Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.— Bill Nye
Promising Commencement quotations
Continue to share your heart with people even if it's been broken.
Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
There is but One God, His name is Truth, He is the Creator, He fears none, he is without hate, He never dies, He is beyond the cycle of births and death, He is self illuminated, He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru. He was True in the beginning, He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True, He is also True now.
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.
Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks.
Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.
Never follow anyone else's path, unless you're in the woods and you're lost.
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.
Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.
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.
Interviewing is tough, especially if you don't know what you're looking for.
Commencement oratory must eschew anything that smacks of partisan politics, political preference, sex, religion or unduly firm opinion. Nonetheless, there must be a speech: Speeches in our culture are the vacuum that fills a vacuum.
A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.
God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings not endings.
Just as graduations are not terminations but commencements. Creation is an ongoing process and when we create a perfect world where love and compassion are shared by all suffering will cease.
There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises'.
Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.
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.
Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.
There stands no contradiction between giving voice to legitimate anxiety and at the same time, as and when exchange of fire commences, looking to the rest of the country, as well as all of us in the House, to give full moral support to our forces.
Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.
Now we allow that life begins with conception, because we contend that the soul also begins from conception; life taking its commencement at the same moment and place that the soul does.
Neither the circle without the line, nor the line without the point, can be artificially produced. It is, therefore, by virtue of the point and the Monad that all things commence to emerge in principle. That which is affected at the periphery, however large it may be, cannot in any way lack the support of the central point.
The descent into matter must be complete before the ascent to spirit can commence.
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.
You might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
Education and admonition commence in the first years of childhood, and last to the very end of life.
It has been my experience that most human stories are circular rather than linear. Regardless of the path we choose, we somehow end up where we commenced - in part, I suspect, because the child who lives in us goes along for the ride.
"Belief in the truth commences with the doubting of all those "truths" we once believed."
Changing the world doesn't happen all at once.
It isn't a big bang. It's an evolution, the sum of a billion tiny sparks. And some of those sparks will have to come from you.
The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.
Death is not "an eternal sleep!" Citizens! efface from the tomb that motto, graven by sacrilegious hands, which spreads over all nature a funereal crape, takes from oppressed innocence its support, and affronts the beneficent dispensation of death! Inscribe rather thereon these words: "Death is the commencement of immortality!"