Congratulations on your achievement! Not everyone has the disciple to graduate from college so you be proud of your huge accomplishment. Here are 10 graduation quotes that you can reflect on while you await your big day!
Change The World!
“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.”—Tom Brokaw
Brokaw is right that your degree is something that will allow you to influence the world! No matter what field you may have studied, you’ll be able to get a foothold into whatever craft that you love. Think of this quote leading up to your graduation!
The Joys Of Learning!
“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” —Alfred Mercier
Were the last four years worth it? Think of this Mercier quote whenever you’re pondering this question. If you were lucky enough to study something that you are passionate about, you’ll take away much more than you can ever imagine. Sure the classes may have been difficult and stressful at times but don’t forget about the moments where you expanded your way of thinking.
Never Stop Growing!
“Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.” —Frederick W. Robertson
For some of you, this may be the last time you’ll find yourself within a school environment. While this may be true, you’ll never stop growing as a person. There will always be more opportunities to develop spirituality as you progress through life. Focus on this quote on while awaiting your graduation!
“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.” —Joseph Addison
These last four years were much more than basic learning. As your big day approaches, think of how much you’ve changed because of the countless experiences you’ve had. Yes, your mind has greatly expanded but the essences of who you are have also been greatly enhanced.
Passport To The Future!
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” —Malcolm X
Those who have the biggest impact are usually highly educated. As you walk across the stage to receive your diploma, you’ll put yourself in a position to influence the world in ways that you never imagined. Your graduation is just a stepping stone towards greatness!
“We may live in an age of instant messaging, instant gratification and Instagram, but there is no way to short circuit the path to success.” —Tory Burch
While others in our fast-paced world may thrive off of instant gratification, take pride in the fact that you worked years for your success. No matter how many followers someone may have, they can never achieve the degree you have without putting in the same amount of dedication.
“The highest result of education is tolerance.” —Helen Keller
Being exposed to a variety of art and literature has allowed you to become more tolerant. Not only have you been experiencing material from all over the world, but you’ve also interacted with a variety of people with different backgrounds. Not everyone gets the chance to expose themselves to different cultures so take pride in this.
“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” —B.B. King
No matter how hard things get, you’ll always possess the knowledge you’ve acquired. Through good and bad times, your ever-expanding mind can never be taken away from you.
All That Character!
“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” —Martin Luther King Jr.
While getting a nice paying job is a nice bonus, the goal of your college degree should be much more. Not only did you seek higher learning for education but you also went to discover yourself. You attended to expand your character as well as your mind, and you’ve accomplished both of these goals!
Make A Difference!
“You don’t go to university so you can punch a clock. You go to university so you can be in a position to make a difference.” —Janet Napolitano
No matter what job you get after leaving college, never forget that you got that education in order to change the world. Do not settle into a job that’s not challenging and rewarding!