1. Comedian Robert Orben: “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.”

        2. President Theodore Roosevelt: “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.”

        3. Football coach Vince Lombardi: “If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.”

        4. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau: “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.”
       5. Comedian Milton Berle: “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

       6. Author Oscar Wilde: “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.”
       7. Columnist and author Erma Bombeck: “Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries.”

       8. Comedian Woody Allen: “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.”
        9. Bandleader Les Brown: “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
        10. Author Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.”