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Jawaharlal Nehru
November 14, 1889 - May 27, 1964
Nationality: Indian
Category: Leader
Subcategory: Indian Leader

A theory must be tempered with reality.


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.


Great causes and little men go ill together.


The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.


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


Every little thing counts in a crisis.


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


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


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


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


Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.


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


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


The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.


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


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


Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.


Ignorance is always afraid of change.


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


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