Graduation Quotes

Famous Graduation Quotes

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

— Carol Burnett

The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.

— Elizabeth Blackwell

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

Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.

— Robert Anthony

At 20, I realized that I could not possibly adjust to a feminine role as conceived by my father and asked him permission to engage in a professional career. In eight months I filled my gaps in Latin, Greek and mathematics, graduated from high school, and entered medical school in Turin.

— Rita Levi-Montalcini

It is virtually impossible to compete in today’s global economy without a college degree.

— Bobby Scott

Mentors provide professional networks, outlets for frustration, college and career counseling, general life advice, and most importantly, an extra voice telling a student they are smart enough and capable enough to cross the stage at graduation and land their first paycheck from a career pathway job.

— Gerald Chertavian

Yeah, I spent about 20 years in a dorm room. It took me a while to graduate.

— Douglas Wilson

I think about the milestones from my childhood and what it will be like to watch our kids go through them. Taking Riley to her first day of school was a whirlwind. I can’t imagine what middle school is going to be like, and high school, and graduation.

— Stephen Curry

I always wanted to have my own album released before I graduated from high school.

— Christina Aguilera

We had an argument, and he told me to be home at midnight, and I said no. And so when I did come home, the door was locked. And I had gotten a set of luggage for graduation that day, and it was on the front porch, packed. He thought that he was going to prove a point and I was going to say, ‘Oh, I’m sorry, Daddy, I’m sorry’.

— Delilah

Upon graduation, believe it or not, I had no job. I had no interviews. I had no prospects. I had no worries. What I did have, I had passion. I had enormous passion. I had passion for financial markets. I had fallen in love with financial markets.

— Gary Cohn

You know what has made me the happiest I’ve ever been? Seeing my son and daughter graduate from college. More than wanting them to be educated, I wanted them to be nice people. To see that they have become both is just a wonderful thing.

— Gil Scott-Heron

I went to my son’s graduation this weekend, and I heard a great quote I’ve never heard before from Albert Einstein. It was that the greatest danger to the world is not the bad people but it’s the good people who don’t speak out.

— Hamilton Jordan

So in my uncertainty, I went to graduate school and there it all happened.

— Ted Nelson

Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated.

— Erma Bombeck

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.

— Marian Wright Edelman

For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.

— Miguel de Cervantes

I don’t look to find an educated person in the ranks of university graduates, necessarily. Some of the most educated people I know have never been near a university.

— John Keegan

One of the first times I ever performed in front of a big group of people was at my kindergarten graduation. I did, like, a Michael Jackson impersonation as, like, a five year old. I had the suit and blazer, the glove and the fedora, and I just performed a whole Michael Jackson song. I’m sure it was ‘Smooth Criminal.’

— Chance The Rapper
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