Friday, November 03, 2006

Graduation Quotes

“A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success.”
- Robert Orben

“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

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

“You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.”
- John Updike

“Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.”
- Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) American reformer

“School's out, Memories past, Don't ever doubt, Our friendship will last.”
- Unknown

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

“Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.”
- Richard Halliburton

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.”
- B.F. Skinner

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
- Aristotle

“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

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I hope your dreams take you... to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.”
- Author Unknown

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
- Anatole France

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
- Henry David Thoreau

“All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them.”
- Walt Disney

“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.”
- Wayne Dyer

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”
- William Arthur Ward

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
- Nelson Mandela

“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
- Robert Louis Stevenson

“Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.”
- George Bernard Shaw

“Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.”
- Jawaharlal Nehru

“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.”
- Milton Berle

“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

“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.”
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises'. Graduation is not the end, it's the beginning.”
- Orrin Hatch

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