201 Graduation Quotes – Inspiration For High School & College Students

 

Inspirational Graduation Quotes For High School and College Students

 

“The most joyful, dynamic, and contented people of this world are no different from you or me in terms of their makeup. We are flesh and bones. We all come from the same universal source. However, the ones who do more than just exist, the ones who fan the flames of their human potential and truly savor the magical dance of life do different things than those whose lives are ordinary.”

– Robin Sharma

Graduation Quotes For College Students

Inspirational Graduation Quotes For High School and College Students: Graduation is the successful completion of a course of study at a university, college, or school, for which students receive a degree or diploma. The graduation ceremony itself is also sometimes called: commencement, convocation, or invocation, and the date of graduation is often called graduation day.

Graduation is an important and memorable chapter in the life of every student as it evokes a sense of significant accomplishment. It is a time to celebrate all of the hard work they have put into their education. It brings new growth opportunities and helps them to erect a strong foundation for their bright future.

Today we have brought some highly inspiring graduation quotes, including high school graduation quotes and college graduation quotes for the students studying in the various educational institutions around the world. We hope these inspirational graduation quotes will help you to pursue your lofty ambitions and make life a huge success.

 

What if you could choose not to let troubles get to you? What if you could work your way through them while remaining positive and joyful? Life’s difficulties do not need your help. They are difficult on their own, without you adding to them. So make the choice not to add to them. Acknowledge their reality, deal effectively with them, but do not allow them to pull you down. The way you feel is the way you choose to feel. Choose to feel powerful, choose to feel in control, choose to feel purposeful, abundant, and joyful because, at the heart of you, you are. The living spirit in you is stronger than any trouble you will ever encounter. Remember that, feel its truth, and live your joy no matter what.

– Ralph Marston

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

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 number of times you get back up.

– Aaron Sorkin

We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.

– J. K. Rowling

Even the smallest of thoughts have the potential to become the biggest of successes. All you have to do is get up and get going.

– Anonymous

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

– Napoleon Hill

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

– Jon Stewart

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.

– Les Brown

Keep running; keep dreaming, keep alive the flame of hope; defeat and despair will not catch up with you.

– Bangambiki Habyarimana

If you haven’t been able to achieve something, today is the best time to start working towards it again.

– Anonymous

The old rules are crumbling and nobody knows what the new rules are. So make up your own rules.

– Neil Gaiman

I know you are tired. I know you are physically and emotionally drained. But you have to keep going.

– Anonymous

The line between failure and success is so fine… that we are often on the line and do not know it.

– Elbert Hubbard

Feeling fear is human, but conquering it will make you feel empowered, courageous, and proud.

– Alex Niles

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

– Newton D. Baker

Through hard work and education, we can deliver a strong economy and opportunity for all.

– Julia Gillard

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

– James M. Barrie

Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.

– Anonymous

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

– C. S. Lewis

The important thing is not to stop questioning.

– Albert Einstein

 

Good Graduation Quotes To Inspire Young Minds With Images

Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

– Steve Jobs

It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.

– Cesar Chavez

It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you implement that effort into your life… every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.

– Jillian Michaels

You can’t stop Greatness; you can only try to delay it. And when you try to delay it, it just gets Greater because it gains new strength.

– Tiffany Winfree

Fear is a powerful weapon. It can excite and motivate, and it can get people to yell and to scream. But fear has never created a job.

– Andrew Cuomo

For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.

– Jack Canfield

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.

– Zig Ziglar

Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.

– Anonymous

Fortune does favor the bold, and I promise that you will never know what you’re capable of unless you try.

– Sheryl Sandberg

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

– Oprah Winfrey

You were put on this Earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.

– Steve Maraboli

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. So think happy and positive.

– Marcus Aurelius

In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.

– Kristian Kan

If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.

– Jim Rohn

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be.

– Sonia Ricotti

Your education has prepared you for whatever happens.

– Roderick R. Paige

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

– Orrin G. Hatch

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

– Lance Armstrong

Keep moving forward.

– Walt Disney

 

Best Graduation Quotes To Inspire Hope For The Future

A favorable or unfavorable circumstance is a conception of your own mind. The same circumstance appears favorable to one and unfavorable to another. Even to you, a certain circumstance may appear favorable at one time and unfavorable at another. The likes and dislikes of your own mind are responsible for presenting a situation as favorable or otherwise.

– Anonymous

Dream big. Work hard. Think for yourself. Love everything you love, everyone you love, with all your might. And do so, please, with a sense of urgency, for every tick of the clock subtracts from fewer and fewer.

– David McCullough Jr.

Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.

– Virgil Thomson

It is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o’clock.

