Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.— Bill Nye
Scandalous Commencement Speech quotations
Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.
Continue to share your heart with people even if it's been broken.
Never follow anyone else's path, unless you're in the woods and you're lost.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
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.
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.
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.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
You might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which, was that you can fail at what you don't want so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love
Don't exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercises your freedom of thought.
So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality.
Don't be afraid of fear. Because it sharpens you, it challenges you, it makes you stronger; and when you run away from fear, you also run away from the opportunity to be your best possible self.
There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.
I have often regretted my speech, but never my silence.
The commencement speech is not, I think, a wholly satisfactory manifestation of our culture.
Be yourself, it's the best thing you can do.
Sometimes just being still is the best thing you can do for yourself.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
Life has a very simple plot: first you're here and then you're not.
Life is an improvisation. You have no idea what's going to happen next and you are mostly just making things up as you go along.
President Obama and Mitt Romney both gave commencement speeches over the last few days. Obama was like, 'You can be whatever you want to be,' while Romney was like, 'I can be whatever you want me to be.'
Do not hurt anyone with your speech, for the divine dwells in every heart.
It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.
Don't be afraid to fail big, to dream big.
People will frighten you about a graduation....They use words you don't hear often.
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
You will never see a U-Haul behind a hearse.
Live all of your life. Understand it, see it, appreciate it. And have fun.
Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing by doing the things you are not supposed to do.
Don't exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercised your freedom of thought.
President Bush delivered a commencement speech at a university in Wisconsin.
A very inspirational speech. Apparently Bush told the students, 'You can do anything in life if your parents work hard enough.'
One of the panelists on CNN, after the Hillary Clinton commencement speech, literally started crying, "I can't believe, I can't believe the election actually happened and she lost." I don't need to see that. I don't need to see a bunch of whimpering leftists who themselves are incapable of grounding themselves in reality, whining and moaning.
The question I have is out of all these commencement speeches that are happening, what`s the really worthwhile advice that a 21, 22 year old person will walk away from the speech and say, I can apply this maybe five years, 10 years later. How many speeches actually push the button like that, other than yours?
If money is speech, then speech is no longer free - it's expensive. It's high time we overturn citizens united.
George W. Bush gave a commencement speech at Southern Methodist University this weekend. It was pretty inspirational. He said, 'As I like to tell the 'C' students, you too can be president.' Even George W. Bush has George W. Bush comedy material in his act.
There happen to be whole large parts of adult American life that nobody talks about in commencement speeches. One such part involves boredom, routine, and petty frustration.