Graduation Quotes Page 2
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a
second-rate version of somebody else."
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; 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."
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."
Inspirational Sayings |
"Do what you have to do resolutely, with all your heart."
"I should say to young men, no matter how little it may be possible to
save, save that little."
Famous Quotes |
"Great minds have purposes, others have wishes."
"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
"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
"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."
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
"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."
"The great aim of education is not knowledge but 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."
"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
"You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing."
"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
"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."
"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."
"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
"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
"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!"
"Today is the day I will change my mind, and leave all the
negative things behind."
Semetra C. Vanison, Today Is The Day
"Be clear about what you want to accomplish, and whether the
circumstances surrounding you are actively helping you toward the goal."
"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!"
"The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is
uneducated the day after."
Newton D. Baker
"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose
shade you do not expect to sit."
"The important thing is not to stop questioning."
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."
"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
"Let your life yield a sweet, winsome melody that this old world
needs so desperately.
Yes you can if you will."
Charles R. Swindoll
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.
"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.
If you don't know where you're aiming, you don't have a goal.
Mary Kay Ash
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