Most Powerful School Leaver quotations

Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.

School leaver quote It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises'.

Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.

School leaver quote When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to l
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life

It's about businesses nervous about taking on school leavers because of a mass of red tape. It's about health and safety regulations and green fines.

Harry taught me that death isn't the end, it's the beginning.

Four or five years - nothing at all. But no one over thirty could understand this peculiarly weighted and condensed time, from late teens to early twenties, a stretch of life that needed a name, from school leaver to salaried professional, with a university and affairs and death and choices in between. I had forgotten how recent my childhood was, how long and inescapable it once seemed. How grown up and how unchanged I was.

School leaver quote Children are not a distraction from more inportant work. They are the most impor
Children are not a distraction from more inportant work. They are the most important work.
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I once read somewhere that Sean Connery left school at the age of 13 and later went on to read Proust and Finnegans Wake and I keep expecting to meet an enthusiastic school leaver on the train, the type of person who only ever reads something because it is marvellous (and so hated school). Unfortunately the enthusiastic school leavers are all minding their own business.

We have to ensure that our immigration system works in the interests of Britain, enabling us to make a realistic promise to our young school-leavers. It is part of our contract with the British people.