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  • The teachings of Buddha are eternal, but even then Buddha did not proclaim them to be infallible. The religion of Buddha has the capacity to change according to times, a quality which no other religion can claim to have...Now what is the basis of Buddhism? If you study carefully, you will see that Buddhism is based on reason. There is an element of flexibility inherent in it, which is not found in any other religion.
    • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Writing and Speeches
  • Shika , Sanghatit Vha ani Sanghrsha Kara
    • Translation: Educate , Organise and Agitate.
  • Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
  • Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.
  • A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
  • History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.
  • I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
  • For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.
  • 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.

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  • 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.
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  • In every country the intellectual class is the most influential class. This is the class which can foresee, advise and lead. In no country does the mass of the people live the life for intelligent thought and action. It is largely imitative and follows the intellectual class. There is no exaggeration in saying that the entire destination of the country depends upon its intellectual class. If the intellectual class is honest and independent, it can be trusted to take the initiative and give a proper lead when a crisis arises. It is true that the intellect by itself is no virtue. It is only a means and the use of a means depends upon the ends which an intellectual person pursues. An intellectual man can be a good man but he may easily be a rogue. Similarly an intellectual class may be a band of high-souled persons, ready to help, ready to emancipate erring humanity or it may easily be a gang of crooks or a body of advocates of narrow clique from which it draws its support.
  • So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
  • 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.
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Quotes against Islam and Muslims.Edit

I have removed the quotes which were poorly sourced and which were against Islam and Muslims. The problem with these quotes is that they couldn't be verified online. These quotes are generally said to be sourced from Ambedkar's book, Pakistan or the Partition of India. Also, Ambedkar is generally not accepted as an Anti-Muslim or Anti-Islamic person. If you can provide an online source then we can re-add this quote otherwise its just a propaganda used by RSS and BJP to achieve their goals. Terabar (talk) 13:11, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Outside of Islamic countries and culture, criticism of religion, including Islam, is acceptable. Sadly, of the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, 1.1 billion believe that Sharia law should supplant and replace the rule of man. In Sharia law, criticism of Islam is not allowed. Terabar, until the day comes that you have extinguished the light of reason that 10,000 years of human culture have managed to cultivate and tend, your attempt to install Sharia law here on Wikiqiote will be opposed by the last standing armies of the Enlightenment who will hold your barborous ideas back from the gates of civilization with the last grasp of our bloody hands. And let's not mince words here, your religion is cruel, vicious, backwards, despotic, anti-human, and anti-life. I will oppose it with every last breath. 19:00, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
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