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"Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You"
   is an extract from the   
Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy (1961)
“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."
"Be Not Dumb, Obedient Slaves in an Army of Destruction"
   is an extract from the   
Strike Against War Speech (1916)
Helen Keller
"But Always in Our Ears Ring the Ominous Words of Plato, That Wisest of All Philosophers: 'Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War.'"
   is an extract from the   
Sylvanus Thayer Award Acceptance Address (1962)
General Douglas MacArthur - "Duty, Honor, Country". Delivered May 12, 1962 - West Point, NY.
"Conceived in Liberty and Dedicated to the Proposition That All Men Are Created Equal"
   is an extract from the   
Gettysburg Address (1863)
Abraham Lincoln
"Dangers and Difficulties Have Not Deterred Us in the Past"
   is an extract from the   
No Easy Road to Freedom Speech (1953)
Nelson Mandela
"A Date Which Will Live in Infamy"
   is an extract from the   
Declaration of War to Japan Speech (1941)
Franklin D. Roosevelt. Refers to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.
"Fervently Do We Pray, That This Mighty Scourge of War May Speedily Pass Away"
   is an extract from the   
Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address (1865)
Abraham Lincoln
"Freedom and Fear, Justice and Cruelty, Have Always Been at War"
   is an extract from the   
Twin Towers Speech (2001)
George W. Bush
"Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears."
   is an extract from the   
Mark Antony's Funeral Oration
As written by William Shakespear in the play, Julius Caesar, Act III
"A Government Instituted by Themselves for These Essential Purposes"
   is an extract from the   
Washington’s First Inaugural Address (1789)
George Washington
"The Great Question Is: How Can We Win America’s Peace?"
   is an extract from the   
The Great Silent Majority Speech (1969)
Richard M. Nixon - November 3, 1969.
"... History Does Not Long Entrust the Care of Freedom to the Weak or the Timid"
   is an extract from the   
Dwight D. Eisenhower First Inaugural Address
"A people that values its privileges over its principles soon loses both"
"Hitler Knows That He Will Have to Break Us in This Island or Lose the War"
   is an extract from the   
Words at War (Finest Hour) Speech (1940)
Winston Churchill
"I Am Tired; My Heart is Sick and Sad. From Where the Sun Now Stands, I Will Fight No More Forever."
   is an extract from the   
Chief Joseph Surrender Speech (1877)
To General Nelson Appleton Miles
"I Don't See Any American Dream; I See an American Nightmare"
   is an extract from the   
Ballot or Bullet Speech (1964)
Malcolm X
"I Go, but You, My Friends, Will Continue to Serve France"
   is an extract from the   
Farewell to the Old Guard Speech (1814)
Napoleon Bonaparte following the failed invasion of Russia and defeat by the Allies.
"I Have but the Body of a Weak and Feeble Woman"
   is an extract from the   
Spanish Armada Speech (1588)
Queen Elizabeth l “I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king”
"... I Have Finally Been Included in 'We, the People.'"
   is an extract from the   
Statement on the Articles of Impeachment (1974)
Barbara Charline Jordan - given to the House Judiciary Committee July 25, 1974.
"I Have Nothing to Offer but Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat"
   is an extract from the   
Churchill’s First Speech As Prime Minister (1940)
Winston Churchill. Also known as the Blood, Sweat and Tears speech.
"I May Not Get There With You. But I Want You to Know, Tonight, That We, As a People, Will Get to the Promised Land."
   is an extract from the   
Martin Luther King's Final Speech (1968)
"Like anybody, I would like to live a long life.... But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will...."
"I Speak Tonight for the Dignity of Man and the Destiny of Democracy"
   is an extract from the   
We Shall Overcome Speech (1965)
Lyndon B. Johnson - Address to a Joint Session of Congress on Voting Legislation, March 15, 1965 - Washington, D.C.
