The Great Dictator Speech By Charlie Chaplin – Just As Valid Today!

The outstanding satirical speech from 1940 film The Great Dictator. A comedy-drama in which Charlie Chaplin starred, wrote, produced, scored, and directed. This was also Charlie Chaplin's first true talking film.

Perhaps there are just as many leaders both political and religious who could still learn from the words in this speech.

I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone – if possible – Jew, Gentile – black man – white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness – not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.