Inspiring Quotes By Lal Bahadur Shastri
Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second prime minister of India is one of India’s greatest leaders who has played an important role in Indian history. He led a very honest and simple life and tried real hard to establish peace between India and Pakistan. Shastri was a believer of ‘want not, waste not’.
This particular date October 2 is really a special day for India, because two of India’s greatest and most loved leaders (Lal Bahadur Shastri and Mahatma Gandhi) were born on this day. On this special day let’s look back at some of the famous words spoken by Lal Bahadur Shastri himself.
- In this vast country of ours, people profess different religions, speak different languages, dress differently and observe different customs; but we are one nation; the history of our struggle for independence and our faith in our future development are our common bonds.
- We believe in peace and peaceful development, not only for ourselves but for people all over the world.
- That loyalty to the country comes ahead of all other loyalties. And this is an absolute loyalty, since one cannot weight it in terms of what one receives.
- True democracy or the swaraj of the masses can never come through untruthful and violent means.
- The basic idea of governance, as I see it, is to hold the society together so that it can develop and march towards certain goals.
- India will have to hang down her head in shame if even one person is left who is said in any way to be untouchable.
- Success in science and scientific work come not through the provision of unlimited or big resources, but in the wise and careful selection of problems and objectives. Above all, what is required is hard sustained work and dedication.
- Among the major tasks before us none is of greater importance for our strength and stability than the task of building up the unity and solidarity of our people.
- I am not as simple as I look.
- The emphasis on religion as a basis of defining majorities and minorities in a secular state is quite misplaced and contradiction in terms. You all understand, I am sure, that religion does not aim at dividing. On the other hand, all true religions have a basic unity.
- The economic issues are most vital for us and it is of the highest importance that we should fight our biggest enemies – Poverty, unemployment.
- The rule of law should be respected so that the basic structure of our democracy is maintained and further strengthened.