( Former Indian Prime Minister, Politician, Statesman and Poet )
25 December 1924 – 16 August 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quotes

While accepting donations, no one looks at the color of money.

While accepting donations, no one looks at the colour of money.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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India has a legitimate right to becoming a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Let no one challenge India's secularism.

Let no one challenge India’s secularism.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Creative universities are bedrock of every developed nation’s S&T strategy.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Terrorism has become a festering wound. It is an enemy of humanity.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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We need to convert the extraordinary goodwill between India and Russia into a thriving, visible, vigorous, and mutually beneficial economic relationship.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
I believe the gun is no solution to problems.

I believe the gun is no solution to problems.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
We, the Indians, as guru of the nations: yes, I believe in that.

We, the Indians, as Guru of the Nations: yes, I believe in that.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Empowering the individual means empowering the nation. And empowerment is best served through rapid economic growth with rapid social change.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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I dream of an India that is prosperous, strong, and caring. An India, that regains a place of honour in the comity of great nations.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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What is the age of death? Not even a couple of moments. Life is a progression, it’s not a matter of a day or two!

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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This power of democracy is a matter of pride for our country, something which we must always cherish, preserve and further strengthen.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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The reality is that international institutions like the UN can only be as effective as its members allow it to be.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
We believe in equal respect for all faiths.

We believe in equal respect for all faiths.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
The prime minister's office is not something that one enjoys.

The prime minister’s office is not something that one enjoys.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
I prefer to die rather than eat beef.

I prefer to die rather than eat beef.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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We have given up office, but not our responsibility to serve the nation. We have lost an election, but not our determination.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : Violence does not contribute to anything.

Violence does not contribute to anything.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : The BJP decides its own policies.

The BJP decides its own policies.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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India has the sanction of her own past glory and future vision to become strong – in every sense of the term.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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The overwhelming public sentiment in India was that no meaningful dialogue can be held with Pakistan until it abandons the use of terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy.

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Our aim may be as high as the endless sky, but we should have a resolve in our minds to walk ahead, hand-in-hand for victory will be ours.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
People want government to deliver - here and now.

People want government to deliver – here and now.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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The regional parties have emerged as a strong force, and they, too, deserve a place in national politics.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
There can be no compromise regarding corruption.

There can be no compromise regarding corruption.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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The question is not of ‘right’ and ‘left’; the issue really is Democracy versus Totalitarianism.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : Politics is a game of compromise.

Politics is a game of compromise.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : There was and implicit conviction that the UN would be stronger than the sum of its constituent member-states.

There was an implicit conviction that the UN would be stronger than the sum of its constituent member-states.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation, and advancement of one’s own culture and social organization.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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People who ask us when we will hold talks with Pakistan are perhaps not aware that over the last 55 years, every initiative for a dialogue with Pakistan has invariably come from India.

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During the 1942 Quit India Movement, I was a student at Gwalior High School. I was arrested by the British for participating in the movement. My parents then sent me off to my village where, again, I jumped into the movement.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Ours is a multi-religious country, a multi-lingual country; we have many different modes of worship. We believe in peaceful and harmonious co-existence.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
The spending on science and technology needs to be increased.

The spending on science and technology needs to be increased.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Population needs to be stabilized for sustainable development.

Population needs to be stabilized for sustainable development.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Our frequent initiatives to normalize relations with Pakistan are not a sign of our weakness; rather, they are an indication of our commitment to peace.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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One day you may become an ex-prime minister, but you will never become an ex-poet!

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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No state should be allowed to profess partnership with the global coalition against terror, while continuing to aid, abet, and sponsor terrorism.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Our nuclear scientists and engineers have done a splendid job, and naturally, the entire nation has risen to salute their professional excellence, discipline, and patriotism.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Neither India nor Russia perceives a threat from the strength of the other. Each sees a benefit for itself in the increased political and economic strength of the other.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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In Indonesia, Malaysia, wherever Muslims are living, they don’t want to live in harmony.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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I have a vision of India: an India free of hunger and fear, an India free of illiteracy and want.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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It requires an effort of logical acrobatics to believe that carnage of innocents is an instrument for freedom and elections are a symbol of deception and repression!

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : Labour reforms are not anti-worker.

Labour reforms are not anti-worker.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : If India is not secular, then India is not India at all.

If India is not secular, then India is not India at all.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Why shouldn’t I live every moment to the fullest? Why shouldn’t I admire the beauty in every fragment?

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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I believe that democracy is the best guarantor for peace and cooperation among nations.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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My government is committed to carrying out electoral reforms. It is our firm resolve to keep criminal elements away from power.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Our aim should be to make India a global R&D hub.

Our aim should be to make India a global R&D hub.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee