15 August 2008

Thoughts for Independence Day

I talked about independence Day last year and what freedom meant for me here

 http://the100rabh.blogspot.com/2007/08/independence-day-special-what-freedom.html.
http://the100rabh.blogspot.com/2007/08/happy-independence-day.html

Obviously my thoughts haven't changed much. So for independence day I have made a collection of quotes on freedom and independence by 

Freedom is not given - it is taken.
                                   - Netaji Subash Chandra Bose

It is our duty to pay for our liberty with our own blood. The freedom that we shall win through our sacrifice and exertions, we shall be able to preserve with our own strength.
                                   - Netaji Subash Chandra Bose

"No one would die of starvation in independent India. Its grain would not be exported. Cloth would not be imported by it. Its leaders would neither use a foreign language nor rule from a remote place 7,000 feet above sea level. Its military expenditure would not be heavy. Its army would not subjugate its own people or other lands. Its best-paid officials would not earn a great deal more than its lowest-paid servants. And finding justice in it would be neither costly nor difficult."
                                   - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

We have achieved political freedom but our revolution is not yet complete and is still in progress, for political freedom without the assurance of the right to live and to pursue happiness, which economic progress alone can bring, can never satisfy a people
                                   - Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

The whole world yearns after freedom, yet each creature is in love with his chains; this is the first paradox and inextricable knot of our nature.
                                   - Sri Aurobindo

Political and social justice requires, not the disintegration of a country and destruction or humiliation of a class which shows initiative, intelligence and drive, but equality of opportunity for all, genuine freedom for self-fulfilment, in which all men irrespective of caste or creed may share.
                                   - Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Freedom is Power, and with great power comes greater responsibility
                                   - Saurabh Minni

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