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Letter "C" » commencement
«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.»
«There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises'. Graduation is not the end, it's the beginning.»
«At commencement you wear your square-shaped mortarboards. My hope is that from time to time you will let your minds be bold, and wear sombreros.»
«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.»
Author: Robert Purvis
, dressing gown
«Commencement oratory must eschew anything that smacks of partisan politics, political preference, sex, religion or unduly firm opinion. Nonetheless, there must be a speech: Speeches in our culture are the vacuum that fills a vacuum.»
«Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught.»
«The profession of a prostitute is the only career in which the maximum income is paid to the newest apprentice. It is the one calling in which at the beginning the only exertion is that of self-indulgence; all the prizes are at the commencement. It is the ever-new embodiment of the old fable of the sale of the soul to the Devil. The tempter offers wealth, comfort, excitement, but in return the victim must sell her soul, nor does the other party forget to exact his due to the uttermost farthing.»
Author: William Booth
, in return
, The Embodiment
, the Tempter
, The Victim
«The commencement speech is not, I think, a wholly satisfactory manifestation of our culture.»