15 Quotes By Shivaji Maharaj On Freedom, Nationalism, Valour & Life

One of the greatest and most iconic Indians of all times, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was a ruler known for laying the foundations of a strong Maratha power while giving tough resistance to the mighty Mughal empire under Aurangzeb. His life, legendary military campaigns, thoughts and quotes by Shivaji Maharaj continues to inspire patriotic Indians for centuries now.

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We bring you 15 best quotes by Shivaji Maharaj.

1. Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a Mother.” – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

2. Even if there were a sword in the hands of everyone, it is willpower that establishes a government. – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

3. Freedom is a boon, which everyone has the right to receive. – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 

4. Never bend your head always hold it high. – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 


5. When you are enthusiastic, the mountain also looks like a clay pile. – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 

6. Do not think of the enemy as weak, but do not also overestimate their strength. – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 

7. Verily, Islam and Hinduism are terms of contrast. They are used by the true Divine painter for blending the colours and filling in the outlines. If it is a mosque, the call to prayer is chanted in remembrance of Him. If it is a temple, the balls are rung in yearning for Him alone. – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 

8. No need to learn from your own fault. We can learn a lot from others’ mistakes. – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 

9. A courageous & brave man also bends in the honour of the learned and wise. Because courage also comes from knowledge and wisdom. – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 

10. One small step taken to reach a small milestone later helps you achieve the bigger goal. – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 

11. Nation First. Then your Guru, your Parents and finally your God! So, the nation should always come before yourselves. – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 

12. Self-confidence provides strength and Power imparts knowledge. Knowledge provides stability and stability leads to victory. – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 

13. The whole world respects those who bend before Dharma, Truth, Excellence and God! – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 

14. The strongest of enemies can be defeated with your conviction, determination and passion. – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 

15. Time itself changes for those determined to constantly work towards their goal even in the worst of times. – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 

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