His Philosophy on Country & Patriotism
- Patriotism is conviction that our country is superior to all others because we were born in it.
- My country! When right keep it right when wrong, set it right.
His philosophy on India
- “It is already becoming clearer that a chapter which has a western beginning will have to have an Indian ending if it is not to end in the self destruction of the human race.”
- Films, like literature, have been truly reflective of Indian society through ages.
It is the strong sense of identity that makes one takes pride in their language, culture, and lifestyle local wisdom is what makes the character of a country and that is missing in Indian mind set.
- India tried to gain economic power by gaining political power, rather than gaining political power by being economic power unlike China.
- The bane of India has been that it has chooses politicians to represent them, not statesmen.
- A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman of the next generation.Indian economy is nothing but The Politics and Economics of Redistribution and Inefficiency.
- India is readily ungovernable, not fit to be governed.
His Philosophy on Power
- Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands, but let it go and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
- Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
- Curiosity is the greatest knowledge, Peace is the greatest happiness and luxury.
His Philosophy on Success
- People have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to when all they need is one reason why they can.
- It is not the strongest of species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
- One who asks a question is fool for five minutes, one who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- There are two benefits of failure, first; if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work, and second; the failure gives you the opportunity to follow a new approach.
- Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it’s the courage to continue that counts.
His Philosophy on love and affection
- The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection and not a fountain, to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do require
- Lovers don't finally meet each other somewhere. They are in each other all along.
- Love as a feeling not to be understood, but to be felt and to be immersed in it.
His Philosophy on Learning
- Learning without thought is labour lost, thought without learning is perilous.
- It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is always to remember that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
- The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.
- The end of education is character.
His Philosophy on Knowledge and Intellect
- The greatest sign of intellectual mind is to be able to engage a thought without agreeing to it.
- Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Information is not knowledge. Information is merely a fact.
- Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact, everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
His Philosophy on Courage
- Courage is what it takes to stand and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
His Philosophy on Friendship
- A companion loves some agreeable qualities a person may possess, but a friend loves the person itself.
- True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
His Philosophy on life
- Life is not fair, get used to it.
- Is it not that for the sake of getting a living, we have forgotten to live?
- There are no accidents,there is only some purpose that we haven't understood.
- Would you be rather right or free?
- The ship is always safe in the harbour, but that is not where it is meant to be.
- Calm seas do not make good sailors.
- The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the strength within you that survives the hurt.
- In character in manners, in essence in everything, the supreme excellence is simplicity
His Philosophy on Creativity
- Science has proof without any certainty; creationists have certainty without any proof.
His Philosophy on women
- A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.
- Women are genius: electrical in movement, intuitive in thinking, spiritual in tendency and full of love.
- When a man makes a woman his wife, it’s the highest compliment he can pay her, and its usually the last
- For any country to grow, the attitude, psyche, talent and role of women must be understood in its entirety to utilize the diversities of gender.
- Gender equality and sameness is never to be considered same.
- If Youth knew if Age could.
- Indian youth is best called changing not progressing.
His Philosophy on Government
- Bad ministers are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
- We always want the best man to win an election. Unfortunately, he never runs.
- A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman of the next generation.
- Most politicians look like people who have become human by correspondence course.
His Philosophy on Attitude
- When you judge others you do not define them, you define yourself.
- It is better to burn out than to fade away.
- All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.
- The last of the human freedoms is to choose the one attitude in any given set of circumstances.
- Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Would you be rather right or free?
- Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
- Believe nothing, no matter who said it, unless it agrees with your reason and common sense.
- The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude… is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a country a company…or …a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the inevitable. The only think we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 per cent what happens to me and 90 per cent of how I react to it. And so it is with you.
His Philosophy on Experience
- Confidence like art, never comes with having all the answers, it comes from being open to all the questions.
- There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.
- Experience is a cruel teacher, because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
- I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind. Yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
- An expert is someone who has made all the mistakes that can be made, but in a very narrow field.
- People are so primitive that they didn't know how to get money except by working for it.
His Philosophy on Bureaucracy
- India has the most lethal missile, indestructible but capable of destructing, efficient but capable of delaying any progress, its called the Civil Servant – it doesn't work and can't be fired.
- You pretend to work, we pretend to pay.
His Philosophy on Journalist
- Journalist are people who take in other people's washing and then sell it.
- Justice is not in Law, Justice is all about how we treat each other