Inspiring India Quotes : India Sayings

These India quotes will inspire you. India, officially the Republic of India is a country in South Asia. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging India quotes, India sayings, and India proverbs.

Best India Quotes

  1. “We are Indians, firstly and lastly.” ~ B. R. Ambedkar
  2. “India, which is the nursery of the great faiths of the world” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  3. “We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.” ~ Albert Einstein
  4. “Citizenship consists in the service of the country.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru

  5. “India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.” ~ Will Durant
  6. “After the conversations about Indian philosophy, some of the ideas of Quantum Physics that had seemed so crazy suddenly made much more sense.” ~ Werner Heisenberg
  7. “We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.” ~ Albert Einstein
  8. “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” ~ Chief Seattle

  9. “Whatever sphere of the human mind you may select for your special study, whether it be language, or religion, or mythology, or philosophy, whether it be laws or customs, primitive art or primitive science, everywhere, you have to go to India, whether you like it or not, because some of the most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India, and in India only.” ~ Max Muller
  10. “India was China’s teacher in religion and imaginative literature, and the world’s teacher in trigonometry, quadratic equations, grammar, phonetics, Arabian Nights, animal fables, chess, as well as in philosophy, and that she inspired Boccaccio, Goethe, Herder, Schopenhauer, Emerson, and probably also old Aesop.” ~ Lin Yutang
  11. “India will teach us the tolerance and gentleness of mature mind, understanding spirit, and a unifying, pacifying love for all human beings.” ~ Will Durant
  12. “I like to think that someone will trace how the deepest thinking of India made its way to Greece and from there to the philosophy of our times” ~ John Archibald Wheeler

  13. “It is India that gave us the ingenious method of expressing all numbers by means of ten symbols, each symbol receiving a value of position as well as an absolute value; a profound and important idea which appears so simple to us now that we ignore its true merit. But its very simplicity and the great ease which it has lent to computations put our arithmetic in the first rank of useful inventions; and we shall appreciate the grandeur of the achievement the more when we remember that it escaped the genius of Archimedes and Apollonius, two of the greatest men produced by antiquity.” ~ Pierre-Simon Laplace
  14. “India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.” ~ Mark Twain
  15. “If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India.” ~ Max Muller
  16. “India has two million gods and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.” ~ Mark Twain
  17. “It is true that even across the Himalayan barrier India has sent to the west, such gifts as grammar and logic, philosophy and fables, hypnotism and chess, and above all numerals and the decimal system.” ~ Will Durant

  18. “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
  19. “Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India.” ~ Mark Twain
  20. “India – The land of Vedas, the remarkable works contain not only religious ideas for a perfect life but also facts which science has proved true. Electricity, radium, electronics, airship, all were known to the seers who founded the Vedas.” ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  21. “I do not want India to be an economic superpower. I want India to be a happy country.” ~ J. R. D. Tata

  22. “Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas, I have felt that some unearthly and unknown light illuminated me. In the great teaching of the Vedas, there is no touch of sectarianism. It is of all ages, climbs, and nationalities and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge. When I read it, I feel that I am under the spangled heavens of a summer night.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  23. “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.” ~ B. R. Ambedkar
  24. “India is not, as people keep calling it, an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one in an advanced state of decay.” ~ Shashi Tharoor

  25. “There has been no more revolutionary contribution than the one which the Hindus (Indians) made when they invented ZERO.” ~ Lancelot Hogben
  26. “Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge… At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
  27. “Each man is good in His sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.” ~ Sitting Bull

  28. “The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural, real way of life. We veil ourselves with unnatural masks. On the face of India are the tender expressions which carry the mark of the Creators hand.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  29. “Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood… will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.” ~ Indira Gandhi
  30. “For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls.” ~ Rajiv Gandhi
  31. “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” ~ Chief Seattle

