Caste Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old caste quotes, caste sayings, and caste proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


We divided ourselves among caste, creed, culture and countries but what is undivided remains most valuable: a mere smile and the love.     

Santosh Kalwar

Caste is a state of mind. It is a disease of mind. The teachings of the Hindu religion are the root cause of this disease. We practice casteism and we observe Untouchability because we are enjoined to do so by the Hindu religion. A bitter thing cannot be made sweet. The taste of anything can be changed. But poison cannot be changed into nectar.     

B.R. Ambedkar

Develop a sense of the brotherhood of man. Look upon each person as your own brother. There is only one caste, the caste of humanity. All of us belong to the human race, so everyone is equal. Therefore, love each one equally.     

Sathya Sai Baba

I have no color prejudices nor caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. All I care to know is that a man is a human being, and that is enough for me; he can't be any worse.     

Mark Twain

Caste is not a physical object like a wall of bricks or a line of barbed wire which prevents the Hindus from co-mingling and which has, therefore, to be pulled down. Caste is a notion; it is a state of the mind.     

B.R. Ambedkar

The caste systems of sex and race are interdependent and can only be uprooted together.     

Gloria Steinem

Caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers.     

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Caste may be bad. Caste may lead to conduct so gross as to be called man’s inhumanity to man. All the same, it must be recognized that the Hindus observe caste not because they are inhuman or wrong-headed. They observe caste because they are deeply religious.      

B.R. Ambedkar

We have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.     

Michelle Alexander

The military caste did not originate as a party of patriots, but as a party of bandits.     

Henry Louis Mencken

Indian leaders are saying, You don't understand our caste system. It's really a lovely thing. People are very happy about it and so on. I don't think that's quite fair.     

NT Wright

I cannot believe there is caste system in society; I cannot believe people are judged on the basis of their prosperity.     

Saina Newal

Caste has killed a public spirit. Caste has destroyed the sense of public charity. Caste has made public opinion impossible. Virtue has become caste-ridden and morality has become caste-bound.     

Thus Spoke Ambedkar

Many characters in the novel are representative of types that exist in India. He represents the caste system in India with an air of superiority, the caste system in India and the people thinking that western things are better.     

Anita Desai

Pity and need Make all flesh kin. There in no caste in blood.      

Edwin Arnold

Caste is the status of a human community in the society not the identity of any person in the society     

Jagadeesh Kumar

The caste system, in all its various forms, is always based on identifiable physical characteristics - sex, color, age.     

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz

This caste system had grown by the practice of the son always following the business of the father.     

Swami Vivekananda

Class - or the economic status of individuals - is evident in all societies, some very well stratified by a rigid caste system determined by birth.      

F. Sionil Jose