10 Commencement Speech Every Graduate Student Must Watch

Graduation day is the day every student looking forward in his educational life. It’s a day when student finally gets ready to face the real world.

We have listed some of the best commencement speech every graduate student should watch.

Best commencement speech


1. Steve Jobs – Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish, Stanford University 2005

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.


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2. Jeff Bezoz – We are What We Choose, Princeton University 2010

One day you’ll understand that it’s harder to be kind than clever. Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy — they’re given after all. Choices can be hard.


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3. J.K. Rowling’s – The Fringe Benefits of Failure. Harvard University,  2008

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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4. Michael  Dell – University of Texas  2003

… never measure your success based on the success of others – because you just might set the bar too low.

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5. Michael Uslan – Indiana University 2006

You must have a high threshold for frustration. Take it from the guy who was turned down by every studio in Hollywood. You must knock on doors until your knuckles bleed. Doors will slam in your face. You must pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and knock again. It’s the only way to achieve your goals in life.


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6. Oprah Winfrey – Howard University 2007

Your calling isn’t something that somebody can tell you about. It’s what you feel. It’s a part of your life force. It is the thing that gives you juice. The thing that you are supposed to do. And nobody can tell you what that is. You know it inside yourself.


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7. Tim Cook – Auburn University 2010

For the most important decisions in your life, trust your intuition, and then work with everything you have to prove it right.


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8. Denzel Washington – University of Pennsylvania, 2011

I found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks.


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9. Aaron Sorkin – Syracuse University 2012

The world doesn’t care how many times you fall down, as long as it’s one fewer than the number of times you get back up.


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10. Jim Carrey – Maharishi University of Management 2014

Fear is going to be a player in your life, but you get to decide how much. You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts, worrying about your pathway to the future, but all there will ever be is what’s happening here, and the decisions we make in this moment, which are based in either love or fear.


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