The most memorable commencement speeches

Is Graduation day one of the happiest and most scaring days in our life, is’n it? It is the day in which  we have achieved a great milestone and at the same time we have no idea about the future.

Universities in the US very commonly invite a notable figure in their community to give a  commencement speech to graduating students

Today we are going to recall the most memorable commencement speeches. Not only the Steve Jobs’s speech of course, but all of the most noted  speeches were inspired by the personal lifes of the speaker most of the time.

John F. Kennedy – June 10, 1963: The human being’s power

In the middle of the Cold War, the President Kennedy really believed in peace and he had trust that men can have the attitude of peace.

David Foster Wallace – May, 2005: Learning is all about choosing

The notewhorty writer had an important speech called “This is water”. The video below highlights his Manifesto clearly.  His advice is to learn how to choose between what it’s really important in life and what it is not.

Steve Jobs – June 12, 2005: Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

It’s probably the most famous among all the commencement speeches. Steve Jobs has always had the gift to inspire generations. 15 minutes that we should listen carefully: Steve we do miss you.

Oprah Winfrey, May 30, 2013 – The importance of failure

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most influent women in the world, because of her show and her network. However, in she experienced some failures during the course of her career and she faced it. Falling down is part of our journey, it’s the moment when “life is trying to move us in an other direction”.

All those speeches can be really inspiring not only to graduating students  but to each of you  who  really wants to make a  difference in life. What is your favourite?


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