Inspirational Graduation Quotes

Graduation, for many, is a life turning moment. As these graduation quotes will show, learning doesn’t stop once you’re done with school. If anything, the real learning is just beginning. You gain mostly book smarts in school but in life, you’ll learn life smarts. Life itself is a massive education system where the only way you’ll be able to keep up is if you continually learn and grow. I hope these quotes about graduation will inspire you to continue learning well after school is out of session.

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.” – Oscar Wilde

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

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

“There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.” – John Adams

“The best of all things is to learn. Money can be lost or stolen, health and strength may fail, but what you have committed to your mind is yours forever.” – Louis L’Amour

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

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss

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

“Education is not filling a pail, but lighting a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

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

“Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” – Wendy Wasserstein

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

“Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.” – Sarah Caldwell

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