Watch Amal Clooney's inspiring commencement speech about courage

By: Meaghan Wray

After working as a human rights attorney for more than 16 years, Amal Clooneydefinitely has a few tips under her belt for new graduates. Days after dazzling with husband George Clooney at the Met Gala, the beautiful brunette appeared in front of Vanderbilt University's class of 2018 with some words of wisdom during their senior day on Thursday (May 10).

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“We need young people with the courage to say, ‘This is our world now, and there are going to be some changes,’” she said to the crowd in Nashville. And to a standing ovation, the mother of two declared: "Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe in. When you are in your rocking chair talking to your grandchildren many years from now, be sure you have a good story to tell."

The Oxford graduate, who is mother to 11-month-old twins Alexander and Ella, shared her best words of wisdom with the graduates.“My advice isn’t that you have to be Gandhi or Mandela or Martin Luther King or that you should be a human rights activist,” she said before quoting poet Robert Frost. “There will be moments in your life where two roads diverge in the wood, and when that happens, be courageous.” Amal was given Vanderbilt's 2018 Nicolas-Chancellor’s medal, which is presented to people who “exemplify the best qualities of the human spirit."

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