Top 15 Inspirational Quotes by Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri
(1904-1966) : Prime Minister of India from May 1964 to his death on 2 January, 1966. He was conferred Bharat Ratna posthumously. He was a martyr for the cause of peace between India and Pakistan at Tashkent.

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 15 quotes from the quotations of Lal Bahadur Shastri is given below.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Quotes–
1. The basic idea of governance, as I see it, is to hold the society together so that it can develop and march towards certain goals.
2. We believe in peace and peaceful development, not only for ourselves but for people all over the world.
3. I am not as simple as I look.
4. The rule of law should be respected so that the basic structure of our democracy is maintained and further strengthened.

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5. True democracy or the swaraj of the masses can never come through untruthful and violent means.
6. Our way is straight and clear-the building up of a socialist democracy at home with freedom and prosperity for all, and the maintenance of world peace and friendship with all nations.
7. Sampling out corruption is a very tough job, but I say so in all seriousness that we would be failing in our duty if we do not tackle this problem seriously and with determination.
8. The economic issues are most vital for us and it is of the highest importance that we should fight our biggest enemies - Poverty, unemployment.
9. Those who govern must see how the people react to administration. Ultimately, the people are the final arbiters.
10. We have now to fight for peace with the same courage and determination as we fought against aggression.
11. If Pakistan has any ideas of annexing any part of our territories by force, she should think afresh. I want to state categorically that force will be met with force and aggression against us will never be allowed to succeed.
12. That loyalty to the country comes ahead of all other loyalties. And this is an absolute loyalty, since one cannot weight it in terms of what one receives.
13. Among the major tasks before us none is of greater importance for our strength and stability than the task of building up the unity and solidarity of our people.
14. India will have to hang down her head in shame if even one person is left who is said in any way to be untouchable.
15. The preservation of freedom, is not the task of soldiers alone. The whole nation has to be strong.