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Speech ExcerptAnswerYear
'The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.'1961
'There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America - there's the United States of America.'2004
'Saddam Hussein has chemical weapons. Saddam Hussein has used such weapons.'2003
'If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights once and for all.'1995
'It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre.'1968
'The cost, however, is not borne by them alone. Ultimately, it is borne by all of us.'2001
'No aggression and no invasion can alter that simple fact.'1982
'The policeman isn't there to create disorder. The policeman is there to preserve disorder.'1968
'I hope you will judge yourselves not on you professional accomplishments alone, but also on how well you have addressed the world's deepest inequities.'2007
'Any time you live in the twentieth century, 1964, and you're walking around here singing, 'We Shall Overcome''1964
'We believe that peace is at hand.'1972
'The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.'1986
'Our challenge shouldn't be anything that's just legislative. We're supposed to, each one of us, be leaders.'1995
'It has turned out to be an annus horribilis.'1992
'Senator Obama and I have had and argued our differences, and he has prevailed.'2008
'Do grant a full, free and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon for all offences against the United States which he, Richard Nixon, has committed or may have committed.'1974
'As I told you yesterday, I was going to tell you the truth - the good, the bad, and the ugly.'1987
'One thing we owe those who have sacrificed is the duty to purge ourselves of the dark forces which gave rise to this evil.'1995
'Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty.'1961
'If it is true that HIV inevitably turns to AIDS, then my children will inevitably turn to orphans.'1992
'He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.'1988
'It is a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very heart and soul and spirit of our national will.'1979
'Who could barely lift himself out of a wheelchair could still lift this nation out of despair.'1996
'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.'1969
'And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop.'1964
Speech ExcerptAnswerYear
'Turn on, tune in, and drop out.'1966
'Let our Republicanism, so focused and so dedicated, not be made fuzzy and futile by unthinking and stupid labels.'1964
'This great, rich, restless country can offer opportunity and education and hope to all, all black and white, all North and South, sharecropper and city dweller.'1965
'What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness.'1968
'It is for this reason that I have proclaimed my readiness to go to the farthest corner of the earth.'1977
'Tonight, the daughter of working Americans tells all Americans that the future is within our reach, if we're willing to reach for it.'1984
'I'm not asking for government censorship or any other kind of censorship.'1969
'City against suburb, region against region, individual against individual; each seeking to satisfy private wants.'1976
'We, the human species, are confronting a planetary emergency, a threat to the survival of our civilization'2007
'Yesterday the Devil came here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still.'2006
'And looking at our past, we will commit ourselves: Never again!'1998
'We should never perceive these events in total isolation. Eventually their repercussions will be felt everywhere.'2007
'Move over, or we're going to move on over you.'1966
'Thank you very much to all the people of California for giving me their great trust.'2003
'I cannot escape being troubled by the fact we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens.'2010
'Farm workers are not agricultural implements; they are not beasts of burden to be used and discarded.'1984
'I believe it is precisely when you stand up and protect your rights that you become stronger, not weaker, as a nation.'2007
'They were reflected in the various inexplicable, inconsistent, and inconclusive things I said and did.'1969
'Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put into what we do.'1994
'I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers, the seas, and the ever-changing seasons.'1996
'It is a cultural war, as critical to the kind of nation we shall be as the Cold War itself. For this war is for the soul of America.'1992
'I can assure you that what you will observe is a vast wasteland.'1961
'Our march to freedom is irreversible.'1990
'I have faith in the American people. I believe that we are smart enough to correct our mistakes.'1972
'I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed.'1963

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