Their memory is one of wondrous beauty, watered by tears, and coaxed and caressed by the smiles of yesterday. The same means that overcame us can bring us victory one day. Why is it that making tanks is so easy, but building schools is so difficult? He called the Senate together for a meeting at the Temple of Jupiter in the Capitol, an orifice only used in times of great crisis. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed, that's the finest I know. Ten Commandments by Moses â 14th century BC â I [am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. He encouraged hundreds of students to develop freedom of thought, a heart of sacrificial care for those in need of justice, and a consciousness that would serve them in discerning the right choices to make within a status quo that is easy to fall in line with. It is folly, and it is cowardice, to cherish hopes like these, to give way to evil counsels, to refuse to do anything that you should do, to listen to the advocates of the enemy's cause, and to fancy that you dwell in so great a city that, whatever happens, you will not suffer any harm. Socrates is perhaps the greatest teacher in the history of the Western world. I could not have blamed you for being the first to lose heart if I, your commander, had not shared in your exhausting marches and your perilous campaigns; it would have been natural enough if you had done all the work merely for others to reap the reward. I answer, a day that reveals to him more than all other days of the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Itâs time that the people who are supposed to be defending their position do that. In spite of the New York Anti-Slavery Law of 1827, her slavemaster refused to free her. âDo they form their observations by seeing the attendances at not very many cinemas and theatres of Rangoon? The tribe traveled 1700 miles, fighting the pursuing US army along the way. I certainly hope I can be. We believe that we can enrich ourselves more in supporting and giving to each other than by competing against each other; and that poetryâif it is poetryâexists in a realm beyond ranking and comparison. Because I was not gay, I was not at risk. So let us bring equality, justice and peace for all. Block 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent #04-01, 139951. Sadly, his record for suiting up for 2,130 consecutive games came to an end when at age 36, Gehrig was stricken with the crippling disease that now bears his name. MacArthur returned to the United States and gave this farewell address to Congress. Eventually against all odds, she led England to victory despite their underdog status in the conflict with her confident and masterful oratory. You can find these speeches, with their commentary, as well as dozens more on the HISTORY speeches skill for Amazon Alexa.. 1. A model of courage to us all, her speech remains an essential one in the fight for human rights in the 21st century. Whatever our role as parent or policymaker, we must act as eloquently as we speak ÂÂ else we have no integrity. Look at these grand men. Henry became particularly enflamed by the Stamp Act of 1764, which prompted him to give his so-called "treason speech," spurring the Burgesses to pass the Virginia Resolves banning the act. I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good-will of my subjects; and therefore I am come amongst you, as you see, at this time, not for my recreation and disport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live and die amongst you all; to lay down for my God, and for my kingdom, and my people, my honour and my blood, even in the dust. Land where my father's died, land of the Pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring! War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. And you have a right to be exactly who you are. I ask you to remember that you cannot retain your self-respect if you are loose and foul of tongue, that a man who is to lead a clean and honorable life must inevitably suffer if his speech likewise is not clean and honorable. We cannot love justice and ignore prejudice, love our children and fear to teach them. 272 words. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which is yet so invaluable, most quickly? Martin Luther King Jr., "I Have a Dream", 35. Inarguably, the revolutionary impact Malcolm Xâs fearless oratory had was substantial in his time as a radical anti-racist civil rights activist. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. The lesson history teaches is this: If you believe you are safe, you are at risk. At the 1851 Womenâs Rights Convention held in Akron, Ohio, she delivered her illuminating, forceful speech against discrimination of women and African Americans in the post-Civil War era, entrenching her status as one of the most revolutionary abolitionists and womenâs rights activists across history.