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1. “A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”

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

3. “A democratic organization has to dare to do the right at all costs.”

4. “A free India will throw all her weight in favor of the world disarmament and should herself be prepared to give a lead in this.”

5. “A friendly study of the world’s religions is sacred duty.”

6. “A friendship that exacts oneness of opinion and conduct is not worth much.”

7. “A good person will resist an evil system with his whole soul. Disobedience of the laws of an evil state is therefore a duty.”

8. “A living faith in God means acceptance of the brotherhood of mankind.”

9. “A man is worshipped only to the extent that he is followed not in his weaknesses, but in his strength.”

10. “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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Action Expresses Priorities Quotes Images By Mahatma Gandhi

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11. “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.”

12. “A nonviolent action accompanied by nonviolence in thought and word should never produce enduring violent reaction upon the opponent.”

13. “A nonviolent life is an act of self-examination and self-purification, whether by an individual, group or nation.”

14. “A pacifism which can see the cruelties only of occasional military warfare and is blind to the continuous cruelties of our social system is worthless.”

15. “A perfect Muslim is he from whose tongue and hands mankind is safe.”

16. “A person is bound to work in obedience to and in conformity to that person’s own nature.”

17. “A person who believes in nonviolence believes in a living God. He cannot accept defeat.”

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

19. “Absolute calm is not the law of ocean. And it is the same with the ocean of life.”

20. “Abstract truth has no value unless it incarnates in human beings who represent it, by proving their readiness to die for it.”

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21. “Action expresses priorities.”

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

23. “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.”

24. “All crime is a kind of disease and should be treated as such.”

25. “All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others.”

26. “All your scholarship would be in vain if at the same time you do not build your character and attain mastery over your thoughts and your actions.”

27. “Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is important that you do it”

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

29. “Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”

30. “Always and everywhere worship God in the poor. Honour the ploughman, and also the scavenger.”

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Cowards Can Never Be Moral Quotes Images By Mahatma Gandhi

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31. “An India awakened and free has a message of peace and goodwill to a groaning world.”

32. “An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

33. “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”

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

35. “Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.”

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

37. “Anything which is a hindrance to the fight of the soul is a delusion and a snare, even like the body which often does hinder you in the path of salvation.”

38. “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.”

39. “Be the change you wish to see in this world.”

40. “Because I have restriction, I can fly. Because there is grief, I can soar highly. Because there is adversity, I can run. Because there is a tear, I advance it to the front.”

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

42. “Behaviour is the mirror in which we can display our image.”

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

44. “Bravery is not a quality of the body. It is of the soul.”

45. “Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.”

46. “Celibacy is a great help, inasmuch as it enables one to lead a life of full surrender to God.”

47. “Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them a desire, a dream, a vision.”

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

49. “Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt. And a citizen who barters with such a state shares in its corruption and lawlessness.”

50. “Civil disobedience can never be in general terms, such as for independence.”

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51. “Civil disobedience can only lead to strength and purity.”

52. “Civil disobedience is a preparation for mute suffering.”

53. “Civil disobedience is not only the natural right of a people, especially when they have no effective voice in their own Government, but that it is also a substitute for violence or armed rebellion.”

54. “Civil disobedience is the inherent right of a citizen.”

55. “Civil disobedience is the only nonviolent escape from the soul-destroying heat of violence.”

56. “Civil disobedience presupposes willing obedience of our self-imposed rules, and without it civil disobedience would be a cruel joke.”

57. “Civility does not mean the mere outward gentleness of speech cultivated for the occasion, but an inborn gentleness and desire to do the opponent good.”

58. “Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness.”

59. “Complete civil disobedience is a state of peaceful rebellion, a refusal to obey every single state-made law.”

60. “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 falseposition.”

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61. “Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today.”

62. “Cow protection is the gift of Hinduism to the world.”

63. “Cow protection means protection of the weak, the helpless, the dumb and the deaf.”

