quote by Nora Roberts

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.

— Nora Roberts

Promising College Graduates quotations

One of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates.

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be.

If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

Go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.

Americans in particular are myopic. They're not traveling as much. When you were a college student, the next thing you would do on graduation was to take a year off and travel. That's what I did. I went to Indonesia.

I attended the University of Louisville my freshman year, transferred to what was then Western Kentucky State Teachers College for my sophomore and junior years, and then graduated from the University of Louisville in the summer of 1961.

I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.

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.

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

You cannot help but learn more as take the world into your hands.

Take it up reverently, for it is and old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.

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.

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises'.

Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.

I could be happy doing something like architecture.

It would involve another couple of years of graduate school, but that's what I studied in college. That's what I always wanted to do.

Current condition of the BYU football program? I think it's in good shape.

We've got some good young players. We've had two or three pretty good recruiting years. We lost some players, obviously, that hurt us, but you always have turnover in college through attrition (graduation, transfers). That's the nature of the game.

The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college.

If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.

I'm not afraid of who I am. I'm not afraid to tell the world who I am. I'm Michael Sam, I'm a college graduate, I'm African-American and I'm gay.

I don't believe in colleges and universities.

I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.

Nothing worth knowing can be taught.

The things taught in schools & colleges are not an education but the means of education.

One half who graduate from college never read another book.

You'll never know what you're capable of if you don't try.

When I was in school, my mother stressed education. I am so glad she did. I graduated from Yale College and Yale University with my master's and I didn't do it by missing school.

If knowledge is power and power is knowledge, then how so many idiots be graduating from college?

Since 1994, unemployment rates are lower.

Median household income is higher. A greater percentage of Americans are graduating from college. Home ownership rates are higher. And the violent crime rate has decreased.

Many of the most successful men and women in the world never graduated from college. They attended the school of life instead.

One half who graduate from college never read another book.

You are graduating from college. That means that this is the first day of the last day of your life. No, that's wrong. This is the last day of the first day of school. Nope, that's worse. This is a day.

You know, I come from six generations of college graduates.

My favorite animal is the turtle. The reason is that in order for the turtle to move, it has to stick its neck out.

When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting, so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios.

I never graduated from Iowa, but I was only there for two terms - Truman's and Eisenhower's.

Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.

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