I found this list of Top 100 speeches. Now the top one was MLK’s “I have a Dream,” which I totally agree with. But number 2 was JFK’s inaugural address. Do you agree? Not sure that I do! Obviously, this piece of from the end is much quoted:
And so, my
fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do
for your country.
your opinion? Does this belong so high? Not saying it isn’t a great speech,
just that I’m not sure I’d put it here.
I’d probably put FDR’s Pearl Harbor
(number 4 here) there instead.
Here is some information on
speech itself with images of his working copy, which I personally find pretty neat.