Top 20 Graduation Quotes

Figuring out the next steps in your life will be easier with the motivation of these graduation quotes
Discover the best graduation quotes to begin your new life.


Graduation quotes

Graduation is an important step in life. When we graduate, we leave a period behind and we enter a whole new one: adulthood. We begin a new path and open new opportunities. What we do after graduation is what will determine the person we are going to become in the future.

This special time in our lives can sometimes be difficult to handle. That is why we have compiled the Top 20 Graduation Quotes for you to see a bright future and dream high.

1“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”

Alfred Mercier

2“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”

Henry Ford

3“Success doesn’t rush. The greatest reward is the journey!”

Jeff Moore

4"Be bold, be courageous, be your best."

Gabrielle Giffords

5“This is your time and it feels normal to you but really there is no normal. There’s only change, and resistance to it and then more change.”

Meryl Streep

6“Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.”

Salvador Dalí

7“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Nelson Mandela

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

Jerry Zucker

9“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”

Vincent Van Gogh

10“There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.”


11"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

C.S. Lewis

12“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

13“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”


14“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

15"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

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

Nora Ephron

17“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

18“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future.”


19“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”


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

Oprah Winfrey