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Top Commencement Addresses For The Class of 2014

May 21, 2014

Commencement addresses may be the last thing on your mind before getting your diploma, but they have the ability to inspire and move populations. We picked three commencement addresses that are inspiring, funny, and entertaining at the same time. So before you take your steps into the real world, whatever that means, check out these commencement speeches which guide and inspire.

Steve Jobs delivered a heartfelt and inspiring address at the 2005 Stanford commencement where he spoke about the importance of making the most out of your own life.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life… Stay hungry, stay foolish”

Salman Khan gave the commencement address at MIT’s 2012 graduation and touched on the power of free educational tools and the most important things in life.

“I can have a second chance, I can have all of the successes, all of the adventures I had the first time around, but now I can optimize things.”

J.K. Rowling delivered the commencement address at Harvard in 2008. She had a moving speech on the power of failure and the importance of dreaming big.

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”

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