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"War is never a lasting solution for any problem." - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Men are fighting wars for centuries and also managed to increase their knowledge in this field. Men have upgraded their weapons from stones to nuclear bombs. Now men have power like Gods. This power is so immense that it always causes destruction in the world in the form of wars. Today, countries spend the largest percentage of its GDP on its military. Although, this money could be used for the welfare of society and the development of the country.

In older times, war causes death only to people who were fighting in the field. But Modern wars destroy the life of civilians as well. During wars schools, colleges, factories, malls, cinema houses, and any other public places remain close. Civilians get killed by crossfire. Attacks by artillery fire and dropping bombs from aircraft destroy villages, towns, public buildings, hospitals, railway stations, museums, mills, etc.

During wars, the economy of the countries goes down. It takes too much time to recover back from economic loss. The rise of commodity prices makes life difficult for poor people. Hunger makes people forget love and sympathy and they kill each other for survival at any cost.

With the help of science, men have invented horrible weapons like nuclear weapons, atom bombs, hydrogen bombs, missiles, submarines, tanks, poisonous gases, chemical weapons, bomber airplanes, rockets, battleships, etc. Because of these weapons, numerous lives have been lost during world wars, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Syrian civil war, Darfur war, Iraq war, Afghanistan war, the war against Boko Haram, Yemeni civil war, the war in Donbas, etc. Many countries like the USA, China, Russia, India, France, Israel, Pakistan, North Korea have nuclear bombs that can end the human race within seconds.

Greed for power has no end; it will not even end once you have everything. Some profligate politicians, certain countries and terrorist groups dominate others using terror as a weapon. Many innocent lives have to suffer either death or misery. The United Nations founded in 1945 with the aim of maintaining international peace and security. Every year, the General Assembly of the United Nations covers international issues on development, peace, and security.

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A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It's my favorite part of the business, live concerts.

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.

I just know that, right now, the biggest record selling business there is rock and roll.

I like Brando's acting… and James Dean… and Richard Widmark. Quite a few of 'em I like.

I never expected to be anybody important.

I'm never going to sing another song I don't believe in. I'm never going to make another picture I don't believe in.

I'm so nervous. I've always been nervous, ever since I was a kid.

I'm strictly for Stevenson. I don't dig the intellectual bit, but I'm telling you, man, he knows the most.

It just happened. I like to sing, and well, I just started singing and folks just started listening. I can't tell folks that I worked and learned and studied, and overcame disappointments, because I didn't.

Man, I was tame compared to what they do now. Are you kidding? I didn't do anything but just jiggle.

Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.

Rock and roll is a music, and why should a music contribute to juvenile delinquency? If people are going to be juvenile delinquents, they're going to be delinquents if they hear Mother Goose rhymes.

Since the beginning, it was just the same. The only difference, the crowds are bigger now.

The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I'm doin' now, man, for more years than I know. I got it from them.

The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn't know what all the yelling was about.

The image is one thing and the human being is another. it's very hard to live up to an image.

There is a season for everything, patience will reward you and reveal all answers to your questions.

To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave.

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.

Until we meet again, may God bless you as he has blessed me.

When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book. I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I ever dreamed, has come true a hundred times.

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"All my life I have had a certain idea of France."

"At the root of our civilization, there is the freedom of each person of thought, of belief, of opinion, of work, of leisure."

"Character is the virtue of hard times."

"Difficulty attracts a man of character, for it is by embracing it that he fulfils himself."

"France cannot be France without greatness."

"France has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war."

"France has no friends, only interests."

"France was built with swords. The fleur-de-lis, symbol of national unity, is only the image of a spear with three pikes."

"How can you govern a country that has two hundred and forty-six varieties of cheese?"

"I am a man who belongs to no-one and who belongs to everyone."

"I am not ill. But do not worry, one day, I will certainly die."

"I have understood you!

"It is better to have a bad method than to have none."

"Let us be firm, pure and faithful; at the end of our sorrow, there is the greatest glory of the world, that of the men who did not give in."

"Long live Montreal, Long live Quebec! Long live Free Quebec!"

"Men can have friends, statesmen cannot."

"No policy is worth anything outside of reality."

"Nothing builds authority up like silence, splendor of the strong and shelter of the weak."

"Now she is like everyone else."

