Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

Jawaharlal Nehru was an Indian revolutionary and the first Prime Minister of independent India. He fought together with Mahatma Gandhi to make India independent and served the country till his death in 1964 even after the independence of the country. He was the central figure in Indian politics both before and after independence.

Jawaharlal Nehru served the tenure of the Prime Minister from the time period of 1947 to 1964. Jawaharlal brought great reforms in the new India. He played a very important role in leading the foundation of developing India.

The towering personality that he was played a major role in Indian politics, at a time when the Congress system was in full bloom. His courage and intellect did not only help the country in attaining freedom but also honored him with felicitations like the Bharat Ratna.

He is considered the architect of modern India (a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic republic). He loved children very much throughout his life, because of his attachment to children he was known by the name of “Chacha Nehru”.

Presenting a collection of precious quotes of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

  • “Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

  • The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all. – Jawaharlal Nehru

  • Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. – Jawaharlal Nehru

  • “Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

  • “Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

  • Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes. – Jawaharlal Nehru

  • The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds. – Jawaharlal Nehru

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

  • To be successful in life what you need is education. – 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

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

  • 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. – Jawaharlal Nehru

  • “Citizenship consists in the service of the country.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

  • “What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

  • “Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

  • It is far better to know our own weaknesses and failings than to point out those of another. – Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes


  • Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves. – Jawaharlal Nehru

  • “The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly.” – 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

  • The wheel of change moves on, and those who were down go up and those who were up go down. – Jawaharlal Nehru

  • A country is known by the way it treats its animals. – Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

  • There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear. – Jawaharlal Nehru

  • The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous. – Jawaharlal Nehru

  • “Citizenship consists in the service of the country.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

  • “Evil unchecked grows, evil tolerated poisons the whole system.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

  • “You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

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