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The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches
Author Brian Macarthur
Publisher Penguin Books, Inc. New York
ISBN 9780140176193
Classification History > Other
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Introduction xv
Acknowledgements xxii
ANCIENT TIMES 1 (32)
`Thou shalt not ...' (c. 1250 BC) 3 (2)
Moses
`Athens crowns her sons' (431 BC) 5 (3)
Pericles
`No evil can happen to a good man' (399 BC) 8 (3)
Socrates
`I have always made common cause with the 11 (4)
people' (330 BC)
Demosthenes
`Among us you can dwell no longer' (63 BC) 15 (8)
Marcus Tullius Cicero
`Blessed are the poor in spirit' (c. 33) 23 (6)
Jesus of Nazareth
`Turn thy face towards the Sacred Mosque' 29 (4)
(7th century)
Muhammad
OF COMMONERS AND KINGS 33 (30)
`We do not wish to molest you' (597) 35 (1)
Ethelbert
`Be ye the avengers of noble blood' (1066) 35 (2)
William the Conqueror
`Cast off the yoke of bondage' (1381) 37 (1)
John Ball
`I shall declare unto you my very faith' 38 (2)
(1556)
Thomas Cranmer
`I have the heart and stomach of a king' 40 (1)
(1588)
Queen Elizabeth I
`To be a king' (1601) 41 (3)
Queen Elizabeth I
`Kings are justly called Gods' (1609) 44 (1)
King James I
`The exchequer ... is empty ... the jewels 45 (2)
pawned' (1628)
Sir John Eliot
`You, your estates, your posterity, lie at 47 (2)
the stake!' (1641)
Thomas Wentworth
Earl of Strafford
`He should perish by the justice of that law 49 (3)
which he would have subverted' (1641)
John Pym
`The cry of all England' (1642) 52 (2)
John Pym
`The poorest he' (1647) 54 (1)
Thomas Rainborowe
`I go from a corruptible to an incorruptible 55 (3)
crown' (1649)
King Charles I
`In the name of God, go!' (1653) 58 (1)
Oliver Cromwell
`Let God be judge between me and you' (1658) 59 (4)
Oliver Cromwell
THE BIRTH OF THE UNITED STATES 63 (44)
`We shall be as a city upon a hill' (1630) 65 (2)
John Winthrop
`The cause of liberty' (1735) 67 (2)
Andrew Hamilton
`A man's house is his castle' (1761) 69 (2)
James Otis
`I rejoice that America has resisted' (1766) 71 (4)
William Pitt
`The tremendous bar of God!' (1774) 75 (2)
John Hancock
`The kingdom is undone' (1775) 77 (5)
William Pitt
`This spirit of American liberty' (1775) 82 (6)
Edmund Burke
`Give me liberty, or give me death!' (1775) 88 (3)
Patrick Henry
`Be yourselves, O Americans' (1776) 91 (2)
Samuel Adams
`You cannot conquer America' (1777) 93 (6)
William Pitt
`If we must fall, let us fall like men!' 99 (1)
(1778)
William Pitt
`I agree to this Constitution with all its 100 (2)
faults' (1787)
Benjamin Franklin
`The thing is a dream' (1788) 102 (5)
Alexander Hamilton
CLASHES AMONG THE GLADIATORS 107 (44)
`I am conscious of no crime' (1741) 109 (3)
Sir Robert Walpole
`Where law ends, there tyranny begins' (1770) 112 (2)
William Pitt
`He is not a member of Bristol, but he is a 114 (2)
member of parliament' (1774)
Edmund Burke
`The wounds given to the Constitution ... are 116 (3)
still bleeding' (1775)
John Wilkes
`The most odious species of tyranny' (1783) 119 (3)
Charles James Fox
`He is doing indeed a great good' (1783) 122 (1)
Edmund Burke
`What is the difference between an absolute 123 (3)
and a limited monarchy?' (1783)
Charles James Fox
`I impeach Warren Hastings' (1788) 126 (6)
Edmund Burke
`Justice ... august and pure' (1788) 132 (2)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
`Let us make reparation to Africa' (1789) 134 (4)
William Wilberforce
`A barbarous traffic in slaves' (1792) 138 (9)
William Pitt the Younger
`The spirit of freedom' (1795) 147 (4)
Charles James Fox
THE RIGHTS OF MAN 151 (52)
`Woe to the privileged orders!' (1789) 153 (1)
Mirabeau
`Hideous bankruptcy is here ... And yet you 154 (2)
deliberate!' (1789)
Mirabeau
`Tremble all ye oppressors of the world!' 156 (3)
(1789)
Richard Price
`Your blood shall redden the earth' (1792) 159 (3)
Pierre Vergniaud
To dare, to dare again, ever to dare!' (1792) 162 (1)
Georges Jacques Danton
`Louis must perish because our country must 163 (2)