– Woody Allen

Having a rough morning? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? That’s called purpose. You’re alive for a reason. Don’t give up.

– Joyce Meyer

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

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

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old; they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.

– Gabriel García Márquez

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.

– Mark Caine

Another day, another blessing, and another chance at life. Take nothing for granted and think of every breath as a gift.

– Rashida Rowe

Man’s greatness consists in his ability to do, and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.

– Frederick Douglass

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

When you find yourself in the thickness of pursuing a goal or dream, stop only to rest. Momentum builds success.

– Suzy Kassem

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

– Christopher Columbus

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right.

– Zig Ziglar

I have lots of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.

– Oprah Winfrey

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

– Confucius

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in.

– Hillary Clinton

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

– Napoleon Hill

There is no traffic jam along the extra mile.

– Roger Staubach

 

Inspirational Quotes For Graduation To Give You Confidence

Of course fear does not automatically lead to courage. Injury does not necessarily lead to insight. Hardship will not automatically make us better. Pain can break us or make us wiser. Suffering can destroy us or make us stronger. Fear can cripple us, or it can make us more courageous. It is resilience that makes the difference.

– Eric Greitens

Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.

– Anne Frank

Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.

– Ellen DeGeneres

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.

– Henry David Thoreau

Challenges and obstacles are a part of life. They make us stronger and build character. If life were easy it would be boring and you would never grow.

– Anonymous

So many of our dreams first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

– Christopher Reeve

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.

– John C. Maxwell

Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.

– Roopleen Kaur

Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.

– Kerry Washington

If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.

– Thomas Jefferson

There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.

– Brian Tracy

Surround yourself with doers. Be around people who demonstrate their boldness.

– Wayne W. Dyer

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

– Rosalynn Smith Carter

It doesn’t matter that your dream came true if you spent your whole life sleeping.

– Jerry Zucker

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

– John Wooden

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

– Babe Ruth

Make the most of yourself, for that, is all there is of you.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

We don’t stop going to school when we graduate.

– Carol Burnett

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.

– Plutarch

Share your sparkle wherever you are.

– Dodinsky

 

Graduation Quotes To Inspire Success With Beautiful Pictures

My favorite animal is the turtle. The reason is that in order for the turtle to move, it has to stick its neck out. There are going to be times in your life when you’re going to have to stick your neck out. There will be challenges and instead of hiding in a shell, you have to go out and meet them.

– Ruth Westheimer

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

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.

– Mary Pickford

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

Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.

– Denzel Washington

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

If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. if you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

– Zig Ziglar

To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.

– Anatole France

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do and then do it.

– Henry Ford

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

– Albert Einstein

Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out.

– Art Linkletter

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

– Robin Williams

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

– Louisa May Alcott

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

– Samuel Beckett

No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.

– Lupita Nyong’o

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

– Dr. Seuss

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

– Duke Ellington

Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.

– Chris Grosser

Be so good they can’t ignore you.

– Steve Martin

Trust the process of life.

– Tony Wroten

 

Inspirational Graduation Quotes For High School & College Girls

When you start to feel like things should have been better this year, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here. They are not accidents and those moments weren’t in vain. You are not the same you have grown and you are growing you are breathing, you are living. You are wrapped in endless boundless grace. And things will get better. There is more to you than yesterday.

– Morgan Harper Nichols

Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.

– Jim Carrey

Today is a milestone. It tells you how far you’ve come. Keep learning, keep trying, keep accomplishing, and keep venturing on through your journey. Congratulations!

– Anonymous

What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.

– Rick Warren

Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.

– Kevin Ngo

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

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

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

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

– Dr. Seuss

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

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

– Melanie White

Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age.

– Jon Stewart

Nothing is more impressive than a person who is secure in the unique way God made her.

– Anonymous

The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible.

– Ram Dass

If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.

– Gurbaksh Chahal

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.

– Frank A. Clark

Nothing is going to be handed to you. You have to make things happen.

– Florence Griffith Joyner

Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.

– Frederick W. Robertson

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

– Og Mandino

Do or do not. There is no try.

– Yoda

 

Graduations Quotes For Your Son and Daughter With Images

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.

– Michelle Obama

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

– George Washington Carver

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, Michael Angelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

– Khalil Gibran

The only thing you can do in this life is to pursue your passions, celebrate your bloopers and never stop following your fear.

– Grace Helbig

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.

– Thomas J. Watson

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.

– Earl Nightingale

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

Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.

– Arnold Schwarzenegger

What is considered impossible is someone else’s opinion. What is possible is my decision.

– Idowu Koyenikan

Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.

– Wendy Wasserstein

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it turned into a butterfly.

– Chuang Tzu

You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.

