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.
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.
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.
It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.
People will frighten you about a graduation.... They use words you don't hear often: And we wish you Godspeed." It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices."
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.
People will frighten you about a graduation....They use words you don't hear often.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises'. Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.
The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.
Nothing worth knowing can be taught.
Never follow anyone else's path, unless you're in the woods and you're lost.
If you feel that you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you.
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.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.
Harry taught me that death isn't the end, it's the beginning.
Openness isn't the end. It's the beginning.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.