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Motivational B R Ambedkar Quotes And Sayings

B R Ambedkar Quotes:- Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), also known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician, and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables (Dalits). He was independent India’s first law and justice minister, the major architect of the Constitution of India.


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“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.”-B R Ambedkar

Inspirational B R Ambedkar Quotes

“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


“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


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


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


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


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“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

“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


“That the caste system must be abolished if the Hindu society is to be reconstructed on the basis of equality, goes without saying. Untouchability has its roots in the caste system. They cannot expect the Brahmins to rise in revolt against the caste system. Also, we cannot rely upon the non-Brahmins and ask them to fight our battle.”-B R Ambedkar


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“Some people think that religion is not essential to society. I do not hold this view. I consider the foundation of religion to be essential to the life and practices of a society.”-B R Ambedkar


“Why is it that a large majority of Hindus do not inter-dine and do not inter-marry? Why is it that your cause is not popular? There can be only one answer to this question, and it is that inter-dining and inter-marriage are repugnant to the beliefs and dogmas which the Hindus regard as sacred.”-B R Ambedkar


“Caste may be bad. Caste may lead to conduct so grossly as to be called man’s inhumanity to man. All the same, it must be recognized that the Hindus observe Caste not because they are inhuman or wrong-headed. They observe Caste because they are deeply religious.”-B R Ambedkar


“People are not wrong in observing Caste. In my view, what is wrong is their religion, which has inculcated this notion of Caste. If this is correct, then obviously the enemy, you must grapple with is not the people who observe Caste, but the Shastras which teach them this religion of Caste.”-B R Ambedkar


“Indeed, the Muslims have all the social evils of the Hindus and something more. That something more is the compulsory system of purdah for Muslim women. These burka women walking in the streets is one of the most hideous sights one can witness in India.”-B R Ambedkar


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“Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of its social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which recognizes liberty, equality, and fraternity as the principles of life.”-B R Ambedkar

“An ideal society should be mobile, should be full of channels for conveying a change taking place in one part to other parts. In an ideal society, there should be many interests consciously communicated and shared.”-B R Ambedkar


“My social philosophy may be said to be enshrined in three words: liberty, equality, and fraternity. Let no one, however, say that I have borrowed my philosophy from the French Revolution. I have not. My philosophy has roots in religion and not in political science. I have derived them from the teachings of my Master, the Buddha.”-B R Ambedkar


“To my mind, there is no doubt that this Gandhi age is the dark age of India. It is an age in which people, instead of looking for their ideals in the future, are returning to antiquity.”-B R Ambedkar


“No Hindu community, however low, will touch cow’s flesh. On the other hand, there is no community that is really an Untouchable community that has not something to do with the dead cow. Some eat her flesh, some remove the skin, some manufacture articles out of her skin and bones.”-B R Ambedkar


“One can quite understand vegetarianism. One can quite understand meat-eating. But it is difficult to understand why a person who is a flesh-eater should object to one kind of flesh, namely cow’s flesh. This is an anomaly which calls for explanation.”-B R Ambedkar


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“The Touchables, whether they are vegetarians or flesh-eaters, are united in their objection to eat cow’s flesh. As against them stand the Untouchables, who eat cow’s flesh without compunction and as a matter of course and habit.”-B R Ambedkar


“Generally speaking, the Smritikars never care to explain the why and the how of their dogmas.”-B R Ambedkar


“The food habits of the different classes of Hindus have been as fixed and stratified as their cults. Just as Hindus can be classified on the basis of their cults, so also they can be classified on the basis of their habits of food.”-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.”-B R Ambedkar


“There is one taboo against meat-eating. It divides Hindus into vegetarians and flesh eaters. There is another taboo that is against beef-eating. It divides Hindus into those who eat cow’s flesh and those who do not.”-B R Ambedkar