We all take different paths in life but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.
- Tim McGraw
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
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau
Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
- George Smith Patton Jr.
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're young and you're bulletproof and invincible. But never underestimate the power of other people's love and prayer.
- Tony Snow
The only joy in the world is to begin.
- Cesare Pavese
It matters not what goal you seek. Its secret here reposes: You've got to dig from week to week. To get Results or Roses.
- Edgar Albert Guest
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy
We do not know what education can do for us because we have never tried it.
- Robert Hutchins
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.
- Paul Freund
The future lies before you. Like a field of driven snow, be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.
The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.
- Edward Koch
The tiger can't change his spots. No, wait, he did good for him.
- Jack Handey
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
- Dr. Seuss
Find opportunities in change, especially in today's world where change is moving at a fast pace, don't let change overwhelm you, let change help you find opportunities you may have never seen!.
- Catherine Pulsifer
If you go with the flow, you'll eventually end up over the waterfall.
- Adam R. Gwizdala
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
- Henry Ford
Courage is very important. Like a muscle it is strengthened by use.
- Ruth Gordon
Your families are extremely proud of you. You can't imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing. This would be a most opportune time to ask for money.
- Gary Bolding
You're going to fall down, but the world doesn't care how many times you fall down, as long as it's one fewer than the number of times you get back up.
- Aaron Sorkin
Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate, no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament. It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage.
- Joseph Addison
Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.
- Katharine Whitehorn
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain
There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.
- H. Ward Beecher
Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter
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
Secret study, silent thought is, after all, the mightiest agent in human affairs. What a man does outwardly is but the expression and completion of his inward thought.
- William Ellery Channing
Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.
- Garry Trudeau
The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.
- Doug Larson
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
- Malcolm X
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
- Northcote Parkinson
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
- Henry Ford
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