June 2016
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"A ballot is like a bullet. You don’t throw your ballots until you see a target, and if that target is not within your reach, keep your ballot in your pocket."

"Anytime you have to rely upon your enemy for a job you’re in bad shape."

"A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything."

"Armed with the knowledge of our past, we can with confidence charter a course for our future."

"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."

"History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals."

"How can anyone be against love?"

"Human rights are something you were born with. Human rights are your God-given rights. Human rights are the rights that are recognized by all nations of this earth. And any time any one violates your human rights, you can take them to the world court."

"I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence."

"I believe in a religion that believes in freedom."

"I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color."

"I believe in recognizing every human being as a human being, neither white, black, brown nor red."

"I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment."

"I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence."

"If ballots won't work, bullets will."

"If we bring up religion we’ll have differences; we’ll have arguments; and we’ll never be able to get together."

"If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything."

"If you have a dog, I must have a dog. If you have a rifle, I must have a rifle. If you have a club, I must have a club. This is equality."

"If you have no critics you'll likely have no success."

"If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary."

"In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure."

"It is a time for martyrs now, and if I am to be one, it will be for the cause of brotherhood. That's the only thing that can save this country."

"It’ll be liberty or it’ll be death. And if you’re not ready to pay that price don’t use the word freedom in your vocabulary."

"My alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity."

"Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it."

"People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book."

"Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression."

"Power never takes a back step — only in the face of more power."

"The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses."

"The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make the criminal look like he's a the victim and make the victim look like he's the criminal."

"Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. You don't need anything else."

"Truth is on the side of the oppressed."

"Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change."

"We cannot think of uniting with others, until after we have first united among ourselves. We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves."

"We want freedom by any means necessary. We want justice by any means necessary. We want equality by any means necessary."

"Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world."

"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom."

"You get freedom by letting your enemy know that you'll do anything to get your freedom; then you'll get it."

"You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it."

"You spend so much time barking up the civil-rights tree, you don’t even know there’s a human-rights tree on the same floor."

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"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."

"Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat."

"Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile."

"Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired."

"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person."

"Don't look for big things, just do small things with great love....The smaller the thing, the greater must be our love."

"Each one of them is Jesus in disguise."

"Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world."

"Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own."

"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."

"God doesn't require us to succeed, he only requires that you try."

"Good works are links that form a chain of love."

"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world."

"I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I do know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, He will not ask, "How many good things have you done in your life?," rather He will ask, "How much love did you put into what you did?"

"I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness."

"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."

"I think I'm more difficult than critical."

"If I ever become a Saint — I surely be one of "darkness". I will continually be absent from Heaven — to light the light of those in darkness on earth."

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."

"If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it."

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."

"I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."

"Intense love does not measure, it just gives."

"It is a kingly act to assist the fallen."

"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."

"It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start."

"It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy."

"It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters."

"I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?"

"Jesus said love one another. He didn't say love the whole world."

"Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls."

"Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls."

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."

"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."

"Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given."

"Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go."

"Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work."

"Live simply so others may simply live."

"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty."

"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action."

"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand."

"Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus."

"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."

"One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody."

"Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them."

"Peace begins with a smile."

"So many signatures for such a small heart."

"Spread love everywhere you go; first of all in your house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier."

"Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the dignity of my high vocation, and its many responsibilities. Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to coldness, unkindness, or impatience."

"The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted."

"The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between."

"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."

"There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those."

"There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible."

"The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it."

"The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved."

"The success of love is in the loving - it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what we have done."

"The smaller the thing, the greater must be our love."

"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."

"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."

"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do."

"We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty."

"What matters is the individual. If we wait till we get numbers, then we will be lost in the numbers and we will never be able to show that love and respect for the person."

"Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness."

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"A day Spent in a round of strenuous idleness."

"A living thing Produced too slowly ever to decay; Of form and aspect too magnificent To be destroyed."

"A mind forever Voyaging through strange seas of Thought, alone."

"A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor."

"A Poet worthy of Rob Roy Must scorn a timid song."

