“THERE is nothing more valuable in life than the love of the people. We are always ready to sacrifice our lives for a greater cause.
“When the time comes, we should not be found wanting. Our lives should not be spent idling away our time. There should not be any regrets in having led a life of disuse. That has always been my bottom line.”
– Jyoti Basu, in Memoirs: A Political Autobiography, translated from the Bengali, ‘Jatadur Mone Pore’ (As Far As I Can Remember), by Abhijit Dasgupta.
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