Life wouldn't be the way it is if our history was any different than what it is. And to reach where civilization has, many great minds have contributed in plenty. Some of these include remarkable people who've managed to influence us in more ways than one. Their ideologies, efforts, and movements have led to life-changing situations and thus, we hold their work dear to us.

Here are 16 such people we'd like to remember for their pearls of wisdom:

1. I Have A Dream - Martin Luther King, 1963

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2. We Shall Fight On The Beaches - Winston Churchill, 1940

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3. I Am The First Accused - Nelson Mandela, 1964

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4. Gettysburg Address - Abraham Lincoln, 1863

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5. Kennedy Inauguration Speech - John F. Kennedy, 1961

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6. Freedom Or Death - Emmeline Pankhurst, 1913

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7. The Pleasure Of Books - William Lyon Phelps, 1933

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8. Roosevelt's Inauguration Ceremony - Franklin D Roosevelt, 1933

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9. Resignation Speech - George Washington, 1783

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10. Ain’t I A Woman? - Sojourner Truth, 1851

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11. Urban II Speech At Clermont - Pope Urban II, 1095

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12. The Man With The Muck-Rake - Theodore Roosevelt, 1906

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13. Farewell To Baseball - Lou Gehrig, 1993

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14. Arrian, The Campaigns Of Alexander - Alexander, The Great, 326 BC

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15. Duty, Honor, Country - General Douglas MacArthur, 1962

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16. Quit India - Mahatma Gandhi, 1942

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Can't imagine the world without their contribution!