As India celebrates its 76th Independence Day in 2022, we remember the sacrifices of our freedom fighters and the importance of independence. These independence day quotes remind us of the importance of independence and the values that we cherish as a nation.
One of the most important days in the history of India is Indian Independence Day i.e. 15th August.
On this day in 1947, India finally became an independent country after years of British rule. Even today, this day is celebrated with much fanfare all across India.
As Indians, we are all proud of our country and its rich history. As we celebrate Indian Independence Day, let us remember the inspiring words of our leaders who fought for our freedom.
Their courage and determination continue to motivate us to work towards a better future for our country. Let us remember the sacrifices of our martyrs and be proud of our rich heritage.
In honour of Indian Independence Day, here are some inspiring quotes that will help you celebrate this special day.
Inspirational Independence Day Quotes
“Let new India arise out of peasants’ cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper.” – Swami Vivekananda
“Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it” – Bal Gangadhar Tilak
“Every citizen of India must remember that… he is an Indian and he has every right in this country but with certain… duties”- Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
“Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act”- Annie Besant.
“In attaining our ideals, our means should as pure as the end” -Rajendra Prasad
“The preservation of freedom is not the task of soldiers alone. The whole nation has to be strong.” – Lal Bahadur Shastri
75th Independence Day Quotes
May your spirits soar with the Indian flag today! Happy Independence Day!
“Thousands of men laid their lives and thousands of mothers sacrificed their sons to bring freedom to India… Let us value and celebrate it with pride… Happy Independence Day.”
May the Indian tricolour always fly high, Warm wishes on the grand occasion of Independence Day.
Independence Day Quotes by Chandra Shekhar Azad
“If 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
“Don’t see others doing better than you, beat your records every day because success is a fight between you and yourself” — Chandra Shekhar Azad
Independence Day Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
“Do or die” – Mahatma Gandhi
“The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. Freedom and slavery are mental states.” -Bapu Mahatma Gandhi
“The future depends on what you do today.” -Bapu Mahatma Gandhi
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” -Bapu Mahatma Gandhi
“I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.” -Bapu Mahatma Gandhi
“Freedom is never dear; it is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?” -Bapu Mahatma Gandhi
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“I believe that in the history of the world, there has not been a more genuinely democratic struggle for freedom than ours.” -Bapu Mahatma Gandhi
“Ours is not a drive for power, but purely a non-violent fight for India’s independence.” –Bapu Mahatma Gandhi
“A ‘No’ uttered from deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble” -Bapu Mahatma Gandhi.
Independence Day Quotes by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
“Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains is a slave, not a free man. One whose mind is not free, though he may not be in prison, is a prisoner and not a free man. One whose mind is not free though alive is no better than dead. Freedom of mind is the proof of one’s existence.” – B.R. Ambedkar
“So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.” – B.R. Ambedkar
“Constitution is not a mere lawyers document, it is a vehicle of life, and its spirit is always the spirit of the age” -Dr B.R. Ambedkar.
“We are Indians, firstly and lastly.” -Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
“I call him free who with his conscience awake realises his rights, responsibilities and duties.” -B. R. Ambedkar
Independence Day Quotes by Sarojini Naidu
“We want deeper sincerity of motive, a great courage in speech and earnestness in action” — Sarojini Naidu
“A country’s greatness lies in its undying ideals of love and sacrifice that inspire the mothers of the race.” -Sarojini Naidu
Independence Day Quotes by Sardar Bhagat Singh
“Revolution is an inalienable right of mankind. Freedom is an imperishable birthright of all.” – Bhagat Singh
“It is easy to kill individuals, but you cannot kill the ideas. Great empires crumbled, while the ideas survived.” — Bhagat Singh
“The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting stone of ideas”- Bhagat Singh
“But man must try and endeavour, success depends upon chance and environments.” -Veer Bhagat Singh
“They may kill me, but they cannot kill my ideas.” -Veer Bhagat Singh
Independence Day Quotes by Neta Ji Subhas Chandra Bose
“We should have but one desire today – the desire to die so that India may live – the desire to face a martyr’s death, so that the path to freedom may be paved with the martyr’s blood.” -Neta Ji Subhas Chandra Bose
“Give me blood and I will give you freedom!” -Neta Ji Subhas Chandra Bose
“Freedom is not given, it is taken.” – Neta Ji Subhas Chandra Bose
“The secret of political bargaining is to look more strong than what you are.” -Neta Ji Subhas Chandra Bose
“Soldiers who always remain faithful to their nation, who are always prepared to sacrifice their lives, are invincible.” -Neta Ji Subhas Chandra Bose
“Forget not that the grossest crime is to compromise with injustice and wrong. Remember the eternal law: you must give if you want to get.” -Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
“No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions.” -Neta Ji Subhas Chandra Bose
“India is calling. Blood is calling to blood. Get up, we have no time to lose. Take up your arms! we shall carve our way through the enemy’s ranks, or if God wills, we shall die a martyr’s death. And in our last sleep we shall kiss the road that will bring our Army to Delhi.” -Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Independence Day Quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru
“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” -Chacha Jawaharlal Nehru
“A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history when we step out from the old to the new when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.” -Chacha Jawaharlal Nehru
“Who lives if India dies?” – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
“Citizenship consists in the service of the country”- Jawaharlal Nehru
Independence Day Quotes by Rabindranath Tagore
“We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.” – Rabindranath Tagore
“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 narrow 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
Let us remember all those who fought for our independence, and let us pledge to continue their legacy of patriotism and service.
Let us celebrate our independence with joy and determination, knowing that we are a nation united in our diversity and committed to the ideals of democracy and justice.
This Independence Day, take some time to reflect on the progress India has made, and the work that still needs to be done.
Use these inspiring Independence day quotes to motivate you to continue making your country a better place. And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest posts and events.