November 30, 2016

Indira Gandhi Quotes

“A nation’ s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.”

“All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake.”

“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.”

“I am not interested in a long life. I am not afraid of these things. I don’t mind if my life goes in the service of this nation. If I die today, every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation.”

“I am proud that I spent the whole of my life in the service of my people….I shall continue to serve until my last breath and when I die, I can say, that every drop of my blood will invigorate India and strengthen it.”

“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Martyrdom does not end something, it is only a beginning.”

“My father was a statesman, I’m a political woman. My father was a saint. I’m not.”

“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.”

“My theory is that men are no more liberated than women.”

“One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.”

“Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.”

“People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.”

“The power to question is the basis of all human progress.”

“There are moments in history when brooding tragedy and its dark shadows can be lightened by recalling great moments of the past.”

“There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.”

“To be liberated, woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality.”

“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.”

“True Liberation Of Women, speech, inauguration of the All-India Women’s Conference Building Complex in New Delhi, India (March 26, 1980)”

“We would rather starve than sell our national honor.”

“You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”