64. “Cowards can never be moral.”

65. “Decency and tolerance, to be of any value, must be capable of withstanding the severest strain.”

66. “Decency requires that when a programme is approved by the majority, all should carry it out faithfully.”

67. “Detachment is not indifference. It is the prerequisite for effective involvement.”

68. “Dharma is that which is enjoined by the holy books, followed by the sages, interpreted by the learned and which appeals to the heart.”

69. “Dignity of human nature requires that we must face the storms of life.”

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

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71. “Disobedience that is wholly civil should never provoke retaliation.”

72. “Disobedience to be civil has to be open and nonviolent.”

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

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

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

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

77. “Economics that hurt the moral well-being of an individual or a nation are immoral and, therefore, sinful.”

78. “Education without courage is like a wax statue, beautiful to look at but bound to melt at the first touch of a hot stuff.”

79. “Equality of sexes does not mean equality of occupations.”

80. “Even a believer in nonviolence has to say between two combatants which is less bad or whose cause is just.”

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81. “Even a little of dharma saves one from many a pitfall.”

82. “Even a single lamp dispels the deepest darkness.”

83. “Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.”

84. “Even the atheists, who have pretended to disbelieve in God, have believed in Truth.”

85. “Every fight is one between different angles of vision illuminating the same truth”

86. “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.”

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87. “Every murder or other injury, no matter for what cause, committed or inflicted on another is a crime against humanity.”

88. “Every night, when I go to sleep, I die. Every morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”

89. “Every reform means awakening. Once truly awakened, the nation will not be satisfied with reform only in one department of life.”

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

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91. “Everyone wants to be strong and self sufficient, but few are willing to put in the work necessary to achieve worthy goals”

92. “Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.”

93. “Faith becomes lame, when it ventures into matters pertaining to reason!”

94. “Faith is not a delicate flower which would wither away under the slightest stormy weather.”

95. “Fasting is futile unless it is accompanied by an incessant longing for self-restraint.”

96. “Fear has its use but cowardice has none.”

97. “Find yourself by losing yourself for others.”

98. “First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

99. “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.”

100. “For reforms of Hinduism and for its real protection, removal of untouchability is the greatest thing… Removal of untouchability is… a spiritual process.”

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Violence Begins With The Fork Quotes Images By Mahatma Gandhi

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101. “For the morals, ethics and religion are convertible terms. A moral life, without reference to religion is like a house built upon sand. And religion, divorced from morality, is like ‘sounding brass, good only for making a noise and breaking heads.'”

102. “Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self giving love.”

103. “Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

104. “Freedom from all attachment is the realization of God as Truth.”

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

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

107. “Freedom of India will demonstrate to al; the exploited races of the earth that their freedom is very near.”

108. “Generosity consists not the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed.”

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

110. “Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.”

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111. “God Himself has reserved no right of revision of His own laws nor is there any need for Him for any such revision.”

112. “God always saves the world from the consequences of unintended errors of men who live in fear of Him.”

113. “God did not bear the cross only 1900 years ago, but he bears it today, and he dies and is resurrected from day to day. It would be poor comfort to the world if it had to depend upon a historical God who died 2000 years ago. Do not then preach the God of history, but show Him as He lives today through you.”

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

115. “Golden fetters are no less galling to a self respecting man than iron ones. The sting lies in the fetters, not in the metal.”

116. “Good government is no substitute for self-government.”

117. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you so are in harmony.”

118. “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”

119. “Heroes are made in the hour of defeat. Success is, therefore, well described as a series of glorious defeats.”

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

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121. “Hinduism dies if untouchability lives, and untouchability has to die if Hinduism is to live.”

122. “Hinduism has become a conservative religion and, therefore, a mighty force because of the swadeshi spirit underlying it.”

123. “Hinduism has sinned in giving sanction to untouchability.”

124. “Hinduism insists on the brotherhood of not only all mankind but of all that lives.”

