not go where the path may lead;
go instead where there is no
path and leave a trail."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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."
- Theodore Roosevelt
direction in which education starts
a man will determine his future."
is an admirable thing, but it
is well to remember from time
to time that nothing worth knowing
can be taught." -
cannot help but learn more as
you take the world into your
hands. Take it up reverently,
for it is an old piece of clay,
with millions of thumbprints
on it." - John
fireworks begin today. Each
diploma is a lighted match.
Each one of you is a fuse."
- Edward Koch
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."
- Tom Brokaw
is only a concept. In real life
every day you graduate. Graduation
is a process that goes on until
the last day of your life. If
you can grasp that, you'll make
a difference." - Arie
of us are born for a reason,
but all of us don't discover
why. Success in life has nothing
to do with what you gain in
life or accomplish for yourself.
It's what you do for others."
- Danny Thomas
is where preparation and opportunity
meet." - Bobby
are two types of people who will
tell you that you cannot make
a difference in this world: Those
who are afraid to try themselves,
and those who are afraid that
you will succeed." - Ray
is not a matter of chance; but
a matter of choice. It is not
a thing to be waited for, It
is a thing to be acheived."
- William Jennings Bryant
who has never made a mistake has
never tried anything new."
- Albert Einstein
greatest test of courage on
earth is to bear defeat without
losing heart." - Robert
are the portals of discovery."
- James Joyce
bear in mind that your own resolution
to success is more important
than any other one thing."-
a man has finally succeeded only
because he has failed after repeated
efforts. If he had never met defeat
he would never have known any
great victory."- Orison
may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't
try." - Beverly
you are from nature, keep to it;
never desert your own line of
talent. Be what nature intended
you for, and you will succeed;
be anything else, and you will
be ten thousands times worse than
not let yourselves be discouraged
or embittered by the smallness
of the success you are likely
to achieve in trying to make
life better. You certainly would
not be able, in a single generation,
to create an earthly paradise.
Who could expect that? But,
if you make life ever so little
better, you will have done splendidly,
and your lives will have been
Property may be destroyed
and money may lose its purchasing
power; but, character, health,
knowledge and good judgement
will always be in demand under
all conditions."- Roger
Day! It fills the heart with
mixed feelings -- fulfillment
and sadness, anxiety and eagerness.
Say goodbye to the secure life
within the school walls. Get ready
to march to the beat of the business
world. The uncertainty of the
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." - Robert
families are extremely proud of
you. You can't imagine the sense
of relief they are experiencing.
This would be a most opportune
time to ask for money."
- Gary Bolding
speeches were invented largely
in the belief that outgoing
college students should never
be released into the world until
they have been properly sedated."
- Garry Trudeau
cannot get to the top by sitting
on your bottom." Proverb
is your day! Your mountain is
waiting. So... get on your way."
- Dr. Seuss
for the moon. Even if you miss,
you'll land among the stars."
- Les Brown
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."
- Woody Allen
Go for it now. The future
is promised to no one."
- Wayne Dyer
schooling may be over, but remember
that your education still continues.
no small dreams for they have
no power to move the hearts
of men." - Johann
Wolfgang von Goethe
quality of a person's life is
in direct proportion to their
commitment to excellence, regardless
of their chosen field of endeavor."
- Vincent Lombardi
you do, don't do it halfway."
- Bob Beamon
better, best; never let it rest
till your good is better and
your better is best."
yourself responsible for a higher
standard than anybody expects
of you. Never excuse yourself."
- Henry Ward Beecher
forget how fast you did a job,
but they remember how well you
did it." - Howard
most splendid achievement of
all is the constant striving
to surpass yourself and to be
worthy of your own approval."
- Denis Waitley