Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes - Speeches and Messages by First Prime Minister of India

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Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes and Speeches
Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes
Jawaharlal Nehru (November 14, 1989 - May 27, 1964), popularly known as Pandit Nehru and Chacha Nehru was the first Prime Minister of Independent India and a central figure in Indian politics in the 20th Century. Pandit Nehru, not only known for his charasmatic persona but also for his enthralling words which can spell bound thousands of thousands when they start listening to him. So if you are searching for some of his best quotes and inspiring words, now you don't need to search for them anymore. As here I have compiled down some of the famous Jawaharlal Nehru quotes. Just hope you will like the quote compilation and share some of Chacha Nehru i.e. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru quotes with your friends and family.

There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open
Jawaharlal Nehru

Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
Jawaharlal Nehru

What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Ignorance is always afraid of change.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.
Jawaharlal Nehru

There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.
Jawaharlal Nehru

A theory must be tempered with reality.
Jawaharlal Nehru

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Jawaharlal Nehru

What the mysterious is I do not know. I do not call it God because God has come to mean much that I do not believe in. I find myself incapable of thinking of a deity or of any unknown supreme power in anthropomorphic terms, and the fact that many people think so is continually a source of surprise to me. Any idea of a personal God seems very odd to me.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Every little thing counts in a crisis.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Jawaharlal Nehru

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

It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.
Jawaharlal Nehru

It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.
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

Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Without that passion and urge, there is a gradual oozing out of hope and vitality, a settling down on lower levels of existence, a slow merging into non-existence. We become prisoners of the past and some part of its immobility sticks to us.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit
Jawaharlal Nehru

Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.
Jawaharlal Nehru

We have all become wayfarers and travellers marching on and on ....Yet,for those who can adapt themselves to this continuous journeying,there is no regret and they would not have it otherwise.A reture to the dull uneventful past is unthinkable.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Great causes and little men go ill together.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
Jawaharlal Nehru

You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.
Jawaharlal Nehru

India has known the innocence and insouciance of childhood, the passion and abandon of youth, and the ripe wisdom of maturity that comes from long experience of pain and pleasure; and over and over a gain she has renewed her childhood and youth and age
Jawaharlal Nehru, The Discovery of India

The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The best and noblest gifts of humanity cannot be the monopoly of a particular race or country; its scope may not be limited nor may it be regarded as the miser's hoard buried underground.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.
Jawaharlal Nehru

There is nothing more horrifying than stupidity in action.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Evil unchecked grows, evil tolerated poisons the whole system.
Jawaharlal Nehru

A language is something infinitely greater than grammar and philology. It is the poetic testament of the genius of a race and a culture, and the living embodiment of the thoughts and fancies that have moulded them
Jawaharlal Nehru

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The ideals and objectives of yesterday was still ideals of today, but they lost some of their luster and even, as one seemed to go towards them, they lost the shining beauty which had warmed the heart and vitalized the body. Evil triumphed often enough, but what was far worse was the coarsening and distortion of what seemed so right. Was human nature so essentially bad that it would take ages of training ,through suffering and misfortune, before it could behave reasonably and raise man above the creature of lust and violence and deceit that he now was? And, meanwhile , was every effort to change radically in the present or the near future doomed to failure
Jawaharlal Nehru

The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
Jawaharlal Nehru

There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Jawaharlal Nehru
 
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