It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.

Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies “commencement exercises.” Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.

You 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.

There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them – the senses, intelligent companions, and books.

School’s out, Memories past, Don’t ever doubt, Our friendship will last.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

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.

Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.

The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.

The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.

When you leave here, don’t forget why you came.

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.

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.

Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed.

Do not ask if a man has been through college; ask if a college has been through him; if he is a walking university.

Universities are full of Knowledge; the freshmen bring a little in, the seniors take none away, and the knowledge there accumulates

The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

The modern school without systematic lectures turns out many graduates who lack retention. No sooner has the sound of the word left their teacher’s lips, the subject has been forgotten. . .

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving.

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.

The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.

A college education is not a quantitative body of memorized knowledge salted away in a card file. It is a taste for knowledge, a taste for philosophy, if you will; a capacity to explore, to question to perceive relationships, between fields of knowledge and experience.

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future.

Education is the process by which the individual relates himself to the universe, give himself citizenship in the changing world, share’s the race’s mind and enfranchises his own soul.

Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!

One thing about the school of experience is that it will repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time.

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.

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.

Graduation 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.

Your 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.

All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder.

Look at education as a continuous life long journey.

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.

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.

The symbol of the University is the iron statue outside the Rathskeller of a barefoot goosegirl that every student kisses at graduation. The University is a Mecca to which students come with something less than perfect faith. It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known but to question it.

The wit of a graduate student is like champagne. Canadian champagne.

Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.

Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.

Hitch your wagon to a star.

The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate