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Indira Gandhi Quotes

Birth Date: 1917-11-19 (Monday, November 19th, 1917)


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Indira Gandhi is elected Prime Minister of India.Wednesday, January 19th, 1966
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares Emergency in India, suspending civil liberties and elections.Wednesday, June 25th, 1975
Indira Gandhi establishes emergency rule in India.Thursday, June 26th, 1975
Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.Tuesday, June 5th, 1984
The Indian Army attacks the Golden Temple in Amritsar following an order from Indira Gandhi. Official casualties are 576 combatants killed and 335 wounded; independent observers estimate that thousands of unarmed Sikh civilians are also killed in the crossfire. A total death count adds up to almost 6,000.Wednesday, June 6th, 1984


    • We should not mourn for men of high ideals. Rather we should rejoice that we had the privilege of having had them with us, to inspire us by their radiant personalities.
    • A nation's strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.
    • India wants to avoid a war at all costs but it is not a one-sided affair, you cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
    • There are moments in history when brooding tragedy and its dark shadows can be lightened by recalling great moments of the past.
    • You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
    • My father was a statesman, I'm a political woman. My father was a saint. I'm not.
    • To be liberated, woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality.
    • I am not interested in a long life. I am not afraid of these things. I don't mind if my life goes in the service of this nation. If I die today, every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation.
    • I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
    • Martyrdom does not end something, it is only a beginning.
    • My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
    • There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.
    • Think twice before pointing a finger to any one as other three fingers are always pointing towards you.
    • To bear many children is considered not only a religious blessing but also an investment. The greater their number, some Indians reason, the more alms they can beg.
    • All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake.
    • People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.
    • One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.
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