Baba Amte was an Indian social activist and social worker. He is renowned for empowerment and rehabilitation of people suffering from leprosy. He was honoured with a number of prizes and awards, including ‘Jamnalal Bajaj Award,’ ‘Dr. Ambedkar International Award,’ ‘Ramon Magsaysay Award,’ ‘Padma Vibhushan,’ ‘Gandhi Peace Prize,’ and the ‘Templeton Prize.’ Baba Amte was an ardent follower of Gandhi’s way of living, and led a Spartan life. Following is a list of thought-provoking and motivating quotes and sayings by Baba Amte which have been excerpted from his interviews, thoughts, speeches, and life. Let us browse through the corpus of empowering and enlightening quotes and thoughts by Baba Amte and see what we can learn from them.
I don't want to be a great leader; I want to be a man who goes around with a little oil can and when he sees a breakdown, offers his help. To me, the man who does that is greater than any holy man in saffron-colored robes. The mechanic with the oil can: that is my ideal in life.