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We Were All Made to Love’: Advice for 2014 Grads

This year, more than 1.6 million students will don a cap and gown, walk across the stage, and accept their diplomas as they become part of the graduating class of 2014.

As we do every year at "Nightly News," we canvassed the country to capture the most memorable moments of commencement right alongside those students. Along the way, we heard inspiring words from some of our nation’s leaders and entertainers.

Below, watch highlights from commencement speeches delivered to the class of 2014.

Singer-songwriter John Legend spoke at the University of Pennsylvania on love:

John Legend: ‘We Were All Made to Love’ 0:38

Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube, soothed the nerves of Johns Hopkins graduates who still hadn't figured out what to do next:

Susan Wojcicki: A Lot to Figure Out? ‘It’s OK’ 0:22

Actor and producer Forest Whitaker told graduates at Miami University to work like swarming bees to achieve their dreams:

Forest Whitaker: ‘Gather in Great Numbers Around a Single Purpose’ 0:50

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg told City Colleges of Chicago students how much self-belief can predict destiny.

Sheryl Sandberg: ‘Don't Put Limits on Yourself’ 0:52

U.S. Navy Adm. William McRaven teaches graduates at the University of Texas-Austin how to survive a shark attack:

Adm. McRaven: When the Sharks Circle, ‘Stand Your Ground’ 1:02

And Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs told Howard University students that there’s “no rescue team” coming to guarantee success:

Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs: ‘I Want You to be Fearless’ 1:26