Virginia Woolf’s 'A Room of One’s Own' (1928), Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ (1963), Hillary Clinton’s ‘Women’s Rights Are Human Rights’ (1995) – some speeches are so powerful, their messages reverberate years and decades later. They hold the power to define careers, incite revolutions, evoke empathy and understanding, and find connections with the broader consciousness. Here are some incredible speeches by a collection of gifted thinkers and articulators.
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A great speech has the power to define the times, to inspire, to stir and to motivate.
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