Born: November 19, 1917, Allahabad
Assassinated: October 31, 1984, New Delhi
Spouse: Feroze Gandhi
Children: Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
A nation’ s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.
All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake.
Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
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.
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
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.
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.
Martyrdom does not end something, it only a beginning.
One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.
People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.
The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
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.
There is not love where there is no will.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.