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  • There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.
    (Jawaharlal Nehru)

  • Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
    (Jawaharlal Nehru)

  • Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
    (Jawaharlal Nehru)

  • Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.
    (Jawaharlal Nehru)

  • Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.
    (Jawaharlal Nehru)


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

  • 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.
    (Jawaharlal Nehru)

  • Socialism is... not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach to social and economic problems.
    (Jawaharlal Nehru)

  • The art of a people is a true mirror of their minds.
    (Jawaharlal Nehru)

  • No country or people who are slaves to dogma and the dogmatic mentality can progress, and unhappily our country and people have become extraordinarily dogmatic and little-minded
    (Jawaharlal Nehru)

  • Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
    (Jawaharlal Nehru)

  • The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
    (Jawaharlal Nehru)

  • The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
    (Jawaharlal Nehru)

  • The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.
    (Jawaharlal Nehru)

  • I want nothing to do with any religion concerned with keeping the masses satisfied to live in hunger, filth, and ignorance.
    (Jawaharlal Nehru)


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