Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was an orator par-excellence, a meaningful politician, spirited statesman and BJP's tallest leader. Vajpayee, who was admitted in AIIMS hospital in Delhi, died on Thursday.
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A look at some of the quotes by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a poet by heart
1. "Truth cannot be hidden for fear that somebody would exploit it"
2. "You can change friends but not neighbours"
3. "Maut ki umra kya hai? Do pal bhi nahi, zaindagi silsila, aaj kal ki nahi"
4. "Swayam ko doosron ki drishti se main dekh paataa hoon, na main chup hoon na gaataa hoon"
5. "Mere Prabhu! Mujhe itani oonchaai kabhi mat dena, Gairon ko gale na lagaa sakoon, Itani rukhaai kabhi mat dena"
6." Kyon na main kshan kshan ko jioon? Kan-kan mein bikhare saundarya ko pioon?"
7. "Hone, na hone ka kram, Isi tarah chalta rahega, Hum hain, hum rahenge, Yeh bhram bhi sadaa paltaa rahega"
8. "Haar nahi manunga, raar nahi thanunga"
9. "Victory and defeat are a part of life, which are to be viewed with equanimity"
10. “For me, power was never an attraction”