It was a rocking, rollicking 2014. Of course, many of our well-known people said a lot of things, but here some valuable quotes said by prominent people that stand apart due to the sense of reason in them. They tell us to be positive, pragmatic, persistent, hopeful, and understand the real meaning of power. Oh! And one of them surprised us with his clairvoyance!

He is down but not defeated. Arvind Kejriwal had said this on January 2 and still believes in it

Kejriwal

Many questioned Smriti Irani’s credentials when she became the HRD minister. With these words she proved why qualifications cannot make a person wise

Smriti Irani

If you want to protest, protest for the right thing and in the right way. That is what the Jadavpur University students taught us.

Jadavpur

Deepika Padukone was angry and how! She took on TOI in the infamous cleavage controversy, and became the darling of feminists all over the country.

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A jubilant ISRO chief K Radhakrishnan asserted on India’s capabilities on September 24, after the success of Mangalyaan.

Radhakrishnan

There is no end to Mary Kom’s will power. This daughter of India added a biopic to her name besides the Gold she won in Asiad 2014. Challenge, anyone?

Mary-Kom

One of India’s most famous journalists, Rajdeep Sardesai shared this pearl of wisdom on governance on November 11

Rajdeep Sardesai

In the aftermath of Cyclone Hudhud, Nara Chandrababu Naidu’s November 17 message of thanks to his people should actually be understood by politicians.

Naidu


Rohit Sharma has seen ups and downs, and, therefore, it was not surprising when he turned a philosopher after his turbo-boosted 264-run ODI innings.

Rohit

Vishal Sikka is an innovator – a forward thinking man, and on December 5, he expressed his view on the human potential.

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Every bit the Nobel man is our Kailash Satyarthi. This is what he spoke on December 10 while receiving the Peace Prize

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Big B is not the owner of a deep baritone voice alone; he is also one of the wisest in B-town. On December 14, he offered this gem for life

Amitabh

The year 2014 was clearly Narendra Modi’s. But he reminded the people of India that true strength lies not in the hand of one man but in the faith of many.

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For once, at least, Congress scion Rahul Gandhi was right when he said this on February 13

Rahul

How prophetic, Rahul!

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