159 Graduate School Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of graduate school quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about graduation.

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The Most Famous Graduate School Quotes (Best in 2024)

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

We don't stop going to school when we graduate. — Carol Burnett

Eight months later, having left Columbia, I was studying physics in a summer program and working in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics. — Sidney Altman

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

A couple of years I taught in graduate programs at NYU and Columbia, in the early eighties. — Russell Banks

I was planning to go into architecture. But when I arrived, architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead. On his college registration experience — Tom Selleck

It is soooooo necessary to get the basic skills, because by the time you graduate, undergraduate or graduate, that field would have totally changed from your first day of school. — Leigh Steinberg

You can take a school like the University of Colorado, with a selective admission standard. It has a better caliber student going in, so you ought to have a better caliber coming out. — Roy Romer

I went to graduate school at Harvard for one year I worked in the state legislature in Sacramento for one year. I taught school in Compton for two years. — Harry Shearer

It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global economy without a college degree. — Bobby Scott

Short Graduate School Quotes

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  • The most important day of a person's education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day. — Harry Wong
  • Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. — Ella Fitzgerald
  • Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars. — Richard Halliburton
  • You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. — Dr. Seuss
  • Success is the best revenge for anything. Keep ya head down and work hard to achieve. — Ed Sheeran
  • The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. — Ralph Washington Sockman
  • Medical school education and post graduate education emphasize thoroughness. — Ezekiel Emanuel
  • I wanted to be a marine biologist my whole life until I graduated high school. — Cobie Smulders
  • So basically, I graduated high school a semester early. — Jessica Szohr
  • Do not follow where the path may lead. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Top 10 Graduate School Quotes

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

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

The most important day of a person's education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day. — Harry Wong

Go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. — Neil Gaiman

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

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

Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated. — Erma Bombeck

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 A. Freund

I went to graduate school at Harvard for one year I worked in the state legislature in Sacramento for one year. I taught school in Compton for two years. — Harry Shearer

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

Graduate School Image Quotes

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Graduate school quote It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.

Inspirational Quotes

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Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there. — David Bowie

One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life. — Kahlil Gibran

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Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly — Paulo Coelho

Graduate school quote When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to l
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. — Helen Keller

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds — Paul the Apostle

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams

Graduate school quote Children are not a distraction from more inportant work. They are the most impor
Children are not a distraction from more inportant work. They are the most important work.

If God is for us, who can be against us? — Paul the Apostle

The POSITIVE THINKER sees the INVISIBLE, feels the INTANGIBLE, and achieves the IMPOSSIBLE. — Winston Churchill

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. — Madam C. J. Walker

Every day may not be good... but there's something good in every day — Alice Morse Earle

Graduation Quotes

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Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. — Steve Jobs

One of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates. — Fidel Castro

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

Graduate school quote It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. — Henry David Thoreau

Every person that you meet knows something you don't; learn from them. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having. — Frank Lloyd Wright

Graduate school quote I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Give me an Army of West Point graduates and I'll win a battle... Give me a handful of Texas Aggies and I'll win a war. — George S. Patton

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The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces. — Will Rogers

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

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. — Steve Jobs

Motivational Quotes

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You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. — C. S. Lewis

If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. — Madam C. J. Walker

I may not be a role model, but I most definitely could be motivation for a lot of people in the hoods. — Rick Ross

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Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. — Jim Ryun

No Fear, No Hesitation, No Surprise, No Doubt — Miyamoto Musashi

In time, all things work to your advantage when you pursue them with an open heart. — Miyamoto Musashi

Graduate school quote The difference between school and life? In school, you're thought a lesson and t
The difference between school and life? In school, you're thought a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. — Ayn Rand

For what it's worth, it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform, you've already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself. — Usain Bolt

Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny. — Aristotle

High School Graduation Quotes

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I thought I should go to New York because it was the place to go to study. I went and tried to get an application from the Juilliard School but they wouldn't even give me one because I didn't have my high school graduation. — Maureen Forrester

In fact, if they didn't let me commute, I would not have taken the role because I wanted to graduate high school with my classmates. I remember my agent's jaw dropping when I told him if I couldn't commute I didn't want the role. — Sarah Chalke

It is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o'clock. — Woody Allen

Graduate school quote True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class i
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.

