Jawaharlal Nehru

Indian statesman and leader with Gandhi in the struggle for home rule; was the first prime minister of the Republic of India from 1947 to 1964 (1889-1964)

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A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
A theory must be tempered with reality.
Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.
Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
Great causes and little men go ill together.
I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere.
It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism the way you play it is free will.
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
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 forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.
The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.
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.

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