Revolutionary sayings of Periyar

Self Respect

  • We are fit to think of `Self-Respect’ only when the notion of superior and inferior caste is banished from our land.
  • He who does not care for dignity, is no better than to a prostitute, however highly educated he is. His education will only endanger those that care for dignity.
  • The aim of genuine Self-respect movement is to change whatever appears to be adverse to man’s feelings of self-respect.
  • Man must remove by himself his feelings of inferiority, the feeling that he is lesser born than other beings, and attain self-confidence and self-respect.
  • Man must hold his personal respect and dignity as precious as his life.

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