Quotes by: Mahatma Gandhi
I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? 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.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.
I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute 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.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.
The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation, woman, the object of our lust.
A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.
It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.