The most important day of a person's education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day.— Harry Wong
Heartwarming Graduation Day quotations
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
Go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.
The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.
I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
It is soooooo necessary to get the basic skills, because by the time you graduate, undergraduate or graduate, that field would have totally changed from your first day of school.
When people go through something rough in life, they say, "I'm taking it one day at a time." Yes, so is everybody. Because that's how time works.
There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises'.
Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.
A little progress each day adds up to bg results.
If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.
Work hard but work smart. Always. Every day. Nothing is handed to you and nothing is easy. You're not owed anything... No job or task is too small or beneath you. If you want to get ahead, volunteer to do the things no one else wants to do, and do it better. Be a sponge. Be open and learn.
We cannot lead a choiceless life. Every day, every moment, every second, there is a choice. If it were not so, we would not be individuals.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
In the school of the woods, there is no graduation day.
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.
You can't make a cloudy day a sunny day, but can embrace it and decide it's going to be a good day after all.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.
I don't fear death; I welcome it with open arms and a smirk. But until that wondrous day, I will continue to savor and celebrate all those who have graduated before me.
One half who graduate from college never read another book.
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.
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.
I'm not retiring. I am graduating. Today is my graduation day. Retirement means that you'll just go ahead and live on your laurels and surf all day in Oceanside. It ain't going to happen.
The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.
Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.
Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.
I trust that a graduate student some day will write a doctoral essay on the influence of the Munich analogy on the subsequent history of the twentieth century. Perhaps in the end he will conclude that the multitude of errors committed in the name of Munich may exceed the original error of 1938.
On bad days, I think I'd like to be a plastic surgeon who goes to Third World countries and operates on children in villages with airlifts, and then I think, 'Yeah, right, I'm going to go back to undergraduate school and take all the biology I missed and then go to medical school.' No. No.
There are seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them.
Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.
The day you graduate from childhood to adulthood is the day you take full responsibility for your life.
Openness isn't the end. It's the beginning.
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
Be yourself, it's the best thing you can do.
When you have kids, there's no such thing as quality time.
There's just time. There's no, 'Ooh, his graduation's better than going to the mall.' It's all kind of equal. Changing her diaper and her winning a contest - it's all good.
Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
You will never have this day again, so make it count.
Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
An old joke has an Oxford professor meeting an American former graduate student and asking him what he's working on these days. 'My thesis is on the survival of the class system in the United States.' 'Oh really, that's interesting: one didn't think there was a class system in the United States.' 'Nobody does. That's how it survives.
Even though I disagree with many of the changes, when I see the privates graduate at the end of the day, when they walk off that drill field at the end of the ceremony, they are still fine privates; outstanding, well motivated privates.
I couldn't wait to grow a mustache. I stopped shaving my upper lip the day I graduated from high school.
Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.