Top 10 Periyar Quotes | EV Ramasamy Quotes

Today in this article, we will see some of the Best Periyar Quotes, but before that, we will see a quick peek about Periyar life and what works he did for society.

Erode Venkatappa Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, was a famous Indian social activist who started many movements like the self-respect movement, Dravidar Kazhagam and many more. He also protested and fought against the Brahmanical dominance, gender inequality in Tamil Nadu.

He joined Indian National Congress but resigned after few years because he felt that INC supports the Brahmins. He also participated in the Satyagraha in Vaikom, Travancore. From 1929 to 1932, Periyar visited British Malaya, Europe and the Soviet Union. This tour influenced him a lot and played a significant role in his life.

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Periyar fought for the rights of non-brahmins, women rights, social equality and more such things. He was one of the well known social activists in India. Today we will see some of the Best Periyar Quotes.

Periyar Quotes

I am one who has been ostracized by politics and religion. I have suffered pain and privation; sacrificed my self-esteem; and rejected a place in the ministry.

-Periyar

Periyar Quotes
Periyar Quotes

You cannot expect any rational thought from a religious man. He is like a rocking log in water.

-PERIYAR

Periyar Quotes

A male has the right to wander about as he pleases. He has the right to marry any number of girls. This practice has led to prostitution.

-PERIYAR

Periyar Quotes
Periyar Quotes

Village reform is not merely cleaning the roads, constructing schools and worshipping monasteries. It is not a mere celebration of festivals.

-PERIYAR

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Periyar Quotes
Periyar Quotes

It is absurd to quote religion or God or religious doctrines to render the people as lowest castes.

-PERIYAR

Money lending is a horrible profession. If we are to call it otherwise it is lawful plundering.

-PERIYAR

Periyar Quotes
Periyar Quotes

Foreigners are sending messages to the planets. We are sending rice and cereals to our dead fore-father through the Brahmins. It is a wise deed?

-PERIYAR

Periyar Quotes
Periyar Quotes

There is no use of simply acquiring titles or amassing wealth if one has no self-respect and scientific knowledge.

-PERIYAR

Periyar Quotes

I have no (political) heirs. My principles and ideas are my heirs. My principles and ideas are my heirs. Heirs should evolve on their own.

-PERIYAR

Marriages should culminate on account of the wishes of the couple. It is their knitting of the hearts that should lead to marriages.

-PERIYAR

Periyar Quotes

There is no use of simply acquiring titles or amassing wealth if one has no self-respect and scientific knowledge.

-PERIYAR

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