– Marianne Williamson

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

– Ayn Rand

Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.

– Erich Fromm

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

– Nora Ephron

Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.

– John Wooden

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

– Steve Jobs

How we do anything, is how we do everything.

– Martha Beck

 

Short High School Graduation Quotes That Will Motivate You

Decide to do the things you know you should be doing rather than walking the path of least resistance. Start to fight the gravitational force of your bad habits and weaker impulses just as a rocket rises above the force of gravity to enter the realm of the heavens. Push yourself. You cannot change your world in a day. As we grow great by degrees.

– Robin Sharma

How to stop being miserable: don’t use the past as an excuse, stop watching the news, start telling the truth, drop toxic people, avoid outrage culture, meditate, take on new responsibilities, make everything around you better. You don’t have to be miserable.

– Carlos Del Valle

Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.

– Harold B. Melchart

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.

– Nora Roberts

It takes energy, mental toughness, and spiritual reinforcement to successfully deal with life’s opportunities and to reach your objectives.

– Zig Ziglar

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

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

– Earl Nightingale

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

– Edward Koch

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.

– Robert Louis Stevenson

When you start each day with a grateful heart, light illuminates from within.

– Anonymous

The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create.

– Leonard I. Sweet

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

– Simone de Beauvoir

If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

– W. Somerset Maugham

The world rewards those who take responsibility for their own success.

– Curt Gerrish

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.

– Sam Levenson

You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.

– Benjamin Franklin

Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.

– John Assaraf

Life is a teacher. We are the student.

– Lailah Gifty Akita

 

Graduation Quotes To Inspire You As You Enter The Real World

To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about everyday hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It’s about embracing the pain that you’ll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.

– Summer Sanders

Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.

– Muhammad Ali

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation.

– Pearl S. Buck

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized, and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.

– Michael J. Fox

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance. Never settle for the path of least resistance.

– Lee Ann Womack

Recognizing and dealing with your fears requires courage, inner strength, and strong self-esteem.

– Sandra V. Abell

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

– Judy Garland

I guess what I have always wanted was someone who loves me enough to match my effort.

– R. H. Sin

Don’t make excuses, don’t blame the past. The rest of your life can be the best of your life!

– Joel Osteen

Just in case no one has told you today. I believe in you, and you’re doing great.

– Anonymous

Graduation isn’t the end of a tough journey. It is the beginning of a beautiful one…

– Anonymous

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.

– Roger Babson

Certain things catch your eye but pursue only those that capture the heart.

– Ancient Indian Proverb

You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.

– Stephen King

Wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction.

– George Horace Lorimer

Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.

– Solomon Short

The highest result of education is tolerance.

– Helen Keller

Rise up and attack the day with enthusiasm.

– Anonymous

Make them stop and stare.

– Anonymous

 

College Graduation Quotes To Make You Wiser With Pictures

No matter what happens to you in your life, you alone have the capacity to choose your response to it. When you form the habit of searching for the positive in every circumstance, your life will move into its highest dimensions. This is one of the greatest of all natural laws.

– Robin Sharma

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

– George Herbert

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

Remember who you really are today. Know that you too have the power to overcome anything you may be facing. It’s time for you to Rise and Shine.

– Anonymous

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.

– Carl G. Jung

The sweetest moment in life comes not with the greetings you receive but with the thought that someone wishes the best for you.

– Anonymous

In the big leagues, everyone has the ability. It always comes down to mind games. Whoever is more mentally strong wins.

– Muhammad Ali

Graduates, you were born to be uncommon. Today I encourage you to leave your mark, I challenge you to shake up the world.

– Marilyn Luscombe

We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

– Barbara De Angelis

There is no passion to be found in playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

– Nelson Mandela

No matter how good or bad your life is, wake up each morning and be thankful that you still have one.

– Paul Walker

The past gave us experience and made us wiser so that we can create a beautiful and brighter future.

– Debasish Mridha

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

– Mark Twain

Kid, you’ll move mountains. Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so get on your way!

– Dr. Seuss

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.

– Gautama Buddha

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.

– St. Jerome

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.

– Maya Angelou

Never doubt your abilities, believe in yourself.

– Catherine Pulsifer

Nothing is impossible when God is on your side.

– Jesus Christ

We hope these inspiring graduation quotes will give students the support and guidance they need during this difficult time while celebrating their remarkable achievement: finally reaching graduation. Please tell us in the comment section below which of the high school and college graduation quotes was your favorite?

“Everyone on this planet is a wonder of this world. Every one of us is a hero in some way or another. Every one of us has the potential for extraordinary achievement, happiness, and lasting fulfillment. All it takes are small steps in the direction of our dreams.”

– Robin Sharma

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