Martyr’s Day: 15 Most Inspirational Quotes By India’s Revolutionary Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh

March 23 is observed as Shaheed Diwas or Martyr’s Day all over the nation, India. The day is remembered as the hanging day of India’s three freedom fighters; Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar. These 3 freedom fighters were hanged to death by the colonialists on 23 March, 1931 in Lahore (then India) Jail.

The trio was deeply affected by the assassination of Lala Lajpat Rai and eventually hanged for the murder of Officer J.P. Saunders. Saunders was mistakenly killed as part of a plot to kill the police chief responsible for the death of Lala Lajpat Rai. 

‘Inquilab Zindabad’ is what is still heard and felt when talking about Shaheed Bhagat Singh. His story is nothing less than an inspiration for many of us. Here are some of the best quotes by Bhagat Singh that inspire us to be a true Indian. 

Top 15 quotes by Shaheed Bhagat Singh 

“They may kill me, but they cannot kill my ideas. They can crush my body, but they will not be able to crush my spirit.”

“Revolution did not necessarily involve sanguinary strife. It was not a cult of bomb and pistol.”

Zindagi Toh Apne Damm Par Jiyi Jaati Hai, Doosro Ke Kandho Pe Toh Sirf Janaaze Uthaaye Jaate Hain

“Old order should change, always and ever, yielding place to new, so that one good order may not corrupt the world.”

“Revolution is an inalienable right of mankind. Freedom is an imperishable birthright of all.” 

“Labour is the real sustainer of society.”

“Merciless criticism and independent thinking are the two necessary traits of revolutionary thinking. Lovers, lunatics and poets are made of the same stuff.” 

“I am such a lunatic that I am free even in Jail.”

One should not interpret the word ‘revolution’ in its literal sense. For the established agencies of exploitation, it conjures up a feeling of blood-stained horror. To the revolutionaries, it is a sacred phrase.”

“If the deaf are to hear, the sound has to be very loud.” 

“Bombs and pistols do not make a revolution. The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting stone of ideas.”

“People get accustomed to the established order of things and tremble at the idea of change. It is this lethargic spirit that needs be replaced by the revolutionary spirit.”

“I am full of ambition and hope and charm in life. But I can renounce everything in time of need.”

“I am a man and all that affects mankind, concerns me.” 

“For us compromise never means surrender, but a step forward and some rest. That is all and nothing else.” 

Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev are names which the people of India will never forget, either it’s the present generation or the future ones for lifetime. We bow our heads to these freedom fighters and hold our heads high today just because of their contribution to the nation’s independence.

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