Graduation Planning

Graduation Quote Ideas


Graduation time brings up a flurry of emotions for everyone involved and including quotes in your graduation announcement is the perfect way to express how you feel about your accomplishments and beginning of your new journey.

Always here to help, we have compiled a list of of our favorite graduation quotes. The quotes are split into three sections: inspirational graduation quotes, religious and biblical graduation quotes, and funny graduation quotes. You're sure to find just the right words to make the perfect graduation announcements and invitations.


Biblical Graduation Quotes

There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path. -Proverbs 23:18-19

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. -Jeremiah 29:11

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. -Proverbs 3:5-7a

Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. -Joshua 1:7-9

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. -Isaiah 40:31

The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace. -Numbers 6:24-26

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. -Isiah 43:19

And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God. -Colossians 1:10

Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. -Timothy 4:12

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. -Psalm 119:105


Inspirational Graduation Quotes

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. —Mark Twain

Brothers and sisters, now is not the time for thinking small. -Senator Bernie Sanders

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life that you have imagined. -Henry David Thoreau

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

If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done. -Thomas Jefferson

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go. -Dr. Seuss

Now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make good art. -Neil Gaiman

Share your sparkle wherever you are. -Dodinsky

All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them. -Walt Disney


Funny Graduation Quotes

As you set off into the world, don’t be afraid to question your leaders. But don’t ask too many questions at one time or that are too hard because your leaders get tired and/or cranky. -Will Farrell

If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you'll be fired with enthusiasm. -Vince Lombardi

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. -Vidal Sassoon

You are graduating from college. That means that this is the first day of the last day of your life. No, that's wrong. This is the last day of the first day of school. Nope, that's worse. This is a day. -Andy Samburg

Now that you’ve graduated, just remember: Bosses don’t usually accept notes from your mother. -Melanie White

The unfortunate, yet truly exciting thing about your life, is that there is no core curriculum. The entire place is an elective. -Jon Stewart

Try putting your iPhones down every once in a while and look at people’s faces. -Amy Poehler

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car. But if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. -Theodore Roosevelt

And if someone does offer you a job, say yes. You can always quit later. Then at least you’ll be one of the unemployed as opposed to one of the never-employed. Nothing looks worse on a resume than nothing. - Steven Colbert


Wow. I feel ready to take on the world after reading these. Hopefully, this amazing list of everything from religious graduation quotes to hilarious graduation quotes will help you craft wonderful graduation invitations and announcements. This is a special time. Make sure you celebrate with a special quote.

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