The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.
There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises'. Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.
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.
You might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself.
Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.
Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.
Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.
Make glorious and fantastic mistakes.
It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.
The things taught in schools & colleges are not an education but the means of education.
Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value. Look around at how people want to get more out of life than they put in. A man of value will give more than he receives. Be creative, but make sure that what you create is not a curse for mankind.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
Live all of your life. Understand it, see it, appreciate it. And have fun.
So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality.
Education is the best provision for old age.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone.
Do not follow where the path may lead.
There is just one life for each of us: our own.
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
So, what's it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don't recommend it.
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