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Graduation Poems

Graduation poems for preschool to college. Give graduation congratulations and inspiration they'll always remember. This poetry about graduation includes graduation songs and a graduation prayer. 

Always Be A Student

Keep on learning, (graduate's name),
Though your graduation's done;
Your whole life's an education
That has only just begun.

Your diploma is the first big step,
For knowledge is the special key
To winning what you want in life
And being who you want to be.

If you'll always be a student,
You'll find the secrets to success
And travel on the golden road
To peace and happiness.

By Joanna Fuchs

Here’s a rhyming graduation poem you can send to just about any graduate. It's a widely applicable graduation congratulations poem.

The Prize

You’re graduating;
You worked, you’ve done it!
This important prize,
It’s yours; you’ve won it!

Just keep on
To capture more.
Spread your wings:
You’re going to soar!

By Joanna Fuchs

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Poetry About Graduation

The Graduation Poems page is full of poetry about graduation in the form of rhyming poems, but here's an inspirational graduation poem in free verse.

Graduation Wish

We wish for you a joy-filled transition
from from the shelter of school
to the wide world
of your accomplishment and success.
We wish for you new, stimulating friendships,
while you cherish old friends,
who provide continuity and comfort.
We wish for you a smooth path
on your journey to your chosen destination,
and as much delight in your off-road adventures
as there is in reaching your goal.
Congratulations, graduate!
May the world embrace you, excite you,
and strengthen you in everything you do.

By Joanna Fuchs

This graduation poem underlines how important education is to success. It's poetry about graduation that tells of a bright future.

Graduation Ticket

You took the time to study;
You're a graduate; that's great!
The work you did was worth it;
It's time to celebrate!

Your degree is just the ticket
For a future of success.
We're glad for you and wish you
Every happiness.

By Joanna Fuchs

Poems about graduation often talk about the future, as this graduation poem does.

Your Adventure

Now that you've graduated,
Your adventure has begun.
Your schooling has prepared you
For the race life has you run.

We praise you for your efforts,
And send good wishes, too,
For a future filled with happiness,
And your fondest dreams come true.

By Joanna Fuchs

This graduation poem is for close relatives to give as graduation encouragement words. This heartfelt graduation congratulations poem fits the celebration perfectly.

On Wings of Knowledge

There you are in your cap and tassel
Ready to make the world your castle.
It seems just yesterday you were a kid,
Watching everything we did.

Now we're watching you graduate--
The grown young man/woman we helped create!
On wings of knowledge you will fly;
Following your vision and rising high.

We couldn't be prouder, (graduate's name), of you;
We wish you success in all you do.
Remember one thing we want you to know:
Our love is with you wherever you go.

By Joanna Fuchs

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Graduation Congratulations Poems

This graduation poem is poetry about graduation to inspire and encourage the graduate. It's a graduation congratulation poem that could accompany a graduation gift.

The Special Door

It took a lot of work,
Time, and persistence, too,
To achieve the important goal
That you set out to do.

That effort now pays off,
The world now offers more.
To you, new graduate,
It opens a special door.

Congratulations (Name of graduate),
You did it all; you made it through.
You took your first step toward success,
And we're so proud of you!

By Joanna Fuchs

Poetry for graduation can tell of the graduate's bright future. Graduation congratulations poems like this one help give the graduate confidence.

One Chance

You only have one life, one chance;
We know you’ll do it right.
You’ll master life’s delightful dance;
Your future looks happy and bright.

Your graduation shows that you
Have brains and persistence, too.
Congratulations; best wishes for
Success in all you do.

By Joanna Fuchs

Graduation poems can be written for a specific group of graduates. This poem about graduation is for the standout graduate.

You Stand Out

If every single graduate
Were as special as you are,
The world would be a better place
And everyone a star.

In the real world, though,
You sure stand out
For your extraordinary traits,
Those uncommon things about you
Everyone appreciates.

So congratulations, graduate!
We wish you all the best.
We know as you meet life’s challenges,
You’ll ace each and every test!

By Joanna Fuchs

This graduation congratulations poem is an inspirational graduation poem in just a few lines of poetry about graduation.

Bright Future

Now that you’ve graduated
Nothing can stop you now.
You’ve worked hard to get your diploma;
It’s time to take a bow.

Congratulations graduate!
Your future looks strong and bright.
May you achieve the things you hope for
And have a life of sheer delight.

By Joanna Fuchs

Poetry on graduation should acknowledge the work the graduate did. This graduation congratulations poem acknowledges the effort that went into achieving graduation.

The Time You Spent

Classes came,
Classes went;
It's worth a lot,
The time you spent.

