Charlie Chaplin – Final Speech from The Great Dictator


I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor.
That’s not my business. 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. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us
into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery
that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness,
hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life
will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us
closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men – cries out for universal brotherhood – for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is
reaching millions throughout the world – millions of despairing men, women, and little children – victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who
can hear me, I say – do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes
– men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel! Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved
hate – the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” – not
one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power – the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power
to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then – in the name of democracy – let us use that power – let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world – a decent world that will give men a chance to work – that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves
but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world – to do away with national barriers – to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! In the name of democracy, let us all unite!

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100 Responses

  1. Garrick Groover says:

    Still relevant today as it was back in the the 1940s. Humanity never learns.

  2. David Michael says:

    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🤝👏👏👏👏🤟👍👌🤲

  3. TheAkarawit says:

    Change playback speed to 0.75 = Perfect!!!

  4. Freestyle Addicted says:

    Today our general election results came out in India. .India is going through a phase of communal violence and democracy is just a fuss here. .this speech is so relevant today for reviving democracy in India

  5. Fabio Ponzoni says:

    still listening to this speech once a month to keep moving in the right direction…humanity is more lost than ever

  6. BIZARE says:

    Επος..

  7. lazy RRR says:

    People don't want to hear the Truth … So you wrap it up in Comedy and Say It with a laugh – – – that way The Brutes ignore you & those that have ears hear

  8. Lal Hmingmawia says:

    Greed poison mankind.Soldier dont fight for slavary fight for liberty.

  9. Richard Quinones says:

    Wow so fucking true man has lost its way greed has took an over man's heart people wake up from the Matrix it's time for an uprising it's time for revolution Fight For Freedom or become a slave to the New World Order

  10. ArgyleGrant says:

    Who knew a world leader would wear a four in hand tie knot?

  11. søren Hulemose says:

    that is why we have the EU

  12. jgladch says:

    thank u chuck <3

  13. Bailey Jones says:

    The machines are taking over the things that make us human. We are even more glued to these machines than ever. It's just what some of the evil men and woman in the world want. They want us enslaved by our own doing. But who are they? I'll tell you, its anyone in government, Democrat or Republican, who wants to take away some sort of liberty we have and regulate it. It takes a very long time, little by little, industry by industry, tyranny sets in. Each generation is taught to obey in a new way and we are consumed by ourselves.

    Don't rely on your gov to teach your kids, hand out food, water, and jobs. That's not American, that's indoctrination, a form of cattle ranching for lack of a better word. That's just the root of our problems. Sad times! Goodluck

  14. Peter Rabitt says:

    He's a regular Winston Churchill.

  15. Osman Ahmed says:

    Long live chaplin

  16. Jack Waner says:

    NEIN

  17. Toby says:

    There were literally still people being lynched in America when this film came out. And here Chaplin is speaking of equality between blacks and whites. He was ahead of his time

  18. Techno Kerala says:

    # babalos snow chistal

  19. Farahat Eid says:

    فنان رائع لن يتكرر

  20. Farahat Eid says:

    صاحب مبدأ

  21. Kyle Shiflet says:

    This speech has motivated me to speak against the trump administration and to help all of humanity not just one group I'd starve to death if it ment the starving could be fed i would take a bullet to protect my girlfriend who is shunned in my country for being A Muslim yet I'm a Christian and i thank god every morning i awake to her beautiful face every morning and is able to hold her tight and tell her she's safe and loved

  22. Two crazy boys says:

    Sadly humanity is lost forever 🙁

  23. In the year of 1992 says:

    How come he couldn't use a nazi symbol back then , whyd he have to where that xx …

  24. IMAlen Dharmik says:

    at the i get the goosebumps

  25. lè xanh says:

    i have listened this speech many times, and my feeling is always maintained, never changed. It's really a masterpiece! ((but sorry for my bad English))

  26. Caucasus Mapper says:

    And then the Wehrmacht overthrew him lol

  27. Jacob says:

    The NPC's today don't understand this.

  28. Josephat Wesonga says:

    Sadly speech

  29. Allen Burazz says:

    I got goosebumps

  30. Juda. says:

    I love this speech so very much it crosses my mind all the time now.

  31. YouTube TV says:

    I know it's not pure to bastardize Mr Chaplin's masterpiece with a modern piece of music. But DAMN as powerful as it was by itself, Zimmer can add a touch of ferocious mood to cap off its message! The one thing the wealthy 1%ers and those in charge have on us all is the entropy these powerful messages carry along with them. They die out because we HAVE to go about our busy troubling days which are riddled with complex issues, and sooner or later that powerful message is dissolved into the darkness of our lives – perpetuated by the circus they have put us all in.
    We have to have a way to keep the fire burning inside us all, day in and day out. Between the good days and bad. Put a meme on your desktop or phone to remind you to fight for what's right! Might, for Right!…. King Arthur.

