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Morarji Desai birth anniversary: Famous quotes of former Indian PM

Updated on: 23 February,2024 01:51 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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On Morarji Desai's birth anniversary here are some famous quotes of former PM

Morarji Desai birth anniversary: Famous quotes of former Indian PM

Morarji Desai

Morarji Desai, the former Indian Prime Minister was known for his wisdom and straightforward approach to governance. On this occasion, let's explore some of the famous quotes of the former Prime Minister that continue to resonate with the nation. Born on February 29, 1896, former PM Morarji Desai was a key figure in defining India's political environment and government.


Born in Bhadeli, now in the Bulsar district of Gujarat, Morarji Desai's life journey is a testament to his unwavering commitment to public service and his significant contributions to the nation.


Morarji Desai's political career extended decades, and he held a number of major roles, including Chief Minister of Bombay State, Finance Minister of India, and, eventually, Prime Minister of India. His stint as Prime Minister from 1977 to 1979 was a watershed moment in Indian political history, as he became the country's first non-Congress Prime Minister.


Morarji Desai's leadership style was characterised by his integrity, simplicity, and dedication to Gandhian principles. A staunch follower of Mahatma Gandhi, he advocated for ethical governance,

On Morarji Desai's birth anniversary here are some famous quotes of former PM.

"True democracy or the Swaraj of the masses can never come through untruthful and violent means."

"The art of politics is to take credit for any home run, but to duck when there's a weak ground ball hit in your direction."

"No matter what your past has been, you have a spotless future."

"I am a staunch believer in the dignity of labor. I have never been afraid of admitting my mistakes nor have I ever run away from responsibilities."

"We should have the ability to laugh at ourselves and our follies, not to laugh at others and their problems."

"It is only our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds."

"If you have a straight mind, you can never lie. If you don’t lie, you will be fearless. And if you are fearless, nobody and nothing in this world can make you their slave."

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