Indira Gandhi It was an Indian policy, which became the Prime Minister of India for approximately 15 years and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of South Asian politics.
Indira is to date, the only female prime minister of India and was known for her aggressive stance on different issues. It is particularly famous for sending the Indian army to eastern Pakistan in the 1971 war that eventually led to the creation of Bangladesh. Your domestic policies, although largely socialist nature, made her the undisputed mass leader of the country.
Indira Gandhi was also well known for the enthusiastic speeches he delivered throughout the country. Some of his quotes are still repeated by politicians of all parties to this day due to their impact.
She is still the second prime minister of India who has served the longest, just behind her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first to act as prime minister of the country (despite his last name, it is not related to the family of Mahatma Gandhi).
Famous quotes by Indira Gandhi
Never forget that when we are silent, we are one. And when we talk we are two.
Humanity will endure when the world appreciates the logic of diversity.
The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
Love never claims; always give. Love tolerates, never gets irritated, never avenges.
Each new experience brings its own maturity and greater clarity of vision.
Home is wherever I go.
People tend to forget their duties, but remember their rights.
Life is a continuous process of adjustment.
There is no love where there is no will.
The immediate is often the enemy of the latter.
The longer one does not write, the harder it is to communicate.
Capacity is not always measured by exam.
Even today being civilized is considered synonymous with being westernized. Advanced countries devote great resources to formulating and disseminating ideas and doctrines, and tend to impose their own norms and methods on developing nations. The pattern of the classical purchasing society with its deliberate multiplication of needs is not only inappropriate for the conditions of our countries, but it is positively harmful.
Happiness is a state of mind, I don't think you can always be completely happy.
The world demands results. Do not tell others your labor pains. Show the child.
Defeats are always regrettable. Victories are always the last resources.
It is our duty to create a social environment in which young and socially weak people feel that the present and the future belong to them.
What is popular does not necessarily have to be the most correct or wise.
I would like to ask a question. Would I have tolerated this kind of war or wild bombing that took place in Vietnam for so long if the people had been European?
There are moments in history when meditative tragedy and its dark shadows can be lightened by remembering great moments of the past.
India wants to avoid a war at all costs, but it is not a unilateral issue, you cannot shake your hand with a clenched fist.
We want peace because there is another war to fight against poverty, disease and ignorance.
My grandfather told me that there are two types of people: those who work and those who seek merit. He told me to try to be in the first group; There is less competition.
Every democratic system develops its own conventions. It is not only the water but also the fish that make the river.
Normally divine inspiration comes when the horizon is blacker.
There is no politician in India bold enough to try to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.
My father was a statesman, I am a political woman. My father was a saint. I am not.
Politics is the art of acquiring, sustaining and exercising power.
We have believed, and we believe it now, that freedom is indivisible, that peace is indivisible, that economic prosperity is indivisible.
How can someone who is the head of a nation afford not to be a pragmatist?
Without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue. You have to have courage, courage of different types: first, intellectual courage, to order different values and decide what is right to follow. You have to have moral courage to accomplish that, no matter what gets in your way, regardless of the obstacle and opposition.
All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually burned at the stake.
Distrust is a sign of weakness.
Forgiveness is the virtue of the brave.
The old need the company of the young to renew their contact with life.
To free herself, the woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry with the man, but in the context of her own capacity and personality.
You cannot be a prisoner of indecision, because in it all the doors remain open.
You must learn to be still in the middle of the activity and be vibrantly alive at rest.
We must not cry for men of high ideals. Rather, we should be glad that we had the privilege of having them with us, of being inspired by their radiant personalities.
We would rather starve than sell our national honor.
It has been my experience that people who are against the purposes of nature are cynical about humanity and feel uncomfortable with themselves.
The purpose of life is to believe, wait and strive.
Nothing can convince me that people are one with their work unless they are happy with it.
The rebels and the dissatisfied are often the pioneers and the designers of change.
Having many children is considered not only a religious blessing but also an investment. The higher their number, some Indians reason, the more alms they can ask for.
I am not a person who can be pressured, by anyone, or by any nation.
The question of advanced nations is not whether they can afford to help developing nations, but if they can afford not to.
The strength of a nation ultimately consists in what it can do for itself, and not in what it can borrow from others.
Every time you step forward, you are bound to disturb something.
The opportunities are not offered. They must be taken away and work on them. And this demands perseverance ... and courage.
The official is primarily the master of the short-term solution.
In today's world, no country can be absolutely independent of another. It is a world of interdependence.
For me, the function of politics is to make the desirable possible.
It is legitimate to have one's own point of view and political philosophy. But there are people who make me angry, they don't have a deeply rooted belief in the basis of their actions. They do not seem to mind harming society as a whole in the pursuit of its immediate objective. No society can survive if it yields to the demands of the frenzy, whether of a few or many.
In an underdeveloped society, the first anxiety is infant mortality. In an advanced is to keep the old man alive.
... where does the strength come from? It is no longer muscular strength. It is not just a mere intellectual strength. What is strength? Strength is the support of the people.
The meek may someday inherit the earth, but not the owners.
Without peace there can be no prosperity for any people, rich or poor. And yet, there can be no peace without erasing the rawness of the growing contrast between rich and poor
Martyrdom does not end with anything, it is only a beginning.
My theory is that men are no more liberated than women.
If I die of violent death, as some fear and some plan, I know that violence will be in the thoughts and actions of the murderers, not in my death.
Get a boost to action: let's see something happen then. You can divide that great plan into small steps and take the first step immediately.
Education is a liberating force, and in our era it is also a democratizing force, which crosses caste and class barriers, softening the inequalities imposed by birth and other circumstances.
People who think they are not able to do something will never do it, even if they have the skills.
Be careful with ministers who cannot do anything without money, and with those who want to do everything with money.
I am proud to have spent my whole life in the service of my people ... I will continue serving until my last breath and when I die, I can say that every drop of my blood will invigorate India and strengthen it.
It is a real privilege to have lived a difficult life.