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Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

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

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.

A theory must be tempered with reality.

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

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

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.

Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.

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

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

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

Every little thing counts in a crisis.

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

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

Great causes and little men go ill together.

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

Ignorance is always afraid of change.

It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.

It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.

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

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