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If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live in peace.

Chief Joseph, leader

My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia and Europe at very young ages. We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.

Mary Chapin Carpenter, musician

There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.

Indira Gandhi, politician

Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

We got government off the backs of the people of India, particularly off the backs of India's entrepreneurs. We introduced more competition, both internal competition and external competition. We simplified and rationalized the tax system. We made risk-taking much more attractive.

Manmohan Singh, statesman

Unity and secularism will be the motto of the government. We can't afford divisive polity in India.

Manmohan Singh, statesman

You're basing your laws and your whole outlook on natural life on mythology. It won't work. That's why you have all these problems in the world. Name them: India, Pakistan, Ireland. Name them-all these problems. They're all religious problems.

Jack Kevorkian, activist

And then a great thing in my life was going to India.

Beatrice Wood, artist

Today, being the biggest developing countries in the world, China and India are both committed to developing their economy and raising their people's living standards.

Li Peng, public servant

If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.

Romain Rolland, novelist

No student of Chinese history can say that the Chinese are incapable of religious experience, even when judged by the standards of medieval Europe or pious India.

Hu Shih, philosopher

In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

Obviously any export of uranium to India could only occur within an appropriate international framework to be negotiated by the commonwealth government.

Jay Weatherill, politician

All in all it was a smooth race, the car was very well balanced. I'm very proud to be the first winner here in India.

Sebastian Vettel, celebrity

It's a different thing shooting for 10 weeks in India as opposed to on a set on stage pretending you're in India.

Chris Kattan, comedian

Here in L.A., there are a lot of dead spots, and you have to drive to find energy, but all of India is so energetic.

Chris Kattan, comedian

Six months ago, I traveled to India to see firsthand what the prime minister of that country calls a national shame. It is the systematic, widespread, shocking elimination of India's baby girls. Some 50,000 female fetuses are aborted every month in India.

Elizabeth Vargas, journalist

If I have the choice of traveling to Russia, India or New Zealand alone for a week for preliminary discussions or to spend that week with my family, I routinely choose my family.

Olafur Eliasson, artist

For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls.

Rajiv Gandhi, statesman

India Conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.

Hu Shih, philosopher

The Indian story has never been written. Maybe I am the man to do it.

Zane Grey, author

I think they quite like me when I work because I'm one of the safer directors to back, because even if my films don't bring their costs in back home, once they're shown outside of India they manage to cover the costs.

Satyajit Ray, director

I mix Indian instruments with Western instruments all the time.

Satyajit Ray, director

I know it's more five-star now than it was then, but it's still a difficult tour. In the same way as India and Pakistan players find it difficult coming to Australia. People sometimes have difficulty believing that.

Richie Benaud, athlete

By these purchases the Indian title, with moderate reservations, has been extinguished to the whole of the land within the limits of the State of Ohio, and to a part of that in the Michigan Territory and of the State of Indiana.

James Monroe, president

One of my fantasies in my life has been that I was granted access with a camera to go back in time, and to film the actual campaign of Alexander crossing into India through Iran and Persia.

Oliver Stone, director

I cannot separate the finances of India from those of England. If the finances of the Indian Government receive any severe and irreparable check, will not the resources of England be called upon to meet the emergency, and to supply the deficiency?

Richard Cobden, businessman

I have been particularly struck with the overwhelming evidence which is given as to the fitness of the natives of India for high offices and employments.

Richard Cobden, businessman

This great oracle of the East India Company himself admits that, if there is no power vested in the Court of Directors but that of the patronage, there is really no government vested in them at all.

Richard Cobden, businessman

India has been contributing very much to the reconstruction of Afghanistan; we are strongly engaged there.

Joschka Fischer, politician

The emergence of Pakistan, a decade ago, was an act of protest against the existence of privilege in the social order of the subcontinent of India.

Aly Khan, public servant

Do you think that the people of South Africa, or anywhere on the continent of Africa, or India, or Pakistan are longing to be kicked around all over again?

