Speeches Quotes

History prefers legends to men. It prefers nobility to brutality,...

History prefers legends to men. It prefers nobility to brutality, soaring speeches to quiet deeds. History remembers the battle, but forgets the blood. —Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
📅︎ Dec 16
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"Today's public figures can no longer write the...

"Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either." — Gore Vidal
📅︎ Jun 01
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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Ha...

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
📅︎ Apr 01
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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Ha...

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
📅︎ Mar 12
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"I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people ...

"I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'." - Kurt Vonnegut
📅︎ Aug 25
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But speeches are actions among men and, indeed, most effective ones. True enough, people ...

But speeches are actions among men and, indeed, most effective ones. True enough, people often say they were merely talks and thus supposedly insignificant. But such talk is merely chatter, and chatter has the important advantage of being historically insignificant. - Hegel
📅︎ Jan 17
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