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

At 20, I realized that I could not possibly adjust to a feminine role as conceived by my father and asked him permission to engage in a professional career. In eight months I filled my gaps in Latin, Greek and mathematics, graduated from high school, and entered medical school in Turin. — Rita Levi-Montalcini

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

Graduate school quote If you don't pass your values on to your kids, someone else will.
If you don't pass your values on to your kids, someone else will.

I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years. — Ray Bradbury

Nothing worth knowing can be taught. — Oscar Wilde

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

You'll never know what you're capable of if you don't try. — Sarah Michelle Gellar

Graduating High School Quotes

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My high school wasn't a big public school; it was tiny. There were 36 girls in my graduating class. We were a big group of girls that by the time senior year came along couldn't wait to get away from school fast enough but we loved each other. It's really fun to see the girls at reunions now. — Cecily von Ziegesar

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

Students are suffering under incredibly high tuitions and high student loan interest rates. They graduate from school, and they're having a very difficult time finding a job. They don't feel as though there are honest leaders who are listening to them, and who will be a part of the solution. — Tulsi Gabbard

Graduate school quote Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in high
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in high school.

Right after I graduated high school, I joined a sushi restaurant to learn how to make Japanese food. And then spent seven years. Then that time - that's enough. Then sushi restaurant - butchering fish and they make your body smell like fishy. — Masaharu Morimoto

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

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

Graduate school quote Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.

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

When nearly a third of our high school students do not graduate on time with their peers, we have work to do. We must design our middle and high schools so that no student gets lost in the crowd and disconnected from his or her own potential. — Christine Gregoire

Both of my parents graduated from high school, both attended college, both have government jobs now. They've always been very adamant about me finishing high school and finishing college. — Chance the Rapper

If American schooling is inadequate now, just imagine how much more obsolete it will be when today's kindergarten students graduate from high school in just 12 years. — Janet Napolitano

Inspirational High School Graduation Quotes

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Just the example Delaware State University graduates set by the way they live their lives, should be an inspiration to other high school students to go to Delaware State. — Michael N. Castle

In the world of entrepreneurs, you don't need a college education. You need a proper education. — Robert Kiyosaki

Life has a very simple plot: first you're here and then you're not. — Eric Idle

Graduate school quote It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

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

Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom. — Oprah Winfrey

Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead. — Nora Ephron

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

It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices. — Bill Cosby

People will frighten you about a graduation....They use words you don't hear often. — Bill Cosby

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

Graduating High School Seniors Quotes

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Openness isn't the end. It's the beginning. — Margaret Heffernan

I had only played five games in my senior year in high school. I was not large enough. Hell, when I graduated, I was about five foot four and weighed 120 pounds. I didn't go with the Dodgers until spring training of 1940 and I weighed all of 155 pounds soaking wet. — Pee Wee Reese

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

Without any formal personal finance instruction in our high school or college curricula, many college seniors who graduate in the red will continue to make common financial mistakes that only exacerbate their debt burdens. — Alexa Von Tobel

Good High School Graduation Quotes

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Your dynamic with everyone will change when you graduate high school. High school is a pit of despair. It's a swirling tornado of insecurities and there's really nothing good about it. — Kristen Bell

I've always been a creative speller and never achieved good grades in school. I graduated from high school but didn't have the opportunity to attend college, so I did what young women my age did at the time - I married. — Debbie Macomber

For people who aren't familiar with my background, I didn't graduate high school. My career high salary was about $200,000. My last position was about $122,000. For a guy without a high school diploma, that's pretty good. — Edward Snowden

Trust me, high school ends. You graduate and get away from all the people you never want to see again-it's all good. — Chad Michael Murray

I was an educated girl. I'd done very well in school. I had a good point average and graduated from USC as an English teacher. My dad didn't even finish high school. — Marlo Thomas

High School Graduation Speech Quotes

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Sometimes just being still is the best thing you can do for yourself. — Silas House

Be yourself, it's the best thing you can do. — Greyson Chance

Karate is the best thing you can do for your child. — Chuck Norris

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

When every high school graduate can spell the word, 'inauguration,' let's put lampshades on our heads and listen to his speeches until Obama's voice gives out. — Paula Poundstone

Grad School Quotes

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In 1975 I decided that there was no future in flying (airline jobs were impossible to get, and who wants a job where you are judged only by seniority?) and headed off to grad school. — W. Richard Stevens

My odyssey to become an astronaut kind of started in grad school, and I was working, up at MIT, in space robotics-related work; human and robot working together. — Michael J. Massimino

Compared to the typical Zim/Chomsky-spouting grad school clown, a trucker with a screaming eagle hat is a paragon of political nuance. — David Burge

