Graduation Quotes

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Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder.

Unknown Author

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you'll make a difference.

Arie Pencovici

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises.' Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.

Orrin Hatch

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

Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.

Wendy Wasserstein

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.

Brooks Atkinson in Once Around the Sun, 1951

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

Theodore Roosevelt

[I]t is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o'clock.

Woody Allen in "My Speech to the Graduates," Side Effects, 1980

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Les Brown

Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues.

Author Unknown

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

My father always told me, 'Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.'

Jim Fox

The tassel's worth the hassle!

Unknown Author

Put your future in good hands - your own.

Author Unknown

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Attributed to Mark Twain

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

Aristotle

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

Confucius

The future lies before you Like a field of driven snow, Be careful how you tread it, For every step will show.

Author Unknown

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

Enthusiasm is the engine of success.

Ralph Waldo Emerson