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A sampler of college commencement speeches
A sampler of college commencement speeches

"Don't cave to the status quo. Don't trade happiness for deferred gratification. Don't give up adventure for safety and security. The safe is the enemy of the satisfying. Deferred gratification has a way of being deferred forever. And the status quo, 'business-as-usual,' 'the-way-things-have-always-been-done' has completely failed us." — Writer and columnist Anna Quindlen, at Grinnell College, Iowa, 2011 "To reach out to one person, to make a difference in one life, that is really what we are here for. So, have your grand dreams. Have your great plans for what your professional life will be, but don't forget that it is one person...

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