Whether you need graduation quotes for your own graduation or someone else's, sometimes it's easier to use the eloquence of others. The list below provides a wide range of quotes about graduation that can be used in nearly any graduation situation.
(For full citation information, please see details at the end of the article.)
"Anchors aweigh, my boys
Farewell to college joys,
We sail at break of day." -- Alfred Hart Miles, Anchors Aweigh (1)
"Experience is the only school from which no one graduates." (2)
"Wear your learning, like your watch in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one." -- Lord Chesterfield, Letters to his Son, February 22 1748 (3)
"The college student is apt to find that the beginning comes after the commencement is past." (2)
"The ideal gift for the high-school or college graduate is a job." (2)
(1): Bartlett, John. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Fifteenth Edition. Little, Brown, & Company. 1980.
(2): Esar, Evan. 20,000 Quips & Quotes. Barnes & Noble, Inc. 1995.
(3): The Oxford Essentials Quotations Dictionary, American Edition. Oxford University Press, Inc. 1998.