1.“Definition of a college professor: someone who talks in other people's sleep.” – W.H. Auden.
2.“Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.”
3.“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.”
4.“Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”
5.“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau.
6.“The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.” – William James.
7.“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” - Jim Rohn.
8.“A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life.” – Edward A Malloy.
9.“When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
10.“Your families are extremely proud of you… This would be a most opportune time to ask for money.”
11.“Struggling to decide what to do after graduation is… a sort of rite of passage to the next phase of your life.”
12.“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”
13.“By the end of high school, I was not, of course, an educated man, but I knew how to try to become one.”
14.“What we love in our books are the depths of many marvelous moments seen all at once.”
15.“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.” – Aristotle.
16.“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison.
17.“With the realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.”
18.“Education is the passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." – Malcolm X.
19.“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
20.“College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?”
21.“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele.
22.“You’re going to fall down, but the world doesn’t care how many times you fall down, as long as it’s one fewer than the number of times you get back up.” - Aaron Sorkin.
23.“Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” - G.K. Nielson.
24.“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley.
25."The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match, each one of you is a fuse.” - Ed Koch.
26.“Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” - Abraham Lincoln.
27.“Educating yourself does not mean you were stupid in the first place, it means that you are intelligent enough to know that there is plenty left to learn.” —Melanie Joy.
28.“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” – David Bly.