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Quotations and Advice for High School and College Graduation Speeches and Ceremonies

 


Education ought not to cease when we leave school, but if well begun there, will continue through life.
Sir John Lubbock

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be thrown upon one's resources is to be cast into the lap of fortune.
Benjamin Franklin

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
Plato

Insist upon yourself. Never imitate.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education is not a luxury but a necessity,
without which a nation cannot progress in any way.
Mosely

To learn and then to practise opportunely what one has learned—does not this bring a sense of satisfaction?
Confucius

If you refuse to accept anything but the best out of life, you often get it.
Somerset Maughan

Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.
William Butler Yeats

Education should be a life long process, the formal period serving as a foundation on which life's structure may rest and rise.
Robert H. Jackson

The wise man surely carves out his own destiny.
Plautus

Into what boundless life does education admit us. Every truth gained through it expands a moment of time into illimitable being—positively enlarges our existence, and endows us with qualities which time cannot weaken or destroy.
Edwin Hubbell Chapin

 

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