"Of course one can jump up and down yelling Europe ! Europe ! Europe ! But it amounts to nothing and it means nothing."

"Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first."

"Politics, when it is an art and a service, not an exploitation, is about acting for an ideal through realities."

"The cabinet has no propositions to make, but orders to give."

"The desire of privilege and the taste of equality are the dominant and contradictory passions of the French of all times."

"The leader is always alone before bad fates."

"The sword is the axis of the world and grandeur cannot be divided."

"Why do you think that at 67 I would start a career as a dictator?"

"Yes, it is Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals, it is Europe, it is the whole of Europe, that will decide the fate of the world."

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To,

Executive Engineer, 
PWD, WRO, 
Chennai

Respected Sir, 

I would like to bring your kind attention to the frequent breakdown of water supply in our locality. In spite of several reminders to the municipality, there is no change in the water supply system. It is the same as it was in the beginning.

Our locality is facing a severe scarcity of water. Water is turned on in the pipes only for a few hours and that too irregularly every day. The time of the supply is not fixed. The supply is broken down at any time. On account of an acute shortage of water, the people pine for water for drinking and taking a bath.

I hope you would look into the matter seriously and take steps to redress our grievances caused by the scarcity of water. The residents of the locality will feel highly obliged to you for this. 

Thanking you, 


Yours sincerely, 
your name 
your address 
Dated: February 15, 2020

Note: "pine for" is a Phrasal verb which means you want something that you do not have.


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Official Letters:
1. Letter to the Chairman of municipality complaining of the poor sanitary condition of the locality
2. Letter to Principal regarding relief from exam duty during pregnancy
3. Letter to Sub-Divisional Officer, Telephones regarding frequent telephone disorders
4. Letter of complaint to the Additional District Magistrate of your district regarding scarcity of sugar and kerosene oil at the fair price shop
5. Letter to the Postmaster complaining against the irregular delivery of the letters
6. Letter to the Editor of a Newspaper, about frequent breakdown of electricity in your locality
7. Letter to the Editor of a Newspaper, about frequent breakdown of water supply in your locality
8. An application to the Principal of your school requesting him to grant you full fee concession
9. An application to the District Supply Officer of your district requesting him for the issue of a permit of sugar for the marriage of your sister
10. Letter to the Principal of a local college requesting him to arrange a cricket match between his college and yours

Personal Letters:
1. Letter from a son to father asking for money for the purchase of some books.
2. Letter to your friend congratulating him on his success in the examination.
3. Letter to your younger brother advising him to work hard and not to neglect his studies.
4. Letter of condolence to a friend on the death of his father.
5. Letter to your friend who is a bookworm and advising him to take part in the games.
6. Letter to your friend, describing a fair that you attended.
7. Letter expressing sorrow and giving sympathy to your friend, who has failed in the examination
8. Letter to your father informing him of your progress in your class and in extra-curricular activities of the school
9. Letter to your friend inviting him to attend your sister's marriage
10. Letter from a mother to her son advising him to maintain his health properly
11. Letter to your friend who has been injured in an accident expressing him your sorrow and sympathy
12. Letter to your friend describing the annual function held in your college
13. Letter to your friend about your favourite game/sport
14. Letter of sympathy and offer of help in a case of illness to your friend
15. Letter to your friend asking him to spend his summer vacation with you
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"Electricity can transform people's lives, not just economically but also socially." - Piyush Goyal

Electricity is an important part of the modern age. Today most of our life is dependent on things which run by electricity. People use electricity for lighting, phones, computers, television, cinema, heating, cooling, transportation, home appliances, machinery in industries and many more places. Electricity has brought great happiness and prosperity to human beings. It is really a boon to humanity.

Electricity is used to charge smartphones, laptops. This helps us to connect through sending and receiving messages, voice and video calling all over the world in no time. Today Electricity is used to run trains, metro, buses, cars and all other kinds of vehicles.

In domestic life, electricity is a boon. It is used to light our houses, microwaves and ovens cook our food, electric Induction and kettle boil our milk and water, washing machine washes our clothes, dishwasher washes our utensils, air conditioners cool our rooms and shops, electric heaters heat our rooms and shops and electricity performs many endless jobs.

