Dr. B R Ambedkar Quotes

“A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar Quotes

“I want all people to be Indians First, Indians Last and nothing else but Indians.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“We must take advantage of the toggle between two parties and, maintaining our separate identity, to cooperate with one which will accept our conditions and thus derive the most benefit. Power is the key to social progress.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“I regard the Buddha’s Dharma to be the best. No religion can be compared to it. If a modern man who knows science must have a religion, the only religion he can have is the religion of the Buddha.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Education is the milk of tigress who will drink he can’t stay without roaring.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Let us even make a concession to the prejudices of our opponents, bring them in, so that they may willingly join with us on marching upon that road, which as I said, if we walk long enough, must necessarily lead us to unity.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“It is not enough to be electors, it is necessary to be law makers.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“A responsible person must learn to unlearn what he has learned. A responsible person must have the courage to rethink and change his thoughts.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Caste destroys public spirit, public opinion and public charity.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

"Caste destroys public spirit, public opinion and public charity." – Dr. B R Ambedkar Quotes

“Turn in any direction you like, caste is the monster that crosses your path. You cannot have political reform, you cannot have economic reform, unless you kill this monster.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Bhakti in religion may be a road to the salvation of the soul. But in politics, bhakti or hero-worship is a sure road to degradation and to eventual dictatorship.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“I am happy to find absolute equality between upper cast and lower cast without anyone being aware of such difference existing.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“It is my solemn vow to die in the service and cause of those down trodden people among whom I was born, I was brought up and I am living. I would not budge an inch from my righteous cause, or care for the violent and disparaging criticism by my detractors.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Our Constitution is not only a political or legal document but also an emotional, cultural and social contract.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Democracy is not merely a form of government. It is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience. It is essentially an attitude of respect and reverence towards fellow men.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Let us leave aside slogans, let us leave aside words which frighten people. Let us even make a concession to the prejudices of our opponents.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“The proposed Indian Constitution is a dual polity with a single citizenship. There is only one citizenship for the whole of India. It is Indian citizenship. There is no State citizenship.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar Quotes

“Journalism in India was once a profession. It has now become a trade. It has no more moral function than the manufacture of soap. To accept a hero and worship him has become its principal duty.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“The Buddha never claimed that he was a prophet or a messenger of god.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Political tyranny is nothing compared to social tyranny, and a reformer who defies society is a much more courageous man than a politician, who defies Government.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It can’t be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Inequality is the official doctrine of Brahmanism.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“This is the first time that I am visiting the camp of sangh (RSS) volunteers. I am happy to find absolute equality between Savarns & Harijans without any one being aware of such difference existing.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“People and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Life should be great rather than long.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Life should be great rather than long.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar Quotes

“Caste is not a physical object like a wall of bricks or a line of barbed wire which prevents the Hindus from co-mingling and which has, therefore, to be pulled down. Caste is a notion; it is a state of the mind.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“I want followers and not devotees.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Mahatma Phule preached the gospel that, for India, social democracy is more vital than independence from foreign rule.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Constitution is not a mere legal document. It is a vehicle of life and its spirit is always the spirit of age.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Hindu Society as such does not exist. It is only a collection of castes. Each caste is conscious of its existence. Its survival is the be-all and end-all of its existence.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“It is useless to make a distinction between the secular Brahmins and priestly Brahmins. Both are kith and kin. They are two arms of the same body, and one is bound to fight for the existence of the other.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Justice has always evoked ideas of equality, of proportion of compensation. In short, justice is another name of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

"If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it." – Dr. B R Ambedkar Quotes

“Mentally a priest may be an idiot, physically a priest may be suffering from a foul disease, and morally he may be a wreck. But he is fit to officiate at solemn ceremonies, to enter the sanctum sanctorum of a Hindu temple.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Caste is not just a division of labour; it is a division of labourers.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“But this much is certain that if the parties place creed above country, our independence will be put in jeopardy a second time and probably be lost forever. We must be determined to defend our independence with the last drop of our blood.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Equality may be a fiction but nonetheless one must accept it as a governing principle.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“However good a constitution may be, if those who are implementing it are not good, it will prove to be bad. However bad a constitution may be, if those implementing it are good, it will prove to be good.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Equality will be of no value without fraternity or liberty.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“You must have courage to tell the Hindus, that what is wrong with them is their religion—the religion which has produced in them this notion of the sacredness of Caste. Will you show that courage?” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“I am firm enough to say civilization cannot exist without advocates. Law is the very foundation of civilization.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Birth never decides worth.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Birth never decides worth.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar Quotes

