Most Inspiring Celebrity Commencement Speeches

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It's that time of the year again - graduation season! Which one of these celebrity commencement speeches inspires you the most?

1: John Legend, 2014 - "Pursue this life of love with focus and passion and ambition and courage. Give it your all. And that will be your path to true success."

2: Sandra Bullock, 2014 - "It is noisy out there and for some reason, people want to see you fail. That's not your problem, that is their problem."

3: Charlie Day, 2014 - "You can not succeed without the risk of failure. You can not have a voice without the risk of criticism. You can not love without the risk of loss. You must take these risks."

4: Sean "Diddy" Combs, 2014 - "Nobody is going to take you to the front of the line — you need to push to the front of the line."

5: Jim Carrey, 2014 - "I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which, was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love."

6: Mindy Kaling, 2014 - "Try to be the kind of people who give advice to celebrities, not the other way around."

7: Michelle Obama, 2014 - "As the history of this school has taught us, no dream is too big, no vision is too bold; as long as we stay hungry for education and let that hunger be our North Star, there is nothing, graduates, nothing that we cannot achieve."

8: Ellen DeGeneres, 2009 - "Success is to live your life with integrity and to not give in to peer pressure to try to be something that you're not."

9: Amy Poehler, 2011 - "Take your risks now. As you grow older, you become more fearful and less flexible… Limit your 'always' and your 'nevers.' Continue to share your heart with people even if it’s been broken."

10: Oprah, 2013 - "Learn from every mistake, because every experience, particularly your mistakes, are there to teach you and force you into being more who you are."

11: Steve Jobs, 2005 - "Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

12: Maya Rudolph, 2015 - "Admit what your dreams are. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t know what you’re gonna do tomorrow. But work hard and don’t be lazy."

13: Natalie Portman, 2015 - "The only thing you can be the best at is developing your own self. Make use of the fact that you don't doubt yourself too much right now."


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