10 Most Inspiring and Powerful Quotes by Bal Gangadhar Tilak

10 Most Inspiring and Powerful Quotes by Bal Gangadhar Tilak

10Most Inspiring and Powerful Quotes by Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Puja Bhardwaj || StartupCity Magazine

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 hiscontribution is at par with the list of accomplishment that India could achievebecause of them. As a leader, as a philosopher and as a driving force to thenation's urge to break free from the shackles of British rule, he created animminent market in Indian history.

Here is a list of the golden words of LokmanyaTilak that hold great value even in the contemporary world:

  1. "Swaraj is my birthright, and I shallhave it!"- Bal Gangadhar  Tilak
  2. "Freedom is my birthright. I must haveit."- Bal Gangadhar  Tilak
  3. "The problem is not the lack of resources orcapability, but the lack of will."- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  4. "If God is put up with untouchability, Iwill not call him God."- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  5. "It may be providence's will that thecause I represent may prosper more by my suffering than by my remainingfree."- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  6. "The geologist takes up the history of theearth at the point where the archaeologist leaves it and carries it furtherback into remote antiquity." – Bal Gangadhar Tila
  7. "Religion and practical life are notdifferent. To take sanyas (renunciation) is not to abandon life. The realspirit is to make the country, your family, and work together instead ofworking only for your own. The step beyond is to serve humanity and the nextstep is to serve God."- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  8. "The most practical teaching of the Gita, andone for which it is of abiding interest and value to the men of the world withwhom life is a series of struggles is not to give way to any morbidsentimentality when duty demands sternness and the boldness to face terriblethings."- Bal Gangadhar  Tilak
  9. "If we trace the history of any nationbackwards into the past, we come at last to a period of myths and traditionswhich eventually fade away into impenetrable darkness".-  Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  10. "Life is allabout a card game. Selecting the right card is not in our hand. But playingwell with the cards in hand determines our success."- Bal Gangadhar  Tilak

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