Quotes by: Mahatma Gandhi
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.
Man is supposed to be the maker of his destiny. It is only partly true. He can make his destiny, only in so far as he is allowed by the Great Power.
Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French.
I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another.
I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith. The gentle figure of Christ, so full of forgiveness that he taught his followers not to retaliate when abused or struck, but to turn the other cheek - I thought it was a beautiful example of the perfect man.
Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.
We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.
Sense perceptions can be and often are false and deceptive, however real they may appear to us. Where there is realization outside the senses, it is infallible. It is proved not by extraneous evidence but in the transformed conduct and character of those who have felt the real presence of God within.
God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.
Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness.
Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.