‘Tomorrow you’re going to meet new people. You’re going to get on a different journey. And the bus that you drive, make sure it’s the right one. Make sure you let only good people on it. … Good people will make you better.’ - Coach K at Duke
‘I want to urge you to do today: turn toward the problems you see. And don’t just turn toward them. Engage with them. Walk right up to them, look them in the eye ... then look yourself in the eye and decide what you’re going to do about them.’ - Matt Damon at MIT
'Every story you choose to tell, by necessity, omits others from the larger narrative. This act of choosing — the stories we tell versus the stories we leave out — will reverberate across the rest of your life.' - Lin-Manuel Miranda at Unversity of Pennsylvania
‘Your conscience shouts, ‘here’s what you should do,’ while your intuition whispers, ‘here’s what you could do.’ Listen to that voice that tells you what you could do. Nothing will define your character more than that.’ - Steven Spielberg at Harvard.
‘At this moment in your life you know fewer limits, fewer taboos and fewer fears than you will ever in the future. So do not squander your ignorance. Go out and do what your teachers and parents thought could not be done — and what they never thought of doing.’ - Peter Thiel at Hamilton College
‘The easy days ahead of you will be easy. It is the hard days — the times that challenge you to your very core — that will determine who you are. You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive. ’- Sheryl Sandberg at UC Berkeley
'I belong among the stars. And so do you. And so do they. Together, we can inspire galaxies of greatness for generations to come. No, sky is not the limit. It is only the beginning. Lift off.' - Graduate student Donovan Livingston at Harvard