College Graduates Quotes by Bill Cosby, Alexis Herman, Mitt Romney, Gary Shteyngart, J. Cole, Ruben Hinojosa and many others.
People will frighten you about a graduation…. They use words you don’t hear often: And we wish you Godspeed.” It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.”
Really, the potential for, first of all, any college graduate today is enormously good. These are good times for anyone with a college degree today, particularly African Americans. With a college degree today, you really breach the unemployment rate.
I’ve met graduating college kids facing loan payments and a bad economy, and they are worried that they won’t be able to get a job. This is not the way America needs to be.
Life for young American college graduates is a festive affair. Free of having to support their families, they mostly have gay parties on rooftops where they reflect at length upon their quirky electronic childhoods and sometimes kiss each other on the lips and neck.
When you graduate from college, they tell you to follow your dreams. Does anyone say you have to wake up first?
I struggled with being a broke college graduate, and while all my friends were getting career jobs, I was working horrible part-time jobs. That’s why now, even when I get tired, I think, ‘This is what I asked for.’
Currently, only 70 percent of our high school students earn diplomas with their peers, and less than one-third of our high school students graduate prepared for success in a four-year college.
Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.
Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals.
It’s funny that when people reach a certain age, such as after graduating college, they assume it’s time to go out and get a job. But like many things the masses do, just because everyone does it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.
John Shook’s experience shows just how important problemsolving is at Toyota – it comes before any other job skill for the graduate intake. When I joined Toyota in Toyota City (where for a time I was the only American) in late 1983, every newly hired college graduate employee began learning his job by being coached […]
Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
You know, I come from six generations of college graduates.
I understood what he was doing, that he had spent four years fulfilling the absurd and tedious duty of graduating from college and now he was emancipated from that world of abstraction, false security, parents, and material excess.
To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say, well done. And to the C students, I say, you too can be president of the United States.
My grandmother lived to be 100 years old. Her grandmother was a slave, yet she was a college graduate in the Spellman class of 1917. She taught art for 50 years and she saved her Social Security checks for her children’s education.
Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.
You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.
I’m not afraid of who I am. I’m not afraid to tell the world who I am. I’m Michael Sam, I’m a college graduate, I’m African-American and I’m gay.
The greatest challenge I think is adjusting to not playing baseball. The reason for that is I had to come out of baseball and come into the business world, not being a college graduate, not being educated to come into the business world the way I should have.
A great many college graduates come here thinking of lawyers as social engineers arguing the great Constitutional issues.
Openness isn’t the end. It’s the beginning.
42% of college graduates never read a book after college.
Nothing worth knowing can be taught.
The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.
There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘commencement exercises’. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.
Through high school, college, graduate school and beyond, I had a number of relationships that were wonderful.
The impetus behind going to graduate school was a year after graduating from college spent in Dallas working at the dog food factory and Bank America and not having met success in my chosen field, which at that point was being an actress.
It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.
They [Theodore White and Lou Harris] took turns weeping, and finally concluded that Rockefeller got the votes of everyone in California who is a Negro, a Jew, a Mexican, and a college graduate, while Goldwater got the votes of every millionaire. Which certainly makes California the land of opportunity.
I was terrified of graduating college and not knowing what I was going to do. I saw the auditions for Idol and thought, Why not? I always liked to sing. You know when they asked, “Are you the next American Idol?” I said yes, but I didn’t mean it.
After graduating from college I worked at a variety of jobs, from banking to politics. I enjoyed whatever I was doing at the time but I didn’t love my work.
If knowledge is power and power is knowledge, then how so many idiots be graduating from college?
DonвЂ™t let the noise of othersвЂ™ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
My favorite animal is the turtle. The reason is that in order for the turtle to move, it has to stick its neck out.
If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
It is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o’clock.
Go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
In Burma, we have only about four percent of the people in our country who are (college) graduates. So can we not value the majority? No, we must. If we just value the graduates, then does that mean our people are not valuable? I don’t believe that. What is important is we need right people in right positions.
Harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
I think it’s sort of an outrage that companies should have to hire firms to teach the college graduates they employ how to write.
One of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates.
It’s hard for me to believe that a shy, bespectacled college graduate like Brad Meltzer who’s a novelist and a father is a really setting out to be weirdly misogynistic.
More women are graduating from college now than men.
Community colleges need to be upgraded. We got to have training for real jobs. We’ve got a lot of jobs that are going unfilled because we don’t have the technology in the heads of graduating college students to deal with them.
The average college graduate’s proficient literacy in English [the ability to read lengthy, complex texts and draw complicated inferences] has declined from 40 percent in 1992 to 31 percent ten years later.
You are graduating from college. That means that this is the first day of the last day of your life. No, that’s wrong. This is the last day of the first day of school. Nope, that’s worse. This is a day.
I think sleeping was my problem in school. If school had started at 4:00 in the afternoon, I’d be a college graduate today.
Since 1994, unemployment rates are lower. Median household income is higher. A greater percentage of Americans are graduating from college. Home ownership rates are higher. And the violent crime rate has decreased.
College graduates work in every sector of the American economy, and the research engines incubated within our universities generate a wealth of ideas and innovations that have an enormous impact on our lives.
If they don’t go to law school, bright college graduates head to Wall Street precisely because they have no real plan for their careers.
Maybe everyone is a little too reassuring that things are going to be OK to college graduates. It gives them a false sort of security.
I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.
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.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.