B. R. Ambedkar Quotes

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Born: April 14, 1891, Mhow, India
Birth Country: India
Died: Delhi, India, December 6, 1956
Occupation: Politician, Economist
Religion: Buddhist

1.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
- B. R. Ambedkar

2.
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

3.
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

4.
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

5.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
- B. R. Ambedkar

6.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
- B. R. Ambedkar

7.
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

8.
Life should be great rather than long.
- B. R. Ambedkar

9.
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

10.
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

11.
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

12.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
- B. R. Ambedkar

13.
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

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