Indira Gandhi Quotes – An Indian politician, stateswoman

Indira Gandhi Quotes – An Indian politician, stateswoman

40+ Indira Gandhi Quotes, Thoughts and Sayings on Education, Freedom, Leadership : We share best famous slogan and quotes of All time on Student, Education, Love, Peace, The Change, Youth, Leadership, Democracy, Nation, Politics, Women, Strength and Success by Former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi.

Indira Gandhi

Former Prime Minister of India

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was an Indian politician, stateswoman and a central figure of the Indian National Congress. She was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India.
Born 19 November 1917, Allahabad
Assassinated 31 October 1984, New Delhi
Spouse Feroze Gandhi (m. 1942–1960)
Parents Jawaharlal Nehru, Kamala Nehru
Education Somerville College, Oxford, La Châtaigneraie

Indira Gandhi Quotes List

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.- Indira Gandhi

I have lived a long life, and I am proud that I spend the whole of my life in the service of my people. I am only proud of this and nothing else. I shall continue to serve until my last breath, and when I die, I can say, that every drop of my blood will invigorate India and strengthen it.- Indira Gandhi

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.- Indira Gandhi

Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood… will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.- Indira Gandhi

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.- Indira Gandhi

Winning or losing of the election is less important than strengthening the country.- Indira Gandhi

People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.- Indira Gandhi

The power to question is the basis of all human progress.- Indira Gandhi

Martyrdom does not end something, it only a beginning.- Indira Gandhi

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.- Indira Gandhi

My father was a statesman, I am a political woman. My father was a saint. I am not.- Indira Gandhi

I have already reached out to the janata, and I am only trying to acquaint myself with people’s problems.- Indira Gandhi

A nation’ s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.- Indira Gandhi

Happiness is a state of mind, you know. I don’t think you are permanently happy. One is happy about certain things and not so happy about others.- Indira Gandhi

I am not a person to be pressured – by anybody or any nation.- Indira Gandhi

I’m certainly not a workaholic.- Indira Gandhi

The environmental problems of developing countries are not the side effects of excessive industrialisation but reflect the inadequacy of development.- Indira Gandhi

The people have nothing to fear of me; people have never feared me.- Indira Gandhi

There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.- Indira Gandhi

If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying.- Indira Gandhi

If I see something dirty or untidy, I have to clean it up.- Indira Gandhi

I do not like carving the world into segments; we are one world.- Indira Gandhi

One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.- Indira Gandhi

We have to prove to the disinherited majority of the world that ecology and conservation will not work against their interest but will bring an improvement in their lives.- Indira Gandhi

All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake.- Indira Gandhi

Wearing khadi was a badge of honour. It was something one was proud to do.- Indira Gandhi

I was happy to be with my parents. I didn’t see very much of them, so I was very happy when my father was there and out of jail.- Indira Gandhi

Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.- Indira Gandhi

There are grave misgivings that the discussion on ecology may be designed to distract attention from the problems of war and poverty.- Indira Gandhi

I don’t think my father was my mentor.- Indira Gandhi

On the one hand, the rich look askance at our continuing poverty – on the other, they warn us against their own methods.- Indira Gandhi

We do not wish to impoverish the environment any further, and yet we cannot for a moment forget the grim poverty of large numbers of people. Are not poverty and need the greatest polluters?- Indira Gandhi

There is not love where there is no will.- Indira Gandhi

I’ve never turned to anybody for advice and counsel. Even when I was a very small child, I had to stand on my feet because of the circumstances of those times, and somehow, the circumstances have remained more or less the same. I have to take my own decisions.- Indira Gandhi

All the people who fought for freedom were my heroes. I mean, that was the sort of story I liked reading… freedom struggles and so on.- Indira Gandhi

My son had nothing to do with policy or decision making, nor did I discuss the elections or any other matter with him.- Indira Gandhi

This is why we feel that democracy’s important: because democracy allows you to have small explosions and therefore avoid the bigger explosions.- Indira Gandhi

I am frequently attacked.- Indira Gandhi

I think basically I’m lazy, but I have a housewife’s mentality when I go about my job.- Indira Gandhi

The collective judgment of the electorate must be respected.- Indira Gandhi