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I don't waste time in flowery small talk, as people do in India.

If by happiness you mean instead an ordinary contentment, then yes - I'm fairly contented. Not satisfied - contented.

America always thought it was helping Pakistan. But if it hadn't helped Pakistan, Pakistan would have been a stronger country.

I know I'll astonish everyone by talking like this, but it's God's truth. Honors have never tempted me and I've never sought them.

Even I, when I was a student in London, often wore Western clothes, and yet I'm the most Indian Indian I know.

I've always discovered things for myself, in marvelous freedom.

If by religion we mean a belief in humanity rather than the gods, an effort to make man better and a little happier, then yes, I'm very religious.

It's a law of life - check it and you'll see it holds true in every situation of life.

It depends on what you mean by the word religion. Certainly I don't go to temples and pray to the gods or anything like that.

I can't take it seriously when people get excited and scream that religion is in danger, and similar stupidities.

I certainly won't have an empty life!

Sometimes we hurt one another without realizing it.

Happiness is such a fleeting point of view - there's no such thing as continual happiness.

In an underdeveloped society, the first anxiety is of infant mortality. In an advanced one it is to keep alive the aged.

In any case, I married Feroze Gandhi. Once I get an idea in my head, no one in the world can make me change my mind.

In all societies that have applied a form of socialism, a certain degree of social economic equality has been achieved.

in today's world no country can be absolutely independent of another. It is a world of interdependence.

Dacca is now the free capital of a free country.

We have believed - and we do believe now - that freedom is indivisible, that peace is indivisible, that economic prosperity is indivisible

For me the only point that has remained unchanged through the years is that in India there is still so much poverty.

That's always been my philosophy. - I've never thought of the consequences of a necessary action.

The future doesn't frighten me, even if it threatens to be full of other difficulties.

I don't see the world as something divided between right and left.

I refuse to indulge in small talk. And compliments, if at all, I save for after the job is done.

Defeats are always pitiful. Victories are always last resources.

We would rather starve than sell our national honor.

I learned very soon to get along by myself.

Life is always full of dangers and I don't think one should avoid dangers.

As a nation, I believe we've acquired faith in ourselves.

I've never understood women who, because of their children, pose as victims and don't allow themselves any other activities.

A nation' s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.

There are only moments of happiness - from contentment to ecstacy.

I fall in love with anything I do and I always try to do it well.

I think one should do what seems right. And if what seems right involves danger...well, one must risk the danger.

I was a perfect housewife. Being a mother has always been the job I liked best. Absolutely.

I'm trained to difficulties; difficulties can't be eliminated from life.

In all communities you find groups that behave badly. But you must understand them too.

what is popular need not necessarily be right or wise.

The old need the company of the young so that they renew their contact with life.

Sometimes friends are dangerous. We must be very careful about the help friends give us.

To be a mother, a housewife, never cost me any sacrifice - I savored every minute of those years.

Let's not forget that in India the symbol of strength is a woman; the goddess Shakti.

The fact that I have an ideology, however, doesn't mean I'm indoctrinated.

When I was young, I was very selfish, now not any more.

I don't mind if my life goes in the service of the nation. If I die, every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation.

To become capable, one must have faith in oneself.

Women sometimes go too far, it's true. But it's only when you go too far that others listen.

Opportunities are not offered. They must be wrested and worked for. And this calls for perseverance... and courage.

Mankind will endure when the world appreciates the logic of diversity.

The meek may one day inherit the earth, but not the headlines.

How can anybody who is the head of a nation afford not to be a prag-matist?

To me the function of politics is to make possible the desirable.

Nothing can convince me that people are at one with their work unless they’re joyous about it.

There are moments in history when brooding tragedy and its dark shadows can be lightened by recalling great moments of the past.

It is our duty to create a social milieu in which the young and the socially weak feel that the present and future belong to them.

The greatest of all contraceptives is affluence.

“Every democratic system evolves its own conventions. It is not only the water but the banks which make the river.

India wants to avoid a war at all costs but it is not a one-sided affair, you cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

The civil servant is primarily the master of the short-term solution.

I don’t mind if my life goes in the service of the nation. If I die, every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation.

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Let's not forget that in India the symbol of strength is a woman; the goddess Shakti. - Indira Gandhi download
“Rebels and non-conformists are often the pioneers and designers of change.”
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I'm certainly not a workaholic. - Indira Gandhi download
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave. - Indira Gandhi download
To me the function of politics is to make possible the desirable. - Indira Gandhi download
The meek may one day inherit the earth, but not the headlines. - Indira Gandhi download
We have believed - and we do believe now - that freedom is indivisible, that peace is indivisible, that economic prosperity is indivisible - Indira Gandhi download
I've never understood women who, because of their children, pose as victims and don't allow themselves any other activities. - Indira Gandhi download
what is popular need not necessarily be right or wise. - Indira Gandhi download
I don't see the world as something divided between right and left. - Indira Gandhi download
Politics is the art of acquiring, holding, and wielding power. - Indira Gandhi download
Sometimes we hurt one another without realizing it. - Indira Gandhi download
I don't waste time in flowery small talk, as people do in India. - Indira Gandhi download
Dacca is now the free capital of a free country. - Indira Gandhi download
I've always discovered things for myself, in marvelous freedom. - Indira Gandhi download
My theory is that men are no more liberated than women. - Indira Gandhi download
The power to question is the basis of all human progress. - Indira Gandhi download
If by happiness you mean instead an ordinary contentment, then yes - I'm fairly contented. Not satisfied - contented. - Indira Gandhi download
Wearing khadi was a badge of honour. It was something one was proud to do. - Indira Gandhi download
That's always been my philosophy. - I've never thought of the consequences of a necessary action. - Indira Gandhi download

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