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JAWAHARLAL NEHRU
Indian political leader
(1889 - 1964)

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
      - [Leaders]

A theory must be tempered with reality.
      - [Theories]

Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
      - [Action]

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
      - [Citizenship]

Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.
      - [Crisis]

Every little thing counts in a crisis.
      - [Importance]

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

Great causes and little men go ill together.
      - [Cause]

Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit.
      - [Work]

No country or people who are slaves to dogma and the dogmatic mentality can progress, and unhappily our country and people have become extraordinarily dogmatic and little-minded.
      - [Dogma]

Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.
      - [Efficiency]

The art of a people is a true mirror of their minds.
      - [Art]

The future belongs to science and those who make friends with science.
      - [Future : Science]

The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
      - [Argument]

Those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated.
      - [Defeat]

You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.
      - [History]

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, of 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.
      - Proceedings of the National Institute of Science of India
         (27A (196): 564) [Science]


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