Lala Lajpat Rai’s Famous Quotes on his Birth Anniversary

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Lala Lajpat Rai Birth Anniversary: Lala Lajpat Rai was Born on 28 January 1865, he was also popularly known as ‘Punjab Kesari’ or the ‘Lion of Punjab’.

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Lala Lajpat Rai is one of the most inspirational & foremost leaders of India’s struggle for independence. He was born on January 28th, 1865. His birth anniversary is celebrated as Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti every year. He was a statesman, historian, educationist, religious reformer, and powerful orator.

He was one of the 3 prominent leaders of the Congress’ who made up the trinity Lal-Bal-Pal (Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Bipin Chandra Pal).

Powerful Quotes by Lala Lajpat Rai

“Milk for the infants. Food for the adults. Education for all”

“We are a friend neither of the landlord nor of the capitalist”

“Defeat and failure are sometimes necessary steps of victory.”

“The shots that hit me are the last nails to the coffin of British rule in India.”

“Non-cooperation with foreign rulers is the only right course for a subject people”

“Every blow that they hurled at us drove one more nail into the coffin of the Empire”

“I always believed that my silence on several topics will be an advantage in the long run.”

“Begging or prayer cannot bring freedom. You can win it only through struggle and sacrifice”

“In my judgment, the cry of a Hindu or a Muslim Raj is purely mischievous and ought to be discouraged”

“There can be no denying the fact that the rigidity of the Hindu caste system is the bane of Hindu society”

“Since the cruel killing of cows and other animals has commenced, I have anxiety for the future generation.”

“The attempt to fulfill the objective by peaceful means with full devotion and honesty is called Non-violence”.

“A person should be courageous and honest in worshipping the truth, without being concerned about receiving worldly benefits.”

“If I had the power to influence Indian journals, I would have the following headlines printed in bold letters on the first page: Milk for the infants, food for the adults, and education for all.”

“The government which attacks its own innocent subjects has no claim to be called a civilized government.

“Bear in mind, such a government does not survive long. I declare that the blows struck at me will be the last nails in the coffin of the British rule in India.”

“The end is the freedom to live… according to our own conception of what life should be, to pursue our own ideas to develop our own personality and to secure that unity of purpose which would distinguish us from the other nations of the world”

“It appears that in ancient times… whatever their vocation, it did not matter where they lived and what they ate, where they married and with whom they established relations. Nothing was done under compulsion. But now it is not so”

“Indians have, therefore, no reason to be thankful to the British for having civilized them … in exchange for all the other good things of the world of which they have been deprived by the unnatural rule of the foreigner”

“The foreign rulers of India have never been quite happy about the Arya Samaj They have always disliked its independence, its tone and its propaganda of self-confidence, self-help, and self-reliance”

“I have devoted most of my time during the last six months to the study of Muslim History and Muslim Law and I am inclined to think that Hindu-Muslim unity is neither possible nor practicable”

“The correct thing for us to do is to strive for a democratic Raj in which the Hindus, the Muslims, and the other communities may participate as Indians and not as followers of any particular religion”

“I am a Hindu, in Punjab, the Hindus are in a minority and so far as I am concerned I should be quite content to be represented by any good Mohammedan or Sikh member”

“Morality requires that we should take to the work of elevating the depressed classes out of a sheer sense of justice and humanity regardless of any outside considerations”

“What we aim at is not the merging or the absorption of the one into the other, but the integration of all into one whole, without in any way injuring or lessening each group individually”

“We want to avoid the evils of the class struggle The only way to meet Bolshevism is to concede rights to the different people of the earth now being bled and exploited”

“It was the Arya Samaj that instilled into me, love for my nation and that breathed into me the spirit of truth, of Dharma and of liberty”

“To appeal in the name of expediency, when the latter strengthens the demands of morality and humanity, involves no breach of principle”

“The policy of divide and rule is the sheer anchor of all imperial governments. British rule in India has been persistently following that policy”

“Politics is a changing game and I do not believe in any inflexible, cut and dried scheme good for all times and under all circumstances”

“We are wedded neither to cooperation nor to non-cooperation. We must do what is best, practical and possible under the circumstances”

“No nation was worthy of any political status if it could not distinguish between begging political rights and claiming them”

“The process of building a nation is a moral process. You cannot engage in work of this kind with success by practicing duplicity”

“A nation which could not protect its own orphans and waifs could not claim to command respect at the hands of other people”

Quotes by Lala Lajpat Rai in Hindi

नेता वो है जिसका नेतृत्व प्रभावशाली हो, जो आपके अनुयों से सदाव आगे रहता हो, जो सहसी और निर्भीक हो।

अतित को देखते रहना व्यार्थ है जब तक हम तक इतने पर गर्व करने योग्य भविष्य के निर्माण के लिए कार्य न किया जाए।

पूरी निष्ठा और इमंदरी के साथ शांतिपूर्ण साधनाओं से उदय पूरा करने के प्रयास को ही अहिंसा कहते हैं।

इंसानों को सत्य की उपासना करते हुए संसारिक लाभ पाने की चिंता करें बिना सहस और इमंदर होना चाहिए।

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