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Inspirational and Motivational Speeches from Famous Successful People

Jon Stewart Commencement Speech

The host of the Daily Show, Jon Stewart, has threw in the towel after a long decorated career as a comedian with a strong sense for politics. Here's his inspiring commencement speech at William and Mary College.

John Legend & Common: March On

Hip hop revolutionist Common, and artistic musician John Legend are always relaying powerful subjects to the masses, and they're 2015 Oscar Speech for Selma was no different.

Graham Moore: Stay Weird, Stay Different

Screenwriter and author, Graham Moore, delivered an epic 2015 Oscar winning speech for his screenplay for The Imitation. He touched upon his own life and how he was suicidal growing up and how he thankfully realized that being weird is not a bad thing. He ended the powerful message by telling others to "Stay weird, stay different."

Robert De Niro NYU Speech

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN4v_JK_qbY]  Robert De Niro gives a comedic, hilarious, yet highly inspiring and assertive commencement speech on following passion, being bold, doing your best, and...

Angelina Jolie: Different Is Good

Actress and Philanthropist Angelina Jolie is never short on empowering her audiences, whether in film, during speeches, or through her many good deeds of action. At the Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards, it was no different. She won another award for her role in Maleficent, where she would encourage the screaming kids about being different, and reflected on her own upbringing of feeling like a misfit.

Katherine Heigl: 2007 Emmy Speech

Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl won the best supporting actress at the 2007 Emmy's and gave an awesome speech heavily thanking her own inspirations. An uncensored version where she talks about how hard she works and showcases her strong self worth through it all.

Lauryn Hill ‘War In The Mind’

1 of 2 videos of the articulate and inspiring Lauren Hill discussing liberation and freedom following an empowering song on MTV. The second is way back when she was 13 years old and she was booed at the Apollo.

Neil Gaiman Make Good Art Inspirational Speech

Neil Gaiman gives one of the best commencement speeches we've heard. Gaiman talks about the importance of passion, failure and the many other lessons he learned becoming an author.