Last Updated: 16th July, 2019

Independence Day Quotes

Independence Day Quotes by Indians

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One individual may die for an ideas,
but that idea will,
after his death,
incarnate itself in a thousand lives.
-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

If yet your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your veins.
For what is the flush of youth,
if it is not of service to the motherland.
Chandra Shekhar Azad

 

May the sun in his course visit
no land more free, more happy,
more lovely,
than this our country!
Sardar Bhagat Singh

Let new India arise out of peasants' cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper.
Swami Vivekananda

The shots that hit me
are the last nails to the coffin of the British rule in India.
Lala Lajpat Rai

Mother, I bow to thee! Rich with thy hurrying streams, Bright with orchard gleams, Cool with thy winds of delight, Green fields waving, Mother of might, Mother free. Glory of moonlight dreams, Over thy branches and lordly streams, Clad in thy blossoming trees, Mother, giver of ease, Laughing low and sweet! Mother I kiss thy feet, Speaker sweet and low! Mother, to thee I bow.
Bankim Chandra Chaterjee

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
Jawaharlal Nehru

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Dil se niklegi na markar
bhi watan ki ulfat
Meri mitti se bhi
Khushboo-e-watan aaegi.
Sardar Bhagat Singh

You must be the change you want to see in the World. Mahatma Gandhi

If the deaf are to hear
the sound has to be very loud.
Sardar Bhagat Singh

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

Our nation is like a tree of which the original trunk is swarajya and the branches are swadeshi and boycott.
Subhas Chandra Bose

The essential thing in religion is making the heart pure. The kingdom of heaven is within us but only pure heart can see the king!
Bhagat Singh

We are Indians, firstly and lastly.
B.R. Ambedkar

Apparently, I've acted like a terrorist. But I'm not a terrorist.
Mahatma Gandhi

We have believed and we do believe now that freedom is indivisible, that peace is indivisible, that economic prosperity is indivisible.
Indira Gandhi

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Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
Mahatma Gandhi

Saluting India!
Where each bud blooms in its true colors
Where each day is celebration of unity, harmony and synthesis.

 

It is easy to kill individuals but you cannot kill the ideas. Great empires crumbled, while the ideas survived.
Bhagat Singh

Revolution did not necessarily involve sanguinary strife. It was not a cult of bomb and pistol. They may sometimes be mere means for its achievement.
Bhagat Singh

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"Inquilab Zindabad"
- Sardar Bhagat Singh

You give me your blood and I will give you Independence!
-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge,...At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.
Jawaharlal Nehru

I declare that the blows struck at me today will be the last nails in the coffin of British rule in India.
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Lala Lajpat Rai

We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future?
Jawaharlal Nehru

Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.
Mahatma Gandhi

Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Independence Day Quotes by Foreigners

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If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
By: Romain Rolland (Roman Scholar)

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
John F. Kennedy

We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.
-Albert Einstein

When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.-
Albert Einstein

Those who won our independence believe liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
Louis D. Brandeis

Thy spirit, Independence, let me share! Lord of the lion-heart and eagle-eye, Thy steps I follow with my bosom bare, Nor heed the storm that howls along the sky.
Tobas George Smollet

Fourscore and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Abraham Lincoln

India has two million gods, and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.
Mark Twain

India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all
By: Will Durant (American historian)

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India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.
By: Mark Twain (American author)

Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas, I have felt that some unearthly and unknown light illuminated me. In the great teaching of the Vedas, there is no touch of sectarianism. It is of all ages, climbs, and nationalities and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge. When I read it, I feel that I am under the spangled heavens of a summer night.
By: Henry David Thoreau (American Thinker & Author)

If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India.
By: Max Mueller (German scholar)

Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.
- Ho Chi Minh

Let freedom never perish in your hands.
- Joseph Addison