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Quote: Tolerance gives us spiritual insight, which is as far from fanaticism as the north pole is from the south. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of orange flowers
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Tolerance gives us spiritual insight, which is as far from fanaticism as the north pole is from the south.


Quote: Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.- white text on starry pic background

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.


Quote: If you're going to be a bear, be a grizzly. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of person getting 1 U.S. dollar banknote in wallet
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If you're going to be a bear, be a grizzly.


Quote: Unrestricted individualism is the law of the beast of the jungle. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of woman wearing black bikini tap swimming on body of water between trees
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Unrestricted individualism is the law of the beast of the jungle.


Quote: All truths, not merely ideas, but truthful faces, truthful pictures or songs, are highly beautiful. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of white flower with black background
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All truths, not merely ideas, but truthful faces, truthful pictures or songs, are highly beautiful.


Quote: The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of long exposure photography of beach
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The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice.


Quote: Satan's successes are the greatest when he appears with the name of God on his lips. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of white rose enclosed photograph
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Satan's successes are the greatest when he appears with the name of God on his lips.


Quote: Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery.printed in white text on seashore background

Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery.


Quote: Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of photo of author Mahatma Gandhi with quote

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Unity, to be real, must stand the severest strain without breaking. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of woman standing on sunflower field
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Unity, to be real, must stand the severest strain without breaking.


Quote: The beauty of poetry is that the creation transcends the poet. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of orange abstract painting
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The beauty of poetry is that the creation transcends the poet.


Quote: My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of green trees on body of water during daytime
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My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.


Quote: If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of white and brown corgi besides brown dog
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If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior.


Quote: The greatest help you can give me is to banish fear from your hearts. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of multicolored abstract painting
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The greatest help you can give me is to banish fear from your hearts.


Quote: You will find that God is always by the side of the fearless. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of focus photo of a hummingbird on leaf
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You will find that God is always by the side of the fearless.


Quote: What is imprisonment to the man who is fearless of death itself? by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of photo of author Mahatma Gandhi with quote

What is imprisonment to the man who is fearless of death itself?


Quote: Nonviolence, when it becomes active, travels with extraordinary velocity, and then it becomes a miracle. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of yellow flower field near bare trees during daytime
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Nonviolence, when it becomes active, travels with extraordinary velocity, and then it becomes a miracle.


Quote: To a man with an empty stomach food is God. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of photo og calm body of water
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To a man with an empty stomach food is God.


Quote: A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.- white text on starry pic background

A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.


Quote: I have no disciples, being myself an aspirant after discipleship and in search of a guru. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: I have no disciples, being myself an aspirant after discipleship and in search of a guru.printed in white text on seashore background

I have no disciples, being myself an aspirant after discipleship and in search of a guru.


Quote: No police or military in the world can protect people who are cowards. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of adult yellow Labrador retriever inside black plastic basin
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No police or military in the world can protect people who are cowards.


Quote: To give one's heart is to give all. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of painting of man walking down a road holding umbrella
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To give one's heart is to give all.


Quote: The pure love of one soul can offset the hatred of millions. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: The pure love of one soul can offset the hatred of millions.- black text on quotes background

The pure love of one soul can offset the hatred of millions.


Quote: Outward Peace is useless without inner Peace. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of sunset over hill
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Outward Peace is useless without inner Peace.


Quote: Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.- white text on starry pic background

Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.


Quote: It has often occurred to me that a seeker after truth has to be silent. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of man running on seashore
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It has often occurred to me that a seeker after truth has to be silent.


Quote: Fear of disease killed more men than disease itself. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of 3 women playing soccer on green grass field during daytime
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Fear of disease killed more men than disease itself.


Quote: A man with a grain of faith in God never loses hope, because he ever believes in the ultimate triumph of Truth. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of orange tabby cat
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A man with a grain of faith in God never loses hope, because he ever believes in the ultimate triumph of Truth.


Quote: Always believe in your dreams, because if you don't, you'll still have hope. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of two dogs sitting on maroon area rug
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Always believe in your dreams, because if you don't, you'll still have hope.


