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We really need such men, such like men
Who speak with deeds; not with tongues,
Who do not always keep on puffing lungs,
To fill with loud assertions hills and glens,

Who do not seek the chair and whose power,
Is not derived from where they stand and speak,
But from their inward manna, strong but meek,
They never build a palace or a tower.

The greatness stands akimbo at their feet,
And where they sit, it sits, where they go,
It goes along. They endlessly permeate,
The ignorance with their celestial glow.

We need a Gandhi, who was never shouty,
But meek and humble, still so firm and doughty.

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