Quotation200 Graduation Quotes To Inspire Hope For The Future

200 Graduation Quotes To Inspire Hope For The Future

Hello Graduates! You have just graduated and now the world seems different to you suddenly. You are an adult now and this thought is exciting as well as scaring you. We have brought you this amazing collection of Graduation Quotes by famous authors, philosophers and other personalities to celebrate your graduation.

Graduation seems like an almost end to student life. It’s a departure from those lectures, canteen food, exciting events and gossip with friends.

Some of your friends are going for masters while some are applying for jobs and maybe some are confused between the two.

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The convocation event is going to be the last event you are attending at your university with your friends. You are actually going to throw your student life with your graduation caps.

Well! End to a journey is always beginning to another. We wish you all the best for your new journey. May life bring you all the adventure, enthusiasm and success.

Celebrate your graduation better with these famous Graduation Quotes and Sayings. Also wish your friends or relatives who have completed their Graduation with these famous Graduation Quotes.

Don’t forget to also read our collection of Perfection Quotes to help you reach your goals.

Graduation Quotes

  • “Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!” – Louisa May Alcott
  • “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” –Nelson Mandela
  • “Your life is your adventure. And the adventure ahead of you is a journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.” -Kerry Washington

Graduation Quotes

  • “You don’t go to university so you can punch a clock. You go to university so you can be in a position to make a difference.” -Janet Napolitano
  • “Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.” -Nora Ephron
  • “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget
  • “Always be the first-rate version of yourself, instead of the second-rate version of somebody else.”– Judy Garland
  • “If you’re not getting outside of your comfort zone, then you’re not growing.”- Chad E. Foster
  • “I’ve learned it’s important not to limit yourself. You can do whatever you really love to do, no matter what it is.” -Ryan Gosling
  • “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Proverb
  • “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have you, you will never, ever have enough.” -Oprah
  • “Your inexperience is an asset in that it will make you think in original, unconventional ways. Accept your lack of knowledge and use it as your asset.” -Natalie Portman
  • “You cannot dream of becoming something you do not know about. You have to learn to dream big. Education exposes you to what the world has to offer, to the possibilities open to you.” -Sonia Sotomayor
  • “In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.” -Kristian Kan
  • “It’s your turn to choose and define what success means to you. Now, others will try to define it for you, but yours is the only voice that matters.” – Octavia Spencer
  • Nobody else is paying as much attention to your failures as you are . . . to everyone else, it’s just a blip on the radar screen, so just move on. -Jerry Zucker
  • “I am here to tell you that whatever you think your dream is now, it will probably change. And that’s okay.” -Conan O’Brien
  • “Learn from every mistake because every experience, encounter, and particularly your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more who you are. And then figure out what is the next right move. And the key to life is to develop an internal moral, emotional G.P.S. that can tell you which way to go.” -Oprah
  • “If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses. So whatever your dream is right now, if you don’t achieve it you haven’t failed and you’re not some loser.” -Stephen Colbert
  • “Don’t be afraid of fear. Because it sharpens you, it challenges you, it makes you stronger; and when you run away from fear, you also run away from the opportunity to be your best possible self.”-Ed Helms
  • “It’s always a good move to listen to that inner voice…if it doesn’t lead to a crime.”– Lisa Kudrow
  • “Knowledge is not power. The implementation of knowledge is power.” -Larry Winget
Graduation Quotes about Knowledge
Graduation Quotes about Knowledge
  • “Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” -Henry Peter Brougham
  • “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”– Henry David Thoreau
  • “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” –Vidal Sassoon
  • “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
  •  “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
  • “Success doesn’t rush. The greatest reward is the journey.” – Jeff Moore
  • “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
  • “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  • “I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” – St. Jerome
  • “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso
  • “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford
Graduation Quotes
Graduation Quotes
  • “All our dreams can come true… if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  • “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown
  • “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill
  • “Don’t make excuses, don’t blame the past. The rest of your life can be the best of your life!” – Joel Osteen
  • “The world rewards those who take responsibility for their own success.” – Curt Gerrish

