Graduation Day Quotes and Sayings

Here are some famous graduation day quotes and sayings that may be useful to you whilst making your graduation speech or if you are going to write your biography or something. No matter for what purpose you need these graduation quotes, they will surely help you to mark an impression.
| Saturday, October 25, 2008
Graduation day is a great time to celebrate, to relieve oneself from a marathon of studies, to be content with what one has achieved and to look towards the future to be a better person in life and contribute towards your family and the society with all the skills you have learned and acquired over the years. One should never assume that one has done studying, the realms of life are big and unexpected and hence one should strive continuously to learn and stay educated. Graduation marks a great memory for us, our families and near ones; it is a significant milestone that one has achieved; so lets truly cherish it and bask in its glory. If you are going to make your graduation day speech, these graduation quotes would surely prove handy, pick them up and use them smartly during your speech. So, here are the quotes and sayings just for you:

By the way, Hey! Happy Graduation! Smile

"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." - By Robert Orben

"The fruit of liberal education is not learning, but the capacity and desire to learn; not knowledge, but power." - By Charles W. Eliot

"Do not ask if a man has been through college; ask if a college has been through him; if he is a walking university." - By Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving."  - By Russell Green

"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it." - By  William Arthur Ward

"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these." - By Susan B. Anthony

"Think about your Dream all the time, no matter what else your doing. Live your Dream in your imagination. Become obsessed by it. Love it. Be passionate about it." - Anonymous

"Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final." - By Roger Babson

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -  By Eleanor Roosevelt

"What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul." - By Joseph Addison

"You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world." - By Tom Brokaw

"All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder." - Anonymous

"People will frighten you about a graduation. They use words you don't hear often: 'And we wish you Godspeed.' It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices." - By Bill Cosby

"My eyes can only see and my ears can only hear. Only my mind can conceive all that which I think I fear. Imagination charms me but often leads me astray. And like a labyrinth sometimes it's hard to see the right way." - Anonymous

"Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you'll make a difference." - By Arie Pencovici

"Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion.  You must set yourself on fire." - Arnold H. Glasow

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." - By Anatole France

"All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose." - By Brian Tracy

"Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you." By Alice Drue Miller

"You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it." - By John Updike

"The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse." - By Edward Koch

"The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after." - By Newton Baker

"Stop learning and you are welcomed to the helms of despair." - Anonymous

"Don't waste time learning the tricks of the trade; Instead, learn the trade." By James Charlton and Jackson Brown Jr

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous" Actually, who are you not to be" You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - By Marianne Williamson

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - By  Winston Churchill

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

"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these." - By Susan Anthony

"Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars. - By Richard Halliburton

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - By Aristotle

"Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." - By David Lloyd George

"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." - By Garry Trudeau

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - By Mark Twain

"Your families are extremely proud of you. You can't imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing. This would be a most opportune time to ask for money." - By Gary Bolding

"The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things - the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit." - By Samuel Johnson

"My father always told me, 'Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.'" - By Jim Fox

"Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves." - By Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

"Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate, no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament. It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man" A splendid slave, a reasoning savage." - By Joseph Addison

"I hope that my achievements in life shall be these - that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need that I will have left the earth a better place for what I've done and who I've been." - By C. Hoppe

"A college education is not a quantitative body of memorized knowledge salted away in a card file. It is a taste for knowledge, a taste for philosophy, if you will; a capacity to explore, to question to perceive relationships, between fields of knowledge and experience."  - By Whitney Griswold

The function of the university is not simply to teach bread winning, or to furnish teachers for the public schools or to be a centre of polite society; it is, above all, to be the organ of that fine adjustment between life and the growing knowledge of life, an adjustment which forms the secret of civilization." -By Du Bois

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall." - By Confucius

   
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