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Famous Graduation Quotes: Every year, the range of American college students graduating from Universities and State Colleges go around 40 to 50 million, coming from all walks of life.  Some are fortunate enough to have the money to pay their college tuition fees, courtesy of their parents.  Another portion needs to work while studying in order to get through.  Despite these differences in privilege, all students go through college in the pursuit to make it on their own and have a better future. 

Going to college does not guarantee success in all sought out endeavors; in college, each one perseveres with sweat dripping from their brows, motivated toward success by dreams of a better and brighter future.  However, a lot of college graduates aren’t certain what they will become. And if they do know what they are going to be, the heavy question still stands: will they succeed or fail?  One might ask, “Of all the millions of people that are also graduating the same time as I am, would I be able to compete and stand out?  More importantly, would I succeed?”


 To help that someone, here are some encouraging graduation quotes and words of wisdom:


“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


Whenever it is possible, a boy should choose some occupation which he should do even if he did not need the money.”
-- William Lyon Phelps


“When you leave here, don't forget why you came.”
-- Adlai Stevenson


“Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.”
-- Louisa May Alcott


“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


"Graduation is a time of completion, of finishing, of an ending, however, it is also a time of celebration of achievement and a beginning for the new graduate."
-- Catherine Pulsifer


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


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


"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


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


“The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.”
-- Henry Ford


“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
-- Anatole France


“You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
-- John Wooden


“What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.”
-- Eleanor Powell


“Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.”
-- Art Linkletter


“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”
-- Les Brown


“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
-- Henry Ford


“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!”
-- Andy McIntyre


“All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them.”
-- Walt Disney


“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


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