Top 12 Commencement Speeches of All Time, From JFK to Will Ferrell [Video]

David Schepp

College commencement speeches are as much a part of spring as the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, most commencement speeches aren't very inspiring or entertaining, and instead are about as welcome as another sign of the season -- hay fever.

That's not the case with 12 speeches noted here: Whether given by Steve Jobs, Stephen Colbert or Oprah Winfrey, each of these commencement addresses has something to special to offer -- even if just a good laugh.