John McCain’s 2004 USC Commencement Address

In 2004, John McCain delivered the commencement address to USC‘s class of 2004… it’s worth a quick read, even careful study. John McCain told the new grads…

“You might think that I’m now going to advise you not to be afraid to fail. I’m not. Be afraid.  Speaking from considerable experience, failing stinks. Just don’t be undone by it. Move on. Failure is no more a permanent condition than is success. ‘Defeat is never fatal,’ Winston Churchill observed. ‘Victory is never final. It’s courage that counts.'”

Read the entire speech here: