6 Inspirational Quotes on Nation Building

Nation-Quotes

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Today as India celebrates its 67th Republic Day, the country honors the bravery of its martyrs and soldiers in the Republic Day Parade. For the first time in the history of  India’s Republic day Parade, a foreign (French) contingent has marched down Rajpath on this occasion. With the theme of women empowerment gaining traction, an all-women stunt contingent has performed during the event.

Here are  some quotes on Nation Building to capture the spirit of Republic Day. I was nominated  by Shweta M of BODHI  – an awesome spiritual blog interspersed with esoteric/ metaphysical concepts.

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A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Bombs and pistols do not make a revolution. The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting-stone of ideas. ~ Bhagat Singh

 

Great Nation is a nation that respects the services of the hero .  ~ Soekarno

 

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If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. ~ A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

 

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Your pride for your country should not come after your country becomes great; your country becomes great because of your pride in it.
― Idowu Koyenikan

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In a democracy, the well-being, individuality and happiness of every citizen is important for the overall prosperity, peace and happiness of the nation. ~ A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

 

Adding on another quote shared by Mr Kamal Kothari of Vedanta Thoughts

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No nation can ever hold up its head, far less take pride of place amongst the nations of the world, if the individuals of which it is comprised think of nothing but personal gain and self ­glorification. ~ Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

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Readers Comments (57)

  1. Yes Somali, it is such a wonderful day, I never miss watching the march past parade, I am doing so right now and it makes us feel so proud of our country and the great soldiers driving the parade. You don’t see such diversity in any part of the world, indeed the women contingency are the real star this year and it feels so nice to see man and woman walk past the parade with equal pride and equal vigor…this is our great country India.

    Each quotes are equally powerful, but Mahatma Gandhi’s…”A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people…” stand out.

    Wishing you a very Happy 67th Republic Day…
    😀

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  2. Wow… such profound words and these should be read by many. Relevant everywhere I guess. Thank you for choosing the best ones and sharing it.

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  3. A fabulous collection! Happy republic day! It’s a great day to value our heritage and rich culture. To respect the diversity that no other nation can offer!

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  4. Happy Republic day to you Somali and to all the lovely blogger friends…the dog show was spectacular along with the floats..
    Let us all be the strength of our great country..

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  5. Nice one Somali and a very timely one too :).. Happy republic day and I will look out for more such bits on inspiration.. Thank you 🙂

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  6. Happy Republic Day 🙂

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  7. Wow Somali… Very inspiring and powerful quotes by the leaders… Happy Republic day.. 🙂

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  8. Happy Republic Day to India, Somali. I hope everyone in India has a good time today, and feel proud of their nation. India has come a long way and its culture is so popular and well known all over the world. Coincidentally, today is Australia Day 😀

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  9. Best wishes to you on this Republic Day, Somali. And congrats on your nomination. You deserve and award, nothing less 🙂

    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan Sb has written a nice note on similar topic. I will email it to you 🙂

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  10. There is much wisdom shared here today. May it prosper.

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  11. I may be a little late but wishes come from my heart…may India continue to march ahead, as always. We have accomplished a lot but much more needs to be done.
    Nice collection of quotes to inspire.
    My thoughts go back to those days when we used to celebrate the day with children and felt proud of their enthusiasm…so infectious that the joy of preparations would keep us in high spirits for many days.
    Hope you had a nice day…a day to thank technology also, which could transport us back to Rajpath with the click of a button! 🙂

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  12. Very inspirational. Let’s do our part . contribute in a best possible way we can

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  13. The quote from Bhagat Singh is the best. Nice collection.

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  14. bhudeb chakrabarti January 27, 2016 @ 8:58 am

    Moving inspirational quotes on Nation Building by the great leaders.

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  15. Great collection of quotes! Thanks for sharing, Somali. 🙂

    I loved the parade too.

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  16. These quotes always stand out, conveying the true spirit of the nation. Yesterday I was watching the Republic day parade and once again, basked in the glory of rich culture and heritage of India… 🙂

    Nice compilation, Somali… :

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  17. Good compilation of inspiring quotes…Yes this time Republic Day parade was remarkable in many ways. Hope our country too marches ahead this year on the path of glorious achievements..

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  18. Was in JNU just before the day …
    heard some great speeches…. Also tried to express myself… There I heard this quote..
    Thanks for sharing:)

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  19. Somali, I came across an ad for a contest on “My duties as a citizen” instituted by our PM. I am totally with him on this front. Indians have for too long just sat back and expected the government to hand over a smooth life on a platter. No government can do that. A nation is built by its people. The government’s role is simply to create an enabling environment. Let’s hope all these initiatives, including posts like yours, gets Indians to realize that each one of us has a role to play.

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  20. Very inspiring quotes Somali 🙂 And it is so true. We have to take pride in our country for it to become great. Not just that, but on an individual level, we should begin the change no matter how tiny they are.

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  21. Great quotes, Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Wonderful quotes.. Loved each one of them for the individuals who are behind it and the way their thoughts are expressed so beautifully in a line or two…

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