Indira Gandhi Best English Quotes

Indira Gandhi Best English Quotes

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was an Indian stateswoman and central figure of the Indian National Congress. She was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India.

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We should not mourn for men of high ideals. Rather we should rejoice that we had the privilege of having had them with us, to inspire us by their radiant personalities.
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It has been my experience that people who are at cross-purposes with nature are cynical about mankind and ill at ease with themselves.
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The meek may one day inherit the earth, but not the headlines.
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Home is wherever I go.
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Without peace there can be no prosperity for any people, rich or poor. And yet, there can be no peace without erasing the harshness of the growing contrast between the rich and the poor.
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I would like to ask a question. Would this sort of war or savage bombing which has taken place in Vietnam have been tolerated for so long, had the people been European?
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There are moments in history when brooding tragedy and its dark shadows can be lightened by recalling great moments of the past.
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Peace we want because there is another war to fight against poverty, disease and ignorance.
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India wants to avoid a war at all costs but it is not a one-sided affair, you cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
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Where does strength come from? It is not muscle strength any more. It is not also mere intellectual strength. What is strength? Strength is the support of the people.
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When I’m not governing my country any more, I’ll go back to taking care of children.
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I fall in love with anything I do and I always try to do it well.
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My father was a saint. He was the closest thing to a saint that you can find in a normal man.
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It depends on what you mean by the word religion. Certainly I don’t go to temples and pray to the gods or anything like that.
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My father cared very much about courage, physical courage as well. He despised those who didn’t have it. But he never said to me, ‘I want you to be courageous.’ He just smiled with pride every time I did something difficult or won a race with the boys.
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I’m trained to difficulties; difficulties can’t be eliminated from life.
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The future doesn’t frighten me, even if it threatens to be full of other difficulties.
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It was the very fact that no one ever imposed anything on me or tried to impose himself on the others.
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With boys I climbed trees, ran races, and wrestled. I had no complexes of envy or inferiority toward boys. At the same time, however, I liked dolls.
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Still, in international matters, the treaty changes nothing. That is, it doesn’t prevent us from being friends with other countries, which indeed we are.
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Do you know that, until recently, poor people brought children into the world for the sole purpose of making use of them? But how can you change, by force or all of a sudden, an age-old habit? The only way is to plan births, by one means or another.
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My sons…I was crazy about my sons and I think I’ve done a super job in bringing them up.
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I was a perfect housewife. Being a mother has always been the job I liked best. Absolutely.
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We know very well that India’s destiny is linked to world peace.
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I’ve always discovered things for myself, in marvelous freedom.
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I don’t at all care who’s on the right or left or in the center. Even though we use them, even though I use them myself, these expressions have lost all meaning.
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No one ever indoctrinated me.
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I never believed in the danger of a third world war.
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I had recently had the impression they were changing – not so much by becoming less pro-Pakistan as by becoming less anti-India. I was wrong. My visit to [Richard] Nixon did anything but avert the war.
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I’m certainly not tired – work doesn’t tire people, it’s getting bored that’s tiring.
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If by religion we mean a belief in humanity rather than the gods, an effort to make man better and a little happier, then yes, I’m very religious.
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If I’m happy, I look happy; if I’m angry, I show it. Without worrying about how others may react.
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I assure you we’ll go on making our decisions without worrying whether it pleases or displeases the Soviet Union, China, America, France, or anyone else.
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The word ‘when’ is so important for a people, for an individual! If an individual thinks he won’t do it, he’ll never do it. Even if he’s highly intelligent, even if he has countless talents.
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Sometimes we hurt one another without realizing it.
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You must also understand us – always undervalued, underestimated, not believed. Even when we believed, you didn’t believe us. You said, ‘How is it possible to fight without violence?’ But without violence we obtained freedom.
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I see nothing wrong in sterilizing a man who has already brought eight or ten children into the world. Especially if it helps those eight or ten children to live better.
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It’s true that I refused foreign aid. It’s true. It wasn’t my personal decision, however – it was the whole country that said no.
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Until today the rights of people have always been put forward by a few individuals acting in the name of the masses. Today instead of people no longer want to be represented; each wants to speak for himself and participate directly – it’s the same for the Negroes, for the Jews, for women.
