70+ Best High School Graduation Quotes: Exclusive Selection

High school is a school in the US for older children, usually children from grades 9-12, or aged approximately 14-18. Profoundly inspirational high school graduation quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

If you’re searching for famous education quotes and popular graduation quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of profound high school quotes, amazing sharing knowledge quotes and top classmates quotes.

Famous High School Graduation Quotes

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. Steve Jobs

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. e. e. cummings

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. Vince Lombardi

The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change. Maya Angelou

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Beverly Sills

A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep. W. H. Auden

Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Neil Gaiman

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. David Frost

Harry taught me that death isn’t the end, it’s the beginning. Jennifer Love Hewitt

To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say, well done. And to the C students, I say, you too can be president of the United States. George W. Bush

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

If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. Patch Adams

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted. John Lennon

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius

Make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Neil Gaiman

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Derek Bok

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. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go. Dr. Seuss

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught. Ambrose Bierce

Listen. I may not be much, but I’m all I’ve got. Maybe you need a magnifying glass to find my face in my high school graduation photo. Maybe I haven’t got any family or friends. Yes, yes, I know all that. But, strange as it might seem, I’m not entirely dissatisfied with life… I feel pretty much at home with what I am. I don’t want to go anywhere. I don’t want any unicorns behind fences. Haruki Murakami

Success is the best revenge for anything. Keep ya head down and work hard to achieve. Ed Sheeran

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

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. George Washington Carver

Inspirational High School Graduation Quotes

The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse. Ed Koch

A modern school where football is taught. Ambrose Bierce

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined… Henry David Thoreau

Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value. Look around at how people want to get more out of life than they put in. A man of value will give more than he receives. Be creative, but make sure that what you create is not a curse for mankind. Albert Einstein

The things taught in schools & colleges are not an education but the means of education. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after. Newton D. Baker

If you feel that you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you. Robert F. Goheen

We do not remember days, we remember moments. Cesare Pavese

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘commencement exercises’. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning. Orrin Hatch

You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best you in existence. Zig Ziglar

Name it… and if you can dream it… you can achieve it. Wayne Dyer

Live all of your life. Understand it, see it, appreciate it. And have fun. Joss Whedon

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon

Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning. Orrin Hatch

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Seuss

At my high school graduation, I graduated from home school, so it was pregnant teens and gang members. But, when I got on stage, there were kids in the background who all screamed, Marry me!, very loud. Portia de Rossi

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

All successful people, men and women, are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose. Brian Tracy

Don’t settle, as with all matters of the heart you’ll know when you find it Steve Jobs

Always be a first-rate version of yourself. Audrey Hepburn

What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. Eleanor Powell

Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. Conan O’Brien

Amazing High School Graduation Quotes

If you can dream it, you can achieve it. Zig Ziglar

We believed we could prepare our kids for a more competitive world. And today, our younger students have earned the highest math and reading scores on record. Our high school graduation rate has hit an all-time high. And more Americans finish college than ever before. Barack Obama

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi

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

Nothing worth knowing can be taught. Oscar Wilde

My favorite animal is the turtle. The reason is that in order for the turtle to move, it has to stick its neck out. Ruth Westheimer

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. B. F. Skinner

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. Sydney J. Harris

No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. Taylor Swift

Openness isn’t the end. It’s the beginning. Margaret Heffernan

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss

You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous! Gabby Douglas

You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. David Lloyd George

Those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter. Bernard Baruch

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Ella Fitzgerald

An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest education who does not know how to meditate. Charles Stanley

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

Do not follow where the path may lead. Ralph Waldo Emerson

We have been friends together In sunshine and in shade. Caroline Norton

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It was only when I finished the course and left my graduation diploma on the bus that I realized I’d become an actor. James D’arcy

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. Wayne Dyer

Living well is the best revenge.If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Max Eastman

Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars. Richard Halliburton

Throw in the intensity of emotions that come with that bittersweet summer sandwiched between high school graduation and the rest of your life. Emily Giffin

People will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Milton Berle

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