"Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model."
"We should so provide our educational system that the student who takes up agriculture should be as respected as the one who goes in for engineering or medicine."
"Knowledge acquired through education goes a long way to mould one’s fate and the real worth of man is judged primarily by his attainments and his service to the society."
"True democracy or the swaraj of the masses can never come through untruthful and violent means."
"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?"
"Nationalism is inspired by the highest ideals of the human race, satyam [the truth], shivam [the god], sundaram [the beautiful]. Nationalism in India has roused the creative faculties which for centuries had been lying dormant in our people."
"Manpower without Unity is not a strength unless it is harmonized and united properly, then it becomes a spiritual power."
"There is something unique in this soil, which despite many obstacles has always remained the abode of great souls."