You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
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.
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.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises'. Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined...
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
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.
Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
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.
You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
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.
It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.