Commencement Speech


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the
things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines,
Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream."
Mark Twain 1835-1910

What better way to send you HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS off into the BIG, WIDE, WORLD then with an insightful and sometimes humorous commencement address from the Great Man Himself Mark Twain!?  What advice would the World famous Humorist share with today's young adults?
  • "Always obey your parents-when they are present.  This is the best policy because most parents think they know more than you do and you can generally make more by humoring that superstition than you can by acting on your own better judgment" 
  • "if a person offends you and you are in doubt as to whether or not it was intentionally not resort to drastic measures.  Simply watch for your chance and hit him with a brick!"
  • "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."
  • "every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog."

WORDS OF WISDOM

Royalton Hartland High School Commencement Ceremony

Mark Twain shares his wit & wisdom with graduating seniors.
"Be good and you'll be lonesome"


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