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 are the guy who'll decide where to go.
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.
Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises'. Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.
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.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
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.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined...
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
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.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
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."
Education is the best provision for old age.