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

The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.


The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.


Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.


Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit.


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


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.


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.


The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly.


The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.


Citizenship consists in the service of the country.


Socialism is... not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach to social and economic problems.


There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.


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


Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.


The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.


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


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


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


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


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


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