Classic Speeches

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by protonaut, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. protonaut

    protonaut Well-Known Member

  2. protonaut

    protonaut Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, I don't have an audio or visual clip of this one. The following is a text version of Andrei Sakharov's Nobel Peace Prize lecture from 1975. It was delivered by Yelena Bonner.

     
  3. protonaut

    protonaut Well-Known Member

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  4. Aaron

    Aaron Well-Known Member

    "On behalf of Mrs. Kennedy, her children, and the parents and sisters of Robert Kennedy, I want to express what we feel to those who mourn with us today in this Cathedral and around the world. We loved him as a brother and as a father and as a son. From his parents, and from his older brothers and sisters -- Joe and Kathleen, and Jack -- he received an inspiration which he passed on to all of us. He gave us strength in time of trouble, wisdom in time of uncertainty, and sharing in time of happiness. He will always be by our side.

    Love is not an easy feeling to put into words. Nor is loyalty, or trust or joy. But he was all of these. He loved life completely and he lived it intensely....

    ...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, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it.

    Those of us who loved him and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was to us and what he wished for others will someday come to pass for all the world.

    As he said many times, in many parts of this nation, to those he touched and who sought to touch him:

    Some men see things as they are and say why.
    I dream things that never were and say why not?"


    - Extract from Senator Edward Kennedy's eulogy for brother Bobby.
     
  5. Hache

    Hache Well-Known Member

    whenever i hear Winston Churchill's never surrender speach the hair on the back of my neck stands up


    especially the last line, which is what is most motivational for me

    "A new world, with all its power and might, will rise to the rescue and liberation of the old"