15 Best Maharaja Ranjit Singh Quotes
Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh the fearless Sikh and the founder of the great Sikh Empire, not only stopped the invasion of Hindustan by the invaders from the North-West of India. But he was also one of the few Indian rulers who frightened even the British Raj. And these quotes by the lion of Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, will give us an idea of his views on the kingdom, bravery, the Khalsa State, and most importantly about the British.
Quotes by Maharaja Ranjit Singh
1. God intended me to look upon all religions with one eye; that is why he took away the light from the other.
2. Where was your Highness when God was distributing beauty? I had gone to find myself a kingdom, replied Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
3. O grandson of Abdali, come down and measure swords with the grandson of Charhat Singh.
4. My sword procures for me all the distinctions I desire. I am quite indifferent to external pomp.
5. I follow the profession of a soldier and do not indulge in any pleasure or amusement but that of endeavouring to extend my conquest.
6. We will now know whether the word of the British Government includes everything.
7. What does the red colour stand for? asked Maharajah Ranjit Singh. Your Majesty, replied an English cartographer, “red indicates the extent of British possessions in the country.” Ranjit Singh remarked, “Ek roz sab lal ho jayega, one day it will all be red.”
8. Do not let the same injury arise in friendship, which would be the result of enmity.
9. I owed all my success to the bravery of my nation, who were very free from prejudice, would carry eight day’s provisions on their backs, dig a well if water were scarce, build a fort if circumstances required it.
10. I have no doubt of British sincerity, except for their reluctance to recognise my suzerainty over the Sikh nation. I do not ask for much because all Sikhs acknowledge the supremacy of the Khalsa State.
11. Even the oyster returns a pearl when it receives a drop of rain.
12. Anxiously watering this sapling of friendship to see it rise into a thickly foliaged tree yielding luscious fruit and cool shade to both the parties.
13. You travel about for the sake of religion; why then, do you not preach to the English in Hindoostan, who have no religion at all?
14. How can one come near to God? One can come nigh unto God, replied Ranjit Singh with biting sarcasm, by making an alliance with the British government.
15. An Englishman would not have changed his posture twenty times, he would have made no gestures while talking; he would not have laughed at the proper times.
I hope you like these Maharaja Ranjit Singh quotes. Thanks for reading. Jai Hind.
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