Thursday, May 12, 2005

Graduation Quotes

There are so many men who can figure costs, and so few who can measure values.  ~Author Unknown 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 Academe, n.:  An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.  Academy, n.:  A modern school where football is taught.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Put your future in good hands - your own.  ~Author Unknown It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.  ~Edmund Hillary 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. ~Dr. Seuss What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson There is no need to reach high for the stars.  They are already within you - just reach deep into yourself!  ~The Quote Garden Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God.  Your playing small does not serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.  We are all meant to shine, as children do.  We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.  And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.  ~Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles," 1992 (commonly misattributed to Nelson Mandela, 1994 inauguration speech) Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson The important thing is not to stop questioning.  ~Albert Einstein The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.  ~Ralph W. Sockman The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.  ~Bishop Mandell Creighton The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.  ~Sydney J. Harris Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.  ~B.F. Skinner If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!  ~Andy McIntyre To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.  ~A.A. Milne Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.  ~Oscar Wilde, "The Critic as Artist," 1890 The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm.  ~Fred Dehner Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.  ~Henry Ford Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.  ~Les Brown If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.  ~Milton Berle Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion.  You must set yourself on fire.  ~Arnold H. Glasow A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.  ~Francis Bacon, Essays, 1625 Try not.  Do or do not.  There is no try.  ~Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back Don't waste time learning the "tricks of the trade."  Instead, learn the trade.  ~Attributed to both James Charlton and H. Jackson Brown, Jr. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.  ~Beverly Sills Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.  ~David Lloyd George What we are is God's gift to us.  What we become is our gift to God.  ~Eleanor Powell My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz.  It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz.  You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around!  ~Dr. Seuss I hope that my achievements in life shall be these - that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need that I will have left the earth a better place for what I've done and who I've been.  ~C. Hoppe Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.  ~Albert Einstein If at first you don't succeed, do it like your mother told you.  ~Author Unknown 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 My father always told me, "Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life."  ~Jim Fox 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 scho

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