"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 |
"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 Success |
"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 |
"Great minds have purposes, others have wishes."
Washington Irving Purpose |
"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
"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."
"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
"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 |
"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 |
"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!"
Catherine Pulsifer Opportunity |
"Today is the day I will change my mind, and leave all the
negative things behind."
Semetra C. Vanison, Today Is The Day Change |
"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 |
"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."
"Let your life yield a sweet, winsome melody that this old world
needs so desperately.
Yes you can if you will."
Charles R. Swindoll
"You readers who are parents know the wonderful experiences of attending
concerts in which your kids perform and graduations when your kid has
M. Robbins, The Woman at the Well Speaks Again
"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