23 Best Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Quotes

Like a fearless Royal Bengal tiger, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose roared in front of the British Raj to free his beloved motherland from their clutches. He was a staunch believer in Mahatma Gandhi’s message of non-violence. But, he didn’t shy away from using physical force against the enemy. And these quotes by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will tell us about the inspiring words and views of one of the greatest and fearless Indian freedom fighters. 

Quotes by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

1.The national goal is to me at least as clear as daylight. It is an independent republic free from the British control. An independent India has been the dream of my life and I believe it shall be a fact in Indian history.

Subhas Chandra Bose quote on freedom


2. We cannot sing our way to  Swaraj, nor spin our way to Swaraj. We must fight our way to Swaraj. Purna Swaraj is our goal.

Quote on Swaraj


3. On the rock of Jallianwala Bagh was wrecked the ship of co-operation built by the Secretary of State for India Mr Montagu and The Punjab atrocities and their sequel made a rebel of the once-loyal Mr Gandhi.

Subhas Chandra Bose quote on Jallianwala Bagh


4. Arrogance, is ‘a great sin’; a really great person is self-confident but arrogance-free.

Quote on arrogance


5. Life’s key principle ‘is to give and not to take’.

Subhas Chandra Bose quote about life


6. Those who are mean to us can be conquered by love.

Netajj Subhas Chandra Bose quote on love


7. Education in the lower stages must be “national”, it must have its roots in the soil. We must draw our mental pabulum from the culture of our own country.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose quote on education


8. Fearlessness in thought and action is to me the supreme virtue in life.

Subhas Chandra Bose quote on bravery


9. The man who is devoid of emotion may be a saint but he may also be a brute.

Quote on emotion


10. Pride in the progress of one’s village, one’s city, one’s district, one’s province should be coexistent with a feeling of pride in the progress made by one’s country.

Subhas Chandra Bose quote on pride


11. During the Past 40 years three great men have appeared in the Bengal to give shape to Bengali nationalism- Vivekananda, Aurobindo and Chittaranjan. In their lives the Bengalis discovered their lost soul and their spiritual ideal. In order to understand modern Bengal, one must understand these three great men. Those who have not understood their messages can never understand the New Bengal. Those who have not been able to comprehend the nature of their work, can never understand the significance of the culture of Bengal.

Subhash Chandra Bose quote on Bengal and Bengalis


12. The world is very crooked, very mean. But one has to love and serve it selflessly and turn it into a paradise. One who loves and serves the country does not always get love and praise. He often gets crucified like Christ. That’s why Christ said of his attackers, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do’.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose quote on service


13. National consciousness to be real should be based on practical social service. Work for the village, for the city, for the district, for the province should gradually widen a man’s national consciousness.

Quote on National consciousness


14. Consciousness that is not based on service of some of kind is airy and unreal.

Quote on consciousness


15. We want more and more of reason in our individual and social life. Reason alone can sweep away superstition and prepare the soil for the growth of science.

Quote on reason


16. Reason is the sworn enemy of fanaticism and to accept one is to reject the other.

Quote about reason and logical thinking


17. The Congress Cabinet of today is a one man show. Congress Working Committee (CWC) is undoubtedly composed of some of the finest men of India. But most of them have been chosen primarily because of their “blind” loyalty to the Mahatma and there are few among them who have the capacity to think for themselves or the desire to speak out against the Mahatma when he is likely to take a wrong step.

Subhas Chandra Bose quote on Congress and Mahatma Gandhi


18. All Indians were duty-bound to behave properly when abroad because they were unofficial ambassadors of the country.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose quote on Indians


19. Whatever one’s own beliefs might be, one should never unnecessarily wound others in regard to theirs.

Quote on beliefs


20. A half-engineer could be somewhat useful to society but a half-doctor is very dangerous.

Quote on doctors


21. If women, who constitute half of society, did not engage, India would not progress.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose quote on women


22. The British will not take me dead or alive.

Subhas Chandra Bose quote on British


23. There is no power on earth that can keep India enslaved, India shall be free and before long.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose quote on India



I hope you like these Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose quotes. Thanks for reading. Jai Hind.

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