"History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."B. R. Ambedkar on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."B. R. Ambedkar on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."B. R. Ambedkar on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."B. R. Ambedkar on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."B. R. Ambedkar on Thomas Jefferson
"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."
"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."