Following the success of Best Graduation Quotes, I am updating the site with a new collection of great grad quotes from recent years’ college and high school commencement speeches. It is interesting to notice how many of them talk about dealing with fear. Hope they inspire you and your loved ones.
Don’t be afraid of fear…Throw caution to the winds, look fear straight-away in its ugly face, and barge forward. And when you get past it, turn around and give it a good swift kick in the ass..
No matter how dark it gets, the door will open, the sunlight will return and all you’ll be left with is how you acted when the going got tough.
I was afraid. You’re never not afraid. I’m still afraid. I was afraid to write this speech. And now, I’m just realizing how many people are watching me right now, and it’s scary. Can you please look away while I deliver the rest of the speech?.
The voice you should sometimes heed is the one that tells you you can’t, you shouldn’t, it’s too much, it’s too chancy. Don’t heed the fear.
No matter where you are in the next stage of your life, whether it’s in a new job or a new college, run from the language of hate. Instead, remember a line so powerful that it can be found in two classics, One Hundred Years of Solitude and a Raising in the Sun, “There is Alway Something Left to Love.”.
Tomorrow you’re going to meet new people. You’re going to get on a different journey. And the bus that you drive, make sure it’s the right one. Make sure you let only good people on it. … Good people will make you better..
It matters not how far you go. It matters how alive you are.
A person who concentrates on what they have power over becomes unlimited in their ability to manifest what they want in the world..
Failure is not something to be ashamed of, it’s something to be powered by. Failure is the highest octane fuel your life can run on. You gotta learn to make failure your fuel..
I was not someone who should have the life I have now, and yet I do. I was sitting in the chair you are literally sitting in right now and I just whispered, “Why not me?”.
It’s OK to map out your future — but do it in pencil.
If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and quacks like a duck but you think it’s a pig, it’s a pig. Trust your instinct.
Your intuition whispers, ‘here’s what you could do.’ Listen to that voice that tells you what you could do. Nothing will define your character more than that.
You’re biggest risk isn’t failing, it’s getting too comfortable.
Stop worrying so much. Stop being scared of the unknown. Anything I worried about didn’t happen. Other stuff happened, but not what I worried about. The unknown, we can’t do anything about…
What I’d like to impress upon you is an awareness that this life is yours to fill. What I want you to remember is that nobody will taste it but you, so you should only be looking to fill it with those tasty bites you want to savor.
But at certain times don’t make the mistake of comparing your twisted up insides to other people’s blow dried outsides.
These days I get up the time I used to go to bed.
There will be times when your best isn’t your good enough. There can be many reasons for this, but as long as you give your best you’ll be OK.