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Inspirational Graduation Quotes

11 July 2014

Your graduation should be a wonderful day, not a worrisome one. We do, however, understand that you may still have some underlying anxieties about leaving Cardiff University – or growing up! That’s why we have put together a list of inspirational quotes which should hopefully get you past any fears you may have about those next steps in life, whatever you choose to do.

First off: don’t worry!

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – EE Cummings

Remember that there’s no such thing as a ‘wrong degree’.

“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.” – Dr Seuss

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – CS Lewis

NEVER compare yourself to a friend or relative – be proud of your achievement!

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

We know it’s been a long and tough journey…

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

… that you are leaving people you love …

“Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.” – Richard Bach

… and that you are likely stepping into the working world for the first time.

“Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues.” – Author Unknown

But, in the words of our very own Chancellor:

“To all our graduates – don’t think this is the end; this is only the start of things to come.” – Professor Sir Martin Evans

If you’re one of the lucky few who know what your post-graduation plans are then let us know by Tweeting the @CUGradReporter and using the hashtag #CUGrad2014! Don’t forget to keep in touch with the University via the Alumni Network.


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