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College Graduation Quotes

  • “Real leadership comes from the quiet nudging of an inner voice. It comes from realizing that the time has come to move beyond waiting to doing.” -Madeleine Albright
  • “Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.” -Shonda Rhimes
  • “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
College Graduation Quotes
College Graduation Quotes
  • “You can’t do it alone. Be open to collaboration. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you. Spend a lot of time with them and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler
  • “When we show up, act boldly, and practice the best ways to be wrong, we fail forward. No matter where we end up, we’ve grown from where we began.” -Stacey Abrams
  • “I celebrate you as you remember the power of grace and pride, and I challenge you to choose freedom over fear.” -Janelle Monáe
  • “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” -John Dewey
  • “You could travel with the sheep, follow everybody else’s stuff, but then you’re not you. I guess if I want to say anything it’s ‘Be you.’ Be true to you, and that should make the ride a little more interesting.” – Whoopi Goldberg
  • “Success is nothing if you don’t have the right people to share it with; you’re just going to end up lonely.” –Selena Gomez
  • “The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away.” -Joy J. Golliver
  • “That clock you hear is the sound of your own heart. Sink your teeth into this life, and don’t get let go.” -Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • “No job or task is too small or beneath you. If you want to get ahead, volunteer to do the things no one else wants to do, and do it better.” -Bobbi Brown
  • “There will be times when your best isn’t good enough. There can be many reasons for this, but as long as you give your best you’ll be OK.” -Robert De Niro
  • “We may live in an age of instant messaging, instant gratification and Instagram, but there is no way to short circuit the path to success.” -Tory Burch

College Graduation Quotes

  • “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
  • “As you graduate, as you deal with your excitement and your doubts today, I urge you to try and create the world you want to live in. Minister to the world in a way that can change it. Minister radically in a real, active, practical, get your hands dirty way.” -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • “The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.” –Maya Angelou
  • “There is nothing more beautiful than finding your course as you believe you bob aimlessly in the current. Wouldn’t you know that your path was there all along, waiting for you to knock, waiting for you to become. This path does not belong to your parents, your teachers, your leaders, or your lovers. Your path is your character defining itself more and more everyday like a photograph coming into focus.” -Jodie Foster

Inspirational Graduation Quotes

  • “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis
  • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Gandhi

Inspirational Graduation Quotes

  • “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” –John Maxwell
  • “Kid, you’ll move mountains. Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so get on your way!”- Dr. Seuss
  • “Sucess is like a mountain that keeps growing ahead of you as you hike it… Err in the direction of kindness.” – George Saunders
  • “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
  • “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”– Albert Schweitzer
  • “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”– Winston Churchill
Inspiring Graduation Quotes
Inspiring Graduation Quotes
  • “It doesn’t matter that your dream came true if you spent your whole life sleeping.”- Jerry Zucker
  • “Not only can you not plan the impact you’re going to have, you often won’t recognize it when you’re having it.” – Dick Costolo
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing.” – Pele
  • “Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know it when you find it.” –Steve Jobs
  • “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison
  • “Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing by doing the things you are not supposed to do.” – Oprah Winfrey
Inspirational Graduation Quotes
Inspirational Graduation Quotes
  • “Don’t ever confuse the two, your life and your work. The second is only part of the first.” – Anna Quindlen
  • “Not only can you not plan the impact you’re going to have, you often won’t recognize it when you’re having it.” – Dick Costolo
  • “You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. You get to decide what to worship.” – David Foster Wallace
  • “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.” – JK Rowling
  • “You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”– Jim Carrey
  • “A world where men ran half our homes and women ran half our institutions would be just a much better world.” – Sheryl Sandberg
  • “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 bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye.”– Helen Keller
  • “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett
  • “The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.” – Edward Koch
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Inspirational Graduation Quotes

  • “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers
  • “Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.”– Kerry Washington
  • “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” -Malcolm X
  • “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
  • “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” –Mother Teresa
  • “So often in life things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great good fortune.” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • “It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.” -Eeyore
  • “When you leave here, don’t forget why you came.” -Adlai E. Stevenson
  • “Pick your profession like you would your soulmate. Marry the one that sets you on fire.” – Dr. Billy Aslbrooks

