It would be wrong to celebrate without remembering the contributions of our great freedom fighters. They lived and died for this nation and while they may no longer be with us, their words will be with us forever. To mark India’s 75th Independence Day, we look at the ten most inspiring quotes that will remind us exactly what we hold so dear to us.

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.”Jawaharlal Nehru

“Forget not that the grossest crime is to compromise with injustice and wrong. Remember the eternal law: you must give if you want to get.”Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.”Mahatma Gandhi

“If your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your veins. For what is the flush of youth, if it is not of service to the motherland?” Chandra Shekhar Azad

“One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.”Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

“A country’s greatness lies in its undying ideal of love and sacrifice that inspire the mothers of the race.”Sarojini Naidu

“So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.”BR Ambedkar

“It is easy to kill individuals, but you cannot kill the ideas. Great empires crumbled, while the ideas survived.”Bhagat Singh

“Every citizen of India must remember that… he is an Indian and he has every right in this country but with certain… duties”Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

“The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting stone of ideas”Bhagat Singh

“Swaraj mera janamsiddh adhikar hai, aur mai ise lekar rahunga”Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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