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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.  ~Robert Orben


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


There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises."  Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.  ~Orrin Hatch


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.  ~Gary Bolding


The tassel's worth the hassle!  ~Author Unknown


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


All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder.  ~Author Unknown


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.  ~Arie Pencovici


At commencement you wear your square-shaped mortarboards.  My hope is that from time to time you will let your minds be bold, and wear sombreros.  ~Paul Freund


When you leave here, don't forget why you came.  ~Adlai Stevenson, to college graduates


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.  ~Erma Bombeck


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.  ~Tom Brokaw


The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.  ~Aristotle


It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.  ~Brooks Atkinson, Once Around the Sun, 1951


A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.  ~Theodore Roosevelt


An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.  ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin


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


[I]t 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.  ~Woody Allen, "My Speech to the Graduates," Side Effects, 1980


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.  ~Bill Cosby


The future lies before you
Like a field of driven snow,
Be careful how you tread it,
For every step will show.
~Author Unknown


Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues.  ~Author Unknown


Don't live down to expectations.  Go out there and do something remarkable.  ~Wendy Wasserstein


I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.  ~Author Unknown


Hitch your wagon to a star.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wherever you go, go with all your heart.  ~Confucius


Life is my college.  May I graduate well, and earn some honors!  ~Louisa May Alcott


It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.  ~Isabel Waxman


In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins:  cash and experience.  Take the experience first; the cash will come later.  ~Harold Geneen


Put your future in good hands - your own.  ~Author Unknown


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.  ~Henry S. Haskins, Meditations in Wall Street, 1940, commonly misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson (Thanks, Garson O'Toole!)


Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.  ~Newton D. Baker


You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss


Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.  ~B.F. Skinner


Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.  ~Oscar Wilde, "The Critic as Artist," 1890


Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.  ~Les Brown


The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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.  ~Attributed to Mark Twain


Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.  ~Robert Louis Stevenson


Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.  ~Albert Einstein


If at first you don't succeed, do it like your mother told you.  ~Author Unknown


Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities:  the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates.  ~A. Lawrence Lowell


If you feel that you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you.  ~Robert Goheen,Time, 23 June 1961


Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book