Famous Speeches


Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech,
Oslo, Norway
4 November 1954
The Problem of Peace

For the subject of my lecture, a redoubtable honor imposed by the award of the Nobel Peace Prize, I have chosen the problem of peace as it is today. In so doing, I believe that I have acted in the spirit of the founder of this prize who devoted himself to the study of the problem as it existed in his own day and age, and who expected his Foundation to encourage consideration of ways to serve the cause of peace.

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Declaration of War on the US by Adolf Hitler
Dec 11th 1941

Declaration of War on the US by Adolf Hitler

Deputies, Men of the German Reichstag! A year of events of historical significance is drawing to an end. A year of great decisions lies ahead. In these serious times, I speak to you, deputies of the German Reichstag, as the representatives of the German nation. Beyond and above that, the whole German people should take note of this glance into the past, as well as of the coming decisions the present and future impose upon us.

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Inaugural Speech by Abraham Lincoln
March 4th 1861

Inaugural Speech by Abraham Lincoln
In compliance with a custom as old as the Government itself, I appear before you to address you briefly and to take in your presence the oath prescribed by the Constitution of the United States to be taken by the President “before he enters on the execution of this office.”
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