Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it.— Mary Lou Retton
Undeniable Great Graduation quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
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.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities.
They vary in their desires to reach their potential.
It was the beginning of film for television.
So we had all of these great opportunities. Northwestern was probably the only major film school of its kind at the time that was graduating anybody important.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
Do not follow where the path may lead.
Don't look for big things, just do small things with great love.
..the smaller the thing, the greater must be our love.
You're going to fall down, but the world doesn't care how many times you fall down, as long as it's one fewer than the numbers of times you get back up.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some get it as a graduation gift.
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
Living well is the best revenge.If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
I see myself being a great-grandmother at my great-grandson's graduation from a school that has my name on it.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
I’ve found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks.
If your uniform isn't dirty, you haven't been in the game.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
A great many college graduates come here thinking of lawyers as social engineers arguing the great Constitutional issues.
Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.
I won't say there aren't any Harvard graduates who have never asserted a superior attitude. But they have done so to our great embarrassment and in no way represent the Harvard I know.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
And will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed!
When I was a graduate student at Harvard, I learned about showers and central heating. Ten years later, I learned about breakfast meetings. These are America's three great contributions to civilization.
Live all of your life. Understand it, see it, appreciate it. And have fun.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
There's few things that get you over your own crap more than working hard.
Stony Brook is a great school scholastically and I enjoyed my time there.
It taught me a lot about life and about the future that I am living now. It is an honor to have graduated from there and to be recognized as an alumnus.
I was 16 when I came to New York. I had graduated to a tenor banjo in the school jazz band, and it was kind of boring - just chords, chords, chords. Then my father took me to a mountain music and dance festival in Asheville, North Carolina, and there I saw relatively uneducated people playing great music by ear.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
I grew up as a fifth-generation Jew in the American South, at the confluence of two great storytelling traditions. After graduating from Yale in the 1980s, I moved to Japan. For young adventure seekers like myself, the white-hot Japanese miracle held a similar appeal as Russia in 1920s or Paris in the 1950s.
As far as writing, I like watching bad movies.
Nothing stops me in my tracks more than watching a great film like 'The Godfather' or 'Dog Day Afternoon' or 'The Graduate.' You watch one of those, and you never want to write again. Whereas with bad movies, it makes you think, If that counts, I certainly could write.
Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
It really pains me greatly to hear from graduate students that graduate education is a lower priority here.
What my father gave me more than anything else is great tutoring and a great brain, frankly. You know, my father's brother was a top person at MIT, went to MIT, graduated from MIT, was a teacher at MIT, a professor at MIT, a great engineer. I mean, you know, I have very good genes.
I love the music, I love the times, so to me that was exciting personally just to play something that starts in 1986 with graduating high school, we've got a great soundtrack in the pilot.
Yale places great stress on undergraduate and graduate teaching.
I like teaching, and I do a lot of it.
When I graduated from school, World War II was still going on.
At the time, my eldest sister, Nancy, was working in New York City at Lord & Taylor, and she had a great friend named Sally Kirkland who she worked with there and who later went to work as an editor at Vogue. I always told them, "I want to work in fashion like you do," and finally, in the late '40s, I got a job at Lord & Taylor, too.