Indira Gandhi

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Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindustani: [ˈɪnːdɪrə ˈɡaːnd̪ʱi]; née Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was a key 20th century stateswoman, a central figure of the Indian National Congress party, and to date the only female Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi was the only child of India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. She served as Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, making her the second-longest-serving Prime Minister after her father. Gandhi served as her father's personal assistant and hostess during his tenure as prime minister between 1947 and 1964. She was elected Congress President in 1959. Upon her father's death in 1964, Gandhi refused to enter the Congress party leadership contest and instead chose to become a cabinet minister in the government led by Lal Bahadur Shastri. In Congress' party parliamenta... More

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Indira Gandhi #Anger

Photo of Indira Gandhi Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
Indira Gandhi #Death #Fear

Photo of Indira Gandhi If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying.
Indira Gandhi #Forgiveness

Photo of Indira Gandhi Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
Indira Gandhi #Money

Photo of Indira Gandhi One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.
Indira Gandhi #Power

Photo of Indira Gandhi The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
Indira Gandhi #Work

Photo of Indira Gandhi My grandfather once told me that there were 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 much less competition.
Indira Gandhi #Work

Photo of Indira Gandhi 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.
Indira Gandhi #Strength

Photo of Indira Gandhi A nation' s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.