35 Famous Quotes by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
: He was the first Prime Minister of independent India and is known as the architect of modem India. He was born at Allahabad on November 14, 1889, the only son of Pandit Motilal Nehru and Swaruprani. In 1928, he became the general secretary of the Indian National Congress and in 1929 its president. Nehru was not only a great statesman but a great orator. He was also a writer of distinction.

In so many competitive examinations, the quotes related  questions of great persons are being asked frequently. Having this in the mind, here the collection of 35 quotes from the quotations of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is given below.

1. Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit
2. It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.
3. Those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated.
4. To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition.
5. What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.

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6. Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
7. Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
8. do or die
9. It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.
10. Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit.
11. Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.
12. Politics and Religion are obsolete. The time has come for Science and Spirituality.
13. Socialism is… not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach to social and economic problems.
14. The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.
15. The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
16. There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.
17. Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.
18. Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.
19. Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.
20. Great causes and little men go ill together.
21. I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere.
22. Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
23. Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.
24. The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.
25. Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.
26. The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
27. Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.
28. Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.
29. Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
30. The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
31. A theory must be tempered with reality.
32. Evil unchecke¬d grows, evil tolerated poisons the whole system.
33. You don’t change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.
34. A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
35. Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.