by Ashley Lateef
Graduation speeches offer inspiration to everyone, even those who are not receiving a diploma. Whether or not you're a graduate, we hope these inspirational quotes from famous commencement speeches will bring you encouragement and motivation.
— Conan O’ Brien (Dartmouth College, 2011)
— Sonia Sotomayor (University of Rhode Island, 2016)
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Wellesley College, 2015)
— Meryl Streep (Barnard College, 2010)
— Will Ferrell (University of Southern California, 2017)
— J.K. Rowling (Harvard University, 2008)
— Pharrell Williams (New York University, 2017)
— Kumail Nanjiani (Grinnell College, 2017)
— Sheryl Sandberg (University of California, Berkeley, 2016)
Explore the collection of slideshows and discover inspirational quotes, beautiful photos, and powerful stories of hope.