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.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
During my second year of nursing school our professor gave us a quiz. I breezed through the questions until I read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” Surely this was a joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Before the class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our grade. “Absolutely,” the professor said. “In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello.” I’ve never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.
Joann C. Jones
You’re proving that it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks about you or what you can achieve, the only thing that matters, graduates, is what you think about yourself.
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.
Think big and imagine… Meeting challenges head-on has been the story of the history of the journey of America.
Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!
Louisa May Alcott
There are many different ways of following through… Sometimes it’s about going there, not getting there. Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
Follow your instincts. When you do what you know is the right thing, you will always turn out okay… and the truth is, you always know what the right thing is to do. Make the right decision even when nobody’s looking, especially when nobody’s looking, and you will always turn out okay.
Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.
Put your future in good hands – your own.
There is a good reason they call these ceremonies “commencement exercises.” Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.
The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.
Newton D. Baker
All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder.
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.
At commencement you wear your square-shaped mortarboards. My hope is that from time to time you will let your minds be bold, and wear sombreros.
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.
Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
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.
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.
Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
The future lies before you
Like a field of driven snow,
Be careful how you tread it,
For every step will show.
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