by Monsieur Pierre
List of Gandhi famous quotes. Gandhi was a wise guy, wasn’t he?
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Fear is not a disease of the body; fear kills the soul.
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.
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 hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species. We err in copying the lower animal world if we are superior to it.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Suffering cheerfully endured, ceases to be suffering and is transmuted into an ineffable joy.
It may be long before the law of love will be recognized in international affairs. The machineries of government stand between and hide the hearts of one people from those of another.
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
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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 realize that they need not fear brute force, if they would but know the soul within.
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.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.
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.
Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacities. She has the right to participate in the minutest details in the activities of man, and she has an equal right of freedom and liberty with him.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.
I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
There are times when you have to obey a call which is the highest of all, i.e., the voice of conscience even though such obedience may cost many a bitter tear, and even more, separation from friends, from family, from the state to which you may belong, from all that you have held as dear as life itself. For this obedience is the law of our being.
Experience teaches that animal food is unsuited to those who would curb their passions. But it is wrong to over-estimate the importance of food in the formation of character or in subjugating the flesh.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Weeding is as necessary to agriculture as sowing.
The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
The test of friendship is assistance in adversity, and that too, unconditional assistance. Co-operation which needs consideration is a commercial contract and not friendship. Conditional co-operation is like adulterated cement which does not bind.
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody will see it.
I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants.
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 the holy name of liberty and democracy?
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
I hold today the same opinion as I held then. To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.
Democracy is an impossible thing until the power is shared by all, but let not democracy degenerate into mobocracy.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
I have but shadowed forth my intense longing to lose myself in the Eternal and become merely a lump of clay in the Potter’s divine hands so that my service may become more certain because uninterrupted by the baser self in me.
We must be the change we wish to see.
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
As soon as we lose the moral basis, we cease to be religious. There is no such thing as religion over-riding morality. Man, for instance, cannot be untruthful, cruel or incontinent and claim to have God on his side.
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