Hillary Clinton: Be Resilient

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Watch this famous Hillary Clinton Speech. Hillary spoke at Yale University’s 2018 Senior Class Day ceremony, part of the university’s annual commencement weekend celebration. The speech included remarks about the 2016 presidential campaign, student activism, and national politics. Enjoy our Speeches with big English subtitles and keep your English learning journey.


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Hillary Clinton Quote:

Hillary Clinton Quote

Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can.” Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton TRANSCRIPT:

“Being here with you brings back a flood of memories. I remember the first time I arrived on campus as an incoming law student in the fall of 1969 wearing my bell-bottoms, driving a beat up old car with a mattress tied to the roof. I had no idea what to expect. Now to be honest, I had had some trouble making up my mind between Yale and Harvard Law Schools. Then one day while we were still in that period of decision making, I was invited to a cocktail party at Harvard for potentially incoming law students where I met a famous law professor.

A friend of mine, a male law student, introduced me to this famous law professor. I mean truly, big three piece suit, watch chain, and my friend said, “Professor, this is Hillary Rodham. She’s trying to decide whether to come here next year or sign up with our closest competitor.” Now the great man gave me a cool dismissive look and said, “Well, first of all, we don’t have any close competitors. And secondly, we don’t need any more women at Harvard.”

Now I was leaning toward Yale anyway but that pretty much sealed the deal, and when I came to Yale I was one of 27 women out of 235 law students. It was the first year women were admitted to the college, and as that first class of women prepared to graduate four years later, The New York Times reported on Yale’s foray into co-education, noting that the women “worked harder and got somewhat better grades than the 940 men graduating with them. A fact,” they went on to say, “that some of the men apparently found threatening.” Well, I was shocked.
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