Quotes by 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
A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new; when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
Every little thing counts in a crisis.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
Great causes and little men go ill together.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
Ignorance is always afraid of change.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
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.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
– 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
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