Memorable Speech

"The First Oration Against Catiline" by Cicero 63 B.C. When, O Catiline, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end of that unbridled audacity of yours, swaggering about as it does now? Do not the nightly guards placed on the Palatine Hill—do not the watches posted throughout the city—does not the alarm of the people, and the union of all good men—does not the precaution taken of assembling the senate in this most defensible place—do not the looks and countenances of this…
Sunday, 15 January 2012 09:07

Their Finest Hour by Winston Churchill

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"Their Finest Hour" by Winston Churchill June 18, 1940 I spoke the other day of the colossal military disaster which occurred when the French High Command failed to withdraw the northern Armies from Belgium at the moment when they knew that the French front was decisively broken at Sedan and on the Meuse. This delay entailed the loss of fifteen or sixteen French divisions and threw out of action for the critical period the whole of the British Expeditionary Force. Our Army and 120,000 French troops were indeed rescued by the British Navy from Dunkirk but only with the loss…
Sunday, 15 January 2012 09:03

Quit India Speech by Ghandi

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"Quit India" Speech by Ghandi August 8, 1942 Before you discuss the resolution, let me place before you one or two things, I want you to understand two things very clearly and to consider them from the same point of view from which I am placing them before you. I ask you to consider it from my point of view, because if you approve of it, you will be enjoined to carry out all I say. It will be a great responsibility. There are people who ask me whether I am the same man that I was in 1920, or…
Sunday, 15 January 2012 09:01

Appeal of June 18, 1940 by Charles de Gaulle

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“Appeal of June 18″ by Charles de Gaulle June 18, 1940 The leaders who, for many years, were at the head of French armies, have formed a government. This government, alleging our armies to be undone, agreed with the enemy to stop fighting. Of course, we were subdued by the mechanical, ground and air forces of the enemy. Infinitely more than their number, it was the tanks, the airplanes, the tactics of the Germans which made us retreat. It was the tanks, the airplanes, the tactics of the Germans that surprised our leaders to the point to bring them there…
Sunday, 15 January 2012 08:56

Abolition Speech by William Wilberforce

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"Abolition Speech" by William Wilberforce May 12, 1789 When I consider the magnitude of the subject which I am to bring before the House-a subject, in which the interests, not of this country, nor of Europe alone, but of the whole world, and of posterity, are involved: and when I think, at the same time, on the weakness of the advocate who has undertaken this great cause-when these reflections press upon my mind, it is impossible for me not to feel both terrified and concerned at my own inadequacy to such a task. But when I reflect, however, on the…
Sunday, 15 January 2012 08:52

Inaugrual Address of John F. Kennedy

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January 20, 1961 Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, reverend clergy, fellow citizens: We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom — symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning — signifying renewal, as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago. The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human…
We Shall Fight on the Beaches by Winston Churchill Speech before Commons (June 4, 1940) Excerpts from the Original Electronic Text at the web site of the Eris Project, Virginia Tech. In a long series of very fierce battles, now on this front, now on that, fighting on three fronts at once, battles fought by two or three divisions against an equal or sometimes larger number of the enemy, and fought very fiercely on old ground so many of us knew so well, our losses in men exceed 30,000 in killed, wounded and missing. I take this occasion for expressing…
Saturday, 14 January 2012 08:09

Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech

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Monday, January 17, 2011 Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech Transcript As I have gotten older and learned what they don't teach you in public schools about Martin Luther King, I have elevated him to one of my personal heroes. From Booker T. Washington to Martin Luther King, the message of freedom and liberty is one that should be celebrated while we come to understand the issue of slavery in America. It's a message the endures through all men, and the fight and desire for true freedom is one that often comes with great pain. That's the lesson…