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I myself, in my heart, say that people should have all the children they want. But it’s a mistaken idea, like many of our ideas that go back thousands of years, and it must be rooted out.
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I don’t waste time in flowery small talk, as people do in India.
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I think I’m cold, indeed icy, hard. Then there’s another reason, one that goes with my frankness: I don’t put on act.
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We must protect families, we must protect children, who have inalienable rights and should be loved, should be taken care of physically and mentally, and should not be brought into the world only to suffer.
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You’ve never been very generous, you Westerners, toward us Indians. You should have seen that things were changing, albeit slowly. You should have seen that something was happening. Not much, but something.
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Our pride has grown in the last twenty-five years, though others don’t understand it and underestimate it.
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In India people can’t stomach this attitude of mine, and when I say, ‘Hurry up, let’s get to the point,’ they feel hurt.
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I always stayed married to my husband! Always, until the day he died! It’s not true that we were separated!
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I don’t see the world as something divided between right and left.
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We couldn’t be everywhere, we couldn’t see everything, and it was inevitable that some things would escape us.
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In the face of such a threat, they had no other choice but to throw themselves to the far left. But now that the people are conscious of our efforts, now that they see us resolving problems, the communists are losing strength.
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What good does it do to remain tied to an ideology if you don’t achieve anything by it? I have an ideology myself – you can’t work in a vacuum; you have to have faith in something.
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A revolution is already taking place in India. Things are changing here already peacefully and democratically. There’s no danger of communism. There would be if we had a rightist government instead of mine.
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You say this victory is dangerous. I say that today no one can yet tell if it’s dangerous, that today I don’t see the risks you mention. If, however, those risks should become reality…I’ll act in accordance with the new reality.
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I want to succeed. And I want to succeed in the best way possible, without caring whether people call my actions leftist or rightist.
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Nowadays you can no longer let yourself be indoctrinated – the world is changing so fast! Even what you wanted twenty years ago is no longer relevant today; it’s outdated.
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I examine the consequences later, when a new situation arises and I then face the new situation. And that’s it.
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Life is always full of dangers and I don’t think one should avoid dangers.
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When you govern a country, and especially a country so vast and complex as India, you never arrive at anything.
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Just when you think you’ve achieved something, you realize you’ve achieved nothing. And still you have to go forward just the same – toward a dream so distant that your road has neither beginning nor end.
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At no point, at a very important point: that of having convinced the Indians that they can do things.
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When you look at the beginning of the actual war, it’s not hard to recognize that the Pakistanis were the ones to attack.
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I’m not interested in one label or the other – I’m only interested in solving certain problems, in getting where I want to go.
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I don’t see why we and the Chinese should have to be enemies.
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It’s a law of life – check it and you’ll see it holds true in every situation of life.
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How is it possible for people in the modern world to go on killing each other for religion? The problems we should be concerned with nowadays are quite different!
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They’re the problems of poverty, of the rights of the individual, of the changes brought about by technology. They’re the ones that count, more than religion!
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I can’t take it seriously when people get excited and scream that religion is in danger, and similar stupidities.
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I grew up like a boy, also because most of the children who came to our house were boys.
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If you only knew what it did to me to have lived in that house where the police were bursting in to take everyone away! I certainly didn’t have a happy and serene childhood.
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The life I’ve had, the difficulties, the hardships, the pain I’ve suffered since I was a child. It’s a great privilege to have led a difficult life, and many people in my generation have had this privilege – I sometimes wonder if young people today aren’t deprived of the dramas that shaped us.
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Mahatma Gandhi was always talking of religion…He was convinced that was right the fact is, we young people didn’t agree with him on many things.
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I have certain objectives. They’re the same objectives my father had to give people a higher standard of living, to do away with the cancer of poverty, to eliminate the consequences of economic backwardness.
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We were to equally strong types [with my husband], equally pigheaded – neither of us wanted to give in. And…I like to think those quarrels made us better, that they enlivened our life, because without them we would have had a normal life, yes, but banal and boring.
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Everything I’ve done, I’ve done because I wanted to do it. In doing it, I’ve plunged in headlong, always believing in it.
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Nothing lasts forever, and no one can predict what will happen to me in the near or distant future.
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I’m not ambitious. Not a bit.
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I know I’ll astonish everyone by talking like this, but it’s God’s truth. Honors have never tempted me and I’ve never sought them.
