Best Commencement Speeches of All Time

by Kristina Rudic | May 04, 2016

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Best Commencement Speeches of All Time

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Graduation is the relieved sigh after college, and graduation speeches are the last nudge to get graduates out the door into what they call "the real world." Every year, influential thinkers, designers, leaders, and entertainers are invited to the top colleges around the world to give a speech that will shed some insight into how they personally reached success in hopes of inspiring the latest graduating class. From the bad to the outstanding, we've combed through decades of speeches to round up the best of the best. Here are some of the ones that inspire us, after graduation and beyond. 

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The last hurdle between finals and receiving that diploma is sitting through a graduation speech, the poignant address intended to inspire and motivate young graduates. Many reached this mark, and surpassed it, and we rounded up the best of the best that show insight, truth, and humor into the world graduates are about to enter. 

Tags: college | commencement speech | getting a job | graduation | motivational speech

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