Graduation season is upon us.
I’ve started seeing pictures all over social media of smiling faces all over social media that are barely visible around caps, tassels, awkwardly large gowns, leis and drapes. I remember spending so much time shopping for that perfect graduation outfit, only to realize no one would ever see the outfit and it was a good thing I bought cute shoes.
It seems graduation is supposed to be about looking towards to future and basking in our accomplishments, not worrying about outfits. So once we figured out that the gowns flattered us intellectually, we had a wonderful time strutting our stuff across that stage in our baggy graduation gowns and cute shoes.
The graduation speeches are the inspiring points of the event, so to help in the inspiration we gathered together some wonderful quotes on life, money, work to give all the grads some words of wisdom as they move into the next stage of life.
Wisdom on doing what you love and living life to the fullest by Steve Jobs:
“Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent; it clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now, the new is you. But someday, not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it’s quite true. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs, Stanford University Commencement 2005
“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition” – Steve Jobs
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
Wisdom and Quotes from the Roosevelts:
“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.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Comedians, Public Speakers, Famous People and Writers have some good incite and comedy for their graduation quotes:
“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.” – Bill Cosby
“It 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
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss
“Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! 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
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn
Great Quotes for Success, knowledge, education and living life to the fullest.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill
“The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.” – Eleanor Powell
“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” – Kevin Kruse
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou
“Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr.