There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises." Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning. ~Orrin Hatch
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings
Okay, it's two quotes, but seriously, what can I say to these two who have graduated high school and are ready to take on the world? One thing would be to remind them that this is just the beginning - that they have their whole lives ahead of them. The other would be to encourage them to follow their bliss - to not get bogged down by expectations and materialistic aspirations - to find what truly makes them happy. I wish someone had given me that advice when I graduated.