25 famous quotes by jawaharlal nehru

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.

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

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

The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.

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

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.

The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.

Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.

What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.

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.

Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.

Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.

Ignorance is always afraid of change.

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

Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.

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

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.

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.

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.

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

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

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

Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.

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