40 Graduation Quotes: Funny, Inspirational, and Unique Messages Included

Graduation celebrations might be a little different this year with more and more students attending the convocation ceremony over digital screens. However, it is a  special moment in a student's life and that’s why parents, families, and teachers search for funny, unique, and inspirational graduation day quotes. 

That’s why Send Wish Online -- a leading online greeting cards website – shares the best graduation quotes that can be sent to someone who recently completed his or her graduation. 

Read on and discover the best graduation quotes for students! 

10 Inspirational graduation quotes

Inspirational graduation quotes are widely searched by families and loved ones to wish youngsters after finishing their education. Here are the most popular quotes and messages: 

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” —Henry Peter Brougham

“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” —Alfred Mercier

“Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!” —Louisa May Alcott

“Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.” —Frederick W. Robertson

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” —Benjamin Franklin

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

“You don’t go to university so you can punch a clock. You go to university so you can be in a position to make a difference.” —Janet Napolitano

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” —B.B. King

“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.” —Joseph Addison

“It is absolutely still possible to make a difference.” —Michelle Obama

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10 Best graduation quotes to daughter

When daughters achieve, everyone wins. Here are the best graduation day quotes for daughters who have crossed the life milestone:

  • I can’t believe you’ve already completed your studies. Dear daughter, we are proud of you. May you achieve the pinnacle of success.
  • It had been a lifelong ambition to see you dressed as a graduate. You made our dream come true today. We are proud of you, sweetheart.
  • Today is your last day as a student. This is a lovely occasion and a proud moment for all of us. We love you. Greetings to our newest graduate!
  • My beautiful princess is now a college graduate! Mom and dad couldn’t be more delighted.
  • We are immensely proud of you, darling daughter, from the first day of school to today’s graduation day. Your folks congratulate you!
  • My heartiest congratulations to my wonderful daughter! As your parents, we are thoroughly delighted. Congratulations on your graduation!
  • Our daughter’s graduation is today, and we couldn’t stay calm! We are proud of you as we see you in your graduation regalia! I wish you nothing but the best for the future.
  • Dear daughter, congratulations on your graduation! New possibilities are on the horizon. Explore, learn, and have fun with your life. Always remember that your mother and father are proud of you!
  • My dear daughter, I congratulate you! I’m proud of your success. Your mum is always pleased with your choices. May God continue to shower you with his blessings.
  • Dear daughter, you have made me happy and proud of what you have achieved now. Mommy loves you to bits.

10 Funny graduation quotes for all 

Okay, funny is almost always better than any other type of greeting. So, here are 10 funny graduation day quotes for families and loved ones: 

  • The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.” —Sarah Brown
  • “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” —Will Rogers
  • “Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path, unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.” —Ellen DeGeneres
  • “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” —Mark Twain
  • “Your families are extremely proud of you. You can’t imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing. This would be a most opportune time to ask for money.” —Gary Bolding
  • “To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you too may one day be president of the United States.” —George W. Bush
  • “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.” —Betty Reese
  • “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing; that’s why we recommend it daily.” —Zig Ziglar
  • “Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.” —Oscar Wilde
  • “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas Edison

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10 Graduation Quotes to Sons

  • Let us raise a glass of champagne to your accomplishment and graduation. I’m incredibly proud of you, son.
  • Congratulations on your graduation, son. I am incredibly proud of you, and may all of your dreams come true.
  • Congratulations, son, and I will always pray to God to grant our son the ability to achieve even greater heights in life. 
  • Finally, you have received your diploma. Never forget that learning has no bounds. Maintain a humble and friendly habit at all times. 
  • Dear son, may you always be loyal to yourself and overcome all obstacles to achieve your goals. I am happy to be your mother.
  • Dear son, you have made me the proudest mother in the world today. Keep yourself happy, safe, and kind. Congratulations!!
  • May God continue to bless you and assist you in achieving all of your goals in the future. Son, I congratulate you on your graduation.
  • Aim for the moon instead of the stars; at the very least, you’ll reach the stars and make us prouder than ever.
  • Ah-hah! You’ve completed your studies and are now a graduate. Imagine this, and my heart jumps for excitement. You are, without a doubt, my best boy.
  • I’m proud of you as a father today, my son. You are a graduate today—many blessings to you, my kid, and best wishes for the future.

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The success of your daughter or son is above all, and nothing makes you happier than seeing your child become a graduate. Choose the best graduation wishes from above and send them to your loved one. Follow Sendwishonline on Pinterest for mind-blowing ideas, DIY hacks and your favourite themes. 

These are the best graduation quotes that you can use to wish someone who recently completed graduation. Send them to congratulate them for the achievement they have made over the years. 

Still, have questions in mind? Drop them in the comments to get a quick reply.

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