One Sentence Commencement Speeches

Frank Warren, the artist behind Post Secret, recently delivered the commencement address at St. Mary's College in Maryland. In preparation for it, he asked members of the graduating class to write a one-sentence response to the question "What do my classmates, and I, need to hear on Graduation Day?" Here are a few of his responses:

Be wise enough not to be reckless, but brave enough to take great risks.

It’s okay to fail – learn from it and you will succeed.

It’s better to be pissed-off than pissed-on.

If you were to asked to deliver a commencement speech that was only one sentence long, what would it be?

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"If you have come to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine then let us work together."
-Aboriginal Activist Group, Queensland 1970
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