Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: Fundamental rights

English: Dr. Ambedkar as Barrister after he wa...

Dr. Ambedkar as Barrister after he was conferred the Honour. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“If a person who is unemployed is offered a choice between a job of some sort, with some sort of wages, with no fixed hours of labour and with an interdict on joining a union and the exercise of his right to freedom of speech, association, religion, etc., can there be any doubt as to what his choice will be? The fear of starvation, the fear of losing a house, the fear of losing savings if any… are factors too strong to permit a man to stand out for his Fundamental Rights.”
—Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.

Voltaire: Free speech

Engraving of Voltaire published as the frontis...

Engraving of Voltaire published as the frontispiece to an 1843 edition of his Dictionnaire philosophique (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.”


“Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently. ”

John F. Kennedy: Unafraid

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. -John F. Kennedy, 35th US president (1917-1963)