Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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1. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

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

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3. “Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:- I shall not fear anyone on Earth. - I shall fear only God. - I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. - I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. - I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.”

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

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Source : All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

5. “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

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6. “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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7. “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”

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8. “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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9. “God has no religion.”

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10. “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”

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

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12. “My Life is My Message”

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13. “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; the female sex.”

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14. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

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15. “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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16. “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”

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

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18. “Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.”

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19. “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”

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20. “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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Source : The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas

21. “Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.”

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Source : The Story of My Experiments With Truth

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

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23. “I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.”

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Source : The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas

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

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

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

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

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

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29. “The future depends on what you do today.”

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30. “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”

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31. “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”

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32. “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”

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33. “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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34. “Truth never damages a cause that is just.”

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

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36. “Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act which deprived a whole nation of arms as the blackest.”

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37. “Poverty is the worst form of violence.”

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38. “[I]t seems to me as clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime.”

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Source : All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

39. “To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man's injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?"[To the Women of India (Young India, Oct. 4, 1930)]”

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40. “Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.”

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41. “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”

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42. “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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43. “The only difference between man and man all the world over is one of degree, and not of kind, even as there is between trees of the same species.Where in is the cause for anger, envy or discrimination?”

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

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45. “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”

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46. “Reader: Will you not admit that you are arguing against yourself? You know that what the English obtained in their own country they obtained by using brute force. I know you have argued that what they have obtained is useless, but that does not affect my argument. They wanted useless things and they got them. My point is that their desire was fulfilled. What does it matter what means they adopted? Why should we not obtain our goal, which is good, by any means whatsoever, even by using violence? Shall I think of the means when I have to deal with a thief in the house? My duty is to drive him out anyhow. You seem to admit that we have received nothing, and that we shall receive nothing by petitioning. Why, then, may we do not so by using brute force? And, to retain what we may receive we shall keep up the fear by using the same force to the extent that it may be necessary. You will not find fault with a continuance of force to prevent a child from thrusting its foot into fire. Somehow or other we have to gain our end.Editor: Your reasoning is plausible. It has deluded many. I have used similar arguments before now. But I think I know better now, and I shall endeavour to undeceive you. Let us first take the argument that we are justified in gaining our end by using brute force because the English gained theirs by using similar means. It is perfectly true that they used brute force and that it is possible for us to do likewise, but by using similar means we can get only the same thing that they got. You will admit that we do not want that. Your belief that there is no connection between the means and the end is a great mistake. Through that mistake even men who have been considered religious have committed grievous crimes. Your reasoning is the same as saying that we can get a rose through planting a noxious weed. If I want to cross the ocean, I can do so only by means of a vessel; if I were to use a cart for that purpose, both the cart and I would soon find the bottom. "As is the God, so is the votary", is a maxim worth considering. Its meaning has been distorted and men have gone astray. The means may be likened to a seed, the end to a tree; and there is just the same inviolable connection between the means and the end as there is between the seed and the tree. I am not likely to obtain the result flowing from the worship of God by laying myself prostrate before Satan. If, therefore, anyone were to say : "I want to worship God; it does not matter that I do so by means of Satan," it would be set down as ignorant folly. We reap exactly as we sow. The English in 1833 obtained greater voting power by violence. Did they by using brute force better appreciate their duty? They wanted the right of voting, which they obtained by using physical force. But real rights are a result of performance of duty; these rights they have not obtained. We, therefore, have before us in English the force of everybody wanting and insisting on his rights, nobody thinking of his duty. And, where everybody wants rights, who shall give them to whom? I do not wish to imply that they do no duties. They don't perform the duties corresponding to those rights; and as they do not perform that particular duty, namely, acquire fitness, their rights have proved a burden to them. In other words, what they have obtained is an exact result of the means they adapted. They used the means corresponding to the end. If I want to deprive you of your watch, I shall certainly have to fight for it; if I want to buy your watch, I shall have to pay you for it; and if I want a gift, I shall have to plead for it; and, according to the means I employ, the watch is stolen property, my own property, or a donation. Thus we see three different results from three different means. Will you still say that means do not matter?”

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47. “Nothing is so aggravating as calmness.”

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48. “I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.”

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

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50. “There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.”

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51. “Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.”

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Source : The Words of Gandhi

52. “I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.”

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53. “Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.”

