To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say, well done. And to the C students, I say, you too can be president of the United States.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
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.
The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
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.
Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.
Living well is the best revenge.If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
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.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
My favorite animal is the turtle. The reason is that in order for the turtle to move, it has to stick its neck out.
You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
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.
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises'. Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.
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.
Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.
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