I’m not a hot mess. I’m a spicy disaster.
I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
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 saw but one glaring truth: These are not natural disasters but man-made tragedies for which there is only one man-made solution-peace.
Creative universities are bedrock of every developed nation’s S&T strategy.
Empowering the individual means empowering the nation. And empowerment is best served through rapid economic growth with rapid social change.
This power of democracy is a matter of pride for our country, something which we must always cherish, preserve and further strengthen.
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.
Population needs to be stabilized for sustainable development.
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.
Our aim should be to make India a global R&D hub.
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.
Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.
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.
We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.