"I Want to Be the President Who Helped to End Hatred Among His Fellow Men, and Who Promoted Love Among the People of All Races..."
   is an extract from the   
We Shall Overcome Speech (1965)
Lyndon Baines Johnson
"I Want You to Know That the Decision I Have Made Has Been Mine and Mine Alone"
   is an extract from the   
Abdication Speech (1936)
Edward VIII
"Let Us Not Wallow in the Valley of Despair, I Say to You Today, My Friends"
   is an extract from the   
I Have a Dream Speech (1963)
Martin Luther King
"My Brother Need Not Be Idealized, or Enlarged in Death Beyond What He Was in Life; to Be Remembered Simply As a Good and Decent Man...."
   is an extract from the   
Edward Kennedy Eulogy for Robert F. Kennedy (1968)
"...who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it."
"Never in the Field of Human Conflict Was So Much Owed by So Many to So Few"
   is an extract from the   
Tribute to the Royal Air Force Speech (1940)
Winston Churchill
"Old Soldiers Never Die, They Just Fade Away...."
   is an extract from the   
General Douglas MacArthur's Farewell Speech to Congress
"...an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Good-bye."
"The Only Question Left to Be Settled Now Is: Are Women Persons?"
   is an extract from the   
Susan B. Anthony Speech (1873)
After being convicted of voting in the 1872 Presidential Election
"Referring to Woman's Sphere in Life, I'll Say That Woman is Always Right"
   is an extract from the   
Votes for Women Speech (1901)
Mark Twain
"A Reverence for the Characteristic Rights of Freemen and a Regard for the Public Harmony"
   is an extract from the   
Washington’s First Inaugural Address (1789)
George Washington
"The Seeds of Totalitarian Regimes Are Nurtured by Misery and Want"
   is an extract from the   
Truman Doctrine (1947)
Harry S. Truman
"Smile at Each Other, Make Time for Each Other in Your Family"
   is an extract from the   
Mother Teresa’s Nobel Lecture Speech (1979)
"Sometimes to Safeguard Peace, We Have to Fight"
   is an extract from the   
Blair’s Afghanistan Speech (2001)
Tony Blair after the start of the US and British military strikes on targets in Afghanistan.
"Therefore, As a Free Man, I Take Pride in the Words 'Ich Bin Ein Berliner!’"
   is an extract from the   
Kennedy’s Cold War Speech (1963)
John F. Kennedy. Also known as the 'Ich bin ein Berliner!’ speech. There is an urban myth that translates 'Ich bin ein Berliner’ as "I am a jelly doughnut", it is incorrect.
"There is No Prince That Loves His Subjects Better"
   is an extract from the   
Farewell Speech (1601)
Queen Elizabeth l
"This Day Was Meant to Be the Day of All Our Deaths"
   is an extract from the   
Gunpowder Plot Sermon (1606)
Lancelot Andrewes, after the foiled plot by Guy Fawkes to blow up the English houses of parliament.
"To Wage War Against a Monstrous Tyranny Never Surpassed in the Dark and Lamentable Catalogue of Human Crime"
   is an extract from the   
Churchill’s First Speech As Prime Minister (1940)
Winston Churchill. Also known as the Blood, Sweat and Tears speech.
"We Have to Make an Effort to Understand, to Get Beyond, or Go Beyond These Rather Difficult Times."
   is an extract from the   
Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968)
Robert F. Kennedy. April 4, 1968 - Indianapolis, IN.
"...we Must Guard Against the Acquisition of Unwarranted Influence, Whether Sought or Unsought, by the Military Industrial Complex"
   is an extract from the   
Dwight D. Eishower Farewell Address (1961)
"We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes"
"We Shall Fight in the Hills; We Shall Never Surrender"
   is an extract from the   
Fight Them on the Beaches Speech (1940)
Winston Churchill
"We Will Not Tire, We Will Not Falter and We Will Not Fail"
   is an extract from the   
Twin Towers Speech (2001)
George W. Bush
"With Malice Toward None, With Charity for All"
   is an extract from the   
Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address (1865)
Abraham Lincoln
"Women Need No Protection That Men Do Not Need"
   is an extract from the   
Equal Rights for Women Speech (1969)
Shirley Chisholm. Address to the US House of Representatives.
"You Are the Light of the World. A City That is Set on a Hill Cannot Be Hidden."
   is an extract from the   
Jesus Christ, The Sermon on the Mount


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