160+ Inspirational B.R. Ambedkar Quotes To Inspire Your Life

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B R Ambedkar Quotes | If you are from India, then you must have heard the name of this great man. His name is Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. He is also known as B R Ambedkar, Baba Ambedkar.

He was born in the Mau place of Madhya Pradesh, India. He is also called the leader of the Dalit people because he also did a lot of work for the Dalit people. (Dalit means untouchable.)

Ambedkar was born in a Dalit Mahar family. His father was an officer in the Indian army. Ambedkar also experienced caste discrimination in his childhood.

B R Ambedkar was a very educated person. He also did his studies in Britain, America, Germany. He was also given a scholarship by Gaekwar, the ruler of Vadodara. And at his behest, Ambedkar joined Baroda Public Service. But there, too, was a lot of discrimination with them, so he had to leave. After that, he worked in legal work.

In 1947, Ambedkar became the Law Minister of the Government of India. Ambedkar had made the constitution of India. He had already seen the discrimination in caste in his life, so he also made some laws for this. He resigned from his post in 1951.

Even today, we thank B.R. Ambedkar, who helped the poor people a lot. In this article, we will read some priceless thoughts and quotes of Ambedkar.


Br Ambedkar Quotes


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

– B.R. Ambedkar


“I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Caste is a state of mind. It is a disease of mind. The teachings of the Hindu religion are the root cause of this disease. We practice casteism and we observe Untouchability because we are enjoined to do so by the Hindu religion. A bitter thing cannot be made sweet. The taste of anything can be changed. But poison cannot be changed into nectar.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.”

– 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


“Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man. One whose mind is not free, though he may not be in prison, is a prisoner and not a free man. One whose mind is not free though alive, is no better than dead. Freedom of mind is the proof of one’s existence.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“My final words of advice to you are educate, agitate and organize; have faith in yourself. With justice on our side I do not see how we can loose our battle. The battle to me is a matter of joy. The battle is in the fullest sense spiritual. There is nothing material or social in it. For ours is a battle not for wealth or for power. It is battle for freedom. It is the battle of reclamation of human personality.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


Powerful Ambedkar Quotes


“Religion is for man and not man for religion”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“We are Indians, firstly and lastly.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Man is mortal. Everyone has to die some day or the other. But one must resolve to lay down one’s life in enriching the noble ideals of self-respect and in bettering one’s human life. We are not slaves. Nothing is more disgraceful for a brave man than to live life devoid of self-respect.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“My definition of democracy is – A form and a method of Government whereby revolutionary changes in the social life are brought about without bloodshed. That is the real test. It is perhaps the severest test. But when you are judging the quality of the material you must put it to the severest test.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“We must begin by acknowledging that there is a complete absence of two things in Indian Society. One of these is equality. On the social plane we have an India based on the principles of graded inequality, which means elevation for some and degradation for others. On the economic plane we have a society in which there are some who have immense wealth as against many who live in abject poverty.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers.”

– 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


Dr Ambedkar Quotes


“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


“It is disgraceful to live at the cost of one’s self-respect. Self-respect is the most vital factor in life. Without it, man is a cipher. To live worthily with self-respect, one has to overcome difficulties. It is out of hard and ceaseless struggle alone that one derives strength, confidence and recognition.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“If you believe in living a respectable life, you believe in self-help which is the best help!”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.”

– 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


“A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.”

– 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


“Democracy is not a form of government, but a form of social organization.”

– 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


Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Quotes


“For an individual as well as a society, there is a gulf between merely living and living worthily. To fight in a battle and live in glory is one mode. To beat a retreat, to surrender and to live the life of a captive is also a mode of survival.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


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

– B.R. Ambedkar


“I feel that the constitution is workable, it is flexible and it is strong enough to hold the country together both in peacetime and in wartime. Indeed, if I may say so, if things go wrong under the new Constitution, the reason will not be that we had a bad Constitution. What we will have to say is that Man was vile.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Indifferentism is the worst kind of disease that can affect people.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


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

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Life should be great rather than long.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“The basic idea underlying religion is to create an atmosphere for the spiritual development of the individual. This being the situation, it is clear that you cannot develop your personality at all in Hinduism.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Religion is for man and not man for religion”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“If you believe in living a respectable life, you believe in self-help which is the best help”.

