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  |

"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
"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
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   |

"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   |

"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!"

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   |  

"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   |  

"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   |  

"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   |  

"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
Life   |  

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