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54. “Ahimsa is a comprehensive principle. We are helpless mortals caught in the conflagration of himsa. The saying that life lives on life has a deep meaning in it. Man cannot for a moment live without consciously or unconsciously committing outward himsa. The very fact of his living - eating, drinking and moving about - necessarily involves some himsa, destruction of life, be it ever so minute. A votary of ahimsa therefore remains true to his faith if the spring of all his actions is compassion, if he shuns to the best of his ability the destruction of the tiniest creature, tries to save it, and thus incessantly strives to be free from the deadly coil of himsa. He will be constantly growing in self-restraint and compassion, but he can never become entirely free from outward himsa.Then again, because underlying ahimsa is the unity of all life, the error of one cannot but affect all, and hence man cannot be wholly free from himsa. So long as he continues to be a social being, he cannot but participate in the himsa that the very existence of society involves. When two nations are fighting, the duty of a votary of ahimsa is to stop the war. He who is not equal to that duty, he who has no power of resisting war, he who is not qualified to resist war, may take part in war, and yet wholeheartedly try to free himself, his nation and the world from war.”

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55. “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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56. “The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.”

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57. “They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.”

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58. “I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect.”

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Source : Fools, Martyrs, Traitors: The Story of Martyrdom in the Western World

59. “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does the truth become error because nobody will see it.(Young India 1924-1926)”

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60. “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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61. “Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.”

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62. “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.”

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Source : The Story of My Experiments With Truth

63. “To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”

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

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65. “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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66. “I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.”

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67. “I came to the conclusion long ago that all religions were true and that also that all had some error in them, and while I hold by my own religion, I should hold other religions as dear as Hinduism. So we can only pray, if we were Hindus, not that a Christian should become a Hindu; but our innermost prayer should be that a Hindu should become a better Hindu, a Muslim a better Muslim, and a Christian a better Christian.”

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

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69. “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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70. “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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71. “You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.”

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72. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.”

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73. “To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.”

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

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

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76. “There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.”

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

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78. “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 than the one derived from fear of punishment.”

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79. “I appeal for cessation of hostilities, not because you are too exhausted to fight, but because war is bad in essence. You want to kill Nazism. You will never kill it by its indifferent adoption.”

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Source : The Story of My Experiments With Truth

80. “Action expresses priorities.”

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81. “If I were asked to define the Hindu creed, I should simply say: Search after truth through non-violent means. A man may not believe in God and still call himself a Hindu. Hinduism is a relentless pursuit after truth... Hinduism is the religion of truth. Truth is God. Denial of God we have known. Denial of truth we have not known.”

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

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84. “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.”

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Source : The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas

85. “Where there is love there is life.”

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86. “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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87. “They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me. Then they will have my dead body, but not my obedience.”

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88. “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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89. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.”

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90. “The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust. The world crushes the dust under its feet, but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even the dust could crush him. Only then, and not till then, will he have a glimpse of truth.”

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Source : The Story of My Experiments With Truth

91. “Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral.”

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92. “True morality consists not in following the beaten track, but in finding the true path for ourselves, and fearlessly following it.”

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93. “It is also a warning. It is a warning that, if nobody reads the writing on the wall, man will be reduced to the state of the beast, whom he is shaming by his manners.”

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Source : The Story of My Experiments With Truth

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

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95. “(When asked what he thought of Western civilization): 'I think it would be a good idea.”

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96. “In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.”

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Source : Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond, The. Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific.

97. “Um homem não pode fazer o certo numa área da vida, enquanto está ocupado em fazer o errado em outra. A vida é um todo indivisível.”

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98. “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”

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99. “Homeopathy cures a larger percentage of cases than any other form of treatment and is beyond doubt safer and more economical.”

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100. “My politics is my religion, my religion is my politics.”

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Source : Selected Political Writings

101. “Poqerty is the worst form of violence”

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102. “Ethically they had arrived at the conclusion that man's supremacy over lower animals meant not that the former should prey upon the latter, but that the higher should protect the lower, and that there should be mutual aid between the two as between man and man. They had also brought out the truth that man eats not for enjoyment but to live.”

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

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104. “What barrier is there that love cannot break?”

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Source : The Story of My Experiments With Truth

105. “There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid.”

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106. “Violence begins with the fork.”

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107. “I can retain neither respect nor affection for government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its immorality”

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108. “In the very first month of Indian Opinion, I realized that the sole aim of journalism should be service. The newspaper press is a great power, but just as an unchained torrent of water submerges whole countrysides and devastates crops, even so an uncontrolled pen serves but to destroy. If the control is from without, it proves more poisonous than want of control. It can be profitable only when exercised from within. If this line of reasoning is correct, how many of the journals in the world would stand the test? But who would stop those that are useless? And who should be the judge? The useful and the useless must, like good and evil generally, go on together, and man must make his choice.”