Electricity provides great sources of amusement. It provides us entertainment through radio, television, cinema and amusement parks. Through the radio, we can hear songs, stories, dialogues, speeches, and news. Television enables us not only to hear but also to see the face of the singer or the speaker. Cinema has become the cheapest means of recreation. We enjoy rides and games in amusement parks. Disneyland and Universal Studios are famous amusement parks, known worldwide.

In the medical field, electricity plays a revolutionary role. It is due to the electricity that new discoveries and inventions have been made in this field. It helps in curing many diseases. It is very useful in the treatment of cancer. X-ray and ECG are boons of electricity. X-ray helps in tracing out internal diseases and the fracture of bones. ECG is used to detect heart-related diseases.

Electricity has proved itself of great use in our industrial development. It runs huge and heavy machines in mills and factories. Big canals and wells can be dug with the help of electricity. We use the tube wells for irrigation of dry and barren lands. Electric tools can make bridges and change the courses of rivers.

Electric power has helped a lot in spreading knowledge. Printing machines run on electric power that helps to print newspapers, magazines, and books. With the help of computers, a person can now study and work online by staying at home.

Thus we see that we are dependent on electricity for most of our daily activities. There is no field of life which does not bear the stamp of electricity. It is, in fact, the brightest feather in the cup of science. So we should not waste electricity. It is a powerful source of energy which can harm us so we should follow safety measures to use it.

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"A man does what he must, in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures, and that is the basis of all human morality."

"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death."

"A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers."

"A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today’s military rejects include tomorrow’s hard core unemployed."

"All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner."

"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

"Any dangerous spot is tenable if men, brave men will make it so."

"As the idealism of our youth has served world peace, so can it serve the domestic tranquility."

"But however close we sometimes seem to that dark and final abyss, let no man of peace and freedom despair. For he does not stand alone. If we all can persevere, if we can in every land and office look beyond our own shores and ambitions, then surely the age will dawn in which the strong are just and the weak secure and the peace preserved."

"But I believe the times demand new invention, innovation, imagination, decision. I am asking each of you to be pioneers on that New Frontier."

"But in a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon, if we make this judgment affirmatively, it will be an entire nation."

"But life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met - obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty."

"Certain other societies may respect the rule of force; we respect the rule of law."

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future."

"Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future."

"Civilization, it was once said, is a race between education and catastrophe, and we intend to win that race for education."

"Conformity is the jailor of freedom, and the enemy of growth."

"Disarmament without checks is but a shadow and a community without law is but a shell."

"For I can assure you that we love our country, not for what it was, though it has always been great, not for what it is, though of this we are deeply proud, but for what it someday can, and, through the efforts of us all, someday will be."

"For in a democracy, every citizen, regardless of his interest in politics, 'hold office'; everyone of us is in a position of responsibility; and, in the final analysis, the kind of government we get depends upon how we fulfill those responsibilities. We, the people, are the boss, and we will get the kind of political leadership, be it good or bad, that we demand and deserve."

"For physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity."

"For the unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion."

"For to save mankind's future freedom, we must face up to any risk that is necessary. We will always seek peace, but we will never surrender."

"For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."

"For one true measure of a nation is its success in fulfilling the promise of a better life for each of its members. Let this be the measure of our nation."

"For, although a country may stand still, history never stands still. Thus, if we do not soon begin to move forward again, we will inevitably be left behind."

"Freedom is not merely a word or an abstract theory, but the most effective instrument for advancing the welfare of man."

"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth."

"I have said that control of arms is a mission that we undertake particularly for our children and our grandchildren and that they have no lobby in Washington."

"I not only could not stifle controversy among your readers - I welcome it. This Administration intends to be candid about its errors; for as a wise man once said: "An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it." We intend to accept full responsibility for our errors, and we expect you to point them out when we miss them."

"I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."

"If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics, I am convinced the world would be a little better place in which to live."

"If there is one path above all others to war, it is the path of weakness and disunity."

"If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all - except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty."

"If you are awaiting a finding of "clear and present danger," then I can only say that the danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent."

"In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics."

"In a world of danger and trial, peace is our deepest aspiration, and when peace comes we will gladly convert not our swords into plowshares, but our bombs into peaceful reactors, and our planes into space vessels. "Pursue peace," the Bible tells us, and we shall pursue it with every effort and every energy that we possess. But it is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war."

"In the Chinese language, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters, one representing danger and the other, opportunity."

