"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."B. R. Ambedkar on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."B. R. Ambedkar on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."B. R. Ambedkar on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."B. R. Ambedkar on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."B. R. Ambedkar on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."