Advice for Our Graduates (Note: Some advice may apply to the rest of us.)

“I never let schooling interfere with my education.” -Mark Twain

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
-Winston Churchill

“High school is a lot like toilet paper, you only miss it when it’s gone.” -Unknown

“You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom.” -Unknown

“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.”
-Robert Purvis

“The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.” -Doug Larson

“First I was dying to finish high school and start college. Then I was dying to finish college and start working. Then I was dying to marry and have children. And then I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school, so I could return to work.” -Unknown

“If at first you don’t succeed, do it like your mother told you.” -Unknown

“It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.” -Isabel Waxman

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” -Milton Berk

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” -Tom Bodett

“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.” -Paul Freund

“The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Always do more than you get paid for.”


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