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It’s not at all hard to reconcile the two things if you organize your time intelligently. Even when my sons were little, I was working.
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I said that my father was not a politician. I, instead, think I am. But not in the sense of being interested in a political career – rather in the sense that I think it necessary to strive to build a certain India, the India I want.
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My children needed me, and I like my job as a social worker.
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Politics…You see, it depends on what kind of politics. What we did during my father’s generation was a duty. And it was beautiful because its goal was the conquest of freedom.
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Little by little I changed my mind, and when I was about eighteen, I began to consider the possibility of getting married. Not to have a husband, but to have children.
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I always wanted to have children – if it had been up to me, I would have had eleven. It was my husband who wanted only two.
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The doctors shrugged their shoulders and grumbled that perhaps if I were to put on weight that would protect me a little – being so thin, I would never succeed in remaining pregnant.
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If you only knew, for instance, how much I enjoy being a grandmother! Do you know I’m twice a grandmother? Rajiv and Sonia have had a boy and a girl.
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Maybe I would have considered the problem if I’d met someone with whom I’d have liked to live. But I never met this someone and… No, even if I had met him, I’m sure I wouldn’t have got married again. Why should I get married now that my life is so full? No, no, it’s out of the question.
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If by happiness you mean instead an ordinary contentment, then yes – I’m fairly contented. Not satisfied – contented.
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My father was a statesman, I am a political woman. My father was a saint. I am not.
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My father was prime minister, and to take care of his home, to be his hostess automatically meant to have my hands in politics – to meet people, to know their games, their secrets.
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what is popular need not necessarily be right or wise.
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Nothing can convince me that people are at one with their work unless they’re joyous about it.
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I refuse to indulge in small talk. And compliments, if at all, I save for after the job is done.
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In an underdeveloped society, the first anxiety is of infant mortality. In an advanced one it is to keep alive the aged.
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To bear many children is considered not only a religious blessing but also an investment. The greater their number, some Indians reason, the more alms they can beg.
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in today’s world, no country can be absolutely independent of another. It is a world of interdependence.
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The civil servant is primarily the master of the short-term solution.
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I don’t care if I remain prime minister. I’m only interested in doing a good job as long as I’m capable and for as long as I don’t get tired.
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Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.
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The old need the company of the young so that they renew their contact with life.
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I know you were surprised when, after the fall of Dacca, Pakistani and Indian officers shook hands. But do you realize that, up until 1965, in our army and the Pakistani one you could come across generals who were brothers? Blood brothers, sons of the same father and the same mother.
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You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.
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That’s always been my philosophy. – I’ve never thought of the consequences of a necessary action.
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You said, ‘How is it possible for democracy to work with an illiterate people who are dying of hunger?’ But with that people we made a democracy work.
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I had many dolls. And you know how I played with them? By performing insurrections, assemblies, scenes of arrest. My dolls were almost never babies to be nursed but men and women who attacked barracks and ended up in prison.
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Not only Negroes and Jews, but also women are part of a great revolt of which one can only approve.
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In India’s distant past, when the population was low, the blessing given a woman was, ‘May you have many children.’ Most of our epics and literature stress this wish, and the idea that a woman should have many children hasn’t declined.
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This is also something I’ve learned from experience. Didn’t they perhaps give us the vote because we went too far?
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For me it’s absolutely the same – I treat one and the other in exactly the same way. As persons, that is, not as men and women. But, even here, you have to consider the fact that I’ve had a very special education, that I’m the daughter of a man like my father and a woman like my mother.
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I began to travel by myself, in Europe, when I was eight years old. At that age I was already on the move between India and Swizerland, Switzerland and France, France and England. Administering my own finances like an adult.
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To become our enemies – what an absurdity. A crazy absurdity when you stop to think that we, Muslims and Hindus, had conducted the struggle for independence together.
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However, the treaty exists and it puts us in a different position toward the Soviet Union than the one we have toward other countries. Yes, the treaty exists. Nor does it exist on only one side. Look how w3e’re situated geographically and you’ll see that India is very important for the Soviet Union.
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People who say it was her father who prepared her for the post of prime minister, it was her father who launched her, are wrong.
