Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

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power is of two kind quote by mahatma gandhi

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.

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You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

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it is health that is quote by mahatma gandhi

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

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Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.

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If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.

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Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.

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Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.

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A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.

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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.

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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.

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I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.

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A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

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Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.

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Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.

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The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.

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Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.

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I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.

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Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.

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Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.

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Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.

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But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.

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

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Non-violence is the article of faith.

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What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.

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Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.

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Peace is its own reward.

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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.

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You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

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Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

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God cannot be realized through the intellect. Intellect can lead one to a certain extent and no further. It is a matter of faith and experience derived from that faith.

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Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.

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Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.

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There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.

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Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.

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Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.

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

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Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.

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Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion.

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

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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.

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Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.

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I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.

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

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One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's.

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

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

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

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All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.

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It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

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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.

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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

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I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

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

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Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

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

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Morality is contraband in war.

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

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God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.

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Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.

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

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I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.

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Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.

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The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.

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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.

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Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.

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I took the vow of celibacy in 1906. I had not shared my thoughts with my wife until then, but only consulted her at the time of making the vow. She had no objection.

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A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.

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I think it is the height of ignorance to believe that the sexual act is an independent function necessary like sleeping or eating. Seeing, therefore, that I did not desire more children, I began to strive after self-control. There was endless difficulty in the task.

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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.

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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.

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I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace.

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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.

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Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.

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Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.

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Partition is bad. But whatever is past is past. We have only to look to the future.

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Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.

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

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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.

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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.

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Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

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An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.

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You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

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When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

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The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.

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

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Where love is, there God is also.

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The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

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Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.

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I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.

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Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.

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

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We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.

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We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.

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An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

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There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

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God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.

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We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.

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Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.

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

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

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It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?

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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.

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

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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.

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If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.

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

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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.

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

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

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Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?

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jika sebuah mata harus dibalas dengan sebuah mata, hanya akan membuat seluruh dunia ini buta

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Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.

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What does it matter to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?

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Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew.

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If I were a dictator, religion and state would be separate. I swear by my religion. I will die for it. But it is my personal affair. The state has nothing to do with it. The state would look after your secular welfare, health, communications, foreign relations, currency and so on, but not your or my religion. That is everybody's personal concern!

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I may have become Christian, were it not for Christians.

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I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.

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True love is boundless like the ocean and, swelling within one, spreads itself out and, crossing all boundaries and frontiers, envelops the whole world.

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...service can have no meaning unless one takes pleasure in it. When it is done for show or for fear of public opinion, it stunts the man and crushes his spirit. Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served.

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My shyness has been in reality my shield and buckler. It has allowed me to grow. It has helped me in my discernment of truth."

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Nobody in this world possesses absolute truth. This is God's attribute alone. Relative truth is all we know. Therefore, we can only follow the truth as we see it. Such pursuit of truth cannot lead anyone astray.

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Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory.

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It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one's acts.

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Though violence is not lawful, when it is offered in self-defense or for the defense of the defenseless, it is an act of bravery far better than cowardly submission. The latter befits neither man nor woman. Under violence, there are many stages and varieties of bravery. Every man must judge this for himself. No other person can or has the right.

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Freedom of a nation cannot be won by solitary acts of heroism though they may be of the true type, never by heroism so called.

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Marriage is not an act of services. It is a comfort man or woman seeks for himself or herself.

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Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.

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Rationalists are admirable beings, rationalism is a hideous monster when it claims for itself omnipotence. Attribution of omnipotence to reason is as bad a piece of idolatry as is worship of stock and stone believing it to be God.

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Nothing is so aggravating as calmness.

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Ahimsa is the highest duty. Even if we cannot practice it in full, we must try to understand its spirit and refrain as far as is humanly possible from violence.

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Ahimsa is an attribute of the brave. Cowardice and ahimsa don't go together any more that water and fire.

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The power of unarmed nonviolence is any day far superior to that of armed force.

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The strength to kill is not essential for self-defence; one ought to have the strength to die.

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Strictly speaking, no activity and no industry is possible without a certain amount of violence, no matter how little. Even the very process of living is impossible without a certain amount of violence. What we have to do is to minimize it to the greatest extent possible.

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Ahimsa is the attribute of the soul, and therefore, to be practiced by everybody in all affairs of life. If it cannot be practiced in all departments, it has no practical value.

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My ahimsa would not tolerate the idea of giving a free meal to a healthy person who has not worked for it in some honest way.

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When two nations are fighting, the duty of a votary of ahimsa is to stop the war.

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My anekantavada is the result of the twin doctrines of satya and ahimsa.

