Upper classes are a nation’s past; the middle class is its future.
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.
Creative universities are bedrock of every developed nation’s S&T strategy.
We, the Indians, as Guru of the Nations: yes, I believe in that.
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.
This power of democracy is a matter of pride for our country, something which we must always cherish, preserve and further strengthen.
We have given up office, but not our responsibility to serve the nation. We have lost an election, but not our determination.
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.
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.
I believe that democracy is the best guarantor for peace and cooperation among nations.
Indian democracy’s greatest strength is that we have always put the nation above politics.
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.
India is an ancient nation and not a nation in the making. We are not to build a new nation but to make this ancient nation virile to face the challenge of modern times.
National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right.
One’s country is wherever one does well.
A man should be able to stand up under any disaster for his country’s good.
The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.