Arundhati Roy, novelist

My family said that I wanted to act even when I was a child living on a tea plantation in the jungle in India.

Julie Christie, actress

Indians were frequently off their reservations.

Buffalo Bill, celebrity

The Indians kept increasing in numbers until it was estimated that we were fighting from 800 to 1,000 of them.

Buffalo Bill, celebrity

I have a high degree of confidence about India's growth potential in IT.

Sanjay Kumar, businessman

Cinema in India is like brushing your teeth in the morning. You can't escape it.

Shahrukh Khan, actor

It's estimated that one million girls in India 'disappear' every year.

Elizabeth Vargas, journalist

In the states we all have this idea, everyone who wants to be the next best singer, next best dancer. Those same wants and desires are in India, too.

Parvesh Cheena, actor

We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

India is a regional power. It does not need anything to establish it.

Gary Ackerman, politician

I am always fascinated by India.

Gary Ackerman, politician

To other countries, I may go as a tourist, but to India, I come as a pilgrim.

Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

Since being in India, I am more convinced than ever before that the method of nonviolent resistance is the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for justice and human dignity.

Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

Newspaper readership is still growing in India.

Bill Gates, business magnate

I think the positive competition between states in India is one of the most positive dynamics that the country has.

Bill Gates, business magnate

India has over 20 percent of the kids born in the world. And they move around a lot.

Bill Gates, business magnate

India is more of an aid recipient than a provider of aid.

Bill Gates, business magnate

Fortunately for India, it has got a growing economy. If it is doing the right things with taxation and focusing on the right areas for human development, it is going to have no problem, over a period of time, taking care of its own needs.

Bill Gates, business magnate

We're living in a time when the world has suddenly discovered India because it's run out of raw material for its imagination. The raw materials for imagination are inexhaustible here.

Deepak Chopra, public speaker

In India, you're taught that there are certain qualities that make you a divine human being.

Deepak Chopra, public speaker

India has reduced its dependence on Iranian oil. I know their refineries have stopped asking for orders to purchase Iranian oil.

Hillary Clinton, politician

When one travels around the world, one notices to what an extraordinary degree human nature is the same, whether in India or America, in Europe or Australia.

Jiddu Krishnamurti, philosopher

We can't equate democracy with Christianity because the largest democracy on earth is India, which is primarily Hindu. The third largest democracy is Indonesia, which is Islamic. Democracy and freedom are not dependent on Christian beliefs.

Jimmy Carter, president

The Indian race are waiting and praying.

Chief Joseph, leader

India has 2,000,000 gods and worships them all. In religion, all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.

Mark Twain, author

I went to India and was quite taken with it. There's a feeling there that things are holy first and useful second.

Mary Oliver, poet

One of the biggest curses from which India is suffering - I do not say that other countries are free from it, but I think our condition is much worse - is bribery and corruption. That really is a poison.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, lawyer

I am almost inclined to say that India will get Dominion Responsible Government the day the Hindus and Muslims are united.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, lawyer

I would still ask the government not to drive the people of India to desperation, or else there is no other course left open to the people except to inaugurate the policy of non-cooperation, though not necessarily the programme of Mr. Gandhi.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, lawyer

Any idea of a united India could never have worked, and in my judgment, it would have led us to terrific disaster. Maybe that view is correct; maybe it is not - that remains to be seen.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, lawyer

India's blood and India's gold was sought and unfortunately given - given to break Turkey and buy the fetters of the Rowlatt legislation.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, lawyer

The British Government very naturally would like to see in India the form of democratic constitutions it knows best and thinks best, under which the Government of the country is entrusted to one or other political party in accordance with the turn of elections.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, lawyer

I adore India, its culture, and all the beauty of the nation. My father is from Jammu, and he's had a profound influence on my mindset and way of being.

Robin S. Sharma, author

One of the things that I have admired about India is the spiritualism of the people.

Stephen Covey, businessman

Both times I was in India, I could not get people to listen to each other. I had to literally tell people to listen to each other and tell them that they can't get creative and find alternate solutions if they don't listen to each other. There's a lot of arguing and justifying.

