Quotes by: Mahatma Gandhi
Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.
When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfilment.
Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.
The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Let not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is dishonor in being slave-owners.
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?
Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
My religion teaches me that whenever there is distress which one cannot remove, one must fast and pray.
If a man reaches the heart of his own religion, he has reached the heart of the others, too. There is only one God, and there are many paths to him.
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.
Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.