Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free.— Rabindranath Tagore
Relaxing Republic Day quotations
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous
The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations.
Constitution is not a mere lawyers document, it is a vehicle of Life, and its spirit is always the spirit of Age.
Let new India arise out of peasants' cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper.
India has no dearth of brave young men and women and if they get the opportunity and help then we can compete with other nations in space exploration and one of them will fulfil her dreams.
Let us together commence a journey of peace, harmony and progress in South Asia.
A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth.
Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India.
I feel that the constitution is workable, it is flexible and it is strong enough to hold the country together both in peacetime and in wartime. Indeed, if I may say so, if things go wrong under the new Constitution, the reason will not be that we had a bad Constitution. What we will have to say is that Man was vile.
The US has unthinkingly embarked upon a neoimperial policy that must involve us in virtually every great war of the coming century-and wars are the death of republics. If we continue on this course of reflexive interventions, enemies will one day answer our power with the weapon of the weak-terror, and eventually cataclysmic terrorism on US soil.
Patriotism is the last refuge of the sculptor.
Safety is the last refuge of the scoundrel!
So, friends, every day do something that won't compute.
Love the Lord. Love the world. Work for nothing. Take all that you have and be poor. Love someone who does not deserve it. Denounce the government and embrace the flag. Hope to live in that free republic for which it stands.
The Constitution of the United States is not a mere lawyers' document;
it is a vehicle of life, and its spirit is always the spirit of the age.
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action-Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.
Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.
Public office is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Ronald Reagan is going to go into negotiations with [Vladimir] Putin from a position of strength. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama gave up the game on day one when they reset the relationship with Russia and they gave up the nuclear defense of Poland and the Czech Republic.
In the great books of India, an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence, which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the questions that exercise us.
The beginning of the decline of the Republic was the day they air-conditioned the Capitol.
The earlier days of the republic went into the acquisition of money and the provision for material things is now finding an outlet in the espousal of art. Now America has the leisure and the culture to foster beauty.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson corresponded for 13 years before they died on the same day. They asked, "How can one have prosperity without commerce? How can one have commerce without luxury? How can one have luxury without corruption? How can you have corruption without the end of the Republic?" And they really didn't know the answer.
At the dawn of history India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. Through good and ill fortune alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength.
The little words in the Republic of Letters, like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant.
Not in vain has Lincoln lived, for he has helped to make this republic an example of justice, with no caste but the caste of humanity.
We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again.
The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future?
Proof that they do not understand the republic is that in their fine promises for universal suffrage, they forgot women.
Conservatives understand that the power that binds our republic together is fierce independence held high on the shoulders of compassion.
In the best days of our republic Americans were fiercely proud of the fact that rich and poor met on such equal terms in so many ways, and without the slightest trace of hostility.
Back in the days of the Soviet Union, the countries of Eastern Europe, being under the control of the USSR, would call their states "people's republics." The sham that is currently going on in the states of the former Soviet Union is due to the fact that the politicians in power are eager to polish up their image abroad.
In the formative days of the Republic, the directing influence the Bible exercised upon the fathers of the Nation is conspicuously evident.
Teachings and ideologies subversive to the fundamental principles of this great Republic, which are contrary to the Constitution of the United States, or which are detrimental to the progress of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be condemned, whether advocated by Republicans or Democrats.
A sound American is simply one who has put out of his mind all doubts and questionings, and who accepts instantly, and as incontrovertible gospel, the whole body of official doctrine of his day, whatever it may be and no matter how often it may change. The instant he challenges it, no matter how timorously and academically, he ceases by that much to be a loyal and creditable citizen of the republic.