Tolerance gives us spiritual insight, which is as far from fanaticism as the north pole is from the south.
If you're going to be a bear, be a grizzly.
Unrestricted individualism is the law of the beast of the jungle.
All truths, not merely ideas, but truthful faces, truthful pictures or songs, are highly beautiful.
The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice.
Satan's successes are the greatest when he appears with the name of God on his lips.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Unity, to be real, must stand the severest strain without breaking.
The beauty of poetry is that the creation transcends the poet.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.
If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior.
The greatest help you can give me is to banish fear from your hearts.
You will find that God is always by the side of the fearless.
Nonviolence, when it becomes active, travels with extraordinary velocity, and then it becomes a miracle.
To a man with an empty stomach food is God.
No police or military in the world can protect people who are cowards.
To give one's heart is to give all.
Outward Peace is useless without inner Peace.
It has often occurred to me that a seeker after truth has to be silent.
Fear of disease killed more men than disease itself.
A man with a grain of faith in God never loses hope, because he ever believes in the ultimate triumph of Truth.
Always believe in your dreams, because if you don't, you'll still have hope.
The press is called the Fourth Estate. It is definitely a power, but, to misuse that power is criminal.
You cannot succeed in one department of life while cheating on another, life is an indivisible whole.
Make injustice visible.
I am a man of peace. I believe in peace. But I do not want peace at any price.
What is really needed to make democracy function is not knowledge of facts, but right education.
True education is that which proves useful in life and makes you industrious.
Imperfect men have no right to judge other imperfect men.
The future depends on what we do in the present.
Every good movement passes through five stages, indifference, ridicule, abuse, repression, and respect.
In the midst of darkness, light persists.
Democracy is not a state in which people act like sheep.
The newspaperman has become a walking plague. He spreads the contagion of lies and calumnies.
Speed is irrelevant if you are going in the wrong direction.
The truth can never be wrong, even if no one hears it.
Let your life be your message.
When you are right,you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry.
The world is big enough to satisfy everyones needs, but will always be too small to satisfy everyones greed.
There are two days in the year that we can not do anything, yesterday and tomorrow.
I may be a despicable person, but when Truth speaks through me I am
Everyone holds a piece of the truth.
Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.
They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me. Then they will have my dead body, but not my obedience.
The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.
The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane." -- Mahatma Gandhi.
What barrier is there that love cannot break?
If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.
If we are to reach real peace in this world and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children; and if they will grow up in their natural innocence, we won't have to struggle; we won't have to pass fruitless idle resolutions, but we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which consciously or unconsciously the whole world is hungering.
It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one's acts.
There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.
There is no 'way to peace,' there is only 'peace.'
Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.
The path is the goal.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.
My respectful study of other religions has not abated my reverence for or my faith in the Hindu scriptures.
There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.
One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.
In reality there are as many religions as there are individuals.
To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness.
A democrat must be utterly selfless. He must think and dream not in terms of self or of party, but only of democracy.
Terrorism and deception are weapons not of the strong, but of the weak.
So far as I can see the atomic bomb has deadened the finest feeling that has sustained mankind for ages.
So far as I can see, the atomic bomb has deadened the finest feeling that has sustained for ages. There used to be so-called laws of war, which made it tolerable. Now we know the truth. War knows no law except that of might. The atomic bomb brought an empty victory but it resulted for the time being in destroying the soul of Japan. What has happened to the soul of the destroying nation is yet too early to see.
Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today.
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless or corrupt.
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt. And a citizen who barters with such a state shares in its corruption and lawlessness.
A man who would interpret the scriptures must have the spiritual discipline.
Distinguish between real needs and artificial wants and control the latter.
It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.
A definite forgiveness would mean a definite recognition of our strength.
Man will ever remain imperfect, and it will always be his part to try to be perfect.
Responsibility will mellow and sober the youth and prepare them, for the burden they must discharge.
Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers.
I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species. We err in copying the lower animal world if we are superior to it.
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence. Violence is any day preferable to impotence. There is hope for a violent man to become non-violent. There is no such hope for the impotent.
Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.
Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity...If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior...If non-violence is the law of our being, the future is with women.
Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.
Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time. I must continue to bear testimony to truth even if I am forsaken by all. Mine may today be a voice in the wilderness, but it will be heard when all other voices are silenced, if it is the voice of Truth.
Civilization is the encouragement of differences.
Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.
If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them.
Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people.
There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.
Find purpose. The means will follow.
God has no religion.
The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.
My faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.
Service without humility is selfishness and egotism.
When the ego dies, the soul awakes.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
Meditation is waiting on God.
The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one.
You must not lose faith in humanity.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.
All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities.
Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
This means the when you go to sleep you close your eyes and you are and look like you are dead but then when you wake up it looks like you are reborn because you are up and ready.
Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion.
It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.
Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?
Those who know how to think need no teachers.
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.
A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.
Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
I am in the world feeling my way to light 'amid the encircling gloom.'
Self-respect knows no considerations.
If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
My religion teaches me that whenever there is distress which one cannot remove, one must fast and pray.
Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the 'still small voice' within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority.
The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
Fear has its use, but cowardice has none. I may not put my finger into the jaws of a snake, but the very sight of the snake need not strike terror into me.
When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.
That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.
Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.
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