Bhagat Singh (27th September 1907 – 23 March 1931) was one of the most revolutionary freedom fighters of India. His name has been etched in Indian history and the brave soul, who made the British shudder, has given us some beautiful quotes on life, hope, and aspirations that are relevant even today. Born on September 28, 1907, Bhagat Singh’s story and his bravery are the perfect examples of patriotism and his liberating thoughts make him a hero for many Indians.

This year marks the 112th birth anniversary of one of the most influential figures in India’s fight for independence. The brave freedom fighter dedicated his entire life to the country and was hanged by the British for trying to secure Independence through violent means. From his words on violence to the patriotic quotes, he gave us various gems that are relevant even today.

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On the occasion of 112th Shaheed Bhagat Singh Jayanti, here are some patriotic quotes by the revolutionary freedom fighter that we need to remember.

Bhagat Singh Quotes

  1. If the deaf are to hear, the sound has to be very loud.
  2. Bombs and pistols do not make a revolution. The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting stone of ideas.
  3. 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.
  4. Merciless criticism and independent thinking are the two necessary traits of revolutionary thinking. Lovers, lunatics and poets are made of the same stuff.
  5. It is easy to kill individuals but you cannot kill the ideas. They can crush my body but they will not be able to crush my spirit.
  6. I will climb the gallows gladly and show to the world as to how bravely the revolutionaries can sacrifice themselves for the cause.
  7. I have altogether failed to comprehend as to how undue pride or vain-gloriousness could ever stand in the way of a man believing in God.
  8. Love always elevates the character of man. It never lowers him, provided love be love
  9. A rebellion is not a revolution. It may ultimately lead to that end.

I emphasize that I am full of ambition and hope and of full charm of life. But I can renounce all at the time of need, and that is the real sacrifice.

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Bhagat Singh’s Ideals and Opinions

Bhagat Singh’s ideal was Kartar Singh Sarabha— the founding-member of the Ghadar Party. He regarded him as his hero. Bhagat Singh was also inspired by Bhai Parmanand, who was also the founding member of Ghadar Party.

Singh was drawn to communism and anarchism and was an avid reader of the teachings of Mikhail Bakunin. Besides, he read Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, and Leon Trotsky. In his last testament,  “To Young Political Workers”, he declared his ideal as the Social reconstruction on new, that is, Marxist, basis.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh never believed in the Gandhian ideology, which supported Satyagraha and other forms of non-violent resistance.

In addition, Bhagat Singh published a series of articles on anarchism in Kirti. He was worried that the public misunderstood the concept of anarchism. He wrote that the people were scared of the word anarchism. The word anarchism had been abused so much that even in India revolutionaries had been called anarchist to make them unpopular. He also explained that anarchism referred to the absence of a ruler and abolition of the state, not the absence of order. Singh also said once that he though in India the idea of universal brotherhood, the Sanskrit sentence vasudhaiva Kutumbakam etc., had the same meaning.

Bhagat Singh firmly believed that the ultimate goal of Anarchism is complete independence, according to which no one would be obsessed with God or religion, nor would anybody be greedy for money or other desires. There would be no chains on the body or control by the state.

Bhagat Singh Images on India Content

If you are looking for pictures related to Bhagat Singh then you must check the India Content website. You will find here a good stock of freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s pictures in which people are paying tribute to him, including Bhagat Singh’s file photos and images from various occasions related to Shaheed Bhagat Singh. The pictures are available in three sizes-small, medium and large—on the India Content website.

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