Stephen Covey, businessman

I think 'Slumdog' was probably the first big film that happened in India, but even that seemed like a one-off thing.

Tena Desae, actress

The centuries-old history and culture of India, majestic architectural monuments and museums of Delhi, Agra and Mumbai have a unique attractive force.

Vladimir Putin, statesman

The Declaration on Strategic Partnership between India and Russia signed in October 2000 became a truly historic step. The developments in the first decade of the 21 century confirmed that it was a particularly significant and timely step.

Vladimir Putin, statesman

The growing economic potential of India and Russia is mutually complementary in many respects.

Vladimir Putin, statesman

India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator.

Winston Churchill, politician

My 2020 Vision for India is to transform it into a developed nation. That cannot be abstract; it is a lifeline.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

There is not enough funding for basic sciences in India. We have to invest in a big way, and I am pushing that idea.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

Today, India consumes about 682 watts per capita, far lesser than developed nations. As India develops, it will definitely require a lot more energy.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

India can live without nuclear weapons. That's our dream, and it should be the dream of the U.S. also.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

For 2,500 years, India has never invaded anybody.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

India's trade deficit is because of excess of import over exports.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

I know there are people who do not quite agree with the division of India and the partition of the Punjab and Bengal. Much has been said against it, but now that it has been accepted, it is the duty of every one of us to loyally abide by it and honourably act according to the agreement which is now final and binding on all.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, lawyer

Democratic systems based on the concept of a homogeneous nation such as England are very definitely not applicable to heterogeneous countries such as India, and this simple fact is the root cause of India's constitutional ills.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, lawyer

I was in high school when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled India's flag in New Delhi.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

Today, India is a nuclear weapons state.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

India has to be transformed into a developed nation, a prosperous nation and a healthy nation, with a value system.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

When I took over as president, I studied the Constitution, and the more I studied it, the more I realised that it does not prevent the president of India from giving the nation a vision. So when I went and presented this vision in Parliament and in legislative assemblies; everyone welcomed it, irrespective of party affiliations.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

India should walk on her own shadow - we must have our own development model.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

There was a lot of protest after Bravo, from countries like India, for example. India was the first country which came forward and proposed at the United Nations that all of these nuclear tests should be stopped, that there should be a complete ban on nuclear testing.

Martha Smith, actress

Also, it is interesting that developing countries, with China and India perhaps in the lead, where the future of the global environment will be decided are now on board with the case for sustainable development.

Maurice Strong, businessman

The Prime Minister of India, at a meeting that I co-chaired a few months ago, stated that any development that is not sustainable is not development.

Maurice Strong, businessman

Then India, everyone has his own idea of India.

J. Milton Hayes, actor

A Passage to India. It is my favourite movie.

Maurice Jarre, composer

Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.

Mahatma Gandhi, activist

Pink is the navy blue of India.

Diana Vreeland, editor

This 21st century economy holds great promise for our people. But unless we give all Americans the skills they need to succeed, countries like India and China will take good-paying jobs that should be ours.

Harry Reid, politician

I like the evening in India, the one magic moment when the sun balances on the rim of the world, and the hush descends, and ten thousand civil servants drift homeward on a river of bicycles, brooding on the Lord Krishna and the cost of living.

James Cameron, director

Even in India the Hindi film industry might be the best known but there are movies made in other regional languages in India, be it Tamil or Bengali. Those experiences too are different from the ones in Bombay.

Aishwarya Rai, actress

The greatest problem all around the world today, whether in America, Japan, China Russia, India or anywhere else in the world, is that people are not in peace. People want peace.

Prem Rawat, leader

The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes.

Arundhati Roy, novelist

I know the guru route, I know you go sit on a mountain. But screw India. I ain't going there.

Susan Powter, celebrity

I'd play with these Indian players, the tabla and sitar.

Bob Livingston, politician

In the old days, people used to risk their lives in India or in the Americas in order to bring back products which now seem to us to have been of comically little worth.

Levi Strauss, businessman

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