'Stay hungry, stay foolish': 12 great graduation quotes
May 11th, 2012
03:10 PM ET

'Stay hungry, stay foolish': 12 great graduation quotes

by AJ Willingham

Wake up! Life is happening here. Right now.

Sometimes we forget that, and if wisdom truly is wasted on the young, the worst time to impart wisdom is to a bunch of exhausted twenty-somethings in rickety folding chairs trying not to scratch where that rented gown is making them itch.

Whether or not you've walked across that stage, commencement speeches are best enjoyed like fine wine: thoughtfully, and with a little age. Here are some of our favorite graduation quotes to inspire your day:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition… Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2005

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    I don't agree. Not all are like that.

    May 24, 2012 at 8:09 am |
  2. Lay

    If you have no faith in the future, how can you expect it to get any better?

    May 22, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  3. The One Who Knows

    Why impart relevant wisdom on people who don't listen, think parents are clueless and are more apt to pay attention to Simon, Snooki, and Katness?

    I weep for the future.

    May 15, 2012 at 7:54 am |
  4. g2

    congrats, you are all now going to be slaves to corporate banks for the rest of your lives! welcome!

    May 14, 2012 at 11:35 pm |
  5. Fed Up

    More than half of the kids graduating from today's public schools can barely read, let alone memorize quotations.

    May 14, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
    • Lulu

      What do you mean "kids today". If you read the posts on most websites, most have spelling and grammar errors. That's the adults so nothing has changed.

      May 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  6. Brian

    Quote 13 "Do you want fries with that?"

    May 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  7. C. Allen

    Kinda lame...didn't even have attribution for the quotes.

    May 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
    • guest

      steve jobs

      May 14, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
    • keb

      Did you try clicking on Full Story?

      May 14, 2012 at 6:10 pm |