Fall Commencement: Wise Words from Commencement Speakers

On December 14th, a number of graduates will be crossing the stage at the LSU Fall Commencement. We would like to share some wise words from former commencement speeches with these LSU graduates.

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“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. … ” –Winston Churchill, Harrow (1941)

“You’re going to fall down, but the world doesn’t care how many times you fall down, as long as it’s one fewer than the number of times you get back up.” –Aaron Sorkin, Syracuse (2012)

“I found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks.” –Denzel Washington, University of Pennsylvania (2011)

“Have the courage to accept that you’re not perfect, nothing is, and no one is — and that’s OK.” –Katie Couric, Williams College (2007)

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary… Stay hungry, stay foolish.” –Steve Jobs, Stanford (2005)

“Life is an improvisation. You have no idea what’s going to happen next and you are mostly just making things up as you go along. ” –Stephen Colbert, Northwestern (2011)


Congratulations to the LSU  class of Fall 2012!

If you would like information about LSU Fall Commencement, click here.


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