Are now due
To the graduate,
Special you!

By Joanna Fuchs

Poems for graduation can use humor. This funny graduation poem acknowledges that going out into the world after school is exciting, but also daunting. This is a poem about graduation to which every graduate can relate! 

Wishing, Hoping, Knowing

Graduation is a time for wishes...
"I wish I knew what to do next!"
Graduation is a time for hopes...
"I hope can do what I hope to do!"
Graduation is a time for knowing...
"I know I’m nervous!"
Whatever you do or don’t do,
you’ll still have the love
of family and friends.
We wish you the best.
We hope you fulfill all your dreams.
We know you will do well
because you have
so many good qualities to work with!
Congratulations Graduate!

By Joanna Fuchs

Graduation Invitation Poem

Many are looking for graduation invitation poems. Here is a graduation invitation poem in rhyme.

Graduation Invitation Poem

(Name of graduate) is graduating from (8th grade, high school, college)
Please tell us you’ll be there;
This significant occasion
Is an event we’d like to share.

Please come to this graduation;
To see you is always a pleasure.
Your presence in the audience
Would be something we would treasure!

By Joanna Fuchs

Graduation Thank You Poem

Here's a graduation thank you poem for all those graduation gifts. This graduation thank you poem is all-purpose.

Graduation Thank You Poem

Thank you for the gift you gave
For my (8th grade/high school/college) graduation;
Thank you for acknowledging
This special celebration.

I’m grateful for your thoughtfulness;
I appreciate your present;
Thanks for making this eventful time
More joyful and more pleasant!

By Joanna Fuchs

Inspirational Graduation Poems

This inspirational graduation poem gives a simple plan for a good life. This poetry for graduation will help them make sense out of the transition.

This Is Your Life

Be aware of your blessings, Graduate.
Your degree proves you are
smart and diligent,
but you've hardly begun
to tap all your potential.

The adventure called LIFE begins now.
Get out of bed, get dressed, and get going.
Have a plan, but be ready and willing to adapt.
Persistence in a winning,
although changing, direction
will bring success.

Always show kindness and compassion;
that person who needs it could be you.
Finally, be happy in this moment;
this moment is your life.

By Joanna Fuchs

Inspirational graduation poems are always welcome in poetry about graduation. This graduation poem has uplifting words for graduation.

If You Believe

Your diploma means a future without boundaries,
A world that's full of energy and fun.
So as you reach for all life has to offer,
Remember that you're second to no one.

Pursue your goals, yet keep your loved ones close,
As you utilize your talent and ambition.
Let your friends and family give you their support,
And you'll master every challenging transition.

And always, (graduate's name), know you can achieve
The things you really want, if you believe.

By Joanna Fuchs

This inspirational graduation poem in free verse leads graduates from where they are to where they want to go. Poems for graduation can lift them up as they go into a new place.

Keep On

Graduation is a successful ending
and an exciting beginning.
If you keep on learning,
keep on dreaming,
keep on doing,
you'll travel toward your goals
until you get there.
Keep up the good work.
You can do it!

By Joanna Fuchs

Poems for graduation have different kinds of sentiments. This inspirational graduation poem in free verse contains graduation encouragement words.  

A New Beginning

As you make a new beginning in your life, graduate,
be aware of important things you didn’t learn in school:

As you pursue your dreams,
remember to take time to help and serve others
even if doing so slows you down a little.
As you explore and develop your unique talents,
remain humble,
realizing that your special abilities
are gifts from God.
As life hands you challenges, welcome them
as ways to become smarter and stronger.
As you acquire material things,
know that your most important possessions
are honesty, integrity,
and the desire to make a difference.
Congratulations, graduate.
May your new path take you where you want to go
and also bring you pleasant surprises!

By Joanna Fuchs

College Graduation Poems

A graduation congratulations poem for older graduates, this college graduation poem is uplifting poetry about graduation.

Awesome Achievement

Your college graduation
Fills us with love and pride.
We always knew that you could do
Whatever you really tried.

It's a long and challenging journey
To get a college degree,
But you wouldn't quit it, you just went and did it,
And we're beaming affectionately.

Your achievement is awesome, (graduate's name);
You've worked hard and you've passed the test.
We love you so, and we want you to know,
We think you're the very best!

By Joanna Fuchs

High School Graduation Poems

Today's high school graduates deserve poetry on graduation that builds their confidence, like this free verse high school graduation poem does.

Just Keep Going 

High school graduation
is a bigger achievement than ever before.
With so many giving up,
you are a winner who finishes.
Your diploma marks not an ending,
but the exciting beginning
of the rest of your dreams.
Just keep going;
you’ll get there. 

