Considered by most historians to be the greatest US President, Franklin Roosevelt gave his first Inaugural Address in 1933 (the first of four terms). Known as the “Nothing to Fear Speech.”
As we move into a brave new world, I felt this speech was timely. Faulkner gave this speech at the height of the cold war. During a period of great fear, he pushed for a new optimism.
On December 23, 1783, General Washington, leader of the Continental army, gave up his military duty; thus, returning the power back to the people. This maybe the world’s greatest speech.
When I was a kid, I remember watching the news break in after the Challenger exploded. I was home sick that day. And I remember Reagan’s speech clearly. Let’s go to the moon. But, also, never forget the hardships we may face along way.
A debated work. David Foster Wallace.
Bill Clinton can craft a tale, he makes you feel like you’re the only person in the room.
“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” Time Magazine called this one of the Top 10 speeches to change history.
My favorite commencement speech. Anyone who has created from the ether should watch this each month.
The ask now speech. We lived in a different age then. Words do matter.