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25 Quotes by Former Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru was born in a Kashmiri Brahman family on 14 November 1889 Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father Motilal Nehru was a renowned lawyer and leader of the Indian independence movement. He was also one of the prominent associates of Mahatma Gandhi. Jawaharlal Nehru was the eldest son of Motilal Nehru out of four children and two of whom were girls. He completed his early education until the age of 14 at home under private tutors. At the age of fifteen, he went to England at Harrow school. After two years, he went to Trinity College, Cambridge, and earned an honors degree in natural sciences. At the Inner Temple, London, he had completed his studies for a barrister.

He spent seven years in England but was very confused and always felt that he is in a half home neither in England nor in India. And so, he had written, "I have become a queer mixture of East and West, out of place everywhere, at home now where". He came back to India in around 1912. He had an interest in the struggle of all nations who suffered under foreign domination. In 1916, he married Kamala Kaul and settled in Delhi. In 1917, Indira Priyadarshini (Indira Gandhi) was born.

Jawaharlal Nehru: Quick Facts

  • Born on: 14 November 1889
  • Place of Birth: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Father's Name: Motilal Nehru
  • Mother's Name: Swarup Rani Nehru
  • Spouse: Kamala Nehru
  • Children: Indira Gandhi
  • Education: Harrow School, London; Trinity College, Cambridge; Inns of Court School of Law, London
  • Occupation: Barrister, Writer, and Politician
  • Political party: Indian National Congress
  • Political Ideology: Nationalism, Socialism, Democracy
  • Award: Bharat Ratna
  • Publications/Works: The Discovery of India, Glimpses of World History, Jawaharlal Nehru's Autobiography, Letters from a Father to his Daughter, etc.
  • Died: 27 May 1964
  • Place of Death: New Delhi
  • Cause of Death: Heart attack
  • Memorial: Shantivan, New Delhi

Every great revolution whether it is right or not we really know has any vital urgent need to basis. It comes not just from itself.

The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.

A theory must be tempered with reality.

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.

The future has to be lived before it can be written about.

There is nothing more horrifying than stupidity in action.

The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.

I am the last Englishman to rule in India.

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

It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.

To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition.

The basic fact of today is the tremendous pace of change in human life.

To be successful in life what you need is education.

Please remember that law and sense are not always the same.

A man who is afraid will do anything.

Ignorance is always afraid of change.

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty charm and adventure.

Do not advise too much: do the job yourself. This is the only advice you can give to others. Do it and others will follow.

Without peace all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.

Time is not measured by the years that pass by instead by the things you do feel or accomplish...

By education I am an Englishman by views an internationalist by culture a Muslim & a Hindu only by accident of birth.

Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.

Poverty anywhere is a danger to prosperity everywhere

Socialism is... not only a way of life but a certain scientific approach to social and economic problems.

It is a fundamental rule of human life that if the approach is good the response is good.