Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes (57 Quotes)


    Evil unchecked grows, evil tolerated poisons the whole system.


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


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


    Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.

    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.

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

    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.

    At the dawn of history India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. Through good and ill fortune alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength.

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

    We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future.

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



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

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

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

    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.

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

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

    I do not attach much importance to America's bombs. I attach importance to her great vitality and integrity. The strength of America is deeper and more significant than her financial power.

    I think the years I have spent in prison have been the most formative and important in my life because of the discipline, the sensations, but chiefly the opportunity to think clearly, to try to understand things.

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


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


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