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B. R. Ambedkar Quotes and Sayings

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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

Related topics: Politics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life should be great rather than long.
- 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.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed) PHOTO

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot PHOTO

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

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

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

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

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu


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