March 23 marks 88th martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru, the three revolutionary heroes in India’s freedom struggle. On this day, 88 years ago, the three brave, inspirational men were hanged by the British.
Their sacrifice remains etched in the Indian conscience.
Among them, Bhagat Singh stood out for his bravery, clarity of thought and exceptional patriotism. On his 88th death anniversary, let's look back at 8 powerful quotes by Bhagat Singh that explain the drive and motivation behind his search for freedom:
1: "The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here below".
2: “Merciless criticism and independent thinking are the two necessary traits of revolutionary thinking.”
3: “Love always elevates the character of man. It never lowers him, provided love be love.”
4: “The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting stone of ideas.”
5: “I am a man and all that affects mankind concerns me.”
6: “Every tiny molecule of Ash is in motion with my heat I am such a Lunatic that I am free even in Jail.”
7: “Philosophy is the outcome of human weakness or limitation of knowledge".
8: “But man's duty is to try and endeavour, success depends upon chance and environments.”