"A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."B. R. Ambedkar on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."B. R. Ambedkar on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."B. R. Ambedkar on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."B. R. Ambedkar on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."B. R. Ambedkar on Abraham Lincoln
"Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self."
"I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity."
"Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them."
"So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you."
"Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government."