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Naturally, if the Americans had fired a shot, if the Seventh Fleet had done something more than sit there in the Bay of Bengal…yes, the Third World War would have exploded. But, in all honesty, not even that fear occurred to me.
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Being prime minister isn’t the only job in life! As far as I’m concerned, I could live in a village and be satisfied.
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When I was young, I was very selfish, now not any more.
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When [my father] asked me to help him, I really didn’t suspect the consequences.
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Would you consider a man or a woman to be complicated? Is it that difficult to understand both the sexes? We say that we know what the other sex is all about, but is that really true? Perhaps the following witty, funny quotes and sayings can help simplify things down about men.
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We have believed – and we do believe now – that freedom is indivisible, that peace is indivisible, that economic prosperity is indivisible
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Forgiveness is the virtue of Brave.
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When it’s impossible, it’s better to stoop to compromise, without resisting and without complaining. People who complain are selfish.
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In fact the communists gained strength in India when the people thought my party was moving to the right. And they were correct.
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I don’t know how to put on an act; I always show myself for what I am, in whatever mood I’m in.
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I certainly won’t have an empty life!
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My theory is that men are no more liberated than women.
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The longer one doesn’t write, the more difficult it is to communicate.
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There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.
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I suspected [Richard Nixon] was very pro-Pakistan. Or rather I knew that the Americans had always been in favor of Pakistan – not so much because they were in favor of Pakistan, but because they were against India.
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There is not love where there is no will.
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If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying.
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The question before the advanced nations is not whether they can afford to help the developing nations, but whether they can afford not to do so.
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Have you ever climbed a mountain? You see, once you arrive at the top of a mountain, you think you’ve reached the highest point. But it’s only an impression that doesn’t last long.
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We would rather starve than sell our national honor.
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Never forget that when we are silent, we are one. And when we speak we are two.
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My father was a saint, I’m not.
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The Indians and Pakistanis are literally brothers.
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To me the function of politics is to make possible the desirable.
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Politics is the art of acquiring, holding, and wielding power.
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The fact that I have an ideology, however, doesn’t mean I’m indoctrinated.
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When one has had a life as difficult as mine, one doesn’t worry about how others will react.
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America always thought it was helping Pakistan. But if it hadn’t helped Pakistan, Pakistan would have been a stronger country.
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The India I want, I’ll never tire of repeating, is a more just and less poor India, one entirely free of foreign influences. If I thought the country was already marching toward these objectives, I’d give up politics immediately and retire as prime minister.
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Happiness is such a fleeting point of view – there’s no such thing as continual happiness.
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I like to think I’ve provided this faith. I also think that by providing faith, I’ve focused their pride. I say focused because pride isn’t something you give. It doesn’t even break out suddenly; it’s a feeling that grows very slowly, very confusedly.
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Mankind will endure when the world appreciates the logic of diversity.
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Defeats are always pitiful. Victories are always last resources.
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In all societies that have applied a form of socialism, a certain degree of social economic equality has been achieved.
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For me the only point that has remained unchanged through the years is that in India there is still so much poverty.
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It’s not right to say that my father influenced me more than others, and I wouldn’t be able to say whether my personality was formed more by my father or my mother or the Mahatma [Gandhi] or the friends who were with us.
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In all communities, you find groups that behave badly. But you must understand them too.
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You soon realize that the peak you’ve climbed was one of the lowest, that the mountain was part of a chain of mountains, that there are still so many, so many mountains to climb…And the more you climb, the more you want to climb – even though you’re dead tired.
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It’s the same story as when we nationalized the banks. I’m not for nationalization because of the rhetoric of nationalization, or because I see in nationalization the cure-all for every injustice. I’m for nationalization in cases where it’s necessary.
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If by happiness you mean ecstasy. Yes, I’ve known ecstasy, and it’s a blessing to be able to say it because those who can say it are very few. But ecstasy doesn’t last long and is seldom if ever repeated.
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Muslim women had to go out in purdah, that heavy sheet that covers even the eyes. Hindu women had to go out in the doli, a kind of closed sedan chair like a catafalque. My mother always told me about these things with bitterness and rage.
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I want to state that there will be friendship between Bangladesh and ourselves. And not a one-sided friendship, of course – no one does anything for nothing; each has something to give and something to take.
