Shaheed Bhagat Singh was an Indian socialist revolutionary who became a martyr at the age of 23. He still remains an inspiration for a million people. He is considered one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian Independence Movement. He sacrificed his life for our country and 16 years after his death, India won freedom. Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru, fought for the freedom of India from the colonial rulers and sacrificed their lives on March 23, 1931, when they were hanged to death by the British. Every year, March 23 is observed as Martyrs Day, also known as Shaheed Diwas or Sarvodaya Day, as a tribute to martyrs Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru.

On his 88th death anniversary here are 10 powerful quotes by Bhagat Singh.

  • Lovers, Lunatics, and poets are made of the same stuff.
  • The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here below.
  • Merciless criticism and independent thinking are the two necessary traits of revolutionary thinking.
  • I emphasize that I am full of ambition and hope and of full charm of life. But I can renounce all at the time of need, and that is the real sacrifice.
  • Love always elevates the character of a man. It never lowers him, provided love be love.
  • I emphasize that I am full of ambition and hope and of full charm of life. But I can renounce all at the time of need, and that is the real sacrifice.
  • If the deaf is to hear the sound has to be very loud.
  • Revolution was the vital living force indicative of eternal conflict between life and death, the old and the new, light and the darkness.
  • Revolution is an inalienable right of mankind. Freedom is an imperishable birthright of all.
  • It is easy to kill individuals but you cannot kill the ideas.