  32. “India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.” ~ Hu Shih
  33. “Coming back to America was, for me, much more of a culture shock than going to India. The people in the Indian countryside don’t use their intellect like we do, they use their intuition instead, and their intuition is far more developed than in the rest of the world. Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect in my opinion. That’s had a big impact on my work.” ~ Steve Jobs
  34. “Either I will come back after hoisting the Tricolor, or I will come back wrapped in it, but I will be back for sure.” ~ Vikram Batra
  35. “Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows. Now we are poor but we are free. No white man controls our footsteps. If we must die, we die defending our rights.” ~ Sitting Bull
  36. “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.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

  37. “If we must die, we die defending our rights.” ~ Sitting Bull
  38. “In religion, India is the only millionaire… the One land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined.” ~ Mark Twain
  39. “India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator.” ~ Winston Churchill

  40. “So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.” ~ Mark Twain
  41. “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?” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
  42. “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  43. “A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.” ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
  44. “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.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
  45. “There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.” ~ Indira Gandhi
  46. “In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  47. “A republic – if you can keep it – is about limitation, and for good reason, because we are mortal and our actions are imperfect.” ~ Mike Pence

  48. “When we read with attention the poetical and philosophical monuments of the East–above all, those of India, which are beginning to spread in Europe–we discover there many a truth, and truths so profound, and which make such a contrast with the meanness of the results at which European genius has sometimes stopped, that we are constrained to bend the knee before the philosophy of the East and to see in this cradle of the human race the native land of the highest philosophy.” ~ Victor Cousin
  49. “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
  50. “If the deaf are to hear, the sound has to be very loud. When we dropped the bomb, it was not our intention to kill anybody. We have bombed the British Government. The British must quit India and make her free.” ~ Bhagat Singh
  51. “At its starting point in India, the birthplace of races and religions, the womb of the world.” ~ Jules Michelet

  52. “There is no book in the world that is so thrilling, stirring, and inspiring as the Upanishads.” ~ Max Muller
  53. “My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.” ~ Edward Gibbon
  54. “India is the meeting-place of the religions and among these Hinduism alone is by itself a vast and complex thing, not so much a religion as a great diversified and yet subtly unified mass of spiritual thought, realization, and aspiration.” ~ Sri Aurobindo
  55. “India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples.” ~ Sri Aurobindo
  56. “The food we ate was Indian, and both my mother and father were very deep into the ancient philosophy of India, so it could well have been an Indian household.” ~ Amar Bose

  57. “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
  58. “Spending of the best part of one’s life earning money in order to enjoy questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it, reminds me of the Englishman who went to India to make a fortune first, in order that he might return to England and live the life of a poet. He should have gone up garret at once.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  59. “India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples. And that which must seek now to awake is not an anglicized oriental people, docile pupil of the West and doomed to repeat the cycle of the occident’s success and failure, but still the ancient immemorable Shakti recovering her deepest self, lifting her head higher towards the supreme source of light and strength and turning to discover the complete meaning and a vaster form of her Dharma.” ~ Sri Aurobindo
  60. “The India I Love does not make the headlines, but I find it wherever I go – in field or forest, town or village, mountain or desert – and in the hearts and minds of people who have given me love and affection for the better part of my lifetime.” ~ Ruskin Bond

  61. “I believe that the civilization India evolved is not to be beaten in the world. Nothing can equal the seeds sown by our ancestors, Rome went, Greece shared the same fate; the might of the Pharaohs was broken; Japan has become Westernized; of China, nothing can be said; but India is still, somehow or other, sound at the foundation.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  62. “India is the world’s most youthful nation. A nation with such youth power cannot dream small. We cannot commit this crime. We should dream big, we should enable the youth to dream big and we should give them an opportunity to realize their dreams” ~ Narendra Modi
  63. “It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru

  64. “India then being four-sided in plan, the side which looks to the Orient and that to the South, the Great Sea compasseth; that towards the Arctic is divided by the mountain chain of Hmdus from Scythia, inhabited by that tribe of Scythians who are called Sakai; and on the fourth side, turned towards the West, the Indus marks the boundary, the biggest or nearly so of all rivers after the Nile.” ~ Megasthenes
  65. “In India when we meet and part we often say, “Namaste,” which means: I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides; I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides; I honor the place in you of love, of light, of truth, of peace. I honor the place within you where if you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us.. “Namaste.”” ~ Ram Dass

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