Inspirational Quotes on Independence Day 2019
Independence Day is around the corner and it is the best time to reflect upon the meaning of freedom for oneself and the society as a whole.
For some freedom is to do whatever they wish to and for some freedom is to let others do whatever they want to.
For some freedom is about sharing their views, opinions and thoughts freely.
For some freedom is about being able to grow and let others grow along with them.
Different people have different versions of their freedom. But over the period of time, great individuals and thinkers have stressed upon this crucial fact about freedom.
Freedom surely means that you should be able to do what you want to do but it also means that you allow others to do what they want to do.
Freedom cannot be experienced in isolation by some individuals or a small group of people, rather freedom is when a society as a whole uplifts itself and each one of them grows and improves.
Freedom has another beautiful perspective too.
We might be free physically but it is worth considering whether are we free mentally, in our thinking.
This list is never ending.
Our ancestors have already fought for our freedom as a Nation and now we are a free country.
We celebrate our Independence Day on 15th August every year. We are grateful for their efforts and sacrifices. We owe our freedom to them.
However, the meaning of true freedom doesn’t end there.
Every single human needs to be free in his or her mind, only then he or she will be considered as truly free.
Rather than getting influenced by situations, opinions and fears, you need to understand who you truly are, explore your true potential, express yourself using your gifts and emerge as a true free soul.
Only then you can consider yourself as free in true sense. Otherwise, we’ll all stay slaves of our own fears and others’ opinions.
Read through these thought provoking quotes and ponder upon them to understand what Freedom or Independence means to you.
Write in the comment section, what Freedom means to you?
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“One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams of one nation are bequeathed to the next” — Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” — Nelson Mandela
“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” — Gloria Steinem
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
“Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.” — Daniel J. Boorstin
“The essential thing in religion is making the heart pure. The kingdom of heaven is within us but only pure heart can see the ‘king’!” — Bhagat Singh
“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” — Aung San Suu Kyi
“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” — Albert Einstein
“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” — William Faulkner
“Whatever difficulties we may face, we must never give up the quest for truth, which alone is God himself.” — Bal Gangadhar Tilak
“Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” — John F. Kennedy
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” — George Orwell
“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” — Kahlil Gibran
“You must be the change you want to see in the World” — Mahatma Gandhi
“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.” — Albert Camus
“Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.” — Herbert Hoover
“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower
“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” — Bob Dylan
“If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India.” — Max Mueller
Salute to our brave Soldiers who shed their blood to safeguard this country. Salute to our farmers who shed their sweat to feed each one of us. Salute to each one of them who strive to make India a better place to live. Wish you all a very Happy Independence Day.
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