Quotes on Republic Day

⇖⇖We are Indians, firstly and lastly.⇖⇖

⇖⇖Let us together commence a journey of peace, harmony and progress in South Asia.↺↺↺

“Let new India arise out of peasants cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Citizenship consists in the service of the country.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

⇖⇖⇖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.” ⇖⇖⇖

⇖⇖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.⇖⇖

⇖⇖Democracy means nothing if people are not able to work the democracy for the common good.” – Chandra Bhushan⇙⇘

↸↸Freedom isn’t free. It shouldn’t be a bragging point that ‘Oh, I don’t get involved in politics,’ as if that makes someone cleaner. No, that makes you derelict of duty in a republic. Liars and panderers in government would have a much harder time of it if so many people didn’t insist on their right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable.↸↸↸

“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

⇖⇖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.⇖⇖⇖

“This republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it.”- Elmer Davis

“Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.” – Andrew Jackson

“The new republic should be based on diversity, respect and equal rights for all.” – Evo Morales

⇖⇖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.⇖⇖

⇖⇖Our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule.” – Gerald R. Ford
“The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations.⇖⇖

↸↸The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another – no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy.⇖⇖⇖

“Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.” – Victor Hugo

⇗⇖⇖On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!” – Alexander Henry

“The safety of the republic being the supreme law, and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy, I say accept the key… and bolt the door at once.⇖⇖⇖
“Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments – a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.” – William Jennings Bryan


↸↸In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.↸↸↸

“Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritances and a free press, and I will provide you with a republic.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

“In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

↸↸Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.” – Gerald R. Ford

“Conservatives understand that the power that binds our republic together is fierce independence held high on the shoulders of compassion.” – Allen West

“I have considered the pension list of the republic a roll of honor.” – Grover Cleveland

“In a republic, that paradise of debility, the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws.” – Emile M. Cioran

↸↸This liberal progressive agenda… is the antithesis of who we are as a constitutional republic.” – Allen West

“Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“This is a case if the President is permitted to be above the law, then we no longer have a republic.” – James Bovard

“Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together.” – Joseph Pulitzer

↸↸The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.” – Franklin Pierce Adams

↸↸When people in positions of trust mislead us – either recklessly, negligently or intentionally – that impacts the republic.↸↸

↸↸The principal of unity and indivisibility of the republic are the essential reference points.” – Giorgio Napolitano

↺↺↺For not only every democracy, but certainly every republic, bears within itself the seeds of its own destruction.↸↸↸.

“Proof that they do not understand the republic is that in their fine promises for universal suffrage, they forgot women.⇖⇖⇖

⇖⇖The little words in the Republic of Letters, like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant.⇖⇖

↜↜A republic – if you can keep it – is about limitation, and for good reason, because we are mortal and our actions are imperfect.⇖⇖⇖

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