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Brief author info: Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) Indian prime minister First woman prime minister of India; daughter of India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Presided over India's development into a modern power and resisted separatist tendencies within India. In 1975, was convicted of election malpractices; in response, declared a state of emergency and strictly curtailed democratic freedoms; eventually acquitted of charges. Reelected in 1980, but assassinated by members of her Sikh bodyguard during that term.
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It has been my experience that people who are at cross-purposes with nature are cynical about mankind and ill at ease with themselves.
Never forget that when we are silent, we are one. And when we speak, we are two.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there.
You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
Without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue. You have to have courage-courage of different kinds: first, intellectual courage, to sort out different values and make up your mind about which is the one which is right for you to follow. You have to have moral courage to stick up to that-no matter what comes in your way, no matter what the obstacle and the opposition is. Opposition comes not only from your enemies but sometimes from your friends, and the latter is much more difficult to face. You have to have physical courage, because very often going along the path of your choice is full of physical hardship.
Defeats are always pitiful. Victories are always last resources.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
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