Alexander the Great: Known for studying Aristotle, and always finding a way to motivate his army. After ten years of fighting in Greece, Alexander gave the speech of a lifetime to motivate his army after they had grown tired of combat and lacked the will to go on.
Winston Churchill: You would never think it, but Winston Churchill was born with a speech impediment, yet he became one of the most inspirational speakers leading Britain through its darkest moments in history. His ‘we shall fight on the beaches’ speech given to the house of commons on June 4, 1940 goes down as one of the most memorable.
Mahatma Ghandi: A peaceful freedom fighter, Mahatma conducted himself with utmost respect and dignity as he showed the world how peace could overcome war. Fighting for the liberation of India who had been under British rule for almost a century, his ‘Quit India’ speech helped India gain independence in a non-violent way and showed the power of true courage.
Martin Luther King Jr: Slavery had been abolished for almost one hundred years, yet in 1963 black people in America were still being subjected to intense racism. Black people were taunted, spat on, and segregated. Most of us know Martin’s ‘I have a dream’ speech which demonstrated one man’s courage and power to stand up for what he believed.