I love to read the text of great speeches. There is a different quality in masterful oratory than we find in books or articles. It stirs the soul and inspires. Below are links to speeches that I enjoyed and wanted to share. Some are recent and some are older. When available, I’ve included a link to any further resources such as audio or video of the speech.
Personal Renewal by John W. Gardner
Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth by Lou Gehrig
I’m always looking for more speeches to include here. If you have suggestions please let me know on Twitter!