"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it."

"It's only when they join together in a forward movement that this country moves ahead."

"Khrushchev reminds me of the tiger hunter who has picked a place on the wall to hang the tiger's skin long before he has caught the tiger. This tiger has other ideas."

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

"Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage - and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world."

"Let us not despair but act. Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past - let us accept our own responsibility for the future."

"Let us not think of education only in terms of its costs, but rather in terms of the infinite potential of the human mind that can be realized through education. Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our Nation."

"Let us stand together with renewed confidence in our cause, united in our heritage of the past and our hopes for the future, and determined that this land we love shall lead all mankind into new frontiers of peace and abundance."

"Liberty without learning is always in peril, and learning without liberty is always in vain."

"Man will be what he was born to be: free and independent."

"Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind."

"My call is not to those who believe they belong to the past. My call is to those who believe in the future."

"My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."

"No President should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes understanding, and from that understanding comes support or opposition. And both are necessary."

"Now let me make it clear that I believe there can only be one defense policy for the United States and that is summed up in the word 'first.' I do not mean 'first, but'. I do not mean 'first, when'. I do not mean 'first, if'. I mean 'first - period'."

"Now the trumpet summons us again - not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are - but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, "rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation" - a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself."

"O God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small."

"Only the very courageous will be able to keep alive the spirit of individualism and dissent which gave birth to this nation, nourished it as an infant, and carried it through its severest tests upon the attainment of its maturity."

"Our deep spiritual confidence that this nation will survive the perils of today."

"Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource."

"Our responsibility is one of decision, for to govern is to choose."

"Partnership is not a posture but a process-a continuous process that grows stronger each year as we devote ourselves to common tasks."

"Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. And however undramatic the pursuit of peace, that pursuit must go on."

"Privilege is here, and with privilege goes responsibility."

"Rising tide lifts all boats."

"So long as our national security needs keep rising, an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough jobs or enough profits."

"So, let us not be blind to our differences, but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal."

"Somebody once said that Washington was a city of Northern charm and Southern efficiency."

"Struggle for freedom. Where people are denied the right of choice, recourse to such struggle is the only means of achieving their liberties."

"Terror is not a new weapon. Throughout history it has been used by those who could not prevail, either by persuasion or example. But inevitably they fail, either because men are not afraid to die for a life worth living, or because the terrorists themselves came to realize that free men cannot be frightened by threats, and that aggression would meet its own response."

"That requires only one kind of defense policy, a policy summed up in a single word "first." I do not mean "first, if," I do not mean "first, but," I do not mean "first, when," but I mean "First, period."

"The artist, however faithful to his personal vision of reality, becomes the last champion of the individual mind and sensibility against an intrusive society and an officious state. The great artist is thus a solitary figure."

"The basis of self-government and freedom requires the development of character and self-restraint and perseverance and the long view. And these are qualities which require many years of training and education."

"The business of the Government is the business of the people."

"The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy."

"The duty of the scholar, of the educated man, of the man or woman whom society has developed talents in, the duty of that man or woman is to help build the society which has made their own advancement possible."

"The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it - and the glow from that fire can truly light the world."

"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest - but the myth - persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic."

"The great revolution in the history of man, past, present and future, is the revolution of those determined to be free."

"The greater our knowledge increases the greater our ignorance unfolds."

"The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of a nation, is very close to the center of a nation's purpose...and is a test of the quality of a nation's civilization."

"The mere existence of modern weapons, ten million times more powerful than any that the world has ever seen, and only minutes away from any target on earth, is a source of horror, and discord and distrust."

"The only valid test of leadership is the ability to lead, and lead vigorously."

"The scholar, the teacher, the intellectual, have a higher duty than any of the others, for society has trained you to think as well as do."

"The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining."

"The true democracy, living and growing and inspiring, puts its faith in the people, faith that the people will not simply elect men who will represent their views ably and faithfully, but will also elect men who will exercise their conscientious judgment , faith that the people will not condemn those whose devotion to principle leads them to unpopular courses, but will reward courage, respect honor, and ultimately recognize right."

"The truth doesn't die. The desire for liberty cannot be fully suppressed."

"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings."

"The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us."

"The world was not meant to be a prison in which man awaits his execution."

"The 1930's taught us a clear lesson: aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged ultimately leads to war."

