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Tryst with destiny by Jawaharlal Nehru

Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.....

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Quit India by Mahatma Gandhi

Before you discuss the resolution, let me place before you one or two things, I want you to understand two things very clearly and to consider them from the same point of view from which I am placing them before you....

Aint i a woman

Ain't I a woman by Sojourner Truth

Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that 'twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what's all this here talking about?....

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I have a dream by Martin Luther King Jr.

Iam happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation....

January 09, 2010

Friendship quotes by Aristotle

Saturday, January 09, 2010

"What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies."






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Friendship quotes by William Yeats

Saturday, January 09, 2010

"Think where man's glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends."

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Friendship quotes by Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, January 09, 2010

"I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody."

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Friendship quotes by Oscar Wilde

Saturday, January 09, 2010

"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success."


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Friendship quotes by George Washington

Saturday, January 09, 2010

"True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation."



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'Tryst with Destiny' by Jawaharlal Nehru

Saturday, January 09, 2010

(Jawaharlal Nehru who is widely known as 'Pandit' was one of the pioneers who along with Mahatma Gandhi led India to freedom. On the midnight of 15 August 1947,  Nehru addressed the Constituent Assembly of India and delivered a highly inspiring and emotional speech which is known as the 'Tryst with Destiny'. Nehru went on to become the first Prime Minister of an independent and unified India. This speech marked the transfer of the power from the British to the people of India.)





Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.



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January 08, 2010

The inspirational 'Quit India' speech by Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, January 08, 2010



(Quit India' speech was made by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the fakir who brought the British to their knees. He is belovedly called 'Bapu'. He was a pioneer who showed the entire world that you can win over your enemy without bloodshed. He led the Indian independence movement against the British by resistance through the agitation called 'satyagraha', the mass civil disobedience movement based on Ahimsa. He won the independence for India in 1947 and was assassinated by a religious fanatic in 1948. He is the father nation of India.)

Before you discuss the resolution, let me place before you one or two things, I want you to understand two things very clearly and to consider them from the same point of view from which I am placing them before you. I ask you to consider it from my point of view, because if you approve of it, you will be enjoined to carry out all I say. It will be a great responsibility. There are people who ask me whether I am the same man that I was in 1920, or whether there has been any change in me. You are right in asking that question.


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Ain't I a Woman? Inspirational speech by Sojourner Truth

Friday, January 08, 2010

('Ain't I a Woman?' was a speech delivered by famous anti-slavery speaker Sojourner Truth(born as Isabella Baumfree) in 1851 at the Ohio Women's right convention. A woman who lived as a slave and escaped to freedom, she was a womans right activist and delivered anti-slavery speeches. Here's the text form of the speech 'Ain't I a Woman?'. There are conflicting versions of the speech and the historically accepted speech is published here)





Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that 'twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what's all this here talking about?
That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?



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Inspirational Inaugural Speech by Thomas Jefferson

Friday, January 08, 2010

(This is the inaugural speech delivered by Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers and the third president of the United States of America. He was born on April 13,1743. He was the author of the 'Declaration of Independence' This is rated as one of the most inspirational inaugural speech ever delivered by a United States President.)


Friends and Fellow-Citizens:

Called upon to undertake the duties of the first executive office of our country, I avail myself of the presence of that portion of my fellow-citizens which is here assembled to express my grateful thanks for the favor with which they have been pleased to look toward me, to declare a sincere consciousness that the task is above my talents, and that I approach it with those anxious and awful presentiments which the greatness of the charge and the weakness of my powers so justly inspire. A rising nation, spread over a wide and fruitful land, traversing all the seas with the rich productions of their industry, engaged in commerce with nations who feel power and forget right, advancing rapidly to destinies beyond the reach of mortal eye—when I contemplate these transcendent objects, and see the honor, the happiness, and the hopes of this beloved country committed to the issue, and the auspices of this day, I shrink from the contemplation, and humble myself before the magnitude of the undertaking. Utterly, indeed, should I despair did not the presence of many whom I here see remind me that in the other high authorities provided by our Constitution I shall find resources of wisdom, of virtue, and of zeal on which to rely under all difficulties. To you, then, gentlemen, who are charged with the sovereign functions of legislation, and to those associated with you, I look with encouragement for that guidance and support which may enable us to steer with safety the vessel in which we are all embarked amidst the conflicting elements of a troubled world.





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'I have a dream': Inspirational speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 08, 2010


(This famous speech titled 'I have a dream' was delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the march of Washington in 1963. Martin Luther King Jr. is the youngest man to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in leading non-violent resistance to end racial prejudice in the United States. He was assasinated on April 4, 1968.)







Iam happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.


Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.


But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.


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