FC: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson | to the Graduate | Robert Winston Blanchard - May 7, 2011 Master of Science in Applied Economics
1: Graduation Day is a day to mark a tremendous accomplishment. You could not come to this day without a lot of hard work. There may have been days when you felt that you could not continue and yet you did. The moment when you are called up to the stage to receive your diploma, resplendent in your cap and gown, it is a moment to savor. You can not lose what has now been given to you. That achievement is yours forever. Now go on and take on the world! | "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it."
2: "The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.” Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
3: The family is one of nature's masterpieces. ~George Santayana | To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
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5: Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts.
6: Uncle Monty, Dad, Uncle Roger, Uncle Bill
7: What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. ~George Eliot | Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. ~Anthony Brandt
8: Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! ~Albert Einstein
9: Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swami Sivananda | You did it!
10: Always remember, you have within you the strength the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. - Harriet Tubman | We are so proud of you!
13: Good friends are the rare jewels of life... … difficult to find and impossible to replace.
14: Quote by: 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"
15: There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises'. Graduation is not the end, it's the beginning.”
17: Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. - Robert Brault
18: 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.”
19: Try to discover the road to success and you'll seek but never find, but blaze your own path and the road to success will trail right behind. ~Robert Brault | Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown
21: Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-six years of child-raising, they are unemployed.”
22: Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! ~Albert Einstein
23: It takes two men to make one brother. ~Israel Zangwill | I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother and I found all three.
25: School's out, Memories past, Don't ever doubt, Our friendship will last.”
26: “When you leave here, don't forget why you came." Quote by Adlai E. Stevenson
27: I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.
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32: I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.
33: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." ~Confucius
34: Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
35: Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swami Sivananda | You did it!
36: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass…It's about learning to dance in the rain.