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25 Quotes for the Class of 2015

Graduation is near! To all of our seniors out there: we know ending this chapter of your life is bittersweet and a little scary. However, we hope these quotes will allow you to happily reminisce upon your undergraduate experience as you move forward into an exciting new beginning!

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams in Dead Poets’ Society

“Stay hungry, stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” – Stephen Hawking

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” –Nora Roberts

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” – Oprah Winfrey

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela


So congrats class of 2015! We know you’re all destined to do great things. As you step into your future and experience a million new things, remember these inspiring words…

On starting new:


On travel and seeking adventure:


On love and relationships:


On motivation:


On success and failure:


On starting your career:


On finding yourself:


On staying confident:


On insecurities:


On moving to a new place:


 On overcoming obstacles:


 On unexpected turns:


On staying inspired:


14. On happiness:


And lastly, on learning— because it doesn’t stop when you graduate:


Varsha is currently a senior at UC Davis double majoring in Communication and Sociology. A Bay Area native, she relishes any opportunity to visit the beach and explore cities big and small. As an avid reader and writer, she hopes to utilize her passion for storytelling through a future career in PR. She is a self-proclaimed foodie and always enjoys a good cup of coffee. You can find her writing poems on the quad, reporting stories for AggieTV and daydreaming in the Arboretum, figuring out life as a 22 year old. 
Alida Araica attended UC Davis and graduated with a BA in English and minors in communication and technology management. Alida is passionate about 90's rom-coms, skin-care, iced coffee and running.
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