Quote: The press is called the Fourth Estate. It is definitely a power, but, to misuse that power is criminal. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of cluster of stars in the sky
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The press is called the Fourth Estate. It is definitely a power, but, to misuse that power is criminal.


Quote: You cannot succeed in one department of life while cheating on another, life is an indivisible whole. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of man sitting on concrete brick with opened laptop on his lap
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You cannot succeed in one department of life while cheating on another, life is an indivisible whole.


Quote: Peace is the most powerful weapon of mankind. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: Peace is the most powerful weapon of mankind.printed in white text on seashore background

Peace is the most powerful weapon of mankind.


Quote: There is no path to peace; peace is the path. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: There is no path to peace; peace is the path.- black text on quotes background

There is no path to peace; peace is the path.


Quote: Make injustice visible. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of mountain hills under blue sky
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Make injustice visible.


Quote: Both heaven and hell are within us. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: Both heaven and hell are within us.- black text on quotes background

Both heaven and hell are within us.


Quote: I am a man of peace. I believe in peace. But I do not want peace at any price. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of person standing on top of mountain
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I am a man of peace. I believe in peace. But I do not want peace at any price.


Quote: If you do nothing there will be no results. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: If you do nothing there will be no results.printed in white text on seashore background

If you do nothing there will be no results.


Quote: What is really needed to make democracy function is not knowledge of facts, but right education. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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What is really needed to make democracy function is not knowledge of facts, but right education.


Quote: True education is that which proves useful in life and makes you industrious. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of forest trees photograph
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True education is that which proves useful in life and makes you industrious.


Quote: Imperfect men have no right to judge other imperfect men. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on rock during daytime
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Imperfect men have no right to judge other imperfect men.


Quote: You can't shake hands with a closed fist. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of photo of author Mahatma Gandhi with quote

You can't shake hands with a closed fist.


Quote: The future depends on what we do in the present. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of red and white heart balloons
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The future depends on what we do in the present.


Quote: Every good movement passes through five stages, indifference, ridicule, abuse, repression, and respect. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of person standing on rock beside body of water between green trees
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Every good movement passes through five stages, indifference, ridicule, abuse, repression, and respect.


Quote: Education is the basic tool for the development of consciousness and the reconstitution of society. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: Education is the basic tool for the development of consciousness and the reconstitution of society.- black text on quotes background

Education is the basic tool for the development of consciousness and the reconstitution of society.


Quote: In the midst of darkness, light persists. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of woman hugging other woman while smiling at beach
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In the midst of darkness, light persists.


Quote: A small group of determined and like-minded people can change the course of history. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: A small group of determined and like-minded people can change the course of history.- black text on quotes background

A small group of determined and like-minded people can change the course of history.


Quote: People cannot hurt you without your permission. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: People cannot hurt you without your permission.printed in white text on seashore background

People cannot hurt you without your permission.


Quote: Democracy is not a state in which people act like sheep. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of men walking on road
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Democracy is not a state in which people act like sheep.


Quote: The newspaperman has become a walking plague. He spreads the contagion of lies and calumnies. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of red
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The newspaperman has become a walking plague. He spreads the contagion of lies and calumnies.


Quote: Speed is irrelevant if you are going in the wrong direction. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of man sitting facing monitor
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Speed is irrelevant if you are going in the wrong direction.


Quote: The truth can never be wrong, even if no one hears it. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of elephant play with brown sand
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The truth can never be wrong, even if no one hears it.


Quote: Let your life be your message. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of two women standing on moutain
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Let your life be your message.


Quote: When you are right,you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
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When you are right,you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry.


Quote: The world is big enough to satisfy everyones needs, but will always be too small to satisfy everyones greed. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: The world is big enough to satisfy everyones needs, but will always be too small to satisfy everyones greed.printed in white text on seashore background

The world is big enough to satisfy everyones needs, but will always be too small to satisfy everyones greed.


Quote: There are two days in the year that we can not do anything, yesterday and tomorrow. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of bonfire in forest
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There are two days in the year that we can not do anything, yesterday and tomorrow.


Quote: What lies ahead of you and what lies behind you is nothing compared to what lies within you. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: What lies ahead of you and what lies behind you is nothing compared to what lies within you.- black text on quotes background

What lies ahead of you and what lies behind you is nothing compared to what lies within you.