"Be mild, and cleave to gentle things, thy glory and thy happiness be there."

"Bliss it was in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven!"

"Burn all the statutes and their shelves: They stir us up against our kind; And worse, against ourselves."

"But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave."

"Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher."

"Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be."

"Delight and liberty, the simple creed of childhood."

"Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good: Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow."

"Faith is a passionate intuition."

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."

"For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity."

"Free as a bird to settle where I will."

"From the sweet thoughts of home And from all hope I was forever hurled."

"Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers."

"Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness."

"Habit rules the unreflecting herd."

"How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold."

"I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more."

"In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing."

"I travelled among unknown men, In lands beyond the sea; Nor, England! did I know till then What love I bore to thee."

"Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future."

"Love betters what is best"

"My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die!"

"Nature never did betray the heart that loved her."

"Not without hope we suffer and we mourn."

"Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar: Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come From God, who is our home: Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house begin to close Upon the growing Boy, But He beholds the light, and whence it flows, He sees it in his joy;"

"One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can."

"Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them."

"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility."

"Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more."

"Rest and be thankful."

"Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity."

"Sweet childish days, that were as long As twenty days are now."

"That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love."

"That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind."

"The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love."

"The budding rose above the rose full blown."

"The Child is father of the Man; And I could wish my days to beBound each to each by natural piety."

"The eye--it cannot choose but see; We cannot bid the ear be still; Our bodies feel, where'er they be, Against or with our will."

"The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly."

"There is a comfort in the strength of love; 'Twill make a thing endurable, which else would overset the brain, or break the heart."

"There is One great society alone on earth: The noble Living and the noble Dead."

"The things which I have seen I now can see no more."

"The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this."

"The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind."

"The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more."

"Then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils."

"The ocean is a mighty harmonist."

"The world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours."

"To begin, begin."

"To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears."

"What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out."

"What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars."

"When from our better selves we have too long Been parted by the hurrying world, and droop, Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, How gracious, how benign, is Solitude."

"When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude."

"Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar".

"With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things."

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"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful..... that's what matters to me."

"Creativity is just connecting things."

"Details matter, it's worth waiting to get it right."

"Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice."

"Focusing is about saying No."

"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

"If you live each day as it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right."

"If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on."

"I've been rejected, but I am still in love."

"I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."

"People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things."

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

"Sometimes life's going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did."

"Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."

"Stay hungry. Stay foolish."

"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."

"The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again."

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle."

"The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again."

"Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?"

"You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out."

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on."

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."

"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future."

"You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."

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In some countries, many more people are choosing to live alone nowadays than in the past. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

People today, prefer to live away from their families, unlike past. The choice of living by oneself has come out of the modern lifestyle and eventually, this lifestyle has some advantages too. However, the consequences are worth noticing because of its impact on modern social life and therefore it seems to affect more negatively in contrast to its advantages.

Today, youth is moving out of the family for various causes such as higher education, working with multinational companies or the avail of the benefits from the modernization or for other personal causes like relationships etc. This trend has developed in many countries especially in the western and oceanic countries where the teenagers leave their parents house and prefer to live alone by themselves. The most crucial consideration for such a thing would be to maintain privacy in their personal lives.

Apparently, this trend leaves families and parents alone at the time when they need support maximum. The elderly people depend on us for almost everything in day to day life. Although this varies on the culture in particular countries yet parents do every possible effort to make their kids' life easier and smooth. And it becomes the obligation of children to take care of their aged parents to make their life lot simpler. Whereas the scenario is far different, the relation of the families has been torn apart and the youth are being more unpredictable in terms of their behaviour with their families.

Staying away from families might fetch us good money or better education but undisputed becoming the cause of diminishing the bondage of the families. The sense of care and belongingness is vanishing leading to protrude into loneliness.

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Use of 'Ought to'
'Ought to' का अर्थ चाहिए होता है और इसके प्रयोग निम्नलिखित हैं :
Uses of 'Ought to' are given below:

(a) कर्तव्य या नैतिक अनिवार्यता (For Duty or Moral Obligation) के लिए :
1. हमें अपने माता-पिता की आज्ञा का पालन करना चहिए ।
We ought to obey our parents.
2. हमें अपना कर्तव्य करना चाहिए । 
We ought to do our duty.