  32. Lazy Gambit says:

    Mine fuhrer 🥺

  33. Dan The Meme Man says:

    Machine men with machine minds and machine hearts. That… Is too true.

  34. BytemeVV - says:

    A silent actor that spoke so profoundly louder than words.

  35. 1312 ACAB says:

    Very powerful, very important everyone please share!!!

  36. G T says:

    A speech that will probably be relevant for the rest of human existence.

    It's a shame that if this speech came out nowadays someone would be going "lol shut up you libtard-cuck". Even though what Chaplin is saying, isnt a liberal or conservative thing. It's a human thing.

  37. Helena Sernec says:

    Charlie Chaplin was a true genius, a great mind. May he inspire us all.

  38. All Mobile info says:

    who's listening this speech in 2019 ? and today is 22th june .

  39. steve gale says:

    Have never seen the film. It certainly did not go down well outside USA.

  40. The Reverse Master says:

    Charlie Chaplin dies in 1977. But there is a YouTube Channel that claims it was Charlie Chaplin's OFFICIAL channel….. 🤔🤔🤔

  41. FK F says:

    we need no manipulation and then human is developing like life and good humans…. we want social collaboration and order and peace, a automatic system and we want reproduction it is a automatic process! manipulation is a sin! one GOD! yes the bible

  42. יעל סילוני אטעיששכטא says:

    2019? Anyone😔😏

  43. Mithuulion says:

    I'm an idealist, just like you, Charlie. If you cannot connect with the passion of his words here, you are truly dead inside. I know this system that has ruled us for centuries now is completely rotten to the core and the task of corrective action is nigh impossible. Does this mean we should lose all hope and reject the light? This is our planet, our home, perhaps our one and only life. We need to awaken and end this insanity. We need to break our chains, and each of us, become the beacon of light we were meant to be. We need to uncover all corruption and purge it from existence. Aid me in this task my brothers and sisters. For all species that inhabit this world. For our planet. For our very souls. Please…

  44. Mr.Pogrom says:

    is this the real hitler???

  45. btcmr123 says:

    Mossuto – Violent
    anyone

  46. dina mabe says:

    https://archive.org/stream/AdolfHitlerLastRadioSpeechJan301945/AdolfHilterLastRadioSpeechJan301945_djvu.txt

  47. Cindy Klenk says:

    This speech has only grown in relevance as the years and the tears have gone by…. this day….this very day when the tools of war and hatred have embedded themselves, like a wood tick on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial, where a dictator wannabe unleashes his speech of hatred and division and superiority, and thus shames us all…. Soldiers! Do not give yourselves over to brutes. Men who drill you and regiment you, who diet you, tell you what to think and what to do…. do not give yourselves over to machine men with machine hearts and machine minds!!! …. hearts filled with the hollowness of a machine that can not feel empathy… for only the unloved hate, only the unloved lack empathy…. Thank you Charlie, your words, even as I paraphrased them, speak truth through the decades…… Peace #Tulsi2020

  48. Kholil ahmad says:

    Marco war? 😂

  49. Paul Griffiths says:

    Many true words spoken in movies

  50. JULIO Ack Keles says:

    Hail Charlie Chaplin

  51. Rockford the Roe says:

    HUMANITY FIRST!

  52. nargle says:

    Communism will win.

  53. Heidi Schmieder says:

    America 2019 and we have concentration camps. We must rise my brothers and sisters.."Let us fight to fulfill that promise."

  54. Rusty Rails says:

    I should have seen this clip in grade school..not 40 years later on youtube.

  55. Reium Abbasi says:

    Why did all the beauty die? What happened? Why is there no new frontiers to explore nothing new to achieve? There is no more art guys, humanity is only as good as it’s legacy and we aren’t leaving one for our children. Sad sad sad.

  56. Aimen ll says:

    Why is he dressed like a certain infamous fascist german.

  57. iam stevenson says:

    A speech like this would do wonders on defeating Trump.

  58. Nikolas - says:

    We're getting better.Humanity is moving foward

  59. Disney & beauty emma says:

    I love this man

  60. Garlic Breath says:

    Found out that his grandfather was my great grandfather times a few more. I was most pleased.

