Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.— Orrin Hatch
Lavish Graduation Commencement quotations
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.
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.
Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.
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.
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.
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.
You might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
Nothing worth knowing can be taught.
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
Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams.
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.
Openness isn't the end. It's the beginning.
Sometimes just being still is the best thing you can do for yourself.
Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Be yourself, it's the best thing you can do.
Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
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.
Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age. And let the chips fall where they may.
I’ve found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks.
So, what's it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don't recommend it.
In 1986, our commencement speaker was George Schultz, secretary of state, fourth in line to the president. You get me-basic cable's second most popular fake newsman. At this rate, the class of 2021 will be addressed by a zoo parrot in a mortar-board that has been trained to say "congratulations.
The truth is, I was afraid the day I walked into Stanford. And I was afraid the day I walked out.
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."
It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.
Harry taught me that death isn't the end, it's the beginning.
People will frighten you about a graduation....They use words you don't hear often.