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Graduation Quotes - Education Quotes

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

Quotes for graduation about education, life, and the commencement ceremony. May you find just the right inspirational or funny graduation quote for your speech or happy graduation card in these college and high school graduation quotes 2013.

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Quotes about Education


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

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

The purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts ...
it is to teach them to think.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
- Napoleon Hill

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

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

Education ... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

Education is not the answer to the question.
Education is the means to the answer to all questions.
- William Allin

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
- Albert Einstein

Your example is far more influential and inspiring than any words of instruction,
or threats, or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.
- Mark Twain

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and then starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
- C. S. Lewis

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
- Chinese Proverb

Graduation Quotes - Advice for Graduates - Quotes for Graduation

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, 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 (Stanford Commencement Speech 2005)

What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us.
The greatest university of all is the collection of books.
- Thomas Carlyle

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money,
than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill.
It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past ... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.
And so it is with you ... we are in charge of our attitudes.
- Charles Swindoll

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are Powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous proverb

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain.
- Vivian Greene

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things that 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

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that
most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year -
and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
- Tony Robbins

Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

The importance of history is in it's educational value for our lives today, not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Quotes about Graduation

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

Enjoy yourself.
These are the good old days you're going to miss in the years ahead.
- Anonymous

Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Funny Graduation Quotes

All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder.
- Anonymous

If a man is a fool, you don't train him out of being a fool by sending him to university.
You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous.
- Desmond Bagley

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 Purvis

Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
- Mark Twain

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Life is like a sewer... what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
- Tom Lehrer


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