Subhas Chandra bose was an Indian Freedom fighter, Subhas was born on 23rd January 1897. He was the leader of the congress and later of Indian National Army, his efforts for the freedom of India and struggle against British Raj had made him a hero for Indians and he is now one of the most followed leaders of India. He is popularly known as “Netaji” among Indians.
In this article, we have shared some of Subhas Chandra bose quotes, slogans, and thoughts, they are not only inspiring, they also show us his love for the motherland.
Subhas Chandra Bose Quotes
- Give me blood and I shall give you freedom!
- Nationalism is inspired by the highest ideals of the human race, Satyam [the truth], Shivam [the God], Sundaram [the beautiful].
- Nationalism in India has … roused the creative faculties which for centuries had been lying dormant in our people.
- Remember that the greatest crime is to compromise with injustice and wrong.
- A true soldier needs both military and spiritual training.
- No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions.
- I have no doubt in my mind that our chief national problems relating to the eradication of poverty, illiteracy and disease and the scientific production and distribution can be tackled only along socialistic lines.
- It is our duty to pay for our liberty with our own blood. The freedom that we shall win through our sacrifice and exertions, we shall be able top reserve with our own strength.
- We should have but one desire today, the desire to die so that India may live? the desire to face a martyr’s death, so that the path to freedom may be paved with the martyr’s blood.
- As soldiers, you will always have to cherish and live up to the three ideals of faithfulness, duty, and sacrifice. Soldiers who always remain faithful to their nation, who are always prepared to sacrifice their lives, are invincible. If you, too, want to be invincible, engrave these three ideas in the innermost core of your hearts.
- Reality is, after all, too big for our frail understanding to fully comprehend. Nevertheless, we have to build our life on the theory which contains the maximum truth.We cannot sit still because we cannot, or do not, know the Absolute Truth.
- India is calling Blood is calling to blood. Get up, we have no time to lose. Take up your arms! we shall carve our way through the enemy’s ranks, or if God wills, we shall die a martyr’s death. And in our last sleep, we shall kiss the road that will bring our Army to Delhi. The road to Delhi is the road to Freedom. Chalo Delhi (March to Delhi).
- When we stand, the Azad Hind Fauz has to be like a wall of granite; when we march, the Azad Hind Fauz has to be like a steamroller.
- It is only on the basis of undiluted Nationalism and of perfect justice and impartiality that the Indian Army of Liberation can be built up.
- You will readily understand my mental condition as I stand on the threshold of what the man-in-the-street would call a promising career.There is much to be said favor of such a service. It solves once for all what is paramount problem for each of us—the problem of bread and butter.One has not to go face life with risk or uncertainty as to success or failure. But for a man of my temperament who has been feeding on ideas which might be called eccentric—the line of least resistance is not the best to follow. Life loses half its interest if there is no struggle—if there are no risks to be taken. The uncertainties of life are not appalling to one who has not, at heart, worldly ambitions. Moreover, it is not possible to serve one’s country in the best and fullest manner if one is chained to the Civil Service. In short, national and spiritual aspirations are not compatible with obedience to Civil Service Examinations.
After the Indian National Army or Azad hind Fauj parade at Singapore on 5th July 1943 Bose’s concluding words were
I have said that today is the proudest day of my life. For an enslaved people, there can be no greater pride, no higher honour, than to be the first Soldier in the Army of Liberation. But this honour carries with it a corresponding responsibility and I am deeply conscious of it. I assure you that I shall be with you in darkness and in sunshine, in sorrow and in joy, in suffering and in victory. For the present, I can offer you nothing except hunger, thirst, privation, forced marches and death. But if you follow me in life and in death, as I am confident you will, I shall lead you to victory and freedom. It does not matter who among us will live to see India free. It is enough that India shall be free and that we shall give our all to make her free. May God now bless our Army and grant us victory in the coming fight.
Netaji Subhash Chandra bose Message to Mahatma Gandhi on 4th June 1944 Through Azad Hind Radio
Nobody would be more happy than ourselves if by any chance our countrymen at home should succeed in liberating themselves through their own efforts or by any chance, the British Government accepts your `Quit India’ resolution and gives effect to it. We are, however proceeding on the assumption that neither of the above is possible and that a struggle is inevitable.
Father of our Nation in this holy war for India’s liberation, we ask for your blessings and good wishes.