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As my father [Javaharlal Nehru] said, you have to keep an open mind, but you have to pour something into it – otherwise, ideas slip away like sand between your fingers.
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Dacca is now the free capital of a free country.
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As for the job of prime minister, I like it, yes. But no more than I’ve liked other work that I’ve done as an adult.
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What we do now, on the other hand. Don’t think that I’m crazy about this kind of politics. It’s no accident that I’ve done everything to keep my sons out of it, and so far I’ve succeeded. After independence, I retired immediately from politics.
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A nation’ s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.
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You don’t help a country by supporting a military regime that denies any sign of democracy, and what defeated Pakistan was its military regime.
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By now even the word socialism has so many meanings and interpretations. The Russians call themselves socialists, the Swedes call themselves. And let’s not forget that in Germany there was also a national socialism.
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Even I, when I was a student in London, often wore Western clothes, and yet I’m the most Indian Indian I know.
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We announced that there’d be no more starvation in India. And you responded, ‘Impossible. You’ll never succeed!’ Instead, we succeeded; today in India no one dies of hunger anymore; food production far exceeds consumption.
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You said, ‘Planning is something for communist countries; democracy and planning don’t go together!’ But, with all the errors we committed, our plans succeeded.
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All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake.
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Let’s not forget that in India the symbol of strength is a woman; the goddess Shakti.
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Education is a liberating force, and in our age it is also a democratizing force, cutting across the barriers of caste and class, smoothing out inequalities imposed by birth and other circumstances.
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I think one should do what seems right. And if what seems right involves danger…well, one must risk the danger.
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It is our duty to create a social milieu in which the young and the socially weak feel that the present and future belong to them.
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One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.
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The immediate is often the enemy of the ultimate.
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People with clenched fists can not shake hands.
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There are only moments of happiness – from contentment to ecstasy.
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Life is a continuous process of adjustment.
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Every democratic system evolves its own conventions. It is not only the water but the banks which make the river.
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Now I don’t get upset by unpleasant things, I don’t play the victim, and I’m always ready to come to terms with life.
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I’ve never understood women who, because of their children, pose as victims and don’t allow themselves any other activities.
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Sometimes friends are dangerous. We must be very careful about the help friends give us.
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I learned very soon to get along by myself.
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As I always say, I do not wish you an easy time, but I wish you that whatever difficulty you may have, you will overcome it.
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Nothing that is worthwhile is ever easy.
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Rebels and non-conformists are often the pioneers and designers of change.
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The sterilization of men is one method of birth control. The surest, most radical method. To you, it seems dreadful. To me it seems that properly applied, it’s by no means dreadful.
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In any case, I married Feroze Gandhi. Once I get an idea in my head, no one in the world can make me change my mind.
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As a nation, I believe we’ve acquired faith in ourselves.
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How can anybody who is the head of a nation afford not to be a pragmatist?
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My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
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Ability is not always gauged by examination.
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Opportunities are not offered. They must be wrested and worked for. And this calls for perseverance and courage.
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To be liberated, a woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality.
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Until the day she died, my mother continued to fight for the rights of women. She joined all the women’s movements of the time; she stirred up a lot of revolts. She was a great woman, a great figure. Women today would like her immensely.
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To become capable, one must have faith in oneself.
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People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.
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Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
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Women sometimes go too far, it’s true. But it’s only when you go too far that others listen.
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Every new experience brings its own maturity and a greater clarity of vision.
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The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive.
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I don’t mind if my life goes in the service of the nation. If I die, every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation.
―Indira Gandhi

Whenever you take a step forward, you are bound to disturb something.
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We always said that our struggle was not only against the British as representatives of colonialism, it was against all the evil that existed in India. The evil of the feudal system, the evil of the system based on caste, the evil of economic injustice.
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You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
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The greatest of all contraceptives is affluence.
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Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.
―Indira Gandhi

I cannot understand how anyone can be an Indian and not be proud.
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Difficulties can’t be eliminated from life. Individuals will always have them, countries will always have them. The only thing is to accept them, if possible overcome them, otherwise to come to terms with them. It’s all right to fight, yes, but only when it’s possible.
―Indira Gandhi

The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
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To be a mother, a housewife, never cost me any sacrifice – I savored every minute of those years.
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Popularity is not a guarantee of quality.
―Indira Gandhi

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