Narendra Modi quotes

  • Mind is never a problem. Mindset is
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Powerful #Mind #Problem

  • Religion and faith are very personal matters. So far as the government is concerned, there is only one holy book, which is the Constitution of India.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Book #Government #Matter

  • I haven't done anything wrong that I need to make up for. I am what I am in front of the world.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #World #Needs #Done

  • For nearly three decades there has been, by and large, peace and tranquility on the India-China border. Not a single bullet has been fired for over a quarter-century. Both countries are showing great maturity and a commitment to economic cooperation.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Country #Commitment #Maturity

  • By getting an opportunity to serve society, we get a chance to repay our debt.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Opportunity #Debt #Chance

  • What we teach our children is that earth is your mother that provides; she's a giver. So, please first ask forgiveness from the mother earth before you step on to it and cause it pain.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Mother #Pain #Children

  • After the hockey stick, Sardara Singh scores with the broom! A great effort by him towards a Swachh Bharat.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Hockey #Effort #Sticks

  • Terrorists are linked to money laundering, dirty money, drug dealing, arms trafficking. We have to ask ourselves, where do terrorists get their weapons from? Where do they get their communication technology from? Where do they get their financing from? These are some of the aspects where I think the entire international community needs to come together and put a complete stop to access to these three key aspects by the terrorists.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Dirty #Communication #Technology

  • Each one of us has both; good and evil virtues. Those who decide to focus on the good ones succeed in life.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Evil #Focus #Succeed

  • If you view terrorism in Syria from one perspective and terrorism outside Syria from another perspective, it can create problems. If you view terrorism in categories such as good terrorism and bad terrorism, that too can create its own challenges.I think we should not look at these questions individually.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Thinking #Views #Perspective

  • Religion to me is devotion to work and devotedly working is being religious.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Religious #Devotion

  • The closeness of the India-Afghanistan relationship is not a new phenomenon. It has existed since time immemorial. And as a close friend, ever since India's Independence, we have done and will continue to do whatever is required to be done to see Afghanistan grow and progress as a close friend.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Independence #Progress #Done

  • I too belong to an OBC caste but I have never used my community to get power
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Community #Used #Castes

  • I think it is a very natural tendency for the nations to increase their influence in the international space, as they pursue their international relations with different countries.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Country #Thinking #Space

  • I did not get an opportunity to die for the country, but I have got an opportunity to live for the country.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Country #Opportunity

  • If you look at the India-US relationship for example, the role that the Indian diaspora has played in the relationship is extremely crucial. Yes, we share democratic values but there is also the great role that the Indian diaspora has played in strengthening the bond of friendship between India and the US, and of course in underscoring the democratic values between the two countries.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Country #Two #Roles

  • Don't dream to be something but rather dream to do something great.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Dream

  • If I have to describe the India-US relationship in a single word, I will say we are natural allies. I think the relationship between India and US, and the two countries in themselves, have played an enormously important role and continue to play an important role in strengthening democratic values all over the world.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Country #Thinking #Play

  • Gujarat, with its all inclusive, sustainable and rapid growth, is emerging as a globally preferred place to live in and to do business.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Growth #Gujarat #Places To Live

  • I started reading the works of Swami Vivekananda. That gave me courage and a vision, it sharpened and deepened my sensitivities and gave me a new perspective and a direction in life. I decided to dedicate myself to others and till date I am continuing to follow that decision.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Reading #Perspective #Decision

  • Indian economy is suffering from policy paralysis and lack of optimism. I am confident that with right kind of decisions, we can once again generate hope and confidence and turnaround our economy.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Powerful #Optimism #Decision

  • I was born in a very poor family. I used to sell tea in a railway coach as a child. My mother used to wash utensils and do lowly household work in the houses of others to earn a livelihood. I have seen poverty very closely. I have lived in poverty.I decided that I would not live for myself but would live for others.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Mother #Children #House

  • This is an election where there is a tea seller from the Opposition, and to defeat him, everyone has come together. They say Modi should not come. This is because those who looted the nation know that after 16th May what is going to happen.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Tea #Together #Democracy

  • We seek your blessings and we seek your support. On one side there is the Shahzada and on the other side there is a tea seller. There is Namdaar and there is a Kamdaar. But we assure that after assuming responsibility we will not rest for a minute. All the time will be for the people.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Responsibility #Blessing #People

  • If you love someone, set them free. If they come back, he's probably LK Advani
    -- Narendra Modi

    #If You Love Someone

  • Whatever Language Pakistan understands India should teach in that language
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Pakistan #India #Language

  • If you were to ask me whether you need a dictatorship to run India, No, you do not. Whether you need a powerful person who believes in concentrating power, No, you do not. If you were to ask me to choose between democratic values and wealth, power, prosperity and fame, I will very easily and without any doubt choose democratic values.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Running #Powerful #Believe

  • Once we decide we have to do something, we can go miles ahead.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Powerful #Miles