(b) Negative Sentences में 'Ought not' का प्रयोग करते हैं ।
1. तुम्हें बहुत ज्यादा सिगरेट नहीं पीनी चाहिए । 
You ought not to smoke so much.
2. तुम्हें यात्रा करते हुए इतना सारा नकद नहीं रखना चाहिए । 
You ought not to carry so much money while travelling.

(c) Past Tense में कर्तव्य के लिए 'Ought to have' का प्रयोग करते है । (Example 1) 
परन्तु Reported Speech में 'Ought to' नहीं बदलता है । (Example 2) 
1. तुम्हें कल घर चले जाना चाहिए था । 
You ought to have gone home yesterday.
2. अशोक ने कहा कि उसे चले जाना चाहिए था । 
Ashok said that he ought to go.

(d) अध्ययन पर आधारित विश्वास के लिए (For belief based on the study) :
1. तुम्हारी माँ बहुत सालों से विद्यालय में पढ़ा रही है । वो तो अच्छी अध्यापिका होगी । 
Your mother has been teaching in the school for many years. She ought to be a good teacher.

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Use of 'Must'
'Must' का अर्थ चाहिए होता है और इसके प्रयोग निम्नलिखित हैं :
Uses of 'Must' are given below:

(a) आवश्यकता या अनिवार्यता (For Necessity or Obligation) के लिए :
1. तुम्हें अभी अवश्य जाना चाहिए ।
You must go now.
2.छात्रों को सुबह जल्दी अवश्य उठना चाहिए ।
Students must wake up early in the morning.
3. छात्रों को अपनी पुस्तकें परीक्षा भवन के बाहर ही छोड़ देनी चाहिए ।
Students must leave their books outside examination hall.

(b) कल्पना (For Assumption) के लिए :
1. वह अवश्य ही गरीब होगा ।
He must be poor.
2. वह अवश्य ही बीस वर्ष की होगी ।
She must be twenty now.

(c) निषेध (For Prohibition) के लिए :
1. तुम्हें यहाँ खाना नहीं खाना चाहिए ।
You must not eat here.
2. छात्रों को पुस्तकालय में बातें नहीं करनी चाहिए ।
Students must not talk inside the library.
3. छात्रों को अध्यापकों की अनुमति के बिना विद्यालय नहीं छोड़ना चाहिए ।
Students must not leave the school without the permission of the teachers.
4. तुम्हें इस प्रकार का व्यवहार किसी से भी नहीं करना चाहिए । 
You must not behave like this with anyone.

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Use of 'Should'
'Should' का अर्थ चाहिए होता है और इसके प्रयोग निम्नलिखित हैं :
Uses of Should are given below:

(a) Indirect Speech में shall के past tense के लिए :
1. मैंने कहा कि मैं इस काम को पाँच दिनों में करुँगी ।
I said, "I shall do this work in five days."
I said that I should do this work in five days.

(b) सलाह या सुझाव (For Advice or Suggestion) के लिए :
1. हमें झूठ नहीं बोलना चाहिए ।
We should not tell a lie.
2. तुम्हें अपना कार्य समय से पूर्ण करना चाहिए ।
You should complete your work timely.

(c) कर्तव्य या कर्म (For Obligation or Deed) के लिए :
1. हमें अपने बड़ो का आदर करना चाहिए ।
We should respect our elders.
2. हमें अपनी मातृभूमि से प्रेम करना चाहिए ।
We should love our motherland.

(d) उद्देश्य (For Purpose) के लिए :
1. मेहनत करो कहीं ऐसा न हो कि तुम परीक्षा में अनुत्तीर्ण(असफल) हो जाओ । 
Work hard lest you should fail in the examination.

(e) शर्त (For bet) के लिए :
1. यदि आज वर्षा हुई तो कोई काम नहीं होगा । 
Should it rain today, there will be no work at all.

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