Quote: I may be a despicable person, but when Truth speaks through me I am
invincible. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of silhouette of man standing on rock while looking in sky
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I may be a despicable person, but when Truth speaks through me I am
invincible.


Quote: Everyone holds a piece of the truth. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of woman hugging other woman while smiling at beach
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Everyone holds a piece of the truth.


Quote: Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of man and woman holding hand while walking on bridge
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Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.


Quote: They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me. Then they will have my dead body, but not my obedience. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of long exposure photography of beach
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They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me. Then they will have my dead body, but not my obedience.


Quote: The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of person surfing on blue sea during daytime
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The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane." -- Mahatma Gandhi.


Quote: What barrier is there that love cannot break? by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of green-leafed trees during daytime
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What barrier is there that love cannot break?


Quote: If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.- white text on starry pic background

If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one's acts. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of blue and black ball on blue and white checkered textile
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It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one's acts.


Quote: There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of white rose enclosed photograph
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There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.


Quote: There is no 'way to peace,' there is only 'peace.' by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of brown and black bird
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There is no 'way to peace,' there is only 'peace.'


Quote: Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of clear hour glass
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Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.


Quote: The path is the goal. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of long haired person holding up sword
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The path is the goal.


Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.


Quote: First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
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First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.


Quote: All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of band performing on stage in front of people
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All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.


Quote: My respectful study of other religions has not abated my reverence for or my faith in the Hindu scriptures. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of rock formation under starry skies
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My respectful study of other religions has not abated my reverence for or my faith in the Hindu scriptures.


Quote: Violence begins with the fork. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of photo of author Mahatma Gandhi with quote

Violence begins with the fork.


Quote: There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of man kissing woman while sitting on railings during night
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There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.


Quote: One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of red rose with droplets
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One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.


Quote: Hinduism insists on the brotherhood of not only all mankind but of all that lives. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of photo of author Mahatma Gandhi with quote

Hinduism insists on the brotherhood of not only all mankind but of all that lives.


Quote: The dignity of man requires obedience to a higher law, to the strength of the spirit. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of photo of author Mahatma Gandhi with quote

The dignity of man requires obedience to a higher law, to the strength of the spirit.


Quote: In reality there are as many religions as there are individuals. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of monarch butterfly perched on orange flower in close up photography during daytime
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In reality there are as many religions as there are individuals.


Quote: I call him religious who understands the suffering of others. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.printed in white text on seashore background

I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.


Quote: To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of yellow petaled flower screenshot
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To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness.


Quote: A democrat must be utterly selfless. He must think and dream not in terms of self or of party, but only of democracy. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: A democrat must be utterly selfless. He must think and dream not in terms of self or of party, but only of democracy.- white text on starry pic background

A democrat must be utterly selfless. He must think and dream not in terms of self or of party, but only of democracy.


Quote: Terrorism and deception are weapons not of the strong, but of the weak. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of white and brown short coated puppy lying on brown wooden floor
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Terrorism and deception are weapons not of the strong, but of the weak.


Quote: So far as I can see the atomic bomb has deadened the finest feeling that has sustained mankind for ages. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of white bicycle parked beside wall
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So far as I can see the atomic bomb has deadened the finest feeling that has sustained mankind for ages.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today.- black text on quotes background

Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today.


Quote: Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless or corrupt. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of sunset
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Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless or corrupt.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Independence means voluntary restraints and discipline, voluntary acceptance of the rule of law. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: Independence means voluntary restraints and discipline, voluntary acceptance of the rule of law.- white text on starry pic background

Independence means voluntary restraints and discipline, voluntary acceptance of the rule of law.


Quote: A man who would interpret the scriptures must have the spiritual discipline. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of brown short coated dog sitting on gray carpet
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A man who would interpret the scriptures must have the spiritual discipline.


Quote: Distinguish between real needs and artificial wants and control the latter. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of black and pink heart print textile
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Distinguish between real needs and artificial wants and control the latter.


Quote: It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime
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It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.


Quote: A definite forgiveness would mean a definite recognition of our strength. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of blue and black butterfly
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A definite forgiveness would mean a definite recognition of our strength.


