Top 12 Inspiring Quotes by Sarojini Naidu (The Nightingale of India)

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Top 12 Inspiring Quotes by Sarojini Naidu: In this blog, we’ve written top 12 inspiring quotes by Sarojini Naidu. Sarojini Naidu was also known as the Nightingale of India. She was an Indian political activist and poet.

Who was Sarojini Naidu?

Sarojini Naidu was an Indian political activist and poet. She was the first woman to become the governor of an Indian state. She governed Uttar Pradesh from 1947 to 1949. She was also the first Indian woman to be president of the Indian National Congress.

Sarojini Naidu was born on 13 February 1879 in Hyderabad. Her father, Aghorenath Chattopadhyay, was a Bengali Brahmin and the principle of Nizam college. Her mother, Barada Sundari Devi, was a poetress.

Top 12 Inspiring Quotes by Sarojini Naidu

1. “A country’s greatness lies in its undying ideals of love and sacrifice that inspire the mothers of the race.”

2. “Sense of justice is one of the ideals Islam, because as I read Quran I find those dynamic principles of life not mystic but practical ethics for the daily conduct of life suited to the whole world.”

3. “Hark to a voice that is calling, to my heart in the voice of the mind.”

4. “I am not ready to die because it requires infinitely greater courage to live.”

5. “To quench my longing I bent me low by the streams of the spirits of peace that flow in that magical wood in the land of sleep.”

6. “If you are stronger, you have to help the weak.”

7. “When there is oppression, the only self-respecting thing is to rise and say this shall cease today, because my right is justice. If you are stronger, you have to help the weaker boy or girl both in play and in the work.”

8. “We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.”

9. “The new has come and now the old retires. And so the past becomes a mountain cell. Where lone apart old hermit memories dwell.”

10. “Oh, we want a new breed of men before India can be cleansed of her disease.”

11. “One needs a Seer’s vision and an angel’s voice to be of any avail. I do not know of any Indian man or woman today who has those gifts in their most complete measure.”

12. “In consecrated calm, forgotten yet. Of the keen heart hastens to forget old longings in fulfilling new desires.”

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