Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Longest Sentence

The longest sentence I know is also the most expansive in scope and reflects the hope and aspirations of a nation. I am great votary of sweet, short sentences, but in this case I make an exception. This is one of the most beautiful sentences I have come across. Ever.

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WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:
JUSTICE, social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity;
and to promote among them all
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, do HERE BY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

Yes the preamble to the constitution of India.
Do you know of any other sentence as long and as optimistic?

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1 comment:

Sanoop said...

It surely is a beautiful example and instills a sense of pride when recited... But could somebody tell me as to why most words are capitalized while some aren't? It may have to do with importance, but am just curious because I clearly remember my teacher cutting marks for not writing it down the way it is presented (case-wise). Didn't dare to question him at that point of time because of the fear factor :p... so now I ask... Why the case difference?

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