– B.R. Ambedkar


Babasaheb Ambedkar Quotes For Inspiration


“We must stand on our own feet and fight as best as we can for our rights. So carry on your agitation and organize your forces. Power and prestige will come to you through struggle”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“The history of India is nothing but a history of a mortal conflict between Buddhism and Brahminism”.

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Life should be great rather than long.”

– 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


“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


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

– B.R. Ambedkar


“A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“If you ask me, my ideal would be the society based on liberty, equality and fraternity. An ideal society should be mobile and full of channels of conveying a change taking place in one part to other parts.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“The outcast is a by-product of the caste system. There will be outcasts as long as there are castes. Nothing can emancipate the outcast except the destruction of the caste system.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Law and order are the medicine of the politic body and when the politic body gets sick, medicine must be administered.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


Br Ambedkar Quotes On Life


“Every man must have a philosophy of life, for everyone must have a standard by which to measure his conduct. And philosophy is nothing but a standard by which to measure.”

– 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


“Caste is not a physical object like a wall of bricks or a line of barbed wire which prevents the Hindus from co-mingling and which has, therefore, to be pulled down. Caste is a notion; it is a state of the mind.”

– 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


“Religion and slavery are incompatible.”

– 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


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

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Having dedicated his life to working for the upliftment of untouchables, women and labourers, Babasaheb was conferred Bharat Ratna on March 31, 1990.”

– 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


“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


“Democracy is not merely a form of Government.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


Ambedkar Quotes On Labour Rights


“It is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“It is essentially an attitude of respect and reverence towards our fellow men.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“A bitter thing cannot be made sweet. The taste of anything can be changed. But poison cannot be changed into nectar.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


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

– B.R. Ambedkar


“The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Majorities are of two sorts: (1) communal majority and (2) political majority. A political majority is changeable in its class composition. A political majority grows. A communal majority is born. The admission to a political majority is open. The door to a communal majority is closed. The politics of political majority are free to all to make and unmake. The politics of communal majority are made by its own members born in it.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“They cannot make history who forget history”.

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Be Educated, Be Organized and Be Agitated.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Life should be great rather than long”.

– B.R. Ambedkar


“If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence”.

– 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


“Lost rights are never regained by appeals to the conscience of the usurpers, but by relentless struggle….goa ts are used for sacrificial offerings and not lions.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


Random Powerful Ambedkar Quotes


“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


“Life should be great rather than long.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“Justice has always evoked ideas of Equality, of proportion of compensation. In short, Justice is another name of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.”

– 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


“Freedom of mind is the proof of one’s existence.”

– 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


“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


“Learn to live in this world with self-respect.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“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.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“I prefer Buddhism because it gives three principles in combination, which no other religion does. This is what man wants for a good and happy life. Neither god nor soul can save society.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


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“The Hindu civilisation is a diabolical contrivance to enslave humanity. Its proper name would be infamy.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“For an individual as well as for a society, there is a gulf between merely living and living worthily.”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.”

