Thursday, 22 January 2015

Republic day quotes

Republic Day is the name of a holiday in several countries to commemorate the day when they became republics. In some countries, it is known as National Day or Proclamation Day, or by some other sort of name.
Quotes :
  1. We are Indians, firstly and lastly. - B. R. Ambedkar
  2. A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example. - Niccolo Machiavelli
  3. The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight. - Theodore Roosevelt
  4. Let new India arise out of peasants cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper. - Swami Vivekananda
  5. India has no dearth of brave young men and women and if they get the opportunity and help then we can compete with other nations in space exploration and one of them will fulfil her dreams. - Atal Behari Vajpayee
  6. Our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule. - Gerald R. Ford
  7. I feel that the constitution is workable, it is flexible and it is strong enough to hold the country together both in peacetime and in wartime. Indeed, if I may say so, if things go wrong under the new Constitution, the reason will not be that we had a bad Constitution. What we will have to say is that Man was vile. - B. R. Ambedkar
  8. A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly. The histories of all popular governments show absurd is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties. - Franklin Pierce
  9. The state is nothing but an instrument of oppression of one class by another - no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy. - Friedrich Engels
  10. I incline to an aristocratic republic. This would satisfy the ambitious spirit among our people. We shall learn from the historic mistakes of others in the same way as we learn from our own; for we are a modern nation and wish to be the most modern in the world. - Theodor Herzl
  11. The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations. - Joseph Pulitzer
  12. Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritances and a free press, and I will provide you with a republic. - Alexis de Tocqueville
  13. An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. - Plutarch
  14. As the nation divided into Federalists and Republicans, each group called the other the worst name possible: 'party'. Most Americans feared the idea of party; believing that a society should unite to achieve the public good, they denounced parties as groups of ambitious men selfishly competing for power. Worse, parties were danger signals for a republic; if parties dominated a republic's politics, its days were numbered. - R.B. Bernstein, Thomas Jefferson
  15. The virtue of its Citizens is the only Support of a Republican government. - William Henry Harrison
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