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Source : The Story of My Experiments With Truth

109. “La règle d'or de la conduite est la tolérance mutuelle, car nous ne penserons jamais tous de la même façon, nous ne verrons qu'une partie de la vérité et sous des angles différents.”

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110. “La vie est un mystère qu'il faut vivre, et non un problème à résoudre.”

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111. “An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. Now the law of nonviolence says that violence should be resisted not by counter-violence but by nonviolence. This I do by breaking the law and by peacefully submitting to arrest and imprisonment.”

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Source : Non-violence in Peace and War 1942-49

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

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113. “The first principal of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.”

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Source : Gandhi On Non-Violence

114. “most Americans think of Rosa Parks as a demur, pleasant-enough seamstress who backed into history by being too tired to get out of her seat on a bus one day, in reality she had been trained in nonviolence spirit and tactics at a famous institution, Highlander Folk School. It seems to be a difficult concept for most of us that peace is a skill that can be learned. We know war can be learned, but we seem to think that one becomes a peacemaker by a mere change of heart. (23)”

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115. “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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116. “Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.”

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117. “world has things which full fill man needs, but not greeds.”

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Source : The Moral & Political Writings of Mahatma Gandhi 2: Truth & Non-violence

118. “There is no such thing as ‘too insane’ unless others turn up dead due to your actions.”

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119. “If we are to make progress, we must not repeat history but make new history. We must add to inheritance left by our ancestors.”

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Source : The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

120. “God speaks to us every day only we don’t know how to listen.”

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121. “Intellect takes us along in the battle of life to a certain limit, but at the crucial moment it fails us. Faith transcends reason. It is when the horizon is the darkest and human reason is beaten down to the ground that faith shines brightest and comes to our rescue.”

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122. “Sede Hanibal Barca i Filip Drugi Makedonski u nekom kaficu u Dubrovniku , te pojavi se odnekud oftamolog i upita ih -A jel'te vas dvojica , da nijeste naleteli nedje na Vasilija Drugoga Bugaroubicu ? xoxoxo”

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123. “Selfishness is blind.”

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124. “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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125. “Speak only if it improves upon the silence.”

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126. “You don't know who is important to you until you actually lose them.”

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127. “Do not worry in the least about yourself, leave all worry to God,' - this appears to be the commandment in all religions. This need not frighten anyone. He who devotes himself to service with a clear conscience, will day by day grasp the necessity for it in greater measure, and will continually grow richer in faith. The path of service can hardly be trodden by one who is not prepared to renounce self-interest, and to recognize the conditions of his birth. Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make not only for our own happiness but that of the world at large.”

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128. “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”

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129. “A man, whilst he is dreaming, believes in his dream; he is undeceived only when he is awakened from his slumber.”

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Source : Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule

130. “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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131. “It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are neverable to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us. This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good heart whatever they might have to say.”

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132. “If physical fasting is not accompanied by mental fasting it is bound to end in hypocrisy and disaster.”

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Source : The Story of My Experiments With Truth

133. “I have learnt through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmuted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmuted into a power which can move the world.”

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134. “All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.”

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135. “While in Bombay, I began, on one hand, my study of Indian law and, on the other, my experiments in dietetics in which Virchand Gandhi, a friend, joined me. My brother, for his part was trying his best to get me briefs. The study of India law was a tedious business. The Civil Procedure Code I could in no way get on with. Not so however, with the Evidence Act. Virchand Gandhi was reading for the Solicitor's Examination and would tell me all sorts of stories about Barristers and Vakils.”

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Source : The Story of My Experiments With Truth

136. “My aim is not to be consistent with my previous statements on a given question, but to be consistent with truth as it may present itself to me at a given moment. The result has been that I have grown from truth to truth.”

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137. “Chiar şi cel mai mic neadevăr îl strică pe om, la fel cum o picătură de otravă poate strica un lac întreg.”

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138. “Un lucru a săpat rădăcini adânci în sufletul meu: credinţa că morala stă la baza tuturor lucrurilor şi că adevărul este substanţa întregii moralităţi. Astfel că adevărul a devenit singurul meu scop. El a devenit din ce în ce mai important pentru mine, iar sensurile pe care i le-am dat au devenit din ce în ce mai largi.”

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139. “Întâi te vor înjura. Pe urmă vor râde de tine. Apoi, te vor declara nebun. După aceea vor încerca să te compromită. Într-un târziu, vor face tot posibilul să te lichideze. Dacă scapi cu viaţă din toate acestea, vei fi un om mare.”