Inspirational Graduation Quotes

  • “Live all of your life. Understand it, see it, appreciate it. And have fun.” – Joss Whedon
  • “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Proud Graduation Quotes

  • “Don’t ever doubt yourselves or waste a second of your life. It’s too short and you’re too special.” -Ariana Grande
  • “Every day is a new opportunity to change your life and be who you want to be.” -Demi Lovato
  • “Remember this: You are awesome. I’m not suggesting you be boastful. No one likes that in men or women. But I am suggesting that believing in yourself is the first necessary step to coming even close to achieving your potential.” -Sheryl Sandberg
  • “Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.” –Michelle Obama
  • “Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.” -Michelle Obama
  • “The best remedy for those who are frightened, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be alone with the sky, nature, and God. For only then can you feel that everything is as it should be and that God wants people to be happy amid nature’s beauty and simplicity.” –Anne Frank
  • “I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” -Emma Stone
Proud Graduation Quotes
Proud Graduation Quotes
  • “You don’t have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you, and you already have.” -Meryl Streep
  • “Ignore the naysayers. Really the only option is: head down and focus on the job.” -Chris Pine
  • “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” -E. E. Cummings

Short Graduation Quotes

  • “Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.”- Senator Orrin Hatch
  • “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill
  • “The will to dare is the strength to act.”- Lailah Gifty Akita
  • “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.” – Ella Fitzgerald
Short Graduation Quotes
Short Graduation Quotes
  • “There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.” – Unknown
  • “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” –Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” -Oprah Winfrey
  • “To give any less than your best is to sacrifice a gift.” -Steve Prefontaine
  • “Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.” –Will Smith
  • “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” -Matt Bondi
  • “Showing up is 80 percent of life.”– Woody Allen
  • “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs
  • “Share your sparkle wherever you are.” – Dodinsky
  • “If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” -Ben Hogan
  • “This above all: To thine own self be true.” –William Shakespeare
  • “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” -Yoda
  • “Be bold, be courageous, be your best.” –Gabrielle Giffords
  • “It is absolutely still possible to make a difference.” -Michelle Obama

Short Graduation Quotes

  • “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser
  • “Every person you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.” -H Jackson Brown Jr.
  • “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”– Confucius
  • “The highest result of education is tolerance.” –Helen Keller
  • “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam
  •  “Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.” -Frederick W. Robertson
  • “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”– Milton Berle
  • “The important thing is not to stop questioning.”– Albert Einstein
  • “There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.” -Jennifer Aniston
  • “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”– Nelson Mandela

Short Graduation Quotes

  • “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Change takes courage.” -Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • “You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” -Mike Ditka
  • “Work so hard that you never have to introduce yourself.” -Gigi Hadid
  • “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” -Babe Ruth
  • “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” -Steven Jobs
  • “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” -Melinda Gates

Graduation Quotes for Instagram

  • “She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans.” -Kobi Yamada
  • “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” -C.S. Lewis
  • “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” -Oscar Wilde
  • “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible.'” -Audrey Hepburn
  • “A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” -Jack Dempsey
Graduation Quotes for Instagram
Graduation Quotes for Instagram
  • “Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” -Lady Gaga
  • “Be kind to yourself a little more every day.” -Dua Lipa
  • “You will screw it up sometimes.” – Taylor Swift
  • “It is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” -George Burns
  • “There’s always going to be someone who doesn’t like you.” -Ariana Grande
  • “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney
  • “Started from the bottom, now we’re here.” -Drake
  • “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Graduation Quotes for Instagram

  • “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Sun Tzu
  • “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” -Arthur Ashe

Funny Graduation Quotes

  • “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” -Joe Namath
  • “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky
  • “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” -Will Rogers
  • “Don’t allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on sunglasses.” -Lady Gaga
  • “Get busy living or get busy dying.” -Stephen King
  • “You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • “The road to success is always under construction.” -Lily Tomlin
  • “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” –Robin Williams
  • “Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.” -Jackson Browne
  • “We’re only here for so long. Be happy, man. You could get hit by a truck tomorrow.” -​Timothée Chalamet​

Final Words

Remember, Graduation may be an end to your student life but not an end to education.
Life has lots of lessons to offer you, keep the door of opportunities open so that you don’t miss any lesson.

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