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A country is known by the way it treats its animals

Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.

Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure.

I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere.

Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.

No country or people who are slaves to dogma and dogmatic mentality can progress.

We can't encourage narrow mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought.

Socialism is... not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach to social and economic problems.

The basic fact of today is the tremendous pace of change in human life.

You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.

Please remember that law and sense are not always the same.

When you imitate the enemy's tactics, you take on his liabilities.

Those who boast are seldom the great.

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.

A tyrst with destiny - A the stroke of midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awaken to life and Freedom

...that great lover of peace, a man of giant stature who moulded, as few other men have done, the destinies of his age.

India cannot sit on the fence anymore. It may have to make a choice. Either way it is going face problems.

Evil unchecked grows, evil tolerated poisons the whole system.

The Ganga to me is the symbol of India's memorable past which has been flowing into the present and continues to flow towards the ocean of the future.

The Ganga to me is the symbol of India's memorable past which has been flowing into the present and continues to flow towards the ocean of the future.

The future has to be lived before it can be written about.

It is always more difficult to fight one's own failings than the power of an adversary.

Its [Communism's] unfortunate association with violence encourages a certain evil tendency in human beings.

The light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere following Gandhi's assassination.

What is history, indeed, but a record of change?

There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.

Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.

Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.

It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.

I am the last Englishman to rule in India.

The light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere following Gandhi’s assassination.

I have long believed that the only way peace can be achieved is through world government.

It is a fundamental rule of human life, that if the approach is good, the response is good.

History is the record of human progress, a record of the struggle of the advancement of the human mind, of the human spirit, towards some known or unknown objective.

It is now clear that science is incapable of ordering life. A life is ordered by values.

As fear is a close companion to falsehood, so truth follows fearlessness.

The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.

Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.

Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.

It is far better to know our own weaknesses and failures than to point out those of others.

The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.

A man who is afraid will do anything.

Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.

Theoretical approaches have their place and are, I suppose, essential but a theory must be tempered with reality.

The art of a people is a true mirror of their minds.

To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition.

Unity must be of the mind and heart, a sense of belonging together and of facing together those who attack it.

It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of human ity.

Logic and cold reason are poor weapons to fight fear and distrust. Only faith and generosity can overcome them.

There is only one thing that remains to us, that cannot be taken away: to act with courage and dignity and to stick to the ideals that have given meaning to life.

I am getting old and the sign of old age is that I begin to philosophize and ponder over problems which should not be my concern at all.

Great causes and little men go ill together.

When the present is full of gloom, the past becomes haven of refuge that provides relief and inspiration.

America is a country no one should go to for the first time.

Those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated.

It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.

Every great revolution, whether it is right or not, we really know has any vital, urgent need to basis. It comes not just from itself.

The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly.

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Those who boast are seldom the great. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
Ignorance is always afraid of change. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
What we really are matters more than what other people think of us. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
For only they can sense life who stand often on the verge of it, only they whose lives are not governed by the fear of death. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
We can't encourage narrow mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
As fear is a close companion to falsehood, so truth follows fearlessness. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
America is a country no one should go to for the first time. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
I wish that more and more adventurous young men would give up the gun in favour of the camera. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
It is a fundamental rule of human life, that if the approach is good, the response is good. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
Restraint does not mean weakness. It does not mean giving in. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
Socialism is... not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach to social and economic problems. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
The art of a people is a true mirror of their minds. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
A tyrst with destiny - A the stroke of midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awaken to life and Freedom - Jawaharlal Nehru download
History is the record of human progress, a record of the struggle of the advancement of the human mind, of the human spirit, towards some known or unknown objective. - Jawaharlal Nehru download
There is nothing more horrifying than stupidity in action. - Jawaharlal Nehru download

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