“ My mother was keen that I complete my graduation and never ever wanted me to be in the movies, as my father had made five films that lost money. One of the films he made was 'Agneepath,' which was hugely hyped but underwhelming at the box office, and I remember that my dad had to sell my grandmother's flat to pay off the loan. ”

- Karan Johar

“ For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families. ”

- Patrick J. Kennedy

“ The doer alone learneth. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ I've told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation. ”

- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“ Since graduation, I have measured time in 4-by-5-inch pieces of paper, four days on the left and three on the right. Every social engagement, interview, reading, flight, doctor's appointment, birthday and dry-cleaning reminder has been handwritten between metal loops. ”

- Sloane Crosley

“ I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information. ”

- Irvine Welsh

“ When nearly a third of our high school students do not graduate on time with their peers, we have work to do. We must design our middle and high schools so that no student gets lost in the crowd and disconnected from his or her own potential. ”

- Christine Gregoire

“ All real education is the architecture of the soul. ”

- William Bennett

“ I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I'd done theatricals in college, but I'd done them because it was fun. ”

- James Stewart

“ I could be happy doing something like architecture. It would involve another couple of years of graduate school, but that's what I studied in college. That's what I always wanted to do. ”

- Parker Stevenson

“ From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world. ”

- Dick Cheney

“ The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values. ”

- William S. Burroughs

“ You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world. ”

- Tom Brokaw

“ For good nurture and education implant good constitutions. ”

- Plato

“ My personal advice is to go to school first and get a liberal arts education, and then if you want to pursue acting, go to graduate school. ”

- Jillian Bach

“ It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete. ”

- Norman Cousins

“ When I was in school, my mother stressed education. I am so glad she did. I graduated from Yale College and Yale University with my master's and I didn't do it by missing school. ”

- Angela Bassett

“ We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century - for several centuries. ”

- H. G. Wells

“ God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings, not endings. Just as graduations are not terminations, but commencements. Creation is an ongoing process, and when we create a perfect world where love and compassion are shared by all, suffering will cease. ”

- Bernie Siegel

“ I went to my son's graduation this weekend, and I heard a great quote I've never heard before from Albert Einstein. It was that the greatest danger to the world is not the bad people but it's the good people who don't speak out. ”

- Hamilton Jordan