Potent Quotable-Mousey Graduates!

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 Orben

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises."  Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.  ~Orrin Hatch

The tassel’s worth the hassle!  ~Author Unknown

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.  ~Arie Pencovici

The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.  ~Newton D. Baker

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.  ~Albert Einstein

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.  ~Art Linkletter

Excellence is not a skill.  It is an attitude.  ~Ralph Marston

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

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

Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.  ~Roger Babson

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved.  The real milestones are less prepossessing.  They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.  Our lives are measured by these.  ~Susan B. Anthony

Don’t waste time learning the "tricks of the trade."  Instead, learn the trade.  ~Attributed to both James Charlton and H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

During my second year of nursing school our professor gave us a quiz.  I breezed through the questions until I read the last one:  "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"  Surely this was a joke.  I had seen the cleaning woman several times, but how would I know her name?  I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank.  Before the class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our grade.  "Absolutely," the professor said.  "In your careers, you will meet many people.  All are significant.  They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello."  I’ve never forgotten that lesson.  I also learned her name was Dorothy.  ~Joann C. Jones

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.  ~Nelson Henderson

What we are is God’s gift to us.  What we become is our gift to God.  ~Eleanor Powell

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