Graduation Quotes Page 2

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." Judy Garland
Being Yourself   |  

"Maybe you're facing graduation. More than anything else, young adults want to work at a job that inspires them, that has meaning."
John Ortberg, What Is God's Will for My Life?
Inspirational Quotes  |

Never before, since the beginning of time, has there ever been anybody exactly like you. Dale Carnegie
"Never before, since the beginning of time, has there ever been anybody exactly like you; and never again throughout all the ages to come will there ever be anybody exactly like you again."
Dale Carnegie, How To Enjoy Your Life And Your Job
Believe In Yourself  |

"Never be afraid to tread the path alone. Know which is your path and follow it wherever it may lead you; do not feel you have to follow in someone else's footsteps."
Eileen Caddy
Words of Encouragement   |  

"Civility is just treating other people the way you'd like to be treated, even if you disagree with them - even if they're flat-out, dead wrong. Even if they're fighting against you, you treat them the way you would like to be treated."
Rick Warren
Inspirational Sayings  |

"Do what you have to do resolutely, with all your heart."
Passion  |

"I should say to young men, no matter how little it may be possible to save, save that little."
Andrew Carnegie
Famous Quotes  |

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Washington Irving
"Great minds have purposes, others have wishes."
Washington Irving
Purpose   |  

"We pull the college slingshot back so far until finally high school graduation comes and we release it. We head off to four or five amazing years. Our parents needed eighteen years to prepare for those and it is all worth it."
Jon Acuff, Do Over: Make Today the First Day of Your New Career
Preparation   |  

"I wasn't under any delusion that a single message would change their world, but I was determined to prepare something that would contribute to their lives beyond graduation day, something that would help them to choose a life that matters."
Dennis Rainey, Choosing a Life That Matters: 7 Decisions You'll Never Regret
Choices   |  

"Graduation is not a single point along the continuum of life. Instead, graduation is a series of continuing steps where additional education and life experiences culminate in a life driven by a self-sacrificing desire to contribute to the well-being of those people who are around you."
Byron Pulsifer
Encouraging Quotes   |  

"You must decide where you want to go. Do not let the winds of life determine your life's outcome. Set your sail, and use the winds of life to get to where you want to go."
John Whitton, Dirty Thirty - 30 Life Lessons Every 30 Year-Old Should Know
Decision   |  

"Men who know exactly what they want of life, and are determined to get it, do not stop with wishing. They intensify their wishes into a burning desire, and back that desire with continuous effort based on a sound plan."
Andrew Carnegie
Determination   |  

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. Herbert Spencer
"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action."
Herbert Spencer
Action   |  

"Your friends are going in one direction, you in another. From this safe and beautiful place, you pass through an estuary to the great ocean, and sometimes the current out there is harsh and the riptides are rough, and you will be afraid. But you have to learn to put the fear aside, or at least to refuse to allow it to rule you, because it's fear that tamps down our authentic selves, turns us into some patchwork collection of affectations and expectations, mores and mannerisms - some treadmill set to the prevailing speed of universal acceptability, the tyranny of homogeny, whether the homogeny of that straight world of the suits, or the spiky world of the avant-garde."
Anna Quindlen
Fear   |  

"Education, is the ability to meet life's situations."
Dr. John G. Hibben
Quotes about Life   |  

"The most relaxing recreating forces are a healthy religion, sleep, music, and laughter. Have faith in God - Learn to sleep well - Love good music - See the funny side of life - And health and happiness will be yours."
Hanging in a Doctors Office
Happiness   |  

You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing. Dale Carnegie
"You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing."
Dale Carnegie
Success   |  

"I have learned this at least by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dream, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagines, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
Henry David Thoreau
Dream   |  

"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
Funny   |  

"You can work in any field, and you can make it to the top of any field. But what I urge you to do is not just take your place at the top of the world, but to change the world."
Arianna Huffington, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
Work   |

"Although I oppose the idea of the commencement address, I've been thinking about what would have been useful for me to hear on the day I left college. I wish that someone had said to me that it's normal to feel lost for a little while."
Ira Glass
Wish   |

Congratulations! today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away.
"Congratulations! today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away."
Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Top Ten Quotes   |

"Without a doubt, the best graduation speeches captivate the audience, heart and soul. They enchant us without smothering. They advise us without being didactic."
Randy Howe, Here We Stand: 600 Inspiring Messages from the World's Best Commencement Addresses
Motivation   |

"To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, To find the best in others,
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beauty   |

"As you go through your week, month, and even New Year, recognize the people who have packed your parachute and enabled you to get where you are today!"
Author Unknown
Appreciation  |  

Today is the day I will change my mind, and leave all the negative things behind. Semetra C. Vanison
"Today is the day I will change my mind, and leave all the negative things behind."
Semetra C. Vanison, Today Is The Day
Change   |  

"Be clear about what you want to accomplish, and whether the circumstances surrounding you are actively helping you toward the goal."
Wally Amos
Accomplishments  |  

"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!"

Opportunity   |

"The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after."
Newton D. Baker
Knowledge   |  

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit."
Nelson Henderson
Wise   |  

The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Albert Einstein
"The important thing is not to stop questioning."
Albert Einstein
Giving A Purpose   |  

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
God   |  

"You readers who are parents know the wonderful experiences of attending concerts in which your kids perform and graduations when your kid has made it!"
M. Robbins, The Woman at the Well Speaks Again
Experience   |  

Let your life yield a sweet, winsome melody that this old world needs so desperately. Charles R. Swindoll
"Let your life yield a sweet, winsome melody that this old world needs so desperately. Yes you can if you will."
Charles R. Swindoll
Music   |  

If something doesn't align with my true desires in life, I simply do not have time or energy to spend on it. Because I know I only have ONE LIFE, and it's right now.
John Whitton
Time   |  

"Commencement. These graduates go out to a new season and our paths will never cross again in the same way. But while they have journeyed here in this season, they have impacted my life; and even though new students will come I will never be the same."
Marsha Woodard, I Choose to Thrive
New Beginnings   |  

"If I had only one message to impart that might help you be successful, it would be simply to start. To find your confidence, get out of your comfort zone, overcome your fears, and begin the journey to discover and accomplish what you want to do with your life."
Doretha Dingler, In Pink
Confidence Quotes   |  

We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. Mary Kay Ash
"We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don't know where you're aiming, you don't have a goal.
Mary Kay Ash
Goals   |  

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