Memorable Speeches

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Winston Churchill House of Commons 1940: “...we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender”

Nelson Mandela at his trial in Capetown 1964: “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people.”

David Brent, The Office, ‘Merger’ September 2002: “I hear they dropped an atomic bomb on Swindon and caused £15 worth of damage, anyway...”

Henry V at Agincourt 1415 (according to William Shakespeare): “Gentlemen in England now-a-bed shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here.”

Women’s rights campaigner Emmeline Pankhurst, Connecticut 1913: “...they will have to choose between giving us freedom or giving us death.”

Martin Luther King Washington DC 1963: “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Presidential inauguration 1963: “My fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.”

Queen Elizabeth I at Tilbury ahead of the Spanish Armada’a assault 1588: “I know I have the body of a weak, feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king...”

Groucho Marx as Rufus T. Firefly in Duck Soup 1933: “If you can’t get a taxi, you can leave in a huff. If that’s too soon, you can leave in a minute and a huff.”

Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain 1938: “A British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is “peace for our time.”