These 10 quotes from BR Ambedkar are relevant even today

Apr 14, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Architect of the Indian constitution and the first Law and Justice Minister of Independent India,...

...Dr. Ambedkar will always be remembered for his contributions towards society.

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Ambedkar Jayanti is also observed as the day to promote ‘Equality in India,’....

...as he worked for the rights of women and Dalits, his entire life.

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As we celebrate his 130th birth anniversary,...

...here are some popular motivational quotes by him which still inspire us today ⁠—

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“Constitutional morality is not a natural sentiment. It has to be cultivated.

We must realise that our people have yet to learn it.”

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“Despotism is antithetical of freedom whether the despotism is native...

...or foreign. It is a pity Indians have lost sight of this fact.”

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“However much you may deny powers to the Centre, it is difficult to prevent the Centre from becoming strong.”

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“Conditions in modern world are such that centralisation of powers is inevitable.”

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“Equality may be fiction but nonetheless one must accept it as governing principle.”

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“In politics, Bhakti or hero- worship is a sure road to degradation and to eventual dictatorship.”

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“However good a Constitution may be, it is sure to turn out bad...

...because those who are called to work it, happen to be a bad lot.”

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“In addition to our old enemies in the form of castes and creeds...

...we are going to have many political parties with diverse and opposing political creeds.”

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“Rights of minorities should be absolute rights. They should not be

...subject to any consideration as to what another party (reference to Pakistan) may like to do to minorities within its jurisdiction.”

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

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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.”

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