.” –Sonia Sotomayor
  40. “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” –Benjamin Franklin
  41. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” –Mark Twain
  42. “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” –Albert Einstein
  43. “Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing by doing the things you are not supposed to do.” –Oprah
  44. “As you set off into the world, don’t be afraid to question your leaders.” –Will Ferrell
  45. “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
  46. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” –H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  47. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” –B.B. King
  48. “Here is what I’ve learned: 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. It takes hard work, tenacity and patience.” –Tory Burch
  49. “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” –Alfred Mercier
  50. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” –Arthur Ashe
  51. “Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.” –Kerry Washington
  52. “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” –Thomas Jefferson
  53. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” –Babe Ruth
  54. “You’re going to fall down, but the world doesn’t care how many times you fall down, as long as it’s one fewer than the numbers of times you get back up.” –Aaron Sorkin
  55. “Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.”Arnold Schwarzenegger
  56. “The unfortunate, yet truly exciting thing about your life, is that there is no core curriculum. The entire place is an elective” –Jon Stewart.
  57. “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.” –Betty Reese
  58. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm” –Winston Churchill


Rahul Bansal
Rahul Bansal

Rahul is a freelance author, chemist, a teacher and has a lot of passion for spirituality, humanity & self-development. Being in the writing industry for many years, Rahul has a plethora of knowledge which he loves to share and discuss with his readers. He loves to write about self-improvement and share quotes he finds inspiring.

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    12:56 AM, 19 February 2021

    Very nice quotes 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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