Jawaharlal Nehru

Barrister. Writer. Politician

November 14, 1889 - May 27, 1964

November 14, 1889 - May 27, 1964

Barrister. Writer. Politician


61 Greatest Quotes By Jawaharlal Nehru

What we really are matters more than what other people think of us. Jawaharlal Nehru
History is almost always written by the victors and conquerors and gives their view. Or, at any rate, the victors' version is given prominence and holds the field. Jawaharlal Nehru
The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer. Jawaharlal Nehru
To be successful in life what you need is education. Jawaharlal Nehru
I think that sacrifices of animals in the name of religion are barbarous and they degrade the name of religion. Jawaharlal Nehru
You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women. Jawaharlal Nehru
No country or people who are slaves to dogma and dogmatic mentality can progress. Jawaharlal Nehru
The future belongs to science and those who make friends with science. Jawaharlal Nehru
It is far better to know our own weaknesses and failures than to point out those of others. Jawaharlal Nehru
A man who is afraid will do anything. Jawaharlal Nehru
What we need is a generation of peace. Jawaharlal Nehru
Where freedom is menaced or justice threatened or where aggression takes place, we cannot be and shall not be neutral. Jawaharlal Nehru
It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say. Jawaharlal Nehru
To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition. Jawaharlal Nehru
Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them. Jawaharlal Nehru
We can't encourage narrow mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought. Jawaharlal Nehru
It is a fundamental rule of human life, that if the approach is good, the response is good. Jawaharlal Nehru
Every little thing counts in a crisis. Jawaharlal Nehru
Do not advise too much: do the job yourself. This is the only advice you can give to others. Do it and others will follow. Jawaharlal Nehru
Most things, except agriculture, can wait. Jawaharlal Nehru
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends. Jawaharlal Nehru
Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse. Jawaharlal Nehru
You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall. Jawaharlal Nehru
Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction. Jawaharlal Nehru
There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear. Jawaharlal Nehru
The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly. Jawaharlal Nehru
The basic fact of today is the tremendous pace of change in human life. Jawaharlal Nehru
It is now clear that science is incapable of ordering life. A life is ordered by values. Jawaharlal Nehru
Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage. Jawaharlal Nehru
Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself. Jawaharlal Nehru
The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all. Jawaharlal Nehru
The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous. Jawaharlal Nehru
Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us. Jawaharlal Nehru
Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes. Jawaharlal Nehru
The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds. Jawaharlal Nehru
Citizenship consists in the service of the country. Jawaharlal Nehru
Socialism is... not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach to social and economic problems. Jawaharlal Nehru
There is nothing more horrifying than stupidity in action. Jawaharlal Nehru
Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes. Jawaharlal Nehru
Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves. Jawaharlal Nehru
Act with courage and dignity; stick to the ideals that give meaning to life. Jawaharlal Nehru
Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit. Jawaharlal Nehru
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences. Jawaharlal Nehru
A theory must be tempered with reality. Jawaharlal Nehru
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles. Jawaharlal Nehru
America is a country no one should go to for the first time. Jawaharlal Nehru
By education I am an Englishman, by views an internationalist, by culture a Muslim and a Hindu only by accident of birth. Jawaharlal Nehru
Those who boast are seldom the great. Jawaharlal Nehru
Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. Jawaharlal Nehru
Poverty anywhere is a danger to prosperity everywhere. Jawaharlal Nehru
Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think. Jawaharlal Nehru
Only a prisoner who has been confined for long behind high walk can appreciate the extraordinary psychological value of these outside walks and open views. Jawaharlal Nehru