Inspirational Quotes and Resources
Born in 1917, Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977, and again from 1980 until she was assassinated October 31,1984.
Indira Gandhi was not related to Mahatma Gandhi. She was the daughter of Prime Minister Jawaharlal and was one of modern India's most notable and politically controversial leaders. Indira was a strong, forceful personality and she was popular with some segments of India's population, especially the left. In early struggles, she transformed Indian politics by appealing directly to the people and subverting the established structure of Congress. By declaring a state of emergency Gandhi polarized India many Indians still resent her for hard-nosed, zero-tolerance approach to secessionists, that many considered human rights violations.
Indira Gandhi Quotes“Martyrdom does not end something, it only a beginning.”
“Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.”
“Have a bias toward action - let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.”
“There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. .”
“You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”
- Indira Gandhi