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.
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.
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D’Angelo
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.
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.
Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) American reformer
I hope you become comfortable with the use of logic without being deceived into concluding that logic will inevitably lead you to the correct conclusion.
Neil Armstrong (1930 – ), USC 2005 graduation
School’s out, Memories past, Don’t ever doubt, Our friendship will last.
Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!
Louisa May Alcott
Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.