"Use your knowledge, and your heart, to stand up for those who can't stand, speak for those who can't speak, be a beacon of light for those whose lives have become dark."
"People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel."
George W. Bush
"To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States."
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
Horace, Roman poet
"Carpe diem." (Seize the day.)
"Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice."
"After we graduate tonight, we no longer have to let society happen to us. We get to create our own."
"I don't know what my path is yet. I'm just walking on it."
"Because as tough as things have been, I am convinced you are tougher. I’ve seen your passion and I’ve seen your service ... I’ve seen a generation eager — impatient even — to step into the rushing waters of history and change its course."
"Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life."
"We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better."
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"The three little sentences that will get you through life. Number one: cover for me. Number two: oh, good idea, boss! Number three: it was like that when I got here."
"Don't look for big things, just do small things with great love. ...The smaller the thing, the greater must be our love."
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."