19 Best Inspirational Graduation Quotes

Diploma with Chamberlain grad pin on the corner

Within the next few weeks, Chamberlain College of Nursing students will walk across the stage at locations nationwide.

We've picked our favorite inspirational graduation quotes to support you as you move on to the next stage of your careers.

Think we left one out? We'd love to hear your favorite quotes in the comments section below.

Congratulations graduates!

Graduates throwing caps and graphic text with quote "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go." - Dr. Seuss
Silhouettes of graduates throwing caps and graphic text of quote "Go forth and set the world on fire." - St. Ignatius of Loyola
Diploma and Chamberlain pin with graphic text of quote "When a person decides to become a nurse, they make the most important decision of their lives. They choose to dedicate themselves to the care of others." - Margaret Harvey, PhD, MSN, MAT, RN, President of the Indianapolis Campus, Chamberlain College of Nursing
Nursing graduate celebrating with her arms in the air, and graphic text of quote "Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams." - Patch Adams
Graduates throwing up their caps and graphic text of quote "Remember to think at least once a day about who you are, where you have been, and where you are going. Take care of your bodies and minds, they must last you a lifetime. Listen to your parents and smile at your neighbors. These things alone will do wonderful things for your life." - Leila McKinney, DNP, MSN, APRN, NP-C, President of the Atlanta Campus, Chamberlain College of Nursing
Graduate wearing cap and graphic text of quote "The one thing that no one can ever take away from you is your education." - Dori Duckworth
Graduate celebrating with her arms in the air, and graphic text of quote "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition... Stay hungry. Stay foolish." - Steve Jobs
Diploma and Chamberlain pin with graphic text of quote "I didn't want just any career, so I am not going to be just any nurse." - Denise, MSN Graduate, Chamberlain College of Nursing
Graduate wearing a cap and graphic text of quote "When you leave here, don't forget why you came." - Adlai Stevenson
Graduates throwing their caps in the air, and graphic text of quote "I believe so firmly in the future of nursing because of our graduates who exemplify the perfect balance of science and art in nursing every day." - Kim LaMar, ND/DNP, RNC, CNNP, NPD-BC, National Senior Director of Campus Operations, Chamberlain College of Nursing
Silhouette of graduates throwing up their caps, and graphic text of "I did it!"
Graduate wearing a cap with graphic text of quote "The important thing is not to stop questioning." - Albert Einstein
Silhouettes of graduates throwing up their caps and graphic text of quote "What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Diploma with Chamberlain pin and graphic text of quote "Unless we are making progress in our nursing every year, every month, every week, take my word for it we are going back." - Florence Nightingale
Silhouettes of graduates throwing up their caps and graphic text of quote "Promis me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, & stronger than you seem, & smarter than you think." - A.A. Milne
Graduates throwing their caps in the air and graphic text of "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." - Woodrow Wilson
Silhouette of graduates throwing up caps and graphic text of quote "It's a beautiful thing when a career & passion come together." - Unknown
Graduate celebrating with her arms in the air, and graphic text of quote "The best message I can deliver stems from personal experience: fearless pursuit can equal limitless possibilities." - Leila McKinney, DNP, MSN, APRN, NP-C, President of the Atlanta Campus, Chamberlain College of Nursing
Diploma with Chamberlain pin and graphic text of quote "You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world." - Tom Brokaw

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