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If our ahimsa is not of the brave but of the weak, and if it will bend the knee before himsa, Gandhism deserves to be destroyed.

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Woman is more fitted than man to make explorations and take bolder action in ahimsa.

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The votary of ahimsa has only one fear, that is, of God.

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Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.

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Healthy and nourishing food was the only alpha and omega of rural economy.

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Always believe in your dreams, because if you don't, you'll still have hope.

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Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.

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Hinduism has made marvelous discoveries in things of religion, of the spirit, of the soul. We have no eye for these great and fine discoveries. We are dazzled by the material progress that Western science has made. Ancient India has survived because Hinduism was not developed along material but spiritual lines.

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Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.

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I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

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I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

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Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.

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I regard Duryodhana and his party as the baser impulses in man, and Arjuna and his party as the higher impulses.

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If I preach against the modern artificial life of sensual enjoyment, and ask men and women to go back to the simple life epitomized in the charkha, I do so because I know that without an intelligent return to simplicity, there is no escape from our d.

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

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That atomic energy though harnessed by American scientists and army men for destructive purposes may be utilised by other scientists for humanitarian purposes is undoubtedly within the realm of possibility. ... An incendiary uses fire for his destructive and nefarious purpose, a housewife makes daily use of it in preparing nourishing food for mankind.

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Perfection is the exclusive attribute of God, and it is indescribable, untranslatable. I do believe that it is possible for human beings to become perfect, even as God is perfect. It is necessary for all of us to aspire after that perfection but when that blessed state is attained, it become indescribable, indefinable.

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I can not give you the reference of Ram Chandar or Krishna, because they were not historical figures. I can not help it but to present to you the names of (Hazrat) Abu Bakar (RA) and (Hazrat) Umar Farooq (RA). They were leaders of a vast Empire, yet they lived a life of austerity.

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A vow imparts stability, ballast and firmness to one's character.

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This earthly existence of ours is more brittle that the glass bangles that ladies wear.

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Under ideal conditions, the barrister and the bhangi (sweeper) should both get the same payment.

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We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?

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Basic education links the children, whether of the cities or the villages, to all that is best and lasting in India.

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The object of basic education is the physical, intellectual and moral development of children through the medium of handicraft.

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The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. Freedom and slavery are mental states.

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Human nature will find itself only when it fully realizes that to be human it has to cease to be beastly or brutal.

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For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect.

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The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.

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Nonviolence which to me is the glory of Hinduism, has been sought to be explained away by our people as being meant for the sanyasis only.

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Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.

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

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Be truthful, gentle, and fearless.

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You may pluck out my eyes, but that cannot kill me. You may chop off my nose, but that will not kill me. But blast my belief in God, and I am dead.

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Where there is love there is life.

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No police officer could compel a satyagrahi to give evidence against a person who has confessed to him. A satyagrahi would never be guilty of a betrayal of trust.

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How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done.

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Whilst the Bihar calamity damages the body, the calamity brought about by untouchability corrodes the very soul.

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For me there is a vital connection between the Bihar calamity and the untouchability campaign.

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Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state.

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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

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I do not want to live at the cost of the life even of a snake. I should let him bite me to death rather than kill him.

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The use of soul-force for turning stones into bread would have been considered, as it is still considered, as black magic.

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My austerities, fasting and prayers are, I know, of no value if I rely upon them for reforming me. My penance is the prayer of a bleeding heart for forgiveness for sins unwittingly committed.

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Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or loneliness. It consists in daring to do the right thing and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political or other. It consists in deeds not words.

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Nanda broke down every barrier and won his way to freedom not by brag, not by bluster, but by the purest form of self-suffering.

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Non-co-operation is not a movement of drag, bluster or bluff.

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Duly Enlightened Gandhi's head by Mall of the 'Free Press Journal,' Bombay, in 1932Watches may disagree, but let us not.

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India's way is not Europe's. India is not Calcutta and Bombay. India lives in her seven hundred thousand villages.

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I had learnt at the onset not to carry on public work with borrowed money.

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Englishmen must learn to be Brahmins, not banias.

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The more I study Hindu scriptures, and the more I discuss them with Brahmins, the more I feel convinced that untouchability is the greatest blot upon Hinduism.

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A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

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Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.

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

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In this age of the rule of brute force, it is almost impossible for anyone to believe that any one else could possibly reject the law of the final supremacy of brute force.

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A burning passion coupled with absolute detachment is the key to all success.

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There are no good-byes, where ever you'll be, you'll be in my heart.

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Fearlessness presupposes calmness and peace of mind.

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If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

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In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.

