Sarojini Naidu Quotes

Sarojini Naidu, popularly known as “The Nightingale of India”, was born on 13th February 1879 in Hyderabad in a Bengali family. She was an Indian freedom fighter and poet. On this day, February 13th, India celebrates Sarojini Naidu’s birthday as National Women’s Day of India every year. She was appointed the President of the Indian National Congress in 1925 and later became the Governor of the United Provinces in 1947. Sarojini Naidu was India’s first women governor and also famous as ‘Bharat Kokila’.

Sarojini Naidu was a prime figure in the National Movement of India where she started following Mahatma Gandhi and his idea of swaraj. She fought for the freedom of India during the modern India period. Her father Aghoranth Chattopadhyaya was a scientist and the founder of the Nizam College in Hyderabad.

Sarojini Naidu is known for her poems on patriotism, love and death. Title of ‘Nightingale of India’ was for her work in poetry.

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Sarojini Naidu Quotes

Inspiring Quotes By Sarojini Naidu

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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.” – Sarojini Naidu

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

“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 work.” – Sarojini Naidu

“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.” – Sarojini Naidu

 “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.” – Sarojini Naidu

“My husband is exceedingly busy. For some time the talk of his going had been slack, but just now again there seems to be a move to get him sent to the front!” – Sarojini Naidu

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“My heart is very weary and sad and alone, For its dreams like the fluttering leaves have gone, And why should I say behind.” – Sarojini Naidu

“Cover mine eyes, O my Love!
Mine eyes that are weary of bliss
As of light that is poignant and strong
O silence my lips with a kiss,
My lips that are weary of song!
Shelter my soul, O my love!
My soul is bent low with the pain
And the burden of love, like the grace
Of a flower that is smitten with rain:
O shelter my soul from thy face!”
― Sarojini Naidu

“She is twin-born with primal mysteries, and drinks of life at Time’s forgotten source.” – Sarojini Naidu

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

“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.” – Sarojini Naidu

“I say it is not your pride that you are a Madrasi, it is not your pride that you a brahmin, it is not your pride that you belong to south India, it is not your pride that you are a Hindu, that it is your pride that you are an Indian.” – Sarojini Naidu

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