live!' (1792)
Maximilien Robespierre
`The rights of man' (1792) 165 (4)
Thomas Erskine
`The people have nothing but blood' (1793) 169 (2)
Georges Jacques Danton
`The Revolution, like Saturn, devouring 171 (4)
successively all her children' (1793)
Pierre Vergniaud
`Our moderation has saved the country' (1793) 175 (2)
Pierre Vergniaud
`It is a crime to be a king' (1793) 177 (5)
Camille Desmoulins
`Terror is nothing else than justice' (1794) 182 (1)
Maximilien Robespierre
`The Supreme Being' (1794) 182 (5)
Maximilien Robespierre
`Death is the beginning of immortality' (1794) 187 (2)
Maximilien Robespierre
`Danger with indelible shame and disgrace' 189 (4)
(1797)
William Pitt
`An implacable spirit of destruction' (1800) 193 (2)
William Pitt the Younger
`Must the bowels of Great Britain be torn 195 (7)
out? (1800)
Charles James Fox
`Europe is not to be saved by any single man' 202 (1)
(1805)
William Pitt the Younger
TOWARDS CIVIL WAR 203 (62)
`I retire from the great theatre of action' 205 (1)
(1783)
George Washington
`Observe good faith and justice towards all 206 (7)
nations' (1796)
George Washington
`I am an American' (1800) 213 (3)
Gouverneur Morris
`Equal and exact justice to all men' (1801) 216 (3)
Thomas Jefferson
`We also have a religion' (1805) 219 (3)
Red Jacket
`Once a happy race. Since made miserable' 222 (1)
(1810)
Tecumseh
`The triple yoke of ignorance, tyranny and 223 (2)
corruption' (1819)
Simon Bolivar
`The first scene of our history' (1820) 225 (3)
Daniel Webster
`Liberty and union, now and forever' (1830) 228 (9)
Daniel Webster
`We have borne these evils by far too long' 237 (4)
(c. 1832)
Seth Luther
`The controversy is ... between power and 241 (5)
liberty' (1833)
John C. Calhoun
`The priceless value of the freedom of the 246 (4)
press' (1837)
Wendell Phillips
`The dove of peace' (1850) 250 (3)
Henry Clay
`This cry of union' (1850) 253 (2)
John C. Calhoun
`Liberty and union' (1850) 255 (5)
Daniel Webster
`I hear the mournful wail of millions' (1852) 260 (5)
Frederick Douglass
THE AGE OF IMPROVEMENT 265 (70)
`I stand up ... against the friends and 267 (2)
followers of Mr Pitt' (1812)
Henry Brougham
`The interest of England' (1823) 269 (3)
George Canning
`A moral necessity' (1829) 272 (5)
Robert Peel
`Renew the youth of the state' (1831) 277 (2)
Thomas Macaulay
`The dangers which menace states' (1831) 279 (2)
Robert Peel
`Reject not this bill!' (1831) 281 (1)
Henry Brougham
`A matter of shame and remorse' (1833) 282 (4)
Thomas Macaulay
`You are the gentry of England' (1845) 286 (2)
Richard Cobden
`The cause of the people, the cause of 288 (3)
England' (1846)
Benjamin Disraeli
`I cannot charge myself with having taken any 291 (3)
course inconsistent with Conservative
principles' (1846)
Sir Robert Peel
`I suffer, and I see no hope' (1849) 294 (1)
Benjamin Disraeli
`The strong arm of England' (1850) 295 (2)
Henry Palmerston
`England does not love coalitions' (1852) 297 (2)
Benjamin Disraeli
`A Budget ... which may peril our safety' 299 (3)
(1852)
William Gladstone
`I am told indeed that the war is popular' 302 (2)
(1854)
John Bright
`The Angel of Death has been abroad 304 (3)
throughout the land' (1855)
John Bright
`If all other tongues are silent, mine shall 307 (1)
speak' (1861)
John Bright
`A mighty fabric of human bondage' (1862) 308 (3)
John Bright
`You cannot fight against the future' (1866) 311 (2)
William Gladstone
`Sanitas sanitatum, omnia sanitas' (1872) 313 (4)
Benjamin Disraeli
`The issue is not a mean one' (1872) 317 (6)
Benjamin Disraeli
`God speed the right' (1879) 323 (2)
William Gladstone
`Remember the rights of the savage' (1879) 325 (1)
William Gladstone
`Liberty for ourselves, Empire over the rest 326 (2)
of mankind' (1879)
William Gladstone
`The blessed ends of prosperity and justice, 328 (2)
liberty and peace' (1879)
William Gladstone
`The most inexpressible calamity' (1883) 330 (5)
William Gladstone
THE AGE OF LINCOLN 335 (50)
`On the Red Man's trail' (1855) 337 (4)
Chief Seattle
