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Men are mortal.
by B. R. Ambedkar

Men are mortal.
So are ideas.
An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering.
Otherwise both will wither and die.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country
is no fit to rule another country must admit that one
class is not fit to rule another class.
- 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.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Life should be great rather than long.
- B. R. Ambedkar

 

Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
- B. R. Ambedkar

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

Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social
tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more
courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
- B. R. Ambedkar

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

In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking
have no scope for development.
- B. R. Ambedkar

I like the religion that teaches liberty,
equality and fraternity.
- B. R. Ambedkar

I measure the progress of a community by the degree
of progress which women have achieved.
- B. R. Ambedkar

We are Indians, firstly and lastly.
- B. R. Ambedkar

The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
- B. R. Ambedkar

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

What are we having this liberty for? We are having
this liberty in order to reform our social system,
which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things,
which conflict with our fundamental rights.
- B. R. Ambedkar

For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent.
What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice,
necessity and importance of political and social rights.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only.
It cannot 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.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean,
man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives.
Man's life is independent.
He is born not for the development of the society alone,
but for the development of his self.
- 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.
- B. R. Ambedkar

History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict,
victory is always with economics.
Vested interests have never been known to have willingly
divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.
- B. R. Ambedkar

A 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.
- B. R. Ambedkar

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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