B. R. Ambedkar Quotes

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Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (April 14, 1891 - December 6, 1956), popular known as Babasaheb Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, politician, philosopher, economist and historian. He was independent India's first law minister and chairperson of drafting committee of Constitution of India. His birthday is celebrated as public holiday known as Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti. Here I have compiled down some of the famous B.R. Ambedkar quotes. Just hope you will like the quote compilation and able to learn something inspiring from these B.R. Ambedkar quotes.

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Knowledge is the foundation of a man's life.
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Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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Humans 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

One whose mind is not free though alive, is no better than dead.
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Life should be great rather than long.
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Freedom of mind is the proof of one's existence.
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Freedom of mind is the real freedom.
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I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
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Religion is for man and not man for religion.
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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.
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The basic idea underlying religion is to create an atmosphere for the spiritual development of the individual.
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If you study carefully, you will see that Buddhism is based on reason. There is an element of flexibility inherent in it, which is not found in any other religion.
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The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
B.R. Ambedkar

One cannot have any respect or regard for men who take the position of the reformer and then refuse to see the logical consequences of that position, let alone following them out in action.
B.R. Ambedkar

A bitter thing cannot be made sweet. The taste of anything can be changed. But poison cannot be changed into nectar.
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I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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The teachings of Buddha are eternal, but even then Buddha did not proclaim them to be infallible.
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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.
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

So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
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Famous Quotes by Dr. Ambedkar


A safe army is better than a safe border
B.R. Ambedkar

Law and order are the medicine of the politic body and when the politic body gets sick, medicine must be administered.
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We are Indians, firstly and lastly.
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

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.
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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

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.
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

Constitution is not a mere lawyers document, it is a vehicle of Life, and its spirit is always the spirit of Age.
B.R. Ambedkar

Slavery does not merely mean a legalised form of subjection. It means a state of society in which some men are forced to accept from others the purposes which control their conduct.
B.R. Ambedkar

If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.
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 our fellow men.
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Equality may be a fiction but nonetheless one must accept it as a governing principle.
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A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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Indifferentism is the worst kind of disease that can affect people.
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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.
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In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
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