"Our promise to our children should be this: if you do well in school, we will pay for you to obtain a college degree."
"It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree."Ruth Ann Minner on John F. Kennedy
"God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars."Ruth Ann Minner on Elbert Hubbard
"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."Ruth Ann Minner on Robert Orben
"Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated."Ruth Ann Minner on Erma Bombeck
"Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know."Ruth Ann Minner on T. S. Eliot
"Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I'd like to add a third certainty: trash. And while some in this room might want to discuss reducing taxes, I want to talk about reducing trash."