The most powerful and enduring speech of modern times, in my opinion, was not written by a team of professional writers. It wasn’t scrolled down in bite-sized pieces on a teleprompter, or broadcast to millions of television viewers.
This speech was delivered to a crowd of about 15,000, nearly 150 years ago. It contained only ten sentences, and was delivered at a cemetery dedication. It was two minutes long, followed an eloquent and well-received speech that was nearly two hours long, and was never intended to be the highlight or focal point of the ceremonies.
Have you guessed it yet?