Authors - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 - 30 January 1948), commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world. - Wikipedia
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state. There is as little reason to deplore the one as there is to be pleased over the other.
I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
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.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is brought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
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.
I worship God as Truth only. I have not yet found Him, but I am seeking after Him. I am prepared to sacrifice the things dearest to me in pursuit of this quest. Even if the sacrifice demanded my very life, I hope I may be prepared to give it.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.
Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.
That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.
Civilization is the encouragement of differences. Civilization thus becomes a synonym of democracy. Force, violence, pressure, or compulsion with a view to conformity, is both uncivilized and undemocratic.
An eye for an eye, and soon the whole world is blind.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall - think of it, always.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
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.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.
Hate the sin, love the sinner.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
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.
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.
Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
Where there is love there is life.
I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.