Shri Pawan Chamling - Honourable Chief Minister of Sikkim
"Vision without action is, but a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with the action changes the world."
"Someone asked me about the development philosophy of our government because he rightly thought without ideological and philosophical foundation we become a ship without a rudder. I instantly replied that we are always guided by four fundamental principles namely democracy, development, devolution and dignity. Then I added that democracy is our political philosophy. Development is our material objective. Devolution is our sustainable goal and human dignity is our ultimate destination."
"Every human effort counts. In our scheme of things, no one is insignificant. We believe in the drops that ultimately add up to the volume of an ocean."
"As ships are not built for resting in the harbour-safe and unchallenged-we are not prepared to rest. We are prepared to put hard work and spare our energy so that we can spread happiness amongst the poorest of the poor. "
"It does not take great men to do great things; it takes dedicated men. Ordinary men, sufficiently dedicated, can do extraordinary things. I ask for your dedication. Life is an echo, all comes back- The good, the bad and the truth. So give the world the best you have. And the best will return to you."