“You cannot build anything on the foundations of caste. You cannot build up a nation; you cannot build up a morality. Anything that you will build on the foundations of caste will crack and will never be a whole.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“The castes are anti-national.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Democracy is not merely a form of Government. It is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience. It is essentially an attitude of respect and reverence towards fellowmen.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“If you don’t vote, you lose the right to complain.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Indeed, if I may say so, if things go wrong under the new Constitution, the reason will not be that we had a bad Constitution. What we will have to say is that man was vile.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“I feel that the constitution is workable, it is flexible and it is strong enough to hold the country together both in peacetime and in wartime.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Any claim for the sharing of power by the minority is called communalism while the monopolizing of the whole power by the majority is called nationalism.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Lost rights are never regained by appeals to the conscience of the usurpers, but by relentless struggle. Goats are used for sacrificial offerings and not lions.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar Quotes

“I feel very sorry to see anti-religious attitude of youth. The good virtues I m possessing or whatever good I have done to society, it is only because of my religious attitude. I want religion, and not that pretense in the name of religion.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Do not believe in fate. Believe in your strength.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“I feel, however good a Constitution may be, it is sure to turn out bad because those who are called to work it happen to be a bad lot.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“By independence, we have lost the excuse of blaming the British for anything going wrong. If hereafter things go wrong, we will have nobody to blame except ourselves.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“There have been many Mahatmas in India whose sole object was to remove untouchability and elevate and absorb the depressed classes but every one of them has failed. Mahatmas have come and gone but untouchables have remained as untouchables.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“There is no nation of Indians in the real sense of the world, it is yet to be created. In believing we are a nation, we are cherishing a great delusion. How can people divided into thousand of castes be a nation?” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“There will be outcastes as long as there are castes. Nothing can emancipate the outcaste except the destruction of the caste system.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Be educated, be organized and be agitated.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Be educated, be organized and be agitated.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar Quotes

“Constitutional morality is not a natural sentiment. It has to be cultivated. We must realize that our people have yet to learn it. Democracy in India is only a top-dressing on an Indian soil which is essentially undemocratic.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Indifferentism is the worst kind of disease that can affect people.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“My final words of advice to you are educate, agitate and organize; have faith in yourself. With justice on our side, I do not see how we can lose our battle.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Will not allow the ever expanding spirit of man to be strangled by the hand of the past which has no meaning for the present and no hope for the future: nor will it allow it to be cramped in a narrow jacket of local particularism.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“The real remedy for breaking caste is inter-marriage. Nothing else will serve as the solvent of caste.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“We must note that our political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which recognizes liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“India does not have a political majority but a Communal majority. In India majority is born not created.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar Quotes

“My quarrel with Hindus and Hinduism is not over the imperfections of their social conduct. It is much more fundamental. It is over their ideals.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“I must admit that the Vedic theory of Varna as interpreted by Swami Dayananda and some others is a sensible and an inoffensive thing. It did not admit birth as a determining factor in fixing the place of an individual in society. It only recognized worth.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“What the Hindus call religion is really law, or at best legalized class-ethics. Frankly, I refuse to call this code of ordinances as religion.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“I am condemned because I criticized Mr. Gandhi and Mr. Jinnah for the mess they have made of Indian politics, and that in doing so I am alleged to have shown towards them hatred and disrespect.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“I was born as a Hindu. It was not under my power but I solemnly assure you that I will not die as a Hindu.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Indo-Iranians were very closely related to the Indo-Aryans in their culture and religion. Among the Indo-Iranians, not only both men and women but men and women of all classes are invested with the sacred thread.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“For a priest it is enough to be born in a priestly caste. Priestly class among Hindus is subject neither to law nor to morality. It is a pest which divinity seems to have let loose on the masses for their mental and moral degradation.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“The great defect in the policy of least resistance and silent infiltration of rational ideas lies in this that they do not compel thoughts, for they do not produce crisis.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“They cannot make history who forget history.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

"They cannot make history who forget history”. – Dr. B R Ambedkar Quotes

“India’s history is nothing but the mortal conflict between Buddhism & the Brahmanism.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Most of the politicians and historians are Brahmins and cannot be expected to have the courage to expose the misdeeds of their ancestors are admit the evils perpetuated by them.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“No civilized society of today presents more survivals of primitive times than does the Indian society. Its religion is essentially primitive and its tribal code, in spite of the advance of time and civilization, operates in all its pristine vigor even today.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Strange as it may seem, Mr. Savarkar and Mr. Jinnah instead of being opposed to each other on the two nations issue, are in complete agreement about it.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Today I am just like a pole which is supporting huge tents. I am worried about the moment when this pole will not be in its place. I am not able to find a young man. If some young man comes forward to take up this responsibility I will die in peace.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“The Hindu Civilization could hardly be called civilization. It is a diabolical contrivance to suppress and enslave humanity. Its proper name would be infamy.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Gandhiji, I have no homeland. How can I call this land my own homeland and this religion my own, wherein we are treated worse than cats and dogs, wherein we cannot get water to drink?” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

“Whatever may Hindus say, actually it does not make a difference that Hinduism is a danger to independence, equality and brotherhood. Thus it is an enemy of democracy.” – Dr. B R Ambedkar

 

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