Quote: Man will ever remain imperfect, and it will always be his part to try to be perfect. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of brown cat
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Man will ever remain imperfect, and it will always be his part to try to be perfect.


Quote: Responsibility will mellow and sober the youth and prepare them, for the burden they must discharge. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of three person looking stars and milky way
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Responsibility will mellow and sober the youth and prepare them, for the burden they must discharge.


Quote: Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of person holding yellow sunflower bouquet
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Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers.


Quote: I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species. We err in copying the lower animal world if we are superior to it. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of chocolate
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I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species. We err in copying the lower animal world if we are superior to it.


Quote: Violence is a concession to human weakness, satyagraha is an obligation. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of photo of author Mahatma Gandhi with quote

Violence is a concession to human weakness, satyagraha is an obligation.


Quote: Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of pink flower
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Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of yellow Labrador puppy running on field
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Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: If you want real peace in the world, start with children. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: If you want real peace in the world, start with children.- black text on quotes background

If you want real peace in the world, start with children.


Quote: The wise are unaffected either by death or life. These are but faces of the same coin. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: The wise are unaffected either by death or life. These are but faces of the same coin.- black text on quotes background

The wise are unaffected either by death or life. These are but faces of the same coin.


Quote: Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of photo of author Mahatma Gandhi with quote

Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Civilization is the encouragement of differences. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of 1 U.S. dollar banknote
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Civilization is the encouragement of differences.


Quote: Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of pink heart art
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Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.


Quote: The golden rule to apply in all such cases is resolutely to refuse to have what millions cannot. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: The golden rule to apply in all such cases is resolutely to refuse to have what millions cannot.printed in white text on seashore background

The golden rule to apply in all such cases is resolutely to refuse to have what millions cannot.


Quote: If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of city lights from hill
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If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them.


Quote: Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of photo of author Mahatma Gandhi with quote

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.


Quote: If you take care of your immediate surroundings, the universe will take care of itself. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: If you take care of your immediate surroundings, the universe will take care of itself.- black text on quotes background

If you take care of your immediate surroundings, the universe will take care of itself.


Quote: Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of silhouette of kneeling man
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Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people.


Quote: There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of red and pink flowers
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There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.


Quote: Find purpose. The means will follow. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of 3 women standing on green grass field under blue sky during daytime
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Find purpose. The means will follow.


Quote: God has no religion. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of green trees beside lake during daytime
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God has no religion.


Quote: The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of three clear glass cups
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The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.


Quote: My faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of blue ocean
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My faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness.


Quote: Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of flying blue and green hummingbird
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Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.


Quote: Service without humility is selfishness and egotism. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of man in white shirt and black pants standing on top of building
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Service without humility is selfishness and egotism.


Quote: It is weakness which breeds fear, and fear breeds distrust. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: It is weakness which breeds fear, and fear breeds distrust.- black text on quotes background

It is weakness which breeds fear, and fear breeds distrust.


Quote: When the ego dies, the soul awakes. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of 1 U.S. dollar banknote
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When the ego dies, the soul awakes.


Quote: A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of focus photography of woman hand with peace sign
Photo Credit: Priscilla Du Preez

A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.


Quote: Meditation is waiting on God. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of person holding red and beige twin bell analog alarm clock
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Meditation is waiting on God.


Quote: The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of man and woman holding hand while walking on bridge
Photo Credit: Shea Rouda

The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one.


Quote: You must not lose faith in humanity. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of grey coin operated telescope
Photo Credit: Drew Graham

You must not lose faith in humanity.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of three clear glass cups
Photo Credit: Sharon McCutcheon

Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.


Quote: If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of man running on seashore
Photo Credit: Aan Nizal

If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.


Quote: All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of man raising arms between greenfield
Photo Credit: Hanny Naibaho

All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities.


Quote: Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of person typing on Apple Cordless Keyboard
Photo Credit: Damian Zaleski

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of telescope
Photo Credit: Diogo Brandao

Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.


Quote: Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of sunset
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Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.


Quote: Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of red and white heart shape illustration
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Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion.


Quote: It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of white stars in the sky during night time
Photo Credit: Jonas Von Werne

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.


Quote: Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of photo of author Mahatma Gandhi with quote

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.


