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Bhagat Singh birth anniversary: Top quotes by charismatic Indian socialist revolutionary

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 September 2017, 12:22 IST
Bhagat Singh's birth anniversary

On the occasion of Bhagat Singh's birth anniversary, our country is celebrating the sacrifices made by Indian socialist revolutionary when India was completely in the hands of Britishers.

Bhagat Singh's birth anniversary who has sacrificed his life at the age of 21 and did not kneel down to the atrocities of British Raj till the end.

Here are the top quotes said by freedom fighter Bhagat Singh:

- They may kill me, but they cannot kill my ideas. They can crush my body, but they will not be able to crush my spirit.

- Any man who stands for progress has to criticize, disbelieve and challenge every item of the old faith. Item by item he has to reason out every nook and corner of the prevailing faith. If after considerable reasoning one is led to believe in any theory or philosophy, his faith is welcomed. His reasoning can be mistaken, wrong, misled and sometimes fallacious. But he is liable to correction because reason is the guiding star of his life. But mere faith and blind faith is dangerous: it dulls the brain, and makes a man reactionary.

- It is easy to kill individuals but you cannot kill the ideas.

- Love always elevates the character of man. It never lowers him, provided love be love.

- Life is lived on its own other's shoulders are used only at the time of funeral.

- The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here below; and not to realise truth, beauty and good only in contemplation, but also in the actual experience of daily life; social progress depends not upon the ennoblement of the few but on the enrichment of democracy; universal brotherhood can be achieved only when there is an equality of opportunity - of opportunity in the social, political and individual life.

- If the deaf are to hear the sound has to be very loud.

- 'Revolution' does not necessarily involve sanguinary strife nor is there any place in it for individual vendetta. It is not the cult of the bomb and the pistol. By 'Revolution' we mean that the present order of things, which is based on manifest injustice, must change.

- I am a man and all that affects mankind concerns me.

- Revolution is an inalienable right of mankind. Freedom is an imperishable birth right of all. Labor is the real sustainer of society, the sovereignty of the ultimate destiny of the workers.

- If, as you believe there is an Almighty, Omnipresent, Omniscient God, who created the earth or universe, please let me know, first of all, as to why he created this world. This world which is full of woe and grief, and countless miseries, where not even one person lives in peace....Where is God? What is He doing? Is He getting a diseased pleasure out of it? A Nero! A Genghis Khan! Down with Him!

- For us, compromise never means surrender, but a step forward and some rest. That is all and nothing else.

- Every tiny molecule of Ash is in motion with my heat I am such a Lunatic that I am free even in Jail.

- The bomb was necessary to awaken England from her dreams. We dropped the bomb on the floor of the assembly chamber to register our protest on behalf of those who had no other means left to give expression to their heart-rending agony. Our sole purpose was to make the deaf hear and give the heedless a timely warning. Others have as keenly felt as we have done and from such seeming stillness of the sea of Indian humanity, a veritable storm is about to break out.

First published: 28 September 2017, 9:29 IST