Rights are not a matter of numbers – and there can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions forbidden to an individual, but permitted to a mob.
Just as man can’t exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one’s rights into reality, to think, to work and keep the results, which means: the right of property.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.
It is too much to hope that I shall keep up my success. I don’t ask for that. All I shall do is my best – and hope.
Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.
My first big mission for UNICEF in Ethiopia was just to attract attention, before it was too late, to conditions which threatened the whole country. My role was to inform the world, to make sure that the people of Ethiopia were not forgotten.
In Holland and Belgium, and afterwards in England, my happiest moments were in the country. I’ve always had a passion for the outdoors, for trees, for birds and flowers.
I promise to live a life so rich of love that at the end I will not be so shy of death.
India has a legitimate right to becoming a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.
This power of democracy is a matter of pride for our country, something which we must always cherish, preserve and further strengthen.
The prime minister’s office is not something that one enjoys.
We have given up office, but not our responsibility to serve the nation. We have lost an election, but not our determination.
There can be no compromise regarding corruption.
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.
India helped Bangladesh to achieve independence. The Bangladeshis should remain happy inside the territory of their own country.
India is a proud and sovereign country. We do not take any decisions under pressure from the U.S. or any other power.
Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries.