I must shamefully admit that I do not remember one thing said by the speakers at law school graduation. Nor did I take much from either of my college graduations. And the same goes for high school graduation - despite the fact that I, among several others, spoke at that one.
However, I do remember, at times, feeling proud and inspired and on the edge of greatness. I got to feel a little of that again today when I read the commencement address given by J.K. Rowling at Harvard's graduation (for the price of Harvard tuition, could you expect any less?).
Parts of her speech really spoke to me - in a way that they would not have when I was 18, 20, or even 25. I believe I would have taken something different from her speech at each of those times in my life. I've had that experience before when I've revisited a favorite book, movie, song, or even a place.
Perhaps her words won't have the same effect on you. Maybe they would have been more meaningful to you at another time in your life, but maybe it's worth a try.