The Best Graduation Quotes: Speeches from Steve Jobs, Ellen DeGeneres, and More

Get inspiration to make the future a better place with these motivational graduation quotes.

By Reader's Digest Editors

You might remember who delivered the commencement speech at graduation, but do you remember what they said? Does one quote, or one message, still stick with you? These five graduation speeches are powerful, funny, inspiring, motivational, and above all, memorable. Watch for yourself and share the best quotes with others.

Steve Jobs: Stanford University, 2005

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

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