Quote: Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of couple hugging on high ground overlooking the sea
Photo Credit: Chermiti Mohamed

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.


Quote: Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of man and woman kissing
Photo Credit: Alexander Krivitskiy

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.


Quote: Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living? by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of couple sitting near trees during golden hour
Photo Credit: Khamkéo Vilaysing

Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?


Quote: Those who know how to think need no teachers. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of brown tabby kitten lying on white textile
Photo Credit: Tuqa Nabi

Those who know how to think need no teachers.


Quote: Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies.printed in white text on seashore background

Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies.


Quote: It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of lit candle in focus photography
Photo Credit: Anjo Antony

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.


Quote: A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of green ceramic mug on wooden desk
Photo Credit: David Mao

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.


Quote: A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of sitting orange Persian cat
Photo Credit: Zoë Gayah Jonker

A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.


Quote: For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of man kissing womans forehead
Photo Credit: Natalia Sobolivska

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.


Quote: Poverty is the worst form of violence. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: Poverty is the worst form of violence.- white text on starry pic background

Poverty is the worst form of violence.


Quote: The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.- white text on starry pic background

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.


Quote: An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.- white text on starry pic background

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.


Quote: He is lost who is possessed by carnal desire. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: He is lost who is possessed by carnal desire.- white text on starry pic background

He is lost who is possessed by carnal desire.


Quote: The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of woman hugging man
Photo Credit: Priscilla Du Preez

The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.


Quote: The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of men walking on road
Photo Credit: Vishnu Prasad

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.


Quote: My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of couple portrait wallpaper
Photo Credit: Blake Carpenter

My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.


Quote: Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of mountains
Photo Credit: Alessandro Sacchi

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.


Quote: The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of raccoon walking on lawn grass
Photo Credit: Gary Bendig

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.


Quote: There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of elephant
Photo Credit: Geran de Klerk

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.


Quote: It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of person jumping on big rock under gray and white sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Sammie Chaffin

It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.


Quote: Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of red heart wall décor
Photo Credit: Nicola Fioravanti

Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.


Quote: I am in the world feeling my way to light 'amid the encircling gloom.' by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of man and woman kissing
Photo Credit: Alexander Krivitskiy

I am in the world feeling my way to light 'amid the encircling gloom.'


Quote: Self-respect knows no considerations. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of silhouette of three men falling in line while walking during golden hour
Photo Credit: Tim Foster

Self-respect knows no considerations.


Quote: If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation also under certain conditions is equally a duty. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of bee on flower
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation also under certain conditions is equally a duty.


Quote: Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it.printed in white text on seashore background

Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it.


Quote: I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of white and black soccer ball on grass field
Photo Credit: Wesley Tingey

I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.


Quote: Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of purple and white petaled flower
Photo Credit: Jari Hytönen

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.


Quote: My religion teaches me that whenever there is distress which one cannot remove, one must fast and pray. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of white and blue ice in water
Photo Credit: Birger Strahl

My religion teaches me that whenever there is distress which one cannot remove, one must fast and pray.


Quote: Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of red rose in close up photography
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Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.


Quote: The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of photo of author Mahatma Gandhi with quote

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.- white text on starry pic background

The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.


Quote: To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of campers under milky way
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.


Quote: Fear has its use but cowardice has none. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of photo of author Mahatma Gandhi with quote

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of yellow flower in green grass field
Photo Credit: Jason Dent

When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.


Quote: Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of selective focus photo of short-coated brown dog lying on grass field
Photo Credit: Vincent van Zalinge

Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.


Quote: Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.printed in white text on seashore background

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.


Quote: Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.printed in white text on seashore background

Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.


That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.


Quote: Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of white brown and black cat on brown dried leaves
Photo Credit: Dorothea OLDANI

Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.


Quote: In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on dock
Photo Credit: Krists Luhaers

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.


Quote: A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of man and woman holding hands in grayscale photography
Photo Credit: Joanna Nix-Walkup

A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.


Quote: Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of closeup photo of turned-on blue and white laptop computer
Photo Credit: Philipp Katzenberger

Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.


Quote: Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of crack in wall
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Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.


Quote: Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of brown chopped logs
Photo Credit: Maciej Rusek

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.


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