Quotes by Indira Gandhi

All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake.
– Indira Gandhi
Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
– Indira Gandhi
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
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
– Indira Gandhi
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.
– Indira Gandhi
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.
– Indira Gandhi
Martyrdom does not end something, it only a beginning.
– Indira Gandhi
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.
– Indira Gandhi
People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.
– Indira Gandhi
The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
– Indira Gandhi
There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.
– Indira Gandhi
You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.
– Indira Gandhi
You must be still in the midst of activity, and be vibrantly alive in repose.
– Indira Gandhi
One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.
– Indira Gandhi
A nation' s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.
– Indira Gandhi