Inspiration, Motivation

45 Motivational Quotes by Famous Indian People

Popular Indian People Quotes

India is a land of Lord Rama and Krishna where great legends such as Swami Vivekananda, Bhagat Singh, Indira Gandhi and many other took birth; whose work and sayings are still accepted. Here are some of the inspiring quotes by such well known Indian personalities.

Indian Personalities Quotes

  1. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” – Gautama Buddha.
  2. “Political tyranny is nothing compared to social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies government.” – B. R. Ambedkar
  3. “The tree laden with fruits always bends low. If you wish to be great, be lowly and meek.” – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
  4. “Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  5. “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” – Swami Vivekananda
  6. “Prophet Mohammed would have no objection to The Satanic Verses.” – Salman Rushdie
  7. “Arise, Awake and Stop not until the goal is reached.” – Swami Vivekananda.
  8. “I am not very good at statistics. I am also a poor thinker.” – Manmohan Singh
  9. “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi.
  10. “No one would starve in independent India. Its grain would not be exported. Cloth would not be imported by it. Its leaders would not use a foreign language and finding justice in it would be neither costly nor difficult.” – Sardar Patel
  11. “Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  12. “I am an Indian. In fact, I feel like a foreigner when I go abroad.” – Sonia Gandhi
  13. “You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.” – Indira Gandhi
  14. “A politician should not be written off till he or she is cremated.” – George Fernandes
  15. “There is an important distinction between barriers to entry and barriers to imitation.” – C.K.Prahalad
  16. “I was assured of a place in the team without trials, but I had a feeling it was not fair…when many of my friends were fighting badly for a place and had to prove their mettle in the inter-provincial tournament.” – Dhyan Chand
  17. “To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.” – Abdul Kalam
  18. “No apology is necessary for being truthful to the echoes of one’s mother tongue.” – Mulk Raj Anand
  19. “Do not say, ‘It is morning,’ and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.” – Rabindranath Tagore
  20. “The biggest problem in the world today is not poverty or disease but the lack of love and charity and the feeling of being unwanted.” – Mother Teresa
  21. “No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.” – Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
  22. “Indian men are still used to the traditional role given to women; they want intelligent girls for company but not to marry…(they) have yet to taste and relish the company of mature women.” – Amrita Pritam
  23. “After all, our Killers are our …Brothers!!??” – Bal Gangadhara Tilak
  24. “No girl has offered to go to bed with me in return for a part (in a film). I wish it would happen.” – Manmohan Desai
  25. “Education is the manifestation of perfection already in a man.” – Swami Vivekananda
  26. “Did Indira Gandhi ask for somebody’s permission to carry out the test in 1974?” – Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  27. “The mullahs of the Islamic world and the mullahs of the Hindu world and the mullahs of the Christian world are all on the same side. And we are against them all.” – Arundhati Roy
  28. “If any enterprise is run along the line the Government of India is run, it would go into liquidation.” – Nani Palkhivala
  29. “One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.” – Indira Gandhi
  30. “The Congress has made this country. The rest (the opposition parties) are all tenants.” – Bhajan Lal
  31. “Even if we lose the wealth of thousands, and our life is sacrificed, we…should keep smiling and be cheerful keeping our faith in God and Truth.” – Sardar Patel
  32. “If a pilot can become the prime minister, why can’t a film star?” – Shatrughan Sinha
  33. “The world is not impermanent if one lives there after knowing God.” – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
  34. “A man who does not have thousands of enemies, I don’t consider him a man. A man whose name does not make some people squirm at night, his life has no meaning. His coming into this world is purposeless.” – O.P. Chautala
  35. “No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions.” Subhash chandra bose
  36. “I don’t understand these national awards, because half of those who sit in judgement over Indian films do not… possess the competence to evaluate a film correctly.” – Satyajit Ray
  37. “The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here below” – Bhagat Singh
  38. “I believe the country needs a dictatorship.” – Bal Thackeray
  39. “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” – Arundathi Roy
  40. “We will build neither mandirs nor masjids. Our priority will be to build latrines.” – Kanshi Ram
  41. “Soldiers who always remain faithful to their nation, who are always prepared to sacrifice their lives, are invincible.” – Subhash Chandra Bose
  42. “As long as there are women, there are bound to be sex rackets.” – E.K. Nayanar
  43. “I would be a disaster as a prime minister.”- V. P. Singh
  44. “Why talk of the team when our Cricket Board is like an exclusive club with members being there for years on end? If they can stay on without performing, the players too feel they can stay in the team without too big a performance.” – Sunil Gavaskar
  45. “Winners don’t do different things; they do things differently” – Shiv Khera

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