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I have known only one way of carrying on missionary work, viz., by personal example and discussion with searchers for knowledge.

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Truth never damages a cause that is just.

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If we are to stand the final heat of the battle, we must learn to stand our ground in the face of cavalry or baton charges and allow ourselves to be trampled under horses' hooves, or be bruised with baton charges.

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The test of friendship is assistance in adversity, and that too, unconditional assistance, Co-operation which needs consideration is as a commercial contract and not friendship. Conditional co-operation is like adulterated cement which does not bind.

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I believe that the sum total of the energy of mankind is not to bring us down but to lift us up, and that is the result of the definite, if unconscious, working of the law of love. The fact that mankind persists shows that the cohesive force is greater than the disruptive force, centripetal force greater than centrifugal.

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The fact that mankind persists shows that the cohesive force is greater than the disruptive force, centripetal force greater than centrifugal.

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Change yourself - you are in control.

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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.

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If you want to change the world, start with yourself.

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Live simply so that others may simply live.

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It was through the Hindu religion that I learnt to respect Christianity and Islam.

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Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless or corrupt.

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Civil disobedience is a stimulation for the fighters and a challenge to the opponent, in the present instance, authority.

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I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.

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Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds.

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Conversion without a clean heart is a denial of God and religion.

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Surely conversion is a matter between man and his Maker who alone knows his creatures' hearts. A conversion without a clean heart is, in my opinion, a denial of God and Religion. Conversion without cleanliness of heart can only be a matter of sorrow, not joy, to a godly person.

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In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.

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It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

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Blaming the wolf would not help the sheep much. The sheep must learn not to fall in the clutches of the wolf.

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Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

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Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive.

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

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I consider myself a Hindu, Christian, Moslem, Jew, Buddhist and Confucian.

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

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Vaccination is a barbarous practice and one of the most fatal of all the delusions current in our time. Conscientious objectors to vaccination should stand alone, if need be, against the whole world, in defense of their conviction.

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I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.

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Even the most despotic government cannot stand except for the consent of the governed.... Immediately the subject ceases to fear the despotic force, his power is gone.

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Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.

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What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.

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In this day of wonders no one will say that a thing or an idea is worthless because it is new. To say it is impossible because it is difficult is again not in consonance with the spirit of the age. Things undreamt of are daily being seen, the impossible is ever becoming possible.

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Contraceptive methods are like putting a premium on vice. It makes men and women reckless... As it is, man has sufficiently degraded woman for his lust, and [contraception] , no matter how well meaning the advocates may be, will still further degrade her.

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

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There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.

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Illness or disease is only Nature's warning that filth has accumulated in some portion or other of the body; and it would surely be the part of wisdom to allow Nature to remove the filth, instead of covering it up with the help of medicines.

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To retaliate against the relatives of the co-religionists of the wrong-doer is a cowardly act.

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I have been known as a crank, faddist, madman. Evidently the reputation is well deserved. For wherever I go, I draw to myself cranks, faddists, and madmen.

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Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the Jews on the Arabs... Surely it would be a crime against humanity to reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestine can be restored to the Jews partly or wholly as their national home

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Destruction is not the law of humans. Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him. Every murder or other injury, no matter for what cause, committed or inflicted on another is a crime against humanity.

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I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the culture of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any

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It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion toward our fellow creatures.

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While everything around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying that change a living power that is changeless, that holds all together, that creates, dissolves and recreates.... For I can see in the midst of death, life persists, in the midst of untruth, truth persists, in the midst of darkness light persists.

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In the midst of darkness, light persists.

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Khadi mentality means decentralization of the production and distribution of the necessaries of life.

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You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul.

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Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking, or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; to me, the female sex is not the weaker sex.

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Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.

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Mankind is notoriously too dense to read the signs that God sends from time to time. We require drums to be beaten into our ears, before we should wake from our trance and hear the warning and see that to lose oneself in all, is the only way to find oneself.

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Hindu Dharma is like a boundless ocean teeming with priceless gems. The deeper you dive the more treasures you find.

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The need of the moment is not one religion, but mutual respect and tolerance of the devotees of the different religions.

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Unity among the different races and the different religions of India is indispensable to the birth of national life.

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Tolerance is the only thing that will enable persons belonging to different religions to live as good neighbours and friends.

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The first condition of humaneness is a little humility and a little diffidence about the correctness of one's conduct and a little receptiveness.

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Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

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To believe that what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man.

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I do believe that, where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence. I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honour than that she should, in a cowardly manner, become or remain a helpless witness to her own dishonour. But I believe that nonviolence is infinitely superior to violence, forgiveness is more manly than punishment.

