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Fun Graduation Quotes

Published May 29, 2013        by Sarah

fun graduation quotesGraduation is a time of great joy. Students look forward to moving away from the books and onto the career of their choice. It’s time to let loose and party! Send a graduation gift with a card that really gets their attention with a fun quote.

Here are some quotes from that are perfect to include in a card to a graduate in your life. (These quotes are all in the public domain, so you are free to use them as you like.)

Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors. - Louisa May Alcott

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

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future. – Plato

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. - Anthony J. D'Angelo

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 Orben

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

Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed. - Erma Bombeck

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

Still stumped for the right words to include in a card for that special graduate in your life? offers some more famous quotes that you can use, along with many others. Here are just a few.

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. --Barbara Bush

There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live. -- John Adams

At my graduation, I thought we had to marry what we wished to become. Now you are becoming the men you once would have wished to marry. --Gloria Steinem

When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have become old. --Bill Clinton

Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.--Garry Trudeau

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

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. --Judy Garland

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

Graduation is such a fun time in a student’s life. It’s a time to celebrate accomplishments and let loose. So be sure you include a fun quote in your graduation card. Other things you might want to include are a few crisp bills to set the student on their way or a gift certificate or gift card to a store that the student loves. It’s always fun to give someone a gift card so they can use it right away to select the items they really want. As you can imagine, this is a popular congratulations gift among new graduates.