– 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


“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


Ambedkar Quotes In Hindi


“जो धर्म स्वतंत्रता, समानता और बंधुत्व सिखाता है, वही सच्चा धर्म है।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“राजनीति में हिस्सा ना लेने का सबसे बड़ा दंड यह है कि अयोग्य व्यक्ति आप पर शासन करने लगता है।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“एक विचार को प्रसार की उतनी ही आवश्यकता होती है जितना कि एक पौधे को पानी की आवश्यकता होती है। नहीं तो दोनों मुरझाएंगे और मर जायेंगे।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“बुद्धि का विकास मानव के अस्तित्व का अंतिम लक्ष्य होना चाहिए।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“छीने हुए अधिकार भीख में नहीं मिलते, अधिकार वसूल करना होता है।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“मैं बहुत मुश्किल से इस कारवां को इस स्थिति तक लाया हूं। यदि मेरे लोग, मेरे सेनापति इस कारवां को आगे नहीं ले जा सकें, तो पीछे भी मत जाने देना।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“महात्‍मा आये और चले गये। परन्‍तु अछुत, अछुत ही बने हुए हैं।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“वर्गहीन समाज गढ़ने से पहले समाज को जातिविहीन करना होगा।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“पानी की बूंद जब सागर में मिलती है तो अपनी पहचान खो देती है। इसके विपरीत व्यक्ति समाज में रहता है पर अपनी पहचान नहीं खोता। इंसान का जीवन स्वतंत्र है। वो सिर्फ समाज के विकास के लिए पैदा नहीं हुआ बल्कि स्वयं के विकास के लिए भी पैदा हुआ है।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“राजनीतिक अत्याचार, सामाजिक अत्याचार की तुलना में कुछ भी नहीं है। समाज को बदनाम करने वाले सुधारक सरकार को नकारने वाले राजनेता की तुलना में अधिक अच्छे व्यक्ति हैं।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


Some More Ambedkar Quotes In Hindi


“मैं समझता हूं कि कोई संविधान चाहे जितना अच्छा हो, वह बुरा साबित हो सकता है, यदि उसका अनुसरण करने वाले लोग बुरे हों। एक संविधान चाहे जितना बुरा हो, वह अच्छा साबित हो सकता है, यदि उसका पालन करने वाले लोग अच्छे हों।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“राष्‍ट्रवाद तभी औचित्‍य ग्रहण कर सकता है, जब लोगों के बीच जाति, नस्‍ल या रंग का अन्‍तर भुलाकर उनमें सामाजिक भ्रातृत्‍व को सर्वोच्‍च स्‍थान दिया जाये।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“जो कौम अपना इतिहास नही जानती है, वह कौम कभी अपना इतिहास नही बना सकती है।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“महान प्रयासों को छोड़कर इस दुनिया में कुछ भी बहुमूल्‍य नहीं है।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


Babasaheb Ambedkar Quotes In Marathi


“तुम्ही किती अंतर चालत गेलात यापेक्षा तुम्ही कोणत्या दिशेने जात आहात हे अधिक महत्वाचे आहे।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“स्वतःच्या नशिबावर विश्वास ठेवण्यापेक्षा स्वतःच्या मजबुती वर विश्वास ठेवा।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“शिक्षण हे वाघिणीचे दूध आहे जो पेईल तो गुरगुरल्या शिवाय राहणार नाही।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“कोणत्याही समाजाची उन्नती त्या समाजाच्या प्रगतीवर अवलंबून असते।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“शिका संघटित व्हा आणि संघर्ष करा।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“आकाशातील ग्रह तारे जर माझं भविष्य ठरवत असतील तर माझं मनगट आणि मेंदूचा काय उपयोग।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“रोग झाल्यानंतर उपचार करण्यापेक्षा रोग होऊच नये अशी व्यवस्था करावी।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“अत्याचार करणाऱ्या पेक्षा अत्याचार सहन करणारा गुन्हेगार असतो।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“जो व्यक्ती स्वतःच्या मृत्यूला नेहमी लक्षात ठेवतो, तो नेहमी चांगले कार्य करतो।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“जीवन लांब नाही तर महान असायला हवे।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“पती पत्नी एकमेकांचे चांगले मित्र असणे आवश्यक आहे।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“एक सुरक्षित सेना सुरक्षित सीमेपेक्षा कधीही योग्य।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“बुद्धीचा विकास करणे हेच मानवाचे नेहमी ध्येय असले पाहिजे।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


“मी अश्या धर्मला मानतो जो स्वतंत्रता, समानता, आणि बंधुता शिकवतो।”

– B.R. Ambedkar


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