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* indicates speech was read by author's son, although the correct answer will be the author he was speaking on behalf of.
'I accept the Nobel Prize for Peace at a moment when 22 million Negroes of the United States of America are engaged in a creative battle to end the long night of racial injustice.'
'Thank you very much. That makes up for the strip-search'
'And with this prize that I have received as a prize of peace, I am going to try to make the home for many people that have no home. Because I believe that love begins at home'.
'Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points'
'I am the king of the world!'
'It is a remarkable comment on our affairs that the former Prime Minister of a great sovereign state should thus be received as an honorary citizen of another.'
'I thank all the people who continue to let me hear your stories, and by sharing your stories, you let other people see themselves and for a moment, glimpse the power to change'
'I decline to accept the end of man...The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.'
'The challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetimes. Two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century.'
'The youngest member of my family, Joseph... has leukemia. If I can dedicate this trophy to him tonight and give him a couple days of happiness, this is worth everything.'
'Never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world.. God bless Africa
“I would like to thank God, because she makes everything possible.”
'You like me. Right now, you like me!'
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