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Indira Gandhi: Best 20 Quotes For You

  1. Opportunities are not offered. They must be wrested and worked for. And this calls for perseverance... and courage.

  2. To be liberated, a woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality.

  3. I am proud that I spent the whole of my life in the service of my people ... 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.

  4. Every new experience brings its own maturity and greater clarity of vision.

  5. People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.

  6. Women sometimes go too far, it's true. But it's only when you go too far that others listen.

  7. The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive.

  8. Without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue. You have to have courage - the courage of different kinds: first, intellectual courage, to sort out different values and make up your mind about which is the one which is right for you to follow. You have to have the moral courage to stick up to that - no matter what comes in your way, no matter what the obstacle and the opposition is.

  9. Never forget that when we are silent, we are one. And when we speak we are two.

  10. I don't see the world as something divided between right and left.

  11. I'm trained to difficulties; difficulties can't be eliminated from life.

  12. The future doesn't frighten me, even if it threatens to be full of other difficulties.

  13. Mankind will endure when the world appreciates the logic of diversity.

  14. Whenever you take a step forward, you are bound to disturb something.

  15. I don't mind if my life goes in the service of the nation. If I die, every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation.

  16. Just when you think you've achieved something, you realize you've achieved nothing. And still, you have to go forward just the same - toward a dream so distant that your road has neither beginning nor end.

  17. Life is a continuous process of adjustment.

  18. Defeats are always pitiful. Victories are always last resources.

  19. Let's not forget that in India the symbol of strength is a woman; the goddess Shakti.

  20. Life is always full of dangers and I don't think one should avoid dangers.

- Indira Gandhi

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