Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
5 September 1888
17 April 1975
Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu, India
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By what strange social alchemy has India subdued her conquerors, transforming them to her very self and substance..... ? Why is it that her conquerors have not been able to impose on her their language, their thoughts and customs, except in superficial ways?
It is not God that is worshiped but the group or authority that claims to speak in His name. Sin becomes disobedience to authority not violation of integrity.
All our world organizations will prove ineffective if the truth that love is stronger than hate does not inspire them.
Only the man of serene mind can realize the spiritual meaning of life. Honesty with oneself is the condition of spiritual integrity.
Age or youth is not a matter of chronology. We are as young or as old as we teel. What we think about ourselves is what matters.
Books are the means by which we build bridges between cultures.
Arts reveal to us the deeper layers of the human soul. Arts, therefore, reveal the transcendental force underlying all existence which we are much to feeble to endure when it is completely unveiled. Art is possible only when heaven touches earth.
Democracy is a faith in the spiritual possibilities of not a privileged few but of every human being.
A literary genius, it is said, resembles all, though no one resembles him.
We must recall humanity to those moral roots from which both order and freedom spring.
The end-product of education should be a free creative man, who can battle against historical circumstances and adversities of nature.
Reading a book gives us the habit of solitary reflection and true enjoyment.
The poet's religion has no place for any fixed doctrine. Religion is an endless adventure of man's entire being towards a truth which is revealed in this very quest.
Religion is essentially an initiation into inwardness, a cleansing of internal life. When once the individual becomes inwardly single, he lives for humanity. He stands out for truth and fears none even when isolated and subdued. You may deride him, persecute him but he will not retaliate.
Sin becomes disobedience to authority not violation of integrity.
It is said that a man without religion is like a horse without bridle.
Manav ka danav hona uski har hai, manav ka mahamanav hona uska chamtkar hai. manusya ka manav hona uski jit hai.
Religion is the conquest of fear ; the antidote to failure and death.
Nations, like individuals, are made, not only by what" they acquire, but by what they resign.
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