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The Most Inspiring Quotes from 2017 Commencement Speeches

This year is full of big names -- and they've got a lot to say to the graduating classes of 2017.

'Silicon Valley' Actor Kumail Nanjiani on Failure, Purpose and Personal Growth

The actor-comedian in a commencement speech encouraged students to explore new ideas, be open to failure and meet different people.

Mark Zuckerberg Encourages Harvard Grads to Create a Sense of Purpose

The Facebook founder spoke to the graduating class of Harvard on May 25.

Here's How to Watch Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard Commencement Speech Today

The Facebook co-founder will take the stage around 3 p.m. (ET) today.

7 Inspiring Quotes From President Trump's 2017 Commencement Speech

Forget about politics for a second and check out these inspiring lines from the president's first-ever commencement speech.

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