Archive for the ‘Famous Speeches’ Category

Will Smith Motivational Quotes

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Here is an ispirational compilation video. Actor Will Smith provides some excellent motivational advice on achieving your goals in life. You can apply these principles to any area. Whether you apply Will’s mentality towards body building, losing weight, your career, improving your job prospects or simply leading a healthier lifestyle and bettering your family life at home, one thing is for certain. You will see a whole new world of opportunity open up before your very eyes.

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Oprah Winfrey Graduation Speech

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Oprah Winfrey Graduation Speech

President Swygert, trustees, distinguished guests, my fellow honorees, my she-ro, Dr. Dorothy Height, graduates, parents, friends, what a deep honor to be here today for me. I think Dr. Gates said it best. You can receive a lot of awards in your life, but there is nothing better than to be honored by your own. I’ll be calling myself Dr. Winfrey on Monday morning on the Oprah show.

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Denzel Washington – Graduation Speech, May 2011

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Denzel Washington Graduation Speech, May 2011

Thank you. Thank you very much. I am obviously the most unorganized. Everyone else has nice boxes to bring their script up in; I just like kind of got it all messed up here put inside of a magazine so, in fact, I don’t even have it in the right order, let me get it in the right order here. So if it starts like flying around the stage just, you know, run around and grab it for me and bring it back up here for me. I’ll keep going as I can.

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Whoopi Goldberg – Harvard Graduation Speech

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Whoopi Goldberg Graduation Speech Transcript:
4 July 2011
Thanks, thank you.

This is a pretty amazing situation here because I am some place I used to dream about when I was a kid.

Now I was lucky as you all are and I know, Dean, that you thanked the parents but I want to turn the lights up on the parents one more time so you can see what I’m saying to you and that I mean from my heart.

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Senator Barack Obama – Race Speech, March 2008

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The following is a transcript of the remarks of Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, delivered March 18, 2008, in Philadelphia at the Constitution Center. In it, Obama addresses the role race has played in the presidential campaign. He also responds to criticism of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, an unpaid campaign adviser and pastor at Obama’s Chicago church. Wright has made inflammatory remarks about the United States and has accused the country of bringing on the Sept. 11 attacks by spreading terrorism.

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President Barack Obama – MLK 50th Anniversary “I have a Dream” – Speech

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Speech given by President Barack Obama, 9:13PM BST 28 Aug 2013

To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much, to President Clinton, President Carter, Vice President Biden, Jill, fellow Americans, five decades ago today, Americans came to this honored place to lay claim to a promise made at our founding.

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Bill Clinton – 50th Anniversary of MLK “I have a Dream” – Speech

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Former President Bill Clinton delivered the following remarks at the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 2013 at the Lincoln Memorial.

Lyndon B. Johnson – Civil Rights Bill – Speech

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US President Lyndon B. Johnson - Remarks upon Signing the Civil Rights Bill (July 2, 1964)

My fellow Americans:
I am about to sign into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I want to take this occasion to talk to you about what that law means to every American.

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Martin Luther King jnr – MountainTop – Final Speech

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Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought about myself, I wondered who he was talking about. [Laughter] It’s always good to have your closest friend and associate to say something good about you, and Ralph Abernathy is the best friend that I have in the world.

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Martin Luther King jnr – Loving Your Enemies – Speech

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 Martin Luther King jnr Delivered this speech at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, on 17 November 1957.

I am forced to preach under something of a handicap this morning. In fact, I had the doctor before coming to church. And he said that it would be best for me to stay in the bed this morning. And I insisted that I would have to come to preach.

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