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Poll: Most Iconic Real-Life Quote

Celebrating a certain "small step but giant leap" that occurred some 50 years ago, here's a selection of real-life quotes said only once (no slogans), captured on TV or radio and parodied so many times they belong to Pop-Culture as much as historical posterity.

Which of these real-life quotes would you say is the most iconic?

After voting, you might discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Neil Armstrong

    "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Neil Armstrong
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    Martin Luther King

    "I have a dream..." Martin Luther King
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    The Hindenburg Disaster, explosion in Lakehurst, NJ, 1937. Modern silver gelatin, 16x20. $800 © 1978 Sam Shere MPTV

    "Oh, the humanity..." Herbert Morrison
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    Muhammad Ali vs Ken Norton at Yankee Stadium, NY, September 28, 1976.

    "I am the greatest! I'm young, I'm handsome, I'm fast. I can't possibly be beat." Muhammad Ali
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    Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

    "Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy." Franklin D. Roosevelt
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    "The Democratic National Convention" John F. Kennedy

    "Ich bin ein Berliner." John F. Kennedy
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    Richard Nixon in The Senate Watergate Hearings (1973)

    "I'm not a crook." Richard Nixon
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    Lou Gehrig

    "Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” Lou Gehrig
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    Winston Churchill in Secrets of the Dead (2000)

    "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." Winston Churchill
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    First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt talks to the radio audience, 1941.

    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt
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    Malcolm X

    "We didn't land on Plymouth Rock; the rock was landed on us." Malcolm X
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    Bruce Lee in Fist of Fury (1972)

    "Be water, my friend." Bruce Lee

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