  61. VehnomzGFX says:

    Still very relevant. Liberty will never perish

  62. Lady Blades says:

    I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor.
    That's not my business.
    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.
    And this world has room for everyone, and the good Earth is rich can provide for everyone.
    The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.
    Greed has posioned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
    We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in.
    Machinery that gives us abundance has left us in want.
    Our knowledge has made us cynincal.
    Our cleverness, hard and unkind.
    We think too much, and feel too little.
    More than machinery, we need humanity.
    More that cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.
    Without these qualities life will be violent, and all will be lost.
    The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together.
    The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men – cries out for universal brotherhood – for the unity of us all.
    Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world – millions of despairing men, women, and little children – victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.
    To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair.
    The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress.
    The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people.
    And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. …
    Soldiers!
    don't give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel!
    Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder.
    Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts!
    You are not machines!
    You are not cattle!
    You are men!
    You have the love of humanity in your hearts!
    You don't hate!
    Only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural!
    Soldiers!
    Don't fight for slavery!
    Fight for liberty!
    In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: "the Kingdom of God is within man" – not one man nor a group of men, but in all men!
    In you!
    You, the people have the power – the power to create machines.
    The power to create happiness!
    You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
    Then – in the name of democracy – let us use that power – let us all unite.
    Let us fight for a new world – a decent world that will give men a chance to work – that will give youth a future and old age a security.
    By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power.
    But they lie!
    They do not fulfil that promise.
    They never will!
    Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people!
    Now let us fight to fulfil that promise!
    Let us fight to free the world – to do away with national barriers – to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance.
    Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.
    Soldiers!
    in the name of democracy, let us all unite

  63. doug w says:

    wow and they kicked him out of the usa. smh

  64. reichtangle anschluss says:

    "One day there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags, and no countries and the only passport will be the heart."
    –Carlos Santana

  65. Marius Youngman says:

    The Spinner Chapelin makes fun of Adolf ? In reality, they all shook their heads in fear at the time. bonehead

  66. Viky Blues says:

    and just like he said…people die, knoledge disaperears….people never learn

  67. TacticalWarfare says:

    The man who never spoke gave the greatest speech

  68. SM Zeoanne says:

    Today, more than ever before, this speech needs to be heard. Mankind hasn't learned from the past. SMH.

  69. Threata Glumberg says:

    Humanity Vs Technocracy Inc.

  70. Steve Bagienski says:

    Teller has one tough act to follow

  71. Daniel Seb says:

    Even though decades past by humanity never changed but become worse, this speech always give us hope.

  72. Joakim Siljelind says:

    The envoirnmentalists claims we can't provide for everyone.

  73. Karlovist Times says:

    who tf dislike

  74. Rae Rios says:

    It was good until he said let science and progress lead to all men happiness!! No bro tht ain't it!! God is all powerful!! Jesus christ!! Is it in my book!! Science is a lie!! Modern man magic!! And magic is evil!! He is representing the one workd government!!

  75. Royal Wins says:

    Democracy. The God that failed.

  76. Doom2exe says:

    One of most powerful moment in cinema

  77. Simon Xue says:

    So long men still die, liberty will never perish.

  78. sicDaVid says:

    Who painted the mustache over the original print?

  79. Jan West-Hamilton says:

    Feeling bad because I thought Chaplin was great but was a racist like his society was! I was wrong. Charlie Chaplin was great and a gentlemen ahead of time! He was the Ghandi of acting!💟

  80. Ajinkya Vengurlekar says:

    Love u Sir Charlie .From India

  81. XIX Express says:

    Imagine all the people…

  82. cúka beludo says:

    essa cara era foda

  83. Darth Tater says:

    Oy vey, I thought the poz was a new concept. Cousin Charlie taught me something Uncle A never did

  84. Mackan M says:

    "Greed has poisen mens souls" wow true

  85. Joe Blow says:

    What a beautiful tenor speaking voice he had. Great speech given magnificently.

  86. Parik Mahajan says:

    its been 80 years and this video is still as fresh as it would have been at that time..

  87. LA Pine says:

    As if he was inspired by holy spirit to write this awesome speech..so relevant till today.

  88. Ima Communist says:

    ❤😥❤😥❤😥❤😥❤😥❤😥❤😥😥❤😥❤😥❤😥❤❤😥❤😥❤😥❤😥❤😥❤😥❤😥❤😥😥❤❤😥😥❤❤😥❤😥❤😥😥❤😥❤😥❤

  89. Jonathan Roderick says:

    "In a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness." Never happening…Only God will set things straight.
    "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." ~Ephesians 6:12

  90. David Grenalda says:

    Show this to Israel's leader…

  91. Hisham alharazi says:

    May allah rest your,soul in peace becouse what you said is the word of wisdom.

  92. James Walker says:

    Chaplin is a leader i could follow

  93. DarkDrai says:

    …Does he have a lazy eye? His left eye is looking straight at the camera, but his right eye is slightly off. I've never noticed that before.

  94. Tony Tony says:

    It is rhat monent of realisation at the end!!!!!

  95. Matty Cro says:

    This will hopefully stop ww3

    He could be like a leader if he used this speech.

  96. DAG Josiah says:

    Powerful

  97. Poweris Godas says:

    Democracy is greedy

  98. Chad Clifford says:

    its like he saw a trump speech in the future and gave the exact opposite speech

  99. Mitzos SirReal says:

    if only the world was like the movies… but we all know we are doomed, nothing can save us anymore…

  100. Siva Canjeevaram says:

    No Teleprompter eh?

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