Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes
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Ignorance is always afraid of change.
Every little thing counts in a crisis.
A theory must be tempered with reality.
Great causes and little men go ill together.
Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.
The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.
Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.
Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.
Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.
There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.
The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Ultimately what we really are matters more than what other people think of us.
The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favour of peace and order.
You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.
Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.
It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.
Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.
Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.
It is amazing how people deceive themselves and others when it is in their interest to do so.
The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.
It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.
The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly.
I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere.
Life is a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition.
Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.
Socialism is ... not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach to social and economic problems.
Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.
Peace cannot suddenly descend from the heavens. It can only come when the root-causes of trouble are removed.
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism. The way you play it is free will.
Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit.
A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
It is possible to make a garden from a wilderness quickly; but it is not easy to re-convert the wilderness from a garden.
It is difficult to moralize about any matter, as ideas of conventional morality differ from age to age and country to country.
Ignorance is always afraid of change. It fears the unknown and sticks to its rut, however miserable it may be there. In its blindness it stumbles on anyhow.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new; when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance.
Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.