10 Most Inspiring and Powerful Quotes by Bal Gangadhar Tilak
On August 1, 1920, a renowned leader of India’s Independence Movement, Bal Gangadhar died. He was among the prominent architects of modern India, and one of the first and strongest advocates of Swaraj meaning self-rule. The British Government termed him as the “Father of Unrest in India”. But Tilak was a brilliant politician along with a profound scholar who believed that independence is the foremost requirements for the progress of a nation.
The list of his contribution is at par with the list of accomplishment that India could achieve because of them. As a leader, as a philosopher and as a driving force to the nation’s urge to break free from the shackles of British rule, he created an imminent market in Indian history.
Here is a list of the golden words of Lokmanya Tilak that hold great value even in the contemporary world:
- “Swaraj is my birthright, and I shall have it!”- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
- “Freedom is my birthright. I must have it.”- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
- “The problem is not the lack of resources or capability, but the lack of will.”- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
- “If God is put up with untouchability, I will not call him God.”- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
- “It may be providence’s will that the cause I represent may prosper more by my suffering than by my remaining free.”- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
- “The geologist takes up the history of the earth at the point where the archaeologist leaves it and carries it further back into remote antiquity.” – Bal Gangadhar Tila
- “Religion and practical life are not different. To take sanyas (renunciation) is not to abandon life. The real spirit is to make the country, your family, and work together instead of working only for your own. The step beyond is to serve humanity and the next step is to serve God.”- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
- “The most practical teaching of the Gita, and one for which it is of abiding interest and value to the men of the world with whom life is a series of struggles is not to give way to any morbid sentimentality when duty demands sternness and the boldness to face terrible things.”- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
- “If we trace the history of any nation backwards into the past, we come at last to a period of myths and traditions which eventually fade away into impenetrable darkness”.- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
- “Life is all about a card game. Selecting the right card is not in our hand. But playing well with the cards in hand determines our success.”- Bal Gangadhar Tilak