25 Quotes By India’s First Prime Minister – Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru being the first prime minister, lead the country at a time when India was full of poor and uneducated people. He lead a country right after it was completely destroyed by British Raj and built back the nation and made it secular democracy with very little resources left. I can say he wasn’t a bad leader at all.

We will discusse about Jawaharlal Nehru’s leadership to the country some other day.

Today, we came up with 25 famous quotes given by India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.

Jawaharlal Nehru

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

Jawaharlal Nehru

Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.

Jawaharlal Nehru

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

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

whatever happens in Pakistan, quite clearly our task in India is clear; we must pursue with even greater determination than in the past our efforts at forming a secular State in which men of all communities can walk with their heads high.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Learning and knowledge make people think, and doubt and questioning are difficult companions for faith to have.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Truth is one: (though) the wise call it by various names.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Never do anything in secret or anything that you would wish to hide. For the desire to hide anything means that you are afraid, and fear is a bad thing and unworthy of you. Be brave, and all the rest follows.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Fear builds its phantoms which are more fearsome than fear itself

Jawaharlal Nehru

I was taught by a great man, never to hate – and never to fear.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Our desires seek out supporting reasons and tend to
ignore facts and arguments that do not fit in with them.

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

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

Jawaharlal Nehru

We must remember that what our governments are doing today will set the tone for future administrations. The very powers that may be exercised, perhaps for adequate reasons today, may be exercised later for totally inadequate and perhaps even for objectionable reasons. It is always unsafe to weaken on principles.

Jawaharlal Nehru

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

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

There is nothing more horrifying than stupidity in action.

Jawaharlal Nehru

You don’t change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.

Jawaharlal Nehru

What we need is a generation of peace.

Jawaharlal Nehru

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit

Jawaharlal Nehru

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

Jawaharlal Nehru

The practical statesman took precedence over the uncompromising prophet.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Nationalism is essentially a group memory of past achievements, traditions, and experiences,

Jawaharlal Nehru

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