By Joanna Fuchs

Inspirational graduation poems can reflect the challenge of separating from friends. Here's a high school graduation poem about friendship. This poetry about graduation could be a graduation goodbye poem.

Graduation Friendship

We’re graduating, and we know
Our lives will be different and new;
We’re going out into the world,
Our goals and dreams to pursue.

But one thing will never, ever change,
As we go our separate ways;
The friends we’ve made in school will be
Our friends for all our days.

The special ties and attachments we’ve made,
These bonds will never be broken;
We’ll continue to feel that special bond,
Though words may not be spoken.

So it’s not "goodbye," but rather "farewell;"
I’ll see you again, my friend.
Your friendship means a lot to me,
And it will never end.

By Joanna Fuchs

Preschool Graduation Poems
Kindergarten Graduation Poems

Graduation poems are not just for older kids. This kindergarten graduation poem centers on the next school the graduate will attend. This could also be a preschool graduation poem.

The Next School

You did great work we're proud to say,
You did it, and you’re on your way.
The next school will be fun for you,
And it's something we know that you can do!

By Karl Fuchs

Graduation poems for tots should be written as simple graduation rhymes. This kindergarten graduation poem, with its simple graduation verse, could also be a preschool graduation poem.

Work Is Play

Everyone is proud of what you’ve done,
You’ve learned a lot and had some fun.
Now there's more school up ahead,
Just make your work seem like play instead.

And if you play the game that way,
How far you’ll go, no one can say.

By Karl Fuchs

This kindergarten graduation poem is a graduation congratulations poem that center on parents' pride in the little graduate's accomplishment. It could also be a preschool graduation poem.

You've Done Your Job

Now it's time to graduate
You did well, and that is great
You've done your job, and we're so proud,
We want to dance and shout out loud!

By Karl Fuchs

Graduation Songs

High School Graduation Songs

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I’ve set my poetry about graduation to the lovely and easy-to-sing melody of "Morning Has Broken" to make it into a high school graduation song with lyric.

The melody to "Morning Has Broken" is in the public domain, BUT, the arrangements of it, that is, the harmony parts and accompaniment, are often copyrighted. If you can’t find an arrangement that isn’t copyrighted, you can sing the melody a cappella, or your music department can create an arrangement, or you can seek permission to use a copyrighted arrangement you find.

These graduation encouragement words are likely to prompt some tears.

Graduation Song

We’re graduating
Into our future,
Only the best.
Spreading our wings now,
We’ll do great things now,
Meet every challenge,
Pass every test.

We’ll overcome what-
ever life hands us,
Use what we learned here
For our success.
We’ll bloom wherever
Our journey lands us,
Reaching our goal of
Sweet happiness.

Friendships unbroken
Are what we made here;
Though words aren’t spoken,
Feelings are strong.
Memories we treasure
Tie us together,
Recalling pleasure
All our lives long.

We’re thankful for our
Good education;
Our school and teachers
Are second to none.
We'd like to give them
We learned a lot, and
We thank everyone.

By Joanna Fuchs

Here's another high school graduation song.  The melody is in the public domain. A famous hymn lyric was set to this melody, so you can find the music in any Protestant hymnal. Look for the title, "Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing." This lyric is an inspirational graduation poem. It could also function as a graduation goodbye song.

We Are Graduating Now

We are graduating now, and
Things are coming to an end.
We appreciate our teachers,
And we’ll never lose a friend.
We will remember what we learned here;
We will remember everything.
And when we are gone from this place,
To our memories we’ll cling.

Education is the best thing
That we ever will possess.
We will use what our school taught us
To achieve our own success.
We are connected to our friends and school;
We are connected to it all.
When we think about our school days,
Only good things we’ll recall.

So goodbye now to our school days,
To the children we once were.
All the things we thought and did here
Will become a pleasant blur.
We say hello now to our future;
We say hello to what will be.
We all have what we all need; our
Education sets us free.

By Joanna Fuchs

Preschool Or Kindergarten Graduation Song

And here’s a graduation poem  that could be a preschool graduation song or a kindergarten graduation song. This graduation poem is set to the melody of the song "The Farmer in the Dell." Where it says, "insert grade," put "kinder" (for kindergarten) or "first grade" or whatever applies.

Graduation Song for Young Children

We’re graduating now;
We’re graduating now;
We’re going to a (insert grade) class;
We’re graduating now.

We’ll learn some new things there;
We’ll learn some new things there;
We’re going to have a lot of fun;
We’ll learn some new things there.

