"Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."B. R. Ambedkar on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."B. R. Ambedkar on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."B. R. Ambedkar on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."B. R. Ambedkar on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."B. R. Ambedkar on Albert Camus
"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."