Graduating High School Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old graduating high school quotes, graduating high school sayings, and graduating high school proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Don't always worry what your next line is going to be. Dick Costolo
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself. Alan Alda
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
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
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
When you leave here, don't forget why you came. Adlai Stevenson
The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse. Edward Koch
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France
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
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. David Lloyd George
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E. Cummings
The morning after my high-school graduation found me up early job hunting. The dream of college I put on the back burner. Martha Reeves
Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. Arnold Schwarzenegger
For the most important decisions in your life, trust your intuition, and then work with everything you have, to prove it right. Tim Cook
Life has a very simple plot: first you're here and then you're not. Eric Idle
That diploma you hold in your hands today is really just your learner's permit for the rest of the drive through life. Remember, you don't have to be smarter than the next person, all you have to do is be willing to work harder than the next person. Jimmy Iovine
Life is an improvisation. You have no idea what's going to happen next and you are mostly just making things up as you go along. Stephen Colbert
Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead. Nora Ephron
Graduation is a time of completion, of finishing, of an ending, however, it is also a time of celebration of achievement and a beginning for the new graduate. Catherine Pulsifer
At commencement you wear your square-shaped mortarboards. My hope is that from time to time you will let your minds be bold, and wear sombreros. Paul Freund
There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ' commencement exercises'. Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning. Orrin Hatch
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D'Angelo
I will reach for the stars no matter how hard it seems, and fly like a bird with the knowledge this journey brings. Semetra C. Vanison
You can accomplish wonders through focus and persistence. Over time, the fruits of your efforts will multiply to yield a luxuriant carpet of achievement. Gina Mohammed, Ph. D.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
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
The first of many graduations of life. From elementary school to senior school, each one holds successes for you to enjoy. Catherine Pulsifer
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Henry David Thoreau
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
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future. Plato
The unfortunate, yet truly exciting thing about your life, is that there is no core curriculum. The entire place is an elective. Jon Stewart
Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that. Ellen DeGeneres
Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life. Frederick W. Robertson
Not graduating high school on time leads to fewer chances of attending college and obtaining good paying jobs, and creates instead higher chances of incarceration and unemployment. Al Sharpton
Graduating high school was really emotional for me. I'd obviously made a huge thing out of what that experience was for me, and saying goodbye to it was very weird. So I had to be like, boom, onward and upward. Tavi Gevinson
Look in the mirror tonight. Who is that man? Who is that woman? She is the work of your life. He is its greatest glory. Anna Quindlen
Young ladies and gentlemen, this is not your world yet. You have to make it. Bill Cosby
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
It is critical that you continually assess where you are in all facets of your life, determine where you want to go, and set goals that you wish to achieve. But remember, achieving your goals is not your destination, just part of your journey. Florence Griffith Joyner
Gaining knowledge is our only hope for survival. Passing that knowledge on to future generations is our most important challenge. George Lucas
My job is to bore you and let the hardness of your seat and the warmth of your robe prepare you for what is to come. William McNeill
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
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
As you take leave of your school, as you graduate into a new life of the mind, may each of you ask yourself this: What am I doing to increase the sum hope of the world? What am I doing to teach someone else what I have learned? Arthur Burns
Education should be a lifelong process, the formal period serving as a foundation on which life's structure may rest and rise. Robert H. Jackson
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. B. F. Skinner
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
Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. Christian D. Larson
Incredible as it may sound, of the over 3.7 million high school graduates this year, less than 2% can tell you what a fax machine is, name a Caucasian president, or know who Derek Zoolander was! Matt Lauer
It's a time for joy, a time for tears / A time we'll treasure through the years / We'll remember always / Graduation day. / Though we leave in sorrow / All the joys we've known / We can face tomorrow / Knowing we'll never walk alone. / When the ivy walls are far behind / No matter where our paths may wind / We'll remember always / Graduation day. Miri Ben-Ari; Kanye Omari West; John R. Stephens
It's your Graduation Day today / And you look so happy / Today is the day / Cheer and dance with your friends (go ahead) / Today is your special day / Your tears and sweat are at an end / Today marks your arrival / You sacrificed so many nights / You deserve that giant title / You have earned the right. Sam Speron
It's a revelation, / Celebration, / Graduation, / Times collide, / Watch the world awaken / All the past regrets from days gone by, / Let it go, / Let it die. Adam Wakeman; John Osbourne; Kevin Churko