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Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure.
Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.
The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.
Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.
By education I am an Englishman, by views an internationalist, by culture a Muslim and a Hindu only by accident of birth.
Play the hand you're dealt.
A man who is afraid will do anything.
Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women.
The art of a people is a true mirror of their minds.
A country is known by the way it treats its animals
Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.
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.
Ignorance is always afraid of change.
A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.
Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.
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.
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.
The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.
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.
Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.
I am the last Englishman to rule in India.
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.
Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge... At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.
Socialism is... not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach to social and economic problems.
Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit.
To be successful in life what you need is education.
Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. It is never a narrowing of the mind or a restriction of the human spirit or the country's spirit.
The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow.
Where freedom is menaced or justice threatened or where aggression takes place, we cannot be and shall not be neutral.
To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition.
India cannot sit on the fence anymore. It may have to make a choice. Either way it is going face problems.
It is a fundamental rule of human life, that if the approach is good, the response is good.
The Ganga to me is the symbol of India's memorable past which has been flowing into the present and continues to flow towards the ocean of the future.
The boundaries of democracy have to be widened so as to include economic equality also. This is the great revolution through which we are all passing.
There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.
No country or people who are slaves to dogma and the dogmatic mentality can progress, and unhappily our country and people have become extraordinarily dogmatic and little-minded
Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
Act with courage and dignity; stick to the ideals that give meaning to life.
What we need is a generation of peace.