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

Denzel Washington: University of Pennsylvania, 2011

“I’ve found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success. You’ve got to take risks. You will fail at some point in your life. Accept it. You will lose. You will embarrass yourself. You will suck at something. There is no doubt about it. Never be discouraged. Never look back. Give everything you’ve got. And when you fall throughout life, fall forward.”

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