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A commencement speech is an address given to graduating students. Generally at a university, a commencement speech is typically given by a notable figure in the community such as entrepreneurs, politicians, celebrities, or other notable speakers. We clearly realize that we have readers that are out of school and have been for quite some time.  However when you are down or in need of wisdom, commencement speeches can be extremely inspirational and realign you to the right path. Today we collected fifteen must see speeches. They aren’t short, so grab some snacks and your favorite beverage. Enjoy!

1) Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2005

2) Neil Gaiman, University of the Arts, 2012

3) Ellen DeGeneres Tulane speech

4) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emory University, 2010

5) Conan O’Brien, Dartmouth 2011

6) Oprah Winfrey, Stanford 2008

7) Sheryl Sandberg, Barnard 2011

8) Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008

9) Melissa Harris-Perry, Wellesley College 2012

10) “You Are Not Special” from Wellesley High School

11) Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon 2008

12) Bill Gates, Harvard University

13) Jeff Bezos, Princeton 2010

14) Larry Page, University of Michigan 2009

15) J.K. Rowling, Harvard 2008

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