"If you think you are too small to be effective,
you have never been in bed with a mosquito."
Make A Difference
A funny image, but one that is great to inspire confidence to
the new graduate!
Patience! The windmill never strays in search of the wind.
Andy J. Sklivis
"My dear terrified graduates, you are about to enter the most uncertain
and thrilling period of your lives. The stories you are about to live are the
ones you will be telling your children, and grandchildren, and therapists."
"Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together."
It is important for the new graduate to realize if they want big pay
then with that comes responsibility. Any leader reading this may think this
quote is funny but also very true.
"If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make
something out of you."
Inspirational Quotes for Students
"I mean we all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly.
Some people fly longer than others."
While Michael is speaking of basketball, in life there are times when
we all fly and graduation is one of them, we feel like we are on top of the world.
Remind the new graduate to keep that feeling!
"Prom night was one of the worst nights of my life. My girlfriend looked
fantastic … The problem was, so did her date."
Funny Quotes about Life
"Nothing is going to be handed to you. You have to make things happen."
Funny but true!
"It is not the size of the arena in which you find yourself that counts;
it is what you do with it."
Dr. Irene C. Kassorla, Go For It!
If learning is like a sponge, don't ever stop soaking it up. Never stop learning.
Short Graduation Quotes
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.
"Struggling to decide what to do after graduation is,
and always will be, a sort of rite of passage to the next phase of your life."
Gloria Davidson, When Graduation Spits You Out
"Don't ever rob a bank. Enjoy life. Have fun. Choose to be happy now;
don't wait until you're 'successful,' because honestly, I was as happy
when we were unemployed and scrounging around for a buck."
Funny but wise words!
"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open."
"It is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls.
The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and
get back home by six o'clock."
"Remember, when it come to applying for jobs, books ARE judged by
Patricia Akins, Things They Don't Teach You In High School
High School Graduation
"Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents.
They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising,
they are unemployed."
Parents would read this and smile, but also agree with its thought.
"Applying common sense helps us find simple and reasonable ways
of doing things. Many refer to this as the KISS method, 'Keep It Simple
Henry Adkins, Common Sense:Your Way To Success
"We don't stop going to school when we graduate."
Poems about Life
"The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen."
"Each year at graduation, I am obliged to offer a few 'brief remarks,' which
are usually not as brief as they should be."
James E. Ryan, Wait, What
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."
These funny words by this famous comedian Milton Berle are ones
that are good advice.
"Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!"
Louisa May Alcott
"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
Frank A. Clark
Poems about Life
"It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the
time that others waste."
"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Words of Encouragement
A funny but true quote.
"Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your
hands in your pockets."
"The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow
is uneducated the day after."
Newton D. Baker
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind
don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
"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."
"The world does not pay for what a person knows.
It pays for what a person does with what she knows."
Hyacinth Mottley, Words of Wisdom
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
"A river cuts through rock not because of its power
but because of its persistence."
"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."
"Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution;
this gives you a 1,000 percent Return on Energy!"
Positive Energy Quotes
"The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate."