Quotes - Graduation

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.  You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

Dr. Seuss

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.  I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.


You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.

Indira Gandhi

This above all: to thine own self be true

William Shakespeare,
Hamlet, Act I Scene III

Train your head and hands to do, your head and heart to dare.

Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr.

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Napoleon Hill

May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.

Immanual Kant

You have to leave room in life to dream.

Buffy Sainte-Marie

We all do ‘do, re, mi,’ but you have got to find the other notes yourself.

Louis Armstrong, 1956, on jazz

The world is before you and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.

James Baldwin

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart…. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Carl Jung

Begin where you are; work where you are; the hour you are now wasting, dreaming of some far off success, may be crowded with grand possibilities.

Orison Swett Marden

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.

Mahatma Gandhi

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.

Doris Lessing

Life is change.
Growth is optional.
Choose wisely.

Karen Kaiser Clark

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

Be not simply good; be good for something.

Henry David Thoreau

May you have the strength of eagle’s wings,
The faith and courage to fly to new heights,
And the wisdom of the universe to carry you there.

Native American Blessing

Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails. 
Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

to be nobody but yourself, in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting

e.e. cummings

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

You have been told that Real Life is not like college, and you have been correctly informed. Real Life is more like high school.

Meryl Streep

I have never let schooling interfere with my education.

Mark Twain

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