Quotes by B. R. Ambedkar

B. R. Ambedkar

B. R. Ambedkar

Indian jurist, economist and politician

Alive from: 1891-1956

Category: Economists and businessmen | Politics

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    One can quite understand vegetarianism. One can quite understand meat-eating. But it is difficult to understand why a person who is a flesh-eater should object to one kind of flesh, namely cow's flesh. This is an anomaly which call for explanation.
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    Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which recognizes liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life.
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    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.
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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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    The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
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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.
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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. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.
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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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    Generally speaking, the Smritikars never care to explain the why and the how of their dogmas.
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