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    Blood and tears are going to be our lot, whether we like them or not. Our blood and tears will flow; maybe the parched soil of India needs them so that the fine flower of freedom may grow again.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: freedom  tears  flowers  blood  india 
     
    Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: service 
     
    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
    tags: advice  job 
     
    Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    The art of a people is a true mirror of their minds.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: people  true  mind 
     
    A country is known by the way it treats its animals
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: animals 
     
    Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    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
    tags: men  action  leader 
     
    You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: women 
     
    A man who is afraid will do anything.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: men  afraid 
     
    What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: people 
     
    It is science alone that can solve the problems of hunger and poverty, of insanitation and illiteracy, of superstition and deadening custom and tradition, of vast resources running to waste, or a rich country inhabited by starving people... Who indeed could afford to ignore science today? At every turn we have to seek its aid... The future belongs to science and those who make friends with science.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: failure 
     
    Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: attitude 
     
    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
    tags: peace  people  soul  war  mind  relationship 
     
    Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: time  achieve  year 
     
    By education I am an Englishman, by views an internationalist, by culture a Muslim & a Hindu only by accident of birth.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    Ignorance is always afraid of change.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: afraid  ignorance 
     
    Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: games 
     
    Remember always that there not so very much difference between various people as we seem to imagine. Maps and atlases show us countries in different colors. Undoubtedly people do differ from one another, but they resemble each other also a great deal, and it is well to keep this in mind and not misled by colors on the map or by national boundaries.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: people  mind  imagine 
     
    Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: culture  mind  spirit 
     
    To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: morals 
     
    India cannot sit on the fence anymore. It may have to make a choice. Either way it is going face problems,
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: choice  problem  india 
     
    The light has gone out of our lives... Yet I am wrong, for the light that shone in this country was no ordinary light... and a thousand years later that light will still be seen in this country and the world will see it... For that light represented the living truth.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: truth  living  live  world  wrong  gone  year 
     
    Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: action 
     
    Socialism is... not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach to social and economic problems.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: work 
     
    In the name of religion many great and fine deeds have been performed. In the name of religion also, thousands and millions have been killed, and every possible crime has been committed.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: crimes 
     
    I am the last Englishman to rule in India.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: rules  india 
     
    For the first time i began to think, consciously and deliberately of religion and other worlds. The Hindu religion especially went up in my estimation; not the ritual or ceremonial part, but it's great books, the "Upnishads", and the "Bhagavad Gita".
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: time  world  hindu  book 
     
    You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: peace  dreams 
     
    The spectacle of what is called religion, or at any rate organised religion, in India and elsewhere, has filled me with horror and I have frequently condemned it and wished to make a clean sweep of it. Almost always it seemed to stand for blind belief and reaction, dogma and bigotry, superstition, exploitation and the preservation of vested interests.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: belief  horror  india 
     
    The future belongs to science and those who make friends with science.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: future  friends 
     
    The ambition of the greatest men of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us, but so long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: men  work  suffering  ambition  eyes  tears 
     
    The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: men  peace 
     
    I am getting old and the sign of old age is that I begin to philosophize and ponder over problems which should not be my concern at all.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: age  problem 
     
    Every great revolution, whether it is right or not, we really know has any vital, urgent need to basis. It comes not just from itself.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: right  revolution 
     
    Great causes and little men go ill together.
    — Jawaharlal Nehru
    tags: men 
     
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    jawaharlal nehru
    Birth    : November 14, 1889
    Death  : May 27, 1964
    Occupation  : Former Prime Minister of India

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