Today is the 55th death anniversary of India's first prime minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. Here's a look at some quotes...

Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.

What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Ignorance is always afraid of change

Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.

You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.

The only alternative to co-existence is codestruction

Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.

There is nothing more horrifying than stupidity in action.

Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.

I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere

It is a fundamental rule of human life, that if the approach is good, the response is good.

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.

There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.

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