Commencement season: Speakers share inspiration, insight, and advice with college grads

Jill Biden

The educator and wife of Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Broward College in Florida. “Most people think of the famous ceiling of the Sistine Chapel when they hear the name Michelangelo.  But interestingly enough, Michelangelo resisted painting – he considered himself a sculptor. It was as a sculptor that he shared these words: ‘I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.’ There is an angel in each of you.  You might not see it today, but it’s there. The degree you’ve earned is your chisel, giving you the tools you need to help build the life you want to live. You all have something that makes you come alive. That’s your angel. Find it – and carve and carve – until you set it free.”

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