On Thursday night, Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first female presidential nominee from a major party. During her acceptance speech, she quoted Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous phrase: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” But Clinton herself had quotes worthy of the same fame FDR’s quote has achieved.
Below, six quotes that could be regarded as our generation’s new motto:
“There are no guarantees: It truly is up to us. We have to decide whether we will all work together so we can all rise together.”
“In America, if you can dream it, you should be able to build it.”
“The lesson [my mother] passed on to me, years later, stuck with me: No one gets through life alone. We have to look out for each other and lift each other up. And she made sure I learned the words from our Methodist faith: Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can as long as ever you can.”
“Standing here as my mother’s daughter, and my daughter’s mother, I’m so happy this day has come. Happy for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between. Happy for boys and men because when any barrier falls in America, it clears the way for everyone. When there are no ceilings, the sky is the limit. So let’s keep going until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunities she deserves to have.”
“I’m here to tell you tonight progress is possible. I know because I’ve seen it in the lives of people across America who get knocked down and get right back up. And I know it from my own life. More than a few times I’ve had to pick myself up and get back in the game.”
“And though we may not live to see the glory, as the song from the musical ‘Hamilton’ goes, let us gladly join the fight, let our legacy be about planting seeds in a garden you never get to see. That’s why we’re here, not just in this hall, but on this earth.”
Watch the full speech here.
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