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Inspirational Quotes From 2016 Commencement Speakers
Commencement addresses

Inspirational Quotes From 2016 Commencement Speakers

From tech execs to heads of state, these leaders have the expertise to guide graduates as they prepare for what's next.
Lydia Belanger
Peter Thiel Commencement Speech, Hamilton College, May 2016 (Transcript)
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Peter Thiel Commencement Speech, Hamilton College, May 2016 (Transcript)

Peter Thiel, investor and co-founder of Palantir and PayPal, spoke about unconventional paths at the Hamilton College Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 22, 2016.
Entrepreneur Staff
Sheryl Sandberg Commencement Speech, University of California at Berkeley, May 2016 (Transcript)
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Sheryl Sandberg Commencement Speech, University of California at Berkeley, May 2016 (Transcript)

Sheryl Sandberg spoke publicly about her husband's death for the first time at the University of California at Berkeley Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Entrepreneur Staff
Is Fear Stopping You From Going After What You Want?
Fear

Is Fear Stopping You From Going After What You Want?

Comedian Jim Carrey's 2014 commencement message illustrated the importance of always choosing love over fear.
Sarah Vermunt
Get Motivated With 2014's Inspiring, Unforgettable Quotes
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Get Motivated With 2014's Inspiring, Unforgettable Quotes

Take a look at our round up of the best advice and insights from newsmakers and thought leaders this year.
Nina Zipkin
3 Life Lessons From Steve Ballmer's Rousing Graduation Speech
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3 Life Lessons From Steve Ballmer's Rousing Graduation Speech

Microsoft's recently departed CEO and the soon-to-be owner of the LA Clippers shared his own life advice with the graduates at the University of Washington.
Laura Entis
Jim Carrey to College Grads: Always Choose Love Over Fear
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Jim Carrey to College Grads: Always Choose Love Over Fear

"You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love."
Laura Entis
Michael Bloomberg to Grads: You May Hate What I Stand For, But Don't Repress Me
Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg to Grads: You May Hate What I Stand For, But Don't Repress Me

The former New York City mayor chastised college students across the country for censoring conservative voices.
Laura Entis
 Ex-NYT Editor Jill Abramson on Resilience
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Ex-NYT Editor Jill Abramson on Resilience

'I'm talking to anyone who has been dumped,' the recently fired executive editor of The New York Times told Wake Forest grads. 'When that happens, show what you are made of.'
Laura Entis
Panera Founder and CEO Ron Shaich: It's Not About Choosing the 'Right' Path, It's About Knowing What Ignites Your Passion.
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Panera Founder and CEO Ron Shaich: It's Not About Choosing the 'Right' Path, It's About Knowing What Ignites Your Passion.

Figure out what you care about, what brings you joy and what drives you, Shaich told Clark University graduates. The rest will come.
Laura Entis
Charlie Day: You Shouldn't Just 'Do What Makes You Happy'
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Charlie Day: You Shouldn't Just 'Do What Makes You Happy'

The Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator and star tells Merrimack College graduates to create their own opportunities.
Laura Entis
Fashion Designer Tory Burch: 'There Is No Such Thing as Overnight Success'
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Fashion Designer Tory Burch: 'There Is No Such Thing as Overnight Success'

Tory Burch defined entrepreneur not as a job title, but a state of mind during her 2014 commencement address, telling graduates that achievement requires good old fashioned tenacity and hard work.
Laura Entis
Sheryl Sandberg's Advice to Grads: Banish Self-Doubt, Dream Bigger and Lean In, Always
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Sheryl Sandberg's Advice to Grads: Banish Self-Doubt, Dream Bigger and Lean In, Always

During her commencement speech at City Colleges of Chicago, Facebook's COO told graduates to lean in even on days when they feel like hanging back and remaining quiet.
Laura Entis
Dropbox CEO Gives Graduates His Cheat Sheet for Success
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Dropbox CEO Gives Graduates His Cheat Sheet for Success

Tech entrepreneur Drew Houston spoke about the importance of obsessing over your dream during his 2013 commencement speech at MIT.
Andrea Huspeni