`Man above all institutions!' (1854) 341 (3)
William Lloyd Garrison
`The monstrous injustice of slavery' (1854) 344 (3)
Abraham Lincoln
`A house divided against itself cannot stand' 347 (5)
(1858)
Abraham Lincoln
`I have labored for and not against the 352 (2)
Union' (1858)
Abraham Lincoln
`The blood of millions' (1859) 354 (2)
John Brown
`Let us have faith that right makes might' 356 (2)
(1860)
Abraham Lincoln
`A final adieu' (1861) 358 (5)
Jefferson Davis
`My feeling of sadness at this parting' (1861) 363 (1)
Abraham Lincoln
`We are not enemies, but friends' (1861) 364 (2)
Abraham Lincoln
`A new bond of union' (1863) 366 (1)
Edward Everett
`Government of the people, by the people, for 367 (2)
the people' (1863)
Abraham Lincoln
`With malice toward none' (1865) 369 (2)
Abraham Lincoln
`I will fight no more' (1877) 371 (1)
Chief Joseph
`Fields that ran red with human blood in 371 (4)
April were green with the harvest in June'
(1886)
Henry W. Grady
`A new heaven and a new earth' (1893) 375 (3)
Booker T. Washington
`The sacrifice was not in vain' (1896) 378 (1)
Booker T. Washington
`You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross 379 (6)
of gold' (1896)
William Jennings Bryan
THE CRY OF IRELAND 385 (40)
`The breath of liberty' (1780) 387 (4)
Henry Grattan
`A free people' (1782) 391 (1)
Henry Grattan
`Universal emancipation' (1794) 392 (3)
John Philpot Curran
`Whatever be the sentence of the court, I am 395 (2)
prepared for it' (1798)
Wolfe Tone
`Thou art not conquered' (1800) 397 (2)
Henry Grattan
`I am going to my cold and silent grave' 399 (5)
(1803)
Robert Emmet
`The eternal right to freedom of conscience' 404 (5)
(1814)
Daniel O'Connell
`Men with starvation in their faces' (1828) 409 (3)
Richard Lalor Sheil
`We are eight millions, and you treat us 412 (1)
thus' (1833)
Daniel O'Connell
`Ireland shall be free' (1843) 413 (3)
Daniel O'Connell
`Ireland unfree shall never be at peace' 416 (2)
(1915)
Patrick Pearse
`In Ireland alone, in this twentieth century, 418 (7)
is loyalty held to be a crime' (1916)
Roger Casement
WOMEN'S LIBERATION 425 (34)
`Let us rejoice as human beings' (1828) 427 (2)
Frances Wright
`We now demand our right to vote' (1848) 429 (4)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
`A'n't I a woman?' (1851) 433 (1)
Sojourner Truth
`Disappointment is the lot of women' (1855) 434 (2)
Lucy Stone
`I have a right to have just as much as a 436 (2)
man' (1867)
Sojourner Truth
`The male element is a destructive force' 438 (2)
(1868)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
`Are women persons?' (1872) 440 (2)
Susan B. Anthony
`The true woman' (1888) 442 (3)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
`The laws that men have made' (1908) 445 (3)
Emmeline Pankhurst
`The political criminal of today must needs 448 (5)
be the saint of the new age' (1917)
Emma Goldman
`Fascism shall not pass' (1936) 453 (2)
Dolores Ibarruri Gomez
`A woman's civil right' (1969) 455 (4)
Betty Friedan
A CENTURY OF WAR AND REVOLUTION 459 (42)
`The great pinnacle of sacrifice' (1914) 461 (4)
David Lloyd George
`Long live the world socialist revolution' 465 (3)
(1917)
V.I. Lenin
`Man will see the truth' (1919) 468 (2)
Woodrow Wilson
`Non-violence is the first article of my 470 (3)
faith' (1922)
Mahatma Gandhi
`The only thing we have to fear is fear 473 (4)
itself' (1933)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
`My patience is now at an end' (1938) 477 (4)
Adolf Hitler
`I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, 481 (1)
tears and sweat' (1940)
Winston Churchill
`This was their finest hour' (1940) 482 (1)
Winston Churchill
`A new generation of Americans' (1961) 483 (4)
John F. Kennedy
`I have a dream' (1963) 487 (4)
Martin Luther King
`An ideal for which I am prepared to die' 491 (4)
(1964)
Nelson Mandela
`A contaminated moral environment' (1990) 495 (3)
Vaclav Havel
`Let freedom reign' (1994) 498 (3)
Nelson Mandela
Select Bibliography 501


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