We’ll meet and make good friends;
We’ll meet and make good friends;
We’ll like them, and they’ll like us, too;
We’ll meet and make good friends;

Our teacher will be nice;
Our teacher will be nice.
She’ll teach us what we need to know;
Our teacher will be nice.

We’re graduating now;
We’re graduating now;
We’re going to a (insert grade) class;
We’re graduating now.

By Joanna Fuchs

More Poems About Graduation

Graduation poems can help graduates look inward to find the right path forward, as these graduation encouragement words do.

Foolproof Success

Dear Graduate,
You’ve done it!
You’ve gotten tangible proof
of your effort and intelligence
in your degree.

Now take a good look within yourself
to discover all your potential.
For foolproof success,
aim your strengths at compatible goals.

We can’t wait to see
what you will succeed at next!

By Joanna Fuchs

Graduation Prayer

There are thousands of searches for graduation prayers, graduation blessings and Christian graduation poems, so I wrote this graduation prayer in the form of a free verse inspirational graduation poem. It is designed to be uplifting poetry about graduation.

Dear Lord,
Please bless these graduates
as they go out into the world
to make it a better place,
while they pursue their dreams.
Gently guide them, lead them,
show them Your way to success and happiness
through service to others,
as they maximize their own potential.
Fill them with joy when they reach their goals,
strengthen them as they deal with life's obstacles,
and show them that every challenge
is a path to character development.
Give them the intelligence
to make a plan for their futures.
Give them the patience and persistence
to pursue their ambitions.
Most of all, give them caring hearts
to look for ways to help the people they meet
on their life's journey.
Encourage them and lift them up now,
as they spread their wings
into a clear sky of limitless opportunity.
Let each and every graduate here
be wrapped in the warmth of Your infinite love,
and let Your wisdom show them the way
to make the most of their lives.
In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs

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    Graduation Wishes and Sayings

    The Best Graduation Wishes

    Now that you’ve graduated it’s now up to you to take that knowledge and do something great with it.

    Congratulations! Take some time today to think about what you learned outside the classroom. You’ll probably find that much more valuable than what you learned in it.

    With love and pride today and always.

    Looks, brains and now a degree? Watch out world – this grad has it all!

    Congratulations! Though you may now consider yourself learned, always remember that it’s important to remain a learner. Make learning a lifelong practice.

    Graduating is not the end of hard work – it’s just a break before you get into the new and bigger challenges in life. Good luck!

    Graduation is a time for celebration, a time of reflection, and a time look ahead.  Wishing you a bright future.


    I am wishing you a great sense of accomplishment as you celebrate your hard work.

    I knew you could do it, and I am proud of you. Congratulations!

    I never doubted even for a moment that you would make it. Congratulations for making us proud! You did it!

    You’re on the right path to a wonderful life. Congratulations graduate!

    It’s clear you’re on the way to the top! Stay humble and remember us normal human beings.

    If you’re wondering how the last four years went so fast, you should see how quickly the rest of life flies by. Enjoy this moment. Congratulations.

    Just remember that like college, all things that are worth it take time and effort. Continue to follow your dreams.


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    Funny Graduation Wishes

    1. Congrats on getting through the easy part of life!
    2. Welcome to the real world.
    3. High school is so last year.
    4. ConGRADulations!
    5. May your great college memories last longer than your student loan payments.
    6. Way to go Bro!
    7. My deepest condolences on the end of your school life.
    8. Call it graduation, call it commencement or in your case, call it a MIRACLE!
    9. It just got real.
    10. Congrats — now you’re old.


    Greetings For Graduation

    1. They say school is like toilet paper – you only miss it when it’s gone.
    2. Just think: now you get to add some initials after your name on official publications.
    3. No Child Left Behind really does work!
    4. Grad: you can’t imagine the sense of relief we’re feeling right now.
    5. I always sensed you would barely graduate. Congratulations grad!
    6. Congratulations to me for sitting through that long graduation ceremony.
    7. Graduation equals smart people wearing stupid hats!
    8. Respect your elders. We graduated without Wikipedia.
    9. Just remember, bosses don’t accept notes from your mother.
    10. 4 years, 3 books, and 210 keggers! Congratulations big shooter!

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    Short Graduation Wishes

    Hip hip hooray for the graduate!

    Congrats on your outstanding achievement!

    Graduate to the finer things. Congrats buddy!

    May today hold the promise of many great tomorrows!

    Proceed with great purpose – but, first take some time to enjoy!

    We’re so proud of the woman you’ve become.

    A time to remember and a time to celebrate. Let’s get this party started!

    An investment in yourself that will pay huge dividends.

    Graduation is only the beginning! The sky is the limit!

    Oh, the places you’ll go!

    Best wishes for your future! Congratulations!

