Quotes and Sayings on Indian Independence Day
India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border!"
-- Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action--
Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.
-- Rabindranath Tagore (Gitanjali)
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.
-- Max Mueller (German scholar)
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
India - The land of Vedas, the remarkable works contain not only religious ideas for a perfect life, but also facts which science has proved true. Electricity, radium, electronics, airship, all were known to the seers who founded the Vedas.
-- Wheeler Wilcox (American poet)
Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood… will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.
-- Indira Gandhi
How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done.
-- Mahatma Gandhi
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
India has two million gods, and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.
-- Mark Twain
For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls.
-- Rajiv Gandhi
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 astrictive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!
-- Mark Twain
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.
-- Romain Rolland (Roman Scholar)