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Any young man, who makes dowry a condition to marriage, discredits his education and his country and dishonours womanhood.

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In the days of democracy there is no such thing as active loyalty to a person. You are, therefore, loyal or disloyal to institutions.

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Now the man on duty used to be changed from time to time. Once one of these men, without giving me the slightest warning, without even asking me to leave the footpath, pushed and kicked me into the street. I was dismayed. Before I could question him as to his behaviour, Mr Coates, who happened to be passing the spot on horseback, hailed me and said:

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This feeling of helplessness in us has arisen from our deliberate dismissal of God from our common affairs.

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The privilege of resisting or disobeying a particular law or order accrues only to him who gives willing and unswerving obedience to the laws laid down for him.

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At the individual level Swaraj is vitally connected with the capacity for dispassionate self-assessment , ceaseless self purification and growing self-reliance.... It is Swaraj when we learn to rule ourselves

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No displeasure, even of the dearest friends, can put me off the duty I see clearly in front of me.

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Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.

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Hypocrisy and distortion are passing currents under the name of religion

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Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.

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Religions are different roads converging on the same point. What does it matter that we take different roads so long as we reach the same goal? I believe that all religions of the world are true more or less. I say "more or less" because I believe that everything the human hand touches, by reason of the very fact that human beings are imperfect, becomes imperfect.

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It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.

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Close the day with prayer so that you may have a peaceful night free from dreams and nightmares.

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I see a clear breach of ahimsa even in driving away monkeys; the breach would be proportionately greater if they have to be killed.

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We may not be God, but we are of God, even as a little drop of water is of the ocean.

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Openness of mind strengthens the truth in us and removes the dross from it, if there is any.

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

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If a single man demanded as much as a man with a wife and four children, then that would be a violation of the concept of economic equality.

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Economic equality is the master-key to nonviolent independence.

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The real meaning of economic equality is "To each according to his need."

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Economic equality of my conception does not mean that every one will literally have the same amount.

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Far better than emasculation would be the bravery of those who use physical force. Far better than cowardice would be meeting one's death fighting.

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I would risk violence a thousand times rather than risk the emasculation of the whole race.

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Non-cooperation is an attempt to awaken the masses, to a sense of their dignity and power. This can only be done by enabling them to realise that they need not fear brute force, if they but know the soul within.

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In our progress towards the goal, we ever see more and more enchanting scenery.

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My mission is to convert every Indian, every Englishman and finally the world to nonviolence for regulating mutual relations, whether political, economic, social or religious.

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

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Whenever I see an erring man, I say to myself I have also erred; when I see a lustful man I say to myself, so was I once; and in this way I feel kinship with everyone in the world and feel that I cannot be happy without the humblest of us being happy.

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An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

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Many could forgo heavy meals, a full wardrobe, a fine house, etcetera. It is the ego they cannot forgo.

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I must refuse to believe that the Germans contemplate with equanimity the evacuation of cities like London for fear of destruction to be wrought by man's inhuman ingenuity.

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I well remember how the thoughts I had up to the time of my discharge from the jail on every occasion were modified immediately after discharge, and after getting first-hand information myself. Somehow or other the jail atmosphere does not allow you to have all the bearings in your mind.

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Real non-co-operation is non-co-operation with evil and not with the evil-doer.

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I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.

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Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

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God has no religion.

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When we fear God, then we shall fear no man, however high-placed he may be.

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For the nonviolent person, the whole world is one family. He will fear none, nor will others fear him.

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Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.

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Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.

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You can't shake hands with a closed fist.

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Imitation is the sincerest flattery.

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Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.

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Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.

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To forgive is not to forget. The merit lies in loving in spite of the vivid knowledge that one that must be loved is not a friend. There is not merit in loving an enemy when you forget him for a friend.

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Forgive and forget, but never forget to forgive. You may find a happier heart is the key to a happier life.

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Khadi to me is the symbol of unity of Indian humanity, of its economic freedom and equality and, therefore, ultimately, in the poetic expression of Jawaharlal Nehru, 'the livery of India's freedom'.

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All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities.

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Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfilment.

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I claim that in losing the spinning wheel we lost our left lung. We are, therefore, suffering from galloping consumption. The restoration of the wheel arrests the progress of the fell disease.

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Swaraj is not meant for cowards, but for those who would mount smilingly to the gallows and refuse even to allow their eyes to be bandaged.

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Employers ganging up against workers is like raising an army of elephants against ants.

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The sacrifice which causes sorrow to the doer of the sacrifice is no sacrifice. Real sacrifice lightens the mind of the doer and gives him a sense of peace and joy. The Buddha gave up the pleasures of life because they had become painful to him.

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What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.

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When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day.

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The Bhagavad-Gita calls on humanity to dedicate body, mind and soul to pure duty and not to become mental voluptuaries at the mercy of random desires and undisciplined impulses.

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Let the Gita be to you a mine of diamonds, as it has been to me; let it be your constant guide and friend on life's way.

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Self-realization is the object of the Gita, as it is of all scriptures.

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If God holds me to be a pure instrument for the spread of nonviolence in place of the awful violence now ruling the earth, He will give me the strength and show me the way.

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Generosity consists not the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed

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War with all its glorification of brute force is essentially a degrading thing.

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God answers prayer in His own way, not ours.

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My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.

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God has blessed me with the mission to place nonviolence before the nation for adoption.

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I know that I can never be alone as God is there with me.

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It is impossible for me to reconcile myself to the idea of conversion after the style that goes on in India and elsewhere today. It is an error which is perhaps the greatest impediment to the world's progress toward peace. ... Why should a Christian want to convert a Hindu to Christianity? Why should he not be satisfied if the Hindu is a good or godly man?

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What the two hands of the labourer can achieve, the capitalist will never get with all his gold and silver.

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Even as wisdom often comes from the mouths of babes, so does it often come from the mouths of old people. The golden rule is to test everything in the light of reason and experience, no matter from where it comes.

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Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterwards has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified.

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No people exists that would not think itself happier even under its own bad government than it might really be under the good governance of an alien power.

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Whether humanity will consciously follow the law of love, I do not know. But that need not disturb me. The law will work just as the law of gravitation works whether we accept it or not.

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Nonviolence requires great patience.

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The Gita is not an aphoristic work, it is a great religious poem.

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I would beseech you not only to be pure beyond suspicion but I would ask you to combine with stainless purity, great wisdom and great ability.

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For a bowl of water give a goodly meal; For a kindly greeting bow thou down with zeal; For a simple penny pay thou back with gold; If thy life be rescued, life do not withhold. Thus the words and actions of the wise regard; Every little service tenfold they reward. But the truly noble know all men as one, And return with gladness good for evil done.

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If you're going to be a bear, be a grizzly.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

The notion of education through handicrafts rises from the contemplation of truth and love permeating life's activities.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Rama was not only on the lips of Hanuman. He was enthroned in his heart. He gave Hanuman exhaustless strength.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

To have a happy ending, choose a happy moment and call it 'the ending'. Honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Nonviolence has come among men and it will live. It is the harbinger of the peace of the world.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Khadi has been conceived as the foundation and the image of ahimsa. A real khadi-wearer will not utter an untruth. A real khadi-wearer will harbour no violence, no deceit, no impurity.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Harshness is conquered by gentleness, hatred by love, lethargy by zeal and darkness by light.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Everyone has faith in God though everyone does not know it. For everyone has faith in himself and that multiplied to the nth degree is God. The sum total of all that lives is God. We may not be God, but we are of God, even as a little drop of water is of the ocean.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

The mundane use of the Gayatri, its repetition for healing the sick, illustrates the meaning we have given to prayer.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

A heart-felt prayer is not recitation with the lips. It is a yearning from within which expresses itself in every word, every act, nay every thought of people.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

The hardest metal yields to sufficient heat. Even so must the hardest heart melt before sufficiency of the heat of non- violence. And there is no limit to the capacity of non-violence to generate heat.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Real suffering bravely borne, melts even a heart of stone. Such is the potency of suffering. And there lies the key to Satyagraha.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

When every hope is gone, 'when helpers fail and comforts flee,' I find that help arrives somehow, from I know not where. Supplication, worship, prayer are no superstition; they are acts more real than the acts of eating, drinking, sitting or walking. It is no exaggeration to say that they alone are real, all else is unreal.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Faith is like the Himalaya mountains which cannot possibly change.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Hesitating to act because the whole vision might not be achieved, or because others do not yet share it, is an attitude that only hinders progress.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Is the God of the Mahometan different from the God of the Hindu? Religions are different roads converging to the same point. What does it matter that we take different roads so long as we reach the same goal? Wherein is the cause for quarreling?

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

Only my death will determine whether I am 'Mohamed Gandhi', Jinnah's slave, destroyer of the Hindu religion or its servant and protector.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)

I have no other wish in this world but to find light and joy and peace through Hinduism.

Mahatma Gandhi (Source: SoberSides.com)