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140. “Bądź zmianą, którą prag­niesz uj­rzeć w świecie.”

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141. “There is no 'way to peace,' there is only 'peace.”

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

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143. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

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144. “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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145. “Un país, una civilización se puede juzgar por la forma en que trata a sus animales.”

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146. “I must say that, beyond occasionally exposing me to laughter, my constitutional shyness has been no dis-advantage whatever. In fact I can see that, on the contrary, it has been all to my advantage. My hesitancy in speech, which was once an annoyance, is now a pleasure. Its greatest benefit has been that it has taught me the economy of words. I have naturally formed the habit of restraining my thoughts. And I can now give myself the certificate that a thoughtless word hardly ever escapes my tongue or pen. I do not recollect ever having had to regret anything in my speech or writing. I have thus been spared many a mishap and waste of time. Experience has taught me that silence is part of the spiritual discipline of a votary of truth. Proneness to exaggerate, to suppress or modify the truth, wittingly or unwittingly, is a natural weakness of man, and silence is necessary in order to surmount it. A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he will measure every word. We find so many people impatient to talk. There is no chairman of a meeting who is not pestered with notes for permission to speak. And whenever the permission is given the speaker generally exceeds the time-limit, asks for more time, and keeps on talking without permission. All this talking can hardly be said to be of any benefit to the world. It is so much waste of time. 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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147. “I hold that it is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others'religions as we would have them to respect our own, a friendly study of theworld's religions is a sacred duty.”

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148. “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.”

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149. “Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat for it is momentary."(Satyagraha Leaflet No. 13, 3 May 1919)”

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150. “It is simple impertinence for any man, or any body of men, to begin, or to contemplate, reform of the whole world.”

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Source : The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

151. “Nothing is impossible for pure love.”

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152. “Truth is like a vast tree which yields more and more fruit the more you nurture it. The deeper the search in the mind of truth, the richer the discovery of the gems buried there.”

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

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154. “Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.”

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155. “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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156. “to believe in something and not live it is dishonest.”

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157. “Good travels at a snail's pace. Those who want to do good are not selfish, they are not in a hurry, they know that to impregnate people with good requires a long time.”

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Source : The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

158. “mereka tidak dapat mengambil harga diri kita kalau kita tidak memberikannya kepada mereka”

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Source : Gandhi

159. “I might be ready to embrace a snake, but, if one comes to bite you, I should kill it and protect you.”

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Source : Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi

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

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161. “Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.”

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162. “Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers.”

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Source : The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

163. “Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?”

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Source : Mohandas Gandhi: Essential Writings

164. “Distinguish between real needs and artificial wants and control the latter.”

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Source : To Students

165. “There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle.”

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166. “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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167. “Truthis like a vast tree, which yields more and more fruit, the more you nurture it”

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Source : The Story of My Experiments With Truth

168. “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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169. “The inner voice is something which cannot be described in words. But sometimes we have a positive feeling that something in us prompts us to do a certain thing. The time when I learnt to recognise this voice was, I may say, the time when I started praying regularly.”

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170. “I become more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of Hussein, the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers and his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle.”

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171. “I am & have been for years a confirmed anti-vaccinationist. Anti-vaccination has no backing from the orthodox medical opinion. A medical man who expresses himself against vaccination loses caste. Tremendous pecuniary interests too have grown around vaccination.”

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172. “It is man's social nature which distinguishes him from the brute creation. If it is his privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter-dependent. Only an arrogant man will claim to be independent of everybody else and be self-contained.”

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173. “With my meagre knowledge of my own religion i do not want to belong to any religious body”

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Source : The Story of My Experiments With Truth

174. “I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown of my feet by any”

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175. “Intolerance is a species of violence and therefore against our creed.”

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Source : The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

176. “You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilisation to pieces, turn the world upside down and bring peace to a battle-torn planet. But you treat it as though it is nothing more than a piece of literature.”

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177. “Disease increases in proportion to the increase in the number of doctors in a place.”

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Source : The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

178. “We must be ever courteous and patient with those who do not see eye to eye with us. We must resolutely refuse to consider our opponents as enemies.”

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Source : The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

179. “It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence. Violence is any day preferable to impotence. There is hope for a violent man to become non-violent. There is no such hope for the impotent.”

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180. “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.This means the when you go to sleep you close your eyes and you are and look like you are dead but then when you wake up it looks like you are reborn because you are up and ready.”

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181. “The future depends on what we do in the present.”

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