"The truth that makes us free and will keep us free."

"The world was not meant to be a prison in which man awaits his execution."

"Their pledge is a pledge to the status quo, and today there can be no status quo."

"There is a connection, hard to explain logically but easy to feel, between achievement in public life and progress in the arts."

"There is danger that totalitarian governments, not subject to vigorous popular debate, will underestimate the will and unity of democratic societies where vital interests are concerned."

"There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again."

"There's an old saying that victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.... I'm the responsible officer of the Government."

"Things don't just happen, they are made to happen."

"Things don't just happen, they are made to happen."

"Third, and finally, the educated citizen has an obligation to uphold the law."

"This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor."

"Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside."

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

"Today no war has been declared, and however fierce the struggle may be, it may never be declared in the traditional fashion. Our way of life is under attack. Those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe. The survival of our friends is in danger."

"Today the eyes of all people are truly upon us, and our governments, in every branch, at every level, national, state and local, must be as a city upon a hill, constructed and inhabited by men aware of their great trust and their great responsibilities."

"Together we shall save our planet, or together we shall perish in its flames. Save it we can, and save it we must, and then shall we earn the eternal thanks of mankind and, as peacemakers, the eternal blessing of God."

"Truth is stronger than error, and that freedom is more enduring than coercion."

"War and hunger and ignorance and despair know no religious barriers."

"War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today."

"We can have faith in the future only if we have faith in ourselves."

"We can say with some assurance that, although children may be the victims of fate, they will not be the victims of our neglect."

"We celebrate the past to awaken the future."

"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."

"We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed."

"We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."

"We have become more and more not a nation of athletes but a nation of spectators."

"We have had our failures, but so have others, even if they do not admit them. And they may be less public."

"We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth."

"We must use time as a tool, not as a couch."

"We shall be judged more by what we do at home than by what we preach abroad."

"We shall never negotiate out of fear, we shall never fear to negotiate."

"When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. For art establishes the basic human truth which must serve as the touchstone of our judgment."

"While we shall negotiate freely, we shall not negotiate freedom."

"While geography has made us neighbors, tradition has made us friends. Economics has made us partners. And necessity has made us allies. Those whom nature has so joined together, let no man put asunder."

"With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own."

"With your help, and the help of other free men, this crisis can be surmounted. Freedom can prevail and peace can endure."

"Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive."

"World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor, it requires only that they live together in mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement."


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"An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine."

"Dogs never bite me. Just humans."

"Everyone's childhood plays itself out. No wonder no one knows the other or can completely understand."

Fear is stupid. So are regrets."

"First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress."

"For life: It is rather a determination not to be overwhelmed. For work: The truth can only be recalled, never invented."

"Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she'll conquer the world."

"Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents."

"Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives."

"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful."

"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."

"I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it."

"I restore myself when I'm alone. A career is born in public — talent in privacy."

"I sleep in the nude but I pull the sheets up."

"I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated. … Goethe said, "Talent is developed in privacy," you know? And it's really true. … Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you're a human being, you feel, you suffer. You're gay, you're sick, you're nervous or whatever."

"If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything."

"If you get massages, you'll never need another sleeping pill."

"I'm a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me, because of the image they've made of me — and that I've made of myself — as a sex symbol. They expect bells to ring and whistles to whistle, but my anatomy is the same as any other woman's and I can't live up to it."

"I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful."

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."

"It's all make believe, isn't it?"

"It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far."

My work is the only ground I've ever had to stand on. I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation — but I'm working on the foundation."

"Please don't make me a joke. End the interview with what I believe. I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one... I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity... If fame goes by, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experienced, but that's not where I live."

Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you."

"That's the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing. But if I'm going to be a symbol of something, I'd rather it be sex than some of the things we've got symbols of... I just hate to be a thing."

"The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up."

"The studio people want me to do "Good-bye Charlie" for the movies, but I'm not going to do it. I don't like the idea of playing a man in a woman's body — you know? It just doesn't seem feminine."

"The truth is I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves."

"Unfortunately, I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle."

"When you're famous you kind of run into human nature in a raw kind of way. It stirs up envy, fame does. People you run into feel that, well, who does she think she is, Marilyn Monroe? They feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you, of any kind of nature — and it won't hurt your feelings — like it's happening to your clothes not you."

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