The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
Morality is contraband in war.
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.
Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.
Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.
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?
Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.
Those who know how to think need no teachers.
Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies.
Each one prays to God according to his own light.
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.
But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.
Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.
A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.
Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.
He is lost who is possessed by carnal desire.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
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.
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
The good man is the friend of all living things.
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.
Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it.
Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.
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.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
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.
We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
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.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
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.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
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