Graduation Sayings From Parents

Here’s a collection of Graduation sayings and quotes from parents. So your kid is graduating? Make this special day really special. Sometime the right words can mean much more than gifts. Words are remembered forever. Use these graduation sayings to wish your kid on this special day.


1. My father always told me, “Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” ~Jim Fox

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

3. Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate, no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament. It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage. ~Joseph Addison

4. 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

5. To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings

6. Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. ~Art Linkletter

7. All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder. ~Author Unknown

8. All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder. ~Author Unknown

9. In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. ~Harold Geneen

10. Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo

11. The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. ~Fred Dehner

12. Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final. ~Roger Babson

13. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. ~Beverly Sills

14. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford

15. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

16. Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. ~Patch Adams

17. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings

18. A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. ~Francis Bacon

19. Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. ~Arnold H. Glasow

20. The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~Nelson Henderson

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