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Inspiring Messages From 2018 Commencement Speeches

Inspiring Messages From 2018 Commencement Speeches

Okay, you graduated college 10, 15 or 20 years ago. However, commencement speeches can be so motivating and inspiring and who doesn't need a little inspiration every now and then? We listened to a lot of amazing commencement speeches and narrowed down a few of our favorite quotes. Whether you are a CEO, graphic designer, project manager, entrepreneur or account director we hope that these quotes will leave you feeling ready to fight the good fight and keep pushing yourself toward whatever goals you are trying to reach.

"Your life journey is about learning to become more of who you are and fulfilling the highest, truest expression of yourself as a human being. That's why you're here."

"Here and now I believe you have to declare war on one of our most dangerous enemies and that is cynicism. Because when that little creature sinks in it's hooks into you it'll cloud your clarity, it'll compromise your integrity, it'll lower your standards, it'll choke your empathy. And sooner or later, cynicism shatters your faith."

-Oprah Winfrey, USC 2018

"Be fearless. Be the last people to accept things as they are and the first people to stand up and change them for the better."

-Tim Cook, Duke 2018

"Women must champion each other. This can be difficult for us. Women have been pitted against each other since the beginning of time for that one seat at the table."

-Abby Wambach, Barnard College 2018

"You would rather find purpose than a job or a career......Purpose is an essential element of you. It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time in history. Your very exsistence is wrapped up in the things you are hear to fufill. Whatever you choose for a career path remember, the struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose."

-Chadwick Boseman, Howard 2018 

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