    Good luck in all of your endeavors!

    Hats off to graduation!

    Serious accomplishment; silly hat! You go girl!

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    Graduation Wishes and Greetings

    Congratulations! We are very proud of you.

    Congratulations! Your accomplishment and hard work has paid off.

    Our pride inside is about to burst. Well done graduate!

    Congratulations! You’ve shown that you can be a successful student. Now be sure to continue to be one in every aspect of your life.

    Pursue your dreams and reach for the stars! You can do it!

    The world ready for someone like you!

    Continue to learn as a life learner, and you’ll graduate life successfully.

    Be glad, be a grad.

    We wish you courage as you steps towards new challenges in your life. Congrats.

    You get to wear a funny hat. All your hard work has paid off, and now the hat is yours. Congratulations.

    You Did It!

    Your most significant learning from college: 24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Bam!

    You have not only graduated from high school. You have graduated into adulthood. Wishing you the best things in your future to come. Congratulations graduate.

    You once had a dream, but today you’re an achiever. Congratulations on this very special graduation day!

    You studied hard and showed us how it’s done. Congratulations on your graduation.

    We’re so proud of the person you’ve become.

    It’s official: you’re now too cool for school!

    Your combination of hard work, effort and passion enabled you to fulfill this dream. Congratulations.

    Your graduation is a great achievement, but that’s nothing compared to what life has in store for you next with even bigger challenges and opportunities.

    Your graduation is a momentous occasion that you will remember for the rest of your life. Congratulations and here’s to the next step!

    Your graduation is only a glimpse of what lies ahead in your bright future. Wishing you the very best for the coming years.

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    Graduation Wishes and Sayings

    Dear (fill in name), you have made your family and friends very proud. I wish you the best of luck for the future. Hats off the graduate!

    You not only graduated, you did it with flying colors! You’re the best!


    Four years have gone by and you just keep getting better.

    Good luck in all of your endeavors!

    Spread your wings and fly!

    You’ll be graduating to the finer things!

    Graduation is only the beginning
    It’s a time to learn, grow, and share. Congrats!

    Today is your day, graduate!

    Today we celebrate your achievement!

    Welcome to the working world!

    You’re now hotter by one degree!

    Now this is the part where you find out who you are.

    Shoot for the moon!

    Success will be yours!

    Graduation Card Sayings

    The future awaits!

    Looking forward to the future

    Never forget your alma mater.

    Pursue our dreams with your whole being.

    The future is yours.

    Your dreams will all come true!

    Chase your dreams and continue to pursue excellence where you go. Congratulations!

    Education is a remarkable tool – It enables you to do wonderful things that can catapult you to great success. Congratulations on your graduation and all the best for the future.

    Getting up early for class, going to bed late after assignments, stressed by exams – but now all your effort and determination has paid off  Congratulations!

    Graduating is certainly a milestone but life is the biggest learning experience of them all!  Congratulations on your accomplishment.

    Graduation Wishes for College

    We are so proud of all of what you’ve accomplished. March on!

    The promise of future success is just around the corner.

    To old friends and new beginnings!

    Success will be yours. Keep on keeping on.

    Always take pride in your work! Congrats!

    Spread your wings and fly.

    The tassel is worth the hassle.

    Switch the tassel to the other side – you’ve done it!

    The future just called and it’s waiting for YOU!

    Today we celebrate your achievement. You deserve all the accolades!

    We are so proud of you

    Graduation Quotes and Card Messages

    Take time to remember and a time to celebrate!

    As one experience comes to an end, another begins.

    You’ve done great and you’ll do great!

    Believe in your dreams!

    Best wishes for your future

    To new beginnings!

    You have arrived!

    Reach for the stars!

    Graduation Speech

    (Editor’s Note:  This is the gold standard of all commencement addresses. Read and learn.)

    Steven Jobs Commencement Address at Stanford in 2005

    I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

    The first story is about connecting the dots.

    I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

    It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl.

    So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

    And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.


    It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

    Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn’t have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.

    None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it’s likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.


    Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

    My second story is about love and loss.

    I was lucky – I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation – the Macintosh – a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired.

    How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.


    I really didn’t know what to do for a few months – I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down – that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly – I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

    I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

    During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple’s current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.


    I’m pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers.

    Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

    Third Story

    My third story is about death.

    When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

    Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.


    About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn’t even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor’s code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you’d have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family – It means to say your goodbyes.

    I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I’m fine now.

    This was the closest I’ve been to facing death, and I hope it’s the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

    No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.


    Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. 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. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

    When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960’s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and Polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

    Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off – Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

    Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

    Thank you all very much.


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