Graduation Quotes: It’s Only the Beginning

It’s the time of year that students have been waiting for since August—or maybe even their entire lives—graduation. All of their hard work has finally paid off: the late nights, the study groups, the countless hours in class, and they get to walk across that stage and receive their diploma. While most students see graduation as the finish-line in a long race, it’s really only the beginning.

After graduation is when a young adult’s life truly begins. The world is full of opportunities for them: will they go on to further their education, will they find their dream job, move cross-country, vacation overseas? The world is truly in the palm of their hands. We have put together some of our favorite graduation quotes for you.


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

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
– E. E. Cummings

“It is absolutely still possible to make a difference.”
– Michelle Obama

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
– Steve Jobs


 “Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams.”
– Patch Adams

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”
– Maya Angelou

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
– Alexander Graham Bell

“Everything is always working out for me. That’s my mantra—make it yours… Look at how many times you were worried and upset–and now you’re here today. You made it.”
– Oprah Winfrey


Quotes about Graduation

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

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
– Arthur Ashe

“The meaning of life is to find your gift; the purpose of life is to give it away.”
– Joy J. Golliver

““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. Then, by all means, you should follow that.”
– Ellen DeGeneres

Congratulations, graduate! Now go Live Your Dash! 

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