I have a dream today

"I have a dream today!"

I Have a Dream Part 1

"I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope ...

I Have a Dream Part 2

"The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is i...

I Have a Dream Part 3

"With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail...

I've Been to the Mountain Top Part 1

"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. 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...

I've Been to the Mountain Top Part 2

"And also in the human rights revolution, if something isn't done, and done in a hurry, to bring the colored peoples of the world out of their long years of poverty, their long years of hurt and neglect, the whole world is doomed. Now, I'm just happy that God has allowed me to live in this period to see what is unfo...

I've Been to the Mountain Top Part 3

"And we just went on before the dogs and we would look at them; and we'd go on before the water hoses and we would look at it, and we'd just go on singing 'Over my head I see freedom in the air.' And then we would be thrown in the paddy wagons, and sometimes we were stacked in there like sardines in a can. And they ...

I've Been to the Mountain Top Part 4

"Never stop and forget that collectively -- that means all of us together -- collectively we are richer than all the nations in the world, with the exception of nine. Did you ever think about that? After you leave the United States, Soviet Russia, Great Britain, West Germany, France, and I could name the others, the...

I've Been to the Mountaingtop Part 5

"One day a man came to Jesus, and he wanted to raise some questions about some vital matters of life. At points he wanted to trick Jesus, and show him that he knew a little more than Jesus knew and throw him off base....Now that question could have easily ended up in a philosophical and theological debate. But Jesus...

I've Been to the Mountain Top Part 6

"Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation. And I want to thank God, once more, for allowing me to be here w...

I've Been to the Mountain Top Part 7

"And I want to say tonight -- I want to say tonight that I too am happy that I didn't sneeze. Because if I had sneezed, I wouldn't have been around here in 1960, when students all over the South started sitting-in at lunch counters. And I knew that as they were sitting in, they were really standing up for the best i...

Ich bin ein Berliner speech

"I am proud to come to this city as the guest of your distinguished Mayor, who has symbolized throughout the world the fighting spirit of West Berlin. And I am proud -- And I am proud to visit the Federal Republic with your distinguished Chancellor who for so many years has committed Germany to democracy and freedom...

I can't talk about

"We're working on some things I can't talk about."

It's called iPod

"And we're introducing a product today that takes us exactly there. And that product is called iPod. iMac, iBook, iPod."

It's a catastrophe

"The war is a total disaster. It's a catastrophy, nothing less."

Is a lie

"Everything in Washington has been a lie. Weapons of mass destruction was a total lie."

It is an insult

"Is America really in more danger now than when we faced world wide facism on the margin, when the last generation had to fight and win two World Wars simultaneously. It is simply an insult to those who came before us and sacrifised so much on our behalf to imply that we have more to be fearful of than they did."

I am the Edison phonograph

"I am the Edison phonograph, created by the great wizard of the New World to delight those who would have melody or be amused. I can sing you tender songs of love. I can give you merry tales and joyous laughter. I can transport you to the realms of music. I can cause you to join in the rhythmic dance. I can lull the...

I made a lot of money

"I made a lot of money. I made $250,000 from a book and the serial rights which many of you were good enough to purchase, also. In the practice of law--and I am not claiming I was worth it, but apparently former Vice Presidents or Presidents are worth a great deal to law firms--and I did work pretty hard. But also i...

I will not accept the nomination of my party

"I do not believe that I should devote an hour or a day of my time to any personal partisan causes or to any duties other than the awesome duties of this office -- the Presidency of your country. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President."

I am a fighter

"One thing you know about me is I am a fighter and I will get up every single day and fight for the American people, for your jobs, your future, your healthcare, your affordable college. Give me a chance to serve you as your president starting next January 20th, 2009. Thank you and God bless you and God bless Amer...

Illegal to take money from oil companies

"And I know that my opponent has run ads claiming that he does not take money from oil companies. Well, no one does. It's illegal. It's been illegal for a hundred years to take money from oil companies."

Important to know facts

"So, I think it's important for you to know the facts."

If a million people lose their homes

"So if as protected a million people lose their homes this year--just do the math--that'll be 50% more negative than the positive impact of these little stimulus checks you're all going to get now that you paid you income tax."

It's going to take someone special

"I never ever thought the United States of America could get in as much trouble as we have over the last 7 or 8 years. I just didn't think it was possible and it's going to take somebody very special, somebody smart, somebody who understands it, somebody who has the experience to get in there and turn it around imm...

Issues across the US

"The issues in Pennsylvania are not the same as the issues in North Carolina. The issues in North Carolina are not the same as the issues in Indiana. Now certainly there are common issues that cut across our country. Jobs, jobs, jobs. Good jobs with good benefits that people can support a family on. That's an i...

I have received more votes

"I'm very proud that as of today I have received more votes by the people who have voted than anybody else."

If it were that easy

"If it were so easy that all you did was show up in Washington and say, let's change, I think Even and I would have figured that out a while ago."

If you're tough you don't have to talk about it

"Well, I've always believed that if you're tough you don't have to talk about it and I've got a 20 year track record of fighting on the behalf of working families."

Insensitivity and outrageousness

"The insensitivity and the outrageousness of his statements and his performance in the question-and-answer period yesterday I think shocked me. Surprised me. As I said before, this is an individual who has built a very fine church -- a church that is well respected throughout Chicago. During the course of me atte...

I did not vet my pastor

"I did not vet my pastor before I decided to run for the presidency. I was a member of the church. So, you know I think what it says is that I have not? you know I did not run through, run my pastor through the paces or view every one of the sermons he had made over the last three... thirty years. But, I don't t...


"You know, I tried to talk to him before the speech in Philadelphia. Wasn't able to reach him because he was on a? he was on a cruise. He had just stepped down from the pulpit. When he got back I did speak to him. And, I'd prefer not to share sort of private conversations between me and him. I will talk to him ...

I'm disappointed

"But he was somebody who was my pastor, married Michelle and I, baptized my children, and prayed with us at? when we announced this race and so I'm disappointed."

I am outraged

"Yesterday we saw a very different vision of America. I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened over the spectacle that we saw yesterday."

I may not know him as well as I thought

"If Reverend Wright thinks that that's political posturing as he put it, then he doesn't know me very well. And based on his remarks yesterday, well, I may not know him as well as I thought either."

I respect him as a person

"John McCain and I have real differences, but I always make a point of saying I respect him as a person. I respect his service to our country. I think he is a good person. I don't? you know? So we can have arguments and disagreements without running the other person down."

I'll fight to the death

"I'll fight for healthcare. I'll fight for a good education system. I'll fight to make sure that people have good jobs and good wages. I'll fight to the death to make sure America is safe. Those things I'll fight for. That's what I'll fight about."

I'm not a spiritual mentor

"I'm not a spiritual mentor."