Graduating high school, college, or university is one of the most significant milestones in any student’s academic life. It is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate years of hard work, dedication, and achievements, as well as to wish them the best in their future endeavours.
Whether you’re wondering what to write in a graduation card, gathering inspiration for a short graduation caption for the perfect post, or want to let your daughter or son know how proud you are of them graduating, we’ve got a selection of congratulations quotes to help you celebrate the occasion. You’ll also find inspirational quotes to motivate and help them on their way as they transition from years of study to the next chapter.
Short Graduation Captions
Many congratulations on your graduation!
Congratulations are in order today as you graduate college.
May a bright future await you. 🎓
Today and tomorrow, you will always have a wealth of support behind you.
Graduating is one of life’s greatest achievements. Savor the moment.
Happy graduation! The world is your oyster.
You did it! Congratulations on your graduation!
Officially graduated! Congratulations!
You now have all the tools behind you to realize all of your dreams.
Congratulations on completing your Bachelor's degree!
4 years of hard work have finally paid off!
Cheers to you on your graduation day!
It’s official: you’ve finally graduated! Well done!
Today is your day, enjoy it.
And just like that…
Congratulations to the newest M.B.A!
May your lessons and memories from university remain with you forever.
Diploma in hand and the world at your feet.
May there be only jubilation at your graduation.
Just graduated and equipped to take on the world!
Graduation Quotes of Congratulations
Your commitment and hard work have finally paid off. You deserve this more than anyone.
Today sees your biggest accomplishment to date. You should be incredibly proud of yourself.
Your dedication to your studies is evident today as you achieve the highest honor.
There is no greater gift than knowledge, and you are now an expert in your field.
Happy graduation and all the best to you as you embark upon the next chapter.
Someone as self-motivated and as dedicated as you doesn’t need any words of encouragement! Wishing you the best for the future!
Let’s welcome our newest graduate! You’re going to do great things in this world.
I have all the confidence in you that you’ll change the world as we know it.
Equipped with your newfound knowledge and expertise, you’re ready for any new adventure that comes your way.
Wishing you nothing but success and happiness ahead, just as you deserve.
Watch out world, the newest graduate is going to be shaking things up!
The hard work is done! Now sit back and revel in your achievements!
May you enjoy the ceremony and subsequent celebrations!
Proud Graduation Quotes for Daughter & Son
My heart is full as I watch you graduate today. I’m so proud of you.
I am so proud of you, son. You deserve everything that you’ve achieved.
My dear daughter, I couldn’t be prouder of you as I watch you graduate today. You are my pride.
Seeing your child complete college is every parent’s dream. Thank you for making mine come true.
You fill my heart with pride every day, but just that little bit extra so today.
Today, you are recognized for your great achievements. Happy graduation, son.
Funny Graduation Quotes
They thought it couldn’t be done, but you’ve achieved the impossible.
If you thought graduating was difficult, wait until you go out into the real world! It’s no walk in the park either!
Even against all odds, you’ve only gone and done it! Happy graduation! 😂
4 years of doing the bare minimum have finally paid off!
Celebrate today, start looking for a job tomorrow.
I never thought I’d see the day that you’d graduate! 😜
Inspirational Graduation Quotes
Before students throw their graduation caps in the air in celebration, it’s common for celebrities and popular figures to give inspirational speeches at graduation ceremonies. There's no reason why you can't too! These motivational quotes will inspire, delight, and serve as great advice all at the same time.
"Dream big. If your dreams don't scare you, they are too small."
— Richard Branson
Do great things.
Rejoice in your achievements, you’ve earned it.
"Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen."
— Conan O'Brien
“Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.”
— Senator Orrin Hatch
Never stop dreaming
and always believe
that something wonderful
is about to happen.
"Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead."
— Nora Ephron
“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”
— Theodore Roosevelt
Go forth and conquer.
“If the world’s going to get better, it’s going to be up to you.”
— Barack Obama
"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated"
— R Collier
The greatest lesson of education is learning to build character.
"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you."
— B.B. King
"As you graduate, as you deal with your excitement and your doubts today, I urge you to try and create the world you want to live in."
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Work hard, dream big.
"Be the heroine of your life, not the victim."
— Nora Ephron
"Success is no accident.
It is hard work, perseverance,
learning, studying, sacrifice
and most of all, love of what
you are doing or learning to do."