You know what I'm great at? Trivial Pursuit. What good is that gonna do you in life? It has the word 'trivial' in the name. The game is basically telling you that you pursue trivial things. Trivial - as in not important. Trivial - as in maybe you should've gone to grad school. — Christian Finnegan

I spent many years in grad school in English, so I've read a lot in a variety of genres. But adventure fantasy is my bread and butter as a reader, and probably always will be. So it's only natural that I came to that genre as a writer. — Saladin Ahmed

Competition in rowing doesn't just come from other countries. It comes from Wall Street, med school, law school. You think Harvard and Princeton grads want to live in Chula Vista? — Mike Teti

In this knowledge-worker age, it's now increasingly tied to doing well in school so you can get into better grad schools so you can get better jobs - so the pressure to do well is really high. — Stephen Covey

I was a grad student at UC Berkeley when I bought my Apple II and it suddenly because a lot more interesting than school. — Andy Hertzfeld

I studied painting, sculpture and video in both undergrad and grad school, but I've always been more interested in music and I've always admired music that can evoke a cinematic experience. — Jorge Elbrecht

I got into [acting] so late because of sports. And then when I was in grad school, I sort of got lulled into basically forgetting I was black, in - meaning that everyone you play at a conservatory, 95 percent of the characters are non-black. — Mahershala Ali

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More Graduate School Quotes

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Even the best of Christians are troubled by the question, "Why does an almighty God send, or at least allow, suffering?" When you are nagged by thoughts like this, say to yourself, "I am still in elementary school. When I graduate from the university of Christian life, I will understand His ways better and doubts will cease. — Richard Wurmbrand

I invite you as a graduate to commit yourself, whatever your profession, to assist in building communities and to devote yourselves and the gifts you've been given, including your diploma from this school, to serving your communities. — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

If you want to be an anthropologist, you need to study physical anthropology specialized in bones. If you want to be a forensic chemist, get a degree in chemistry. Do you want to do DNA work? Get a degree in microbiology. And do well. Study hard and go to graduate school. — Kathy Reichs

What I am going to tell you about is what we teach our physics students in the third or fourth year of graduate school... It is my task to convince you not to turn away because you don't understand it. You see my physics students don't understand it... That is because I don't understand it. Nobody does. — Richard P. Feynman

I was an undergraduate at Princeton, and I was pressed by the math department to go on to graduate school. Actually they gave me fellowships that paid my way, otherwise I would not have been able to continue. — Alonzo Church

I was really desperate. I don't know if you can remember back that far, but when I went to graduate school they didn't want females in graduate school. They were very open about it. They didn't mince their words. But then I got in and I got my degree. — Shannon Lucid

I could be happy doing something like architecture. It would involve another couple of years of graduate school, but that's what I studied in college. That's what I always wanted to do. — Parker Stevenson

It was the beginning of film for television. So we had all of these great opportunities. Northwestern was probably the only major film school of its kind at the time that was graduating anybody important. — Richard Donner

I went back to graduate school with the clear intention that what I wanted to do with my life was to improve societies, and the way to do that was to find out what made economies work the way they did or fail to work. — Douglass North

I attended schools in Seattle through the University of Washington, from which I was graduated in 1931. I spent the next year at Northwestern University. — George Stigler

When I was three years old, I went to an orphanage, but because of the beatings, I ran away when I was five and lived alone by selling gum on the streets. For ten years, I lived like a fly. I was eventually able to graduate elementary and middle school through qualification examinations and the first thing that I ever liked was music. — Choi Sung-bong

My school was so tough the school newspaper had an obituary section. — Norm Crosby

In the school of the woods, there is no graduation day. — Horace Kephart

The function of the university is not simply to teach breadwinning, or to furnish teachers for the public schools, or to be a centre of polite society; if is, above all, to be the organ of that fine adjustment between real life and the growing knowledge of life, an adjustment from which forms the secret of civilization. — W. E. B. Du Bois

The modern school without systematic lectures turns out many graduates who lack retention. No sooner has the sound of the word left their teacher's lips, the subject has been forgotten. — Arturo Alfonso Schomburg

On graduating from school, a studious young man who would withstand the tedium and monotony of his duties has no choice but to lose himself in some branch of science or literature completely irrelevant to his assignment. — Charles-Augustin de Coulomb

I graduated in 1930 and I went up to the Yale Drama School for two years. — Albert Maltz

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