Graduation quotes and sayings

Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.
Lucy Larcom

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Aristotle

Education make a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive, easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Lord Brougham

Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.
Jawaharlal Nehru

I disagree with a lot of those changes, however at the end of the day – I go down to recruit graduation at least once or twice a year.
R. Lee Ermey

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

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

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
James Madison

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
Bishop Mandell Creighton

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

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Pearl S. Buck

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

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

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

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
Jack Kennedy

People will frighten you about a graduation…. They use words you don’t hear often: “And we wish you Godspeed.” It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.
Bill Cosby

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

Your families are extremely proud of you. You can’t imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing. This would be a most opportune time to ask for money.
Gary Bolding

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

A milestone passed, new things begun, dreams as shining as the sun, a goal achieved, a victory won! That’s Graduation!
Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
Ralph Marston

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

The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.
Doug Larson

Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues.
Anonymous

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
B.F. Skinner

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

I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.
Fred Allen

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

The purpose of a liberal education is to make you philosophical enough to accept the fact that you will never make much money.
Anonymous

The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A few months after graduation I was working in films. It took off pretty quick.
Moira Kelly

You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.
John Updike

Life’s a game, all you have to do, is know how to play it.
Anonymous

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

To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.
A.A. Milne

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
Russell Green

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder.
Anonymous

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Joseph Addison

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