Transcript for Hillary Clinton gives inspiring commencement speech at Hunter College
It is an honor for me to follow in the footsteps of the illustrious speakers and who have addressed previous puncher commencement is now last year it was an alumnus Vin Diesel. And you don't you are my thing that we aren't yeah. But I'm actually a big man. Hackett let you win on this secret we're going to start it will be together. It's called the fast and is still really furious. I'm sure. That's sitting here. You've had time to reflect about the setbacks and the struggles along the way. Some of those setbacks. I'm sure we're quite painful. But here you are. You are living witnesses. And one of the most important lessons in life. It is not whether you get knocked down it's whether you get back up and he fell. Progress does not come just from Rand aspirations. Or speeches and it comments from the small chest years and the heavens our hearts. Americans join clubs and civic organizations it congregations and political parties. And that volunteer spirit. Made America's great democratic experiment possible. And what's it twining nineteen version of. That well. It's going to Puerto Rico to help rebuild after the hurricane has some of you. It's volunteering at the local women's shelter are helping refugees who just will then settled down the block. As some of you have done that to do. It's doing but generations of puncher graduates have done teaching in schools where students are desperate for a man hours. Who can give them a fighting chance to sixty. Nursing and hospitals and other settings where people literally will live or die because it where there. Practicing social work in some of the darkest most tasks but prices. That need your life and skill. This country was built by people have each other's backs. And the future net and on you know and honest summoning that same spirit. Even after everything that's happened. And on the challenges we face I have great faith in this country and an hour and New York. Future. So as scripture tells us let us not grow weary in doing good. Or in due season we shall read if we do not lose heart. So try. They'll try again lean on each other hold on to your values can never never give up.
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