★ Top 5 – Greatest Speeches of the 20th Century – Subtitles Included

★ Top 5 – Greatest Speeches of the 20th Century – Subtitles Included


I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society. In which all persons will live together. In harmony and with equal opportunity. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans. We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender! I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living. And the kind that enables men and nations to grow, and to hope, and build a better life for their children. Not merely peace for Americans, but peace for all men and women; Not merely peace in our time, but peace in all times. I have a dream! That my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today! Through our pain, we will make them see their injustice, and it will hurt. As all fighting hurts… but we cannot lose, we cannot! They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me… Then, they will have my dead body, not my obedience!

99 thoughts on “★ Top 5 – Greatest Speeches of the 20th Century – Subtitles Included

  1. It is very difficult  to narrow down the list of the greatest speeches, I would also rename this "Greatest Speeches of the 20th Century" As a few notables like Thomas Paine, George Washington, Fredrick Douglas and Teddy Roosevelt would make a good addition to a Great Speech list. I do give you props, that is a mighty powerful list. May I suggest some others.. Ronald Reagan "Berlin Wall Speech" (June 12, 1987, Berlin), Nikita Khrushchev "The Secret Speech" (Twentieth Party Congress on February 25, 1956, although I'm not sure you could find an audio), Emperor Hirohito "The Surrender Speech" (14 August 1945)  and Charles de Gaulle, “The Appeal of 18 June” (June 18, 1940; London).   Great list! 

  2. What about FDR's speech addressing Americans about the Pearl Harbor attack?

  3. Charlie Chaplin and FDR's Flag Day Address belong on here, with Chaplin right at the top, and probably with FDR at #2. Not that these aren't all great speeches, but the Flag Day Address brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it.

  4. Mandela was a communist, Churchill was a warmonger, JFK was a liberal/drug addict , MLKJr. was cool ,and Gandhi wasn't a bad guy.

  5. IMHO Greatest speech from India is this- 
    Tryst with destiny by Our first Prime minister Nehru announcing India's independence.
    "Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially.
    At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.
    It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity."

  6. German President Richard von Weizsäcker on the 40th Anniversary of the German Capitulation 1945. The Message to the german youth.

  7. why not a top 20 or so, there were so manny good speeches. For instance, the speech for the first apollo moon mission

  8. Heli I appreciate your way of expression and give something great to the surfers of Internet.

    My humble request is to kindly listen Swami Vivekananda Speech in Chicago 11th september 1893 also please listen to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose if you can add them too, it will be a geat knowledge sharing to all of US

  9. OH WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE DAMN LOUD MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I believe Pepe Mujica's discourse in Brazil is more relevant and much better than any of those posted up as the supposedly top 5.

  11. do you remember John F. Kennedys words: "Ich bin ein Berliner" ? (I'm a berlin). I think this speech is more important than hat in the video.

  12. Very well done! I know you probaly had only those that have been contemporary enough to have been captured by modern media. If you were to broaden your criteria I would definitely add Lincoln's Gettyburg address. It's simplicity speaks for itself. Also I think JFK's inaugural speach is his most important contribution. Nice work and thanks for sharing.

  13. A Jewish Barber: I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don't hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it is written that the kingdom of God is within man, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite! Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up Hannah! The clouds are lifting! The sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness into the light! We are coming into a new world; a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed, and brutality. Look up, Hannah! The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow! Into the light of hope, into the future! The glorious future, that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up, Hannah. Look up! Mr. Jaeckel: Hannah, did you hear that?

  14. Could you send all their recordings to me without the music I would love to sample these amazing speeches to make a chill out tune and with these it would have meaning if you can reply to this and we can go further I'll give your channel a shout out for helping me 🙂

  15. good video but probably a bad idea to put background music, it's like if an orchestra performes at every vital speech in history

  16. The speech by the President in Independence Day should be on here.
    "And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”

  17. Great vid except the background music was waaaay to loud….kinda drowned out the effect of the speech…came to hear a great speech not music

  18. 1. Hitler
    2. Jinnah
    3. Gandhi
    4. Hector (Prince of troy)
    5. Aristotle
    some of them are less known and heard so I'll type the speech to you:
    4. Hector: Troy is mother of us all. fight for her.
    5. Aristotle: Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all

  19. You should have remixed the speakers voices so they were right on the beat and autotuned them too. That would be sick!

  20. Mandela lol !! there's fuck all great about that cunt if you take away the liberal hype ! don't believe me just look how well South Africa is doing now the blacks are in control, also have a look at Zimbabwe too ! I could name a few more but you should be able to work it out with those two 🙂

  21. From a purely rhetorical point of view I think at least one speech by Hitler should be included.He was for better aaand worse a brilliant speacher.

  22. Where is Charlie Chaplin's famous speech? I get he was an entertainer, but the power of that speech transcends the silver screen.

  23. I loved your choices and the way you arranged this; the one thing I do wish you would do differently is the ads/links to other of your videos being so large and the placement blocks so much of the ending. I couldn't even read Gandhi's quote. Overall, a beautiful, sensitive video!

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