Subhas Chandra Bose Quotes

Subhas Chandra Bose Quotes
The birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is celebrated as Parakram Divas or a day of valour across the country.

Subhas Chandra Bose also popularly known as Netaji was an Indian freedom fighter and a revolutionary. The title ‘Netaji’ was conferred to him by German and Indian officials at the Special Bureau of India in Berlin.

Subhas Chandra Bose was born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, Orrisa, now known as Odisha. While growing up he became a follower of Swami Vivekananda, and espoused strong socialist values.

Subhas Chandra Bose was a renowned Indian revolutionary, freedom fighter, and nationalist leader. His intransigent patriotism made him a luminary in India.

During the late 1920s and throughout 1930s, he became the leader of radical, young, wing of the Indian National Congress, and by 1938, he became the Congress President.

Following differences with Congress high command and Mahatma Gandhi, he resigned from Congress leadership in 1939.

His adage, ‘Give Me Blood And I Will Give You Freedom’ is till date inked on the hearts of every patriot.

He led the Indian National Army or Azad Hind Fauj in 1943 to free India from British rule. Netaji’s Nationalist ideas inspired million of people to fight for the freedom of India.

On 18 August 1945, he reportedly died at a hospital in Taiwan as a result of injuries from a plane crash.

Here are some famous quotes by the revolutionary freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose


The government recently said that Republic Day celebrations will now begin every year from January 23 instead of January 24 to include the birth anniversary of Bose.

Made of granite, the “grand statue” statue will be installed at India Gate.

Subhas Chandra Bose Quotes

Freedom is not given – it is taken.

Give me blood and I will give you freedom!

No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions.

The secret of political bargaining is to look more strong than what you really are.

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Life loses half its interest if there is no struggle if there are no risks to be taken.

One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.

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.

Forget not that the grossest crime is to compromise with injustice and wrong. Remember the eternal law: you must give, if you want to get.

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.

Soldiers who always remain faithful to their nation, who are always prepared to sacrifice their lives, are invincible.

 Men, money and material cannot by themselves bring victory or freedom. We must have the motive-power that will inspire us to brave deeds and heroic exploits.

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.

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.

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 to preserve with our own strength.

Subhas Chandra Bose Quotes

Netaji Quotes

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.

Nationalism is inspired by the highest ideals of the human race, satyam [the true], shivam [the god], sundaram [the beautiful]. Nationalism in India has … roused the creative faculties which for centuries had been lying dormant in our people.

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 ideals in the innermost core of your hearts.

Gird up your loins for the task that now lies ahead. I had asked you for men, money and materials. I have got them in generous measure. Now I demand more of you. Men, money and materials cannot by themselves bring victory or freedom. We must have the motive-power that will inspire us to brave deeds and heroic exploits.

At this unprecedented juncture in our history I have a word for you. Do not be disheartened by our temporary defeat ; be cheerful and optimistic. Above all, never lose your faith in the destiny of India. There is no power on earth which can keep India in bondage. India will be free and, that too, soon. JAl-HIND !

 To all of you I should like to say that in the course of this war you will have to acquire the experience and achieve the success which alone can build up a national tradition for our Army. An army that has no tradition of courage, fearlessness and invincibility cannot hold its own in a struggle with a powerful enemy.

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.The Very first thing that our future national government will have to do is to set up a commission for drawing up a comprehensive plan for reconstruction.

Comrades ! You have voluntarily accepted a mission that is the noblest that the human mind can conceive of. For the fulfillment of such a mission no sacrifice is too great, not even the sacrifice of one’s life. You are today the custodians of India’s national honour and the embodiment of India’s hopes and aspirations. So conduct yourself that your countrymen may bless you and posterity may be proud of you.

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).

Let me remind you that you have a two-fold task to perform. With the force of arms and at the cost of your blood you will have to win liberty. Then, when India is free, you will have to organize the permanent army of Free India, whose task it will be to preserve our liberty for all time. We must build up our national defense on such an unshakable foundation that never again in our history shall we lose our freedom.

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