Quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru

Indian nationalist and statesman

Lived from: 1889 - 1964

Category: Politics Country: FlagIndia

Born: 14 november 1889 Died: 27 may 1964

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  • A theory must be tempered with reality.
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  • 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.
    Source: inaugurele rede 14-8-1947
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  • Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.
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  • Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
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  • Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.
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  • Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
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  • Every little thing counts in a crisis.
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  • Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
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  • Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
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  • Great causes and little men go ill together.
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  • It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.
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  • Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
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  • The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.
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  • The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly.
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  • The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
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  • The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
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  • The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
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  • There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.
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  • Those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated.
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  • Time is not measured by the passing of years, but by what one does, what one feels and what one achieves.
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