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Gaurav Gujral

Student - B.E - Computer Engineering, Vigil Monitoring

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What is the most inspiring speech you have heard?


This speech was made by Charlie Chaplin in his movie 'The Great Dictator' and it has always inspired me since I first saw it. So my question to you all is this: What speech have you heard or a talk you have seen on TED that inspires you to be a good person or gives you a brighter outlook on life?

PS: A link to the speech/talk would be appreciated if possible.


Closing Statement from Gaurav Gujral

Thanks everyone for the great links, its been a blast looking at all these speeches and getting the chance to share some of the talks that inspire me has been great.

So once again, thanks :)

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    Soldiers don’t fight for slavery, fight for liberty. In the seventeenth chapter of St Lucas 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 all fight for a new world, a decent world, that will give men a chance to work, that will give you a future, and old age a security.

    By the promise of these things brutes have risen to power but they lie, they do not fulfill their promise, they never will. Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill 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 mens happiness.

    Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite. “ Charlie Chaplin
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      Oct 17 2011: Thanks for that! I should have thought of writing it out lol >.
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        Oct 17 2011: My pleasure. You have done so much more by creating this page, it has been a great learning tool. I thought it be nice to have the written format for future readers ( including myself who will refer back to this page in the future again ;-)
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      Oct 20 2011: Wow, I thought I was the only one who love that movie...It was his first Talkie as they use to say : D
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        Oct 21 2011: Haha you're not alone mate. That was a classic movie :)

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