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45 Famous Quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru

Popular Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

Jawaharlal Nehru was key political leader of the Indian National Congress party and the first Prime Minister of India. He was a major figure in international politics after the war in which he was regarded as the leader of third world interest as well. He is also well known for his affection towards children and referred as ChaCha Nehru and Pandit Nehru or Panditji. Here is a list of some of his popular quotes that will inspire you.

Pt Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

  1. “The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  2. “Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  3. “Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  4. “Ignorance is always afraid of change.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  5. “The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  6. “What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  7. “It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  8. “Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  9. “Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  10. “You don’t change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  11. “Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage that they force us to think.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  12. “The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  13. “Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  14. “There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  15. “Those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  16. “Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  17. “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.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  18. “The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  19. “A theory must be tempered with reality.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  20. “Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  21. “Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  22. “A theory must be tempered with reality.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  23. “Citizenship consists in the service of the country.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  24. “Socialism is… not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach to social and economic problems.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  25. “The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  26. “Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  27. “Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  28. “The only alternative to coexistence is co-destruction.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  29. “The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  30. “To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  31. “A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  32. “Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  33. “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.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  34. “It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  35. “Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  36. “It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  37. “The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  38. “Great causes and little men go ill together.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  39. “Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  40. “Every little thing counts in a crisis.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  41. “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.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  42. “Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  43. “The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  44. “Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  45. “The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

The above are some of the famous quotes by Pandit Nehru that may encourage everyone. If you have more quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru feel free to add the same through your comments.