Dear graduating students, Our pal mental_floss has a neat post about the 7 Memorable Commencement Addresses, just in case yours isn't really up to par.
For example, here's Steve Job's address to Stanford University's class of 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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“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”
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“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”
I know it's not inspirational or life-changing or anything, but it's got to be better than Ali G (he's even worse than Borat).
He did ones as Quagmire and Peter as well:
Steve Job, I know him not