  • India is a democracy; it is in our DNA. As far as the different political parties are concerned, I firmly believe that they have the maturity and wisdom to make decisions that are in the best interests of the nation.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Party #Believe #Maturity

  • I want to ask parents, when daughters turn 11 or 14, they keep a tab on their movements. Have these parents ever asked their sons where they have been going, who they have been meeting? Rapists are somebody's sons as well! Parents must take the responsibility to ensure that their sons don't go the wrong direction.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Mother #Daughter #Responsibility

  • We should pass the U.N.'s Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism. At least it will clearly establish whom you view as a terrorist and whom you don't. We need to delink terrorism from religion - to isolate terrorists who use this interchange of arguments between terrorism and religion.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Views #Needs #Use

  • If we want the world to be a better place to live, we have to treat it as one unit. If we want economic growth to be pervasive, we have to make people its partners. If we want the process of development to be sustainable, we have to work with the environment.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #People #Growth #Development

  • India is a civilization where the principle and philosophy of sacrifice is ingrained as part of our upbringing.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Philosophy #Sacrifice #Civilization

  • Secularism is a term interpreted in many different ways by different people. For me, it has always been something very simple - putting India First
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Simple #People #Different

  • We should not look at terrorism from the nameplates - ­which group they belong to, what is their geographical location, who are the victims. These individual groups or names will keep changing.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Names #Looks #Location

  • Only If there is devotion to knowledge, the 21st century will become India's century and the foundation of that will be laid by the 'Vanche Gujarat' movement.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #India #Gujarat #Movement

  • If I look at the definition of Hinduism, the Supreme Court of India has given a beautiful definition; it says that Hinduism is not a religion, it is actually a way of life.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Beautiful #Definitions #Way

  • Respecting religions is not simply a question of universal tolerance; it is a question of believing that all religions are true.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Believe #Tolerance

  • India is a civilization with a history that is thousands of years old.The diversity of India, of our civilization, is actually a thing of beauty, which is something we are extremely proud of.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Civilization #Years #Diversity

  • We teach in our cultural history that the entire universe is a family. So our association with Nature is much deeper and of a very different kind.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Association #Different #Kind

  • In a democracy, dynasty politics is wrong. We need to free the state and nation from it.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Democracy #Needs #Dynasty

  • From my experience of having served for 3000 days, I can say that anything can be achieved.
    -- Narendra Modi

  • Contrary to the prevailing notion that good governance is bad politics, in reality good governance is good politics. A government should work keeping in mind the welfare of future generations, not the next election.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Reality #Government #Mind

  • This country has attained 'Swarajya', but unfortunately the dream of 'Surajya' is left unfulfilled. Today, if there is any major challenge before this country, it is that of a 'Surajya' and since the last decade, Gujarat is working in the direction of attaining Surajya.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Dream #Country #Challenges

  • Youngsters inspired by Maoism have taken the gun and are spilling blood on streets, but our land needs the colour of progress not the colour of blood. Maoists must not have the gun in their hands, instead they must have agriculture tools and pens so that they can serve others. Raasta kalam, hal aur pasine ka hai, khoon ka nahi.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Motivation #Taken #Gun

  • Our diversity is not something that is on paper. It is the manifestation of our strength. It is not only our identity but also our tradition.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Motivation #Diversity #Identity

  • There is no red tapism in my state, only red carpet.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Red #States #Carpet

  • Understanding strengths and weaknesses is very essential in setting forth a clean administration and for sustainable and lasting solutions.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Understanding #Administration #Weakness

  • My definition of secularism is very clear. The sole religion of the Government is Nation First, the holy book is the Constitution.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Book #Government #Democracy

  • Good governance is not fire-fighting or crisis-management. Instead of opting for ad-hoc solutions the need of the hour is to tackle the root cause of the problems.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Fighting #Roots #Fire

  • Secularism for the Congress is merely a slogan while for the BJP it is an article of faith. Secularism is about votebank politics for the Congress, while it is about 'India first' for the BJP.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Bjp #Democracy #Firsts

  • It is not easy to fight elections with a development motto and I am glad people of Gujarat rose above personal and emotional tangles and prioritized development over everything else.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Fighting #Emotional #People

  • Every voter is a Bharat Bhagya Vidhata.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Democracy #Voters #Election

  • It is not that the people want a BJP government or Modi as PM. The Nation wants to teach a lesson to those who have ruined the nation.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Government #Pms #Bjp

  • The 2014 elections are not about winning or losing, but of ensuring a bright future for India. It is about sowing the seeds for a 'Bhavya' and a 'Divya Bharat'.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Winning #Democracy #India

  • Our nation is rich and our people can be rich. 2014 elections is a fight against poverty.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Fighting #People #Democracy

  • 'Brand India' is built of 5 Ts - talent, tradition, tourism, trade and technology.
    -- Narendra Modi

    #Technology #Tourism #India

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