125. “Hinduism is a relentless pursuit of Truth. Truth is God and if today it has become moribund, inactive, irresponsive to growth, it is because we are fatigued; and as soon as the fatigue is over, Hinduism will burst upon the world with a brilliance perhaps unknown before.”

126. “Hinduism is not a codified religion.”

127. “Hinduism is not an exclusive religion. In it, there is room for the worship of all the prophets of the world. It is not a missionary religion in the ordinary sense of the term. … Hinduism tells everyone to worship God according to his own faith or dharma, and so it lives at peace with all religions.”

128. “Hinduism loses its right to make a universal appeal if it closes its temples to Harijans.”

129. “Hinduism rules out indulgences and multiplication of wants, as these hamper one’s growth to the ultimate identity with the Universal Self.”

130. “Hinduism with its message of ahimsa is to me the most glorious religion in the world.”

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

132. “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.”

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

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

135. “I believe in trusting. Trust begets trust. Suspicion is foetid and only stinks. He who trusts has never yet lost in the world. A suspicious man is lost to himself and the world.”

136. “I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.”

137. “I believe that the civilization India evolved is not to be beaten in the world. Nothing can equal the seeds sown by our ancestors, Rome went, Greece shared the same fate; the might of the Pharaohs was broken; Japan has become westernized; of China, nothing can be said; but India is still, somehow or other, sound at the foundation.”

138. “I believe that the yarn we spin is capable of mending the broken warp and woof of our life!”

139. “I can recall the punishment of detention. I can make reparation to the man upon whom I inflict corporal punishment. But once a man is killed, the punishment is beyond recall or reparation. God alone can take life, because He alone gives it.”

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

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141. “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.”

142. “I do not trust anybody blindly. But it is our duty to have faith in mankind since we ourselves aspire to other people’s confidence.”

143. “I do regard spinning and weaving as a necessary part of any national system of education.”

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

145. “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.”

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

147. “I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.”

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

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

150. “I plead, not for the suppression of reason, but for a due recognition of that in us which sanctifies reason itself.”

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

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

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

154. “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.”

155. “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.”

156. “If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior”

157. “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.”

158. “If the village worker is not a decent man or woman, conducting a decent home, he or she had better not aspire after the high privilege and honour of becoming a village worker.”

159. “If they are truly nonviolent, they must also realize that civil disobedience is an impossibility till the preliminary work of construction is done.”

160. “If the lambs of the world had been willingly led, they would have long ago saved themselves from the butcher’s knife.”

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161. “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.”

162. “If we are true servants of the masses, we would take pride in spinning for their sake.”

163. “If we want to reach real peace in this world, we should start educating children.”

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

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

166. “In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

167. “In the midst of darkness, light persists.”

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

169. “India has an unbroken tradition of nonviolence from times immemorial.”

170. “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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171. “Individual civil disobedience was everybody’s inherent right, like the right of self-defence in normal life.”

172. “Intolerance betrays want of faith in one’s cause.”

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

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

175. “Intolerance, discourtesy and harshness… . are taboo in all good society and are surely contrary to the spirit of democracy.”

176. “Islam stands for the unity and brotherhood of mankind, and not for disrupting the oneness of the human family.”

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

178. “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 towards our fellow creatures.”

179. “It is as much our obligation not to cooperate with evil as it is to cooperate with good.”

180. “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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181. “It is easier to bridge the oceans that lie between continents than it is to bridge the gap between individuals or the peoples.”

182. “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.”

183. “It is easy to stand in the crowd, but it takes courage to stand alone.”

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

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

186. “It is the acid test of nonviolence that in a nonviolent conflict there is no rancor left behind, and in the end the enemies are converted into friends.”

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

188. “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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189. “It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts.”

190. “It seems to me as clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime.”

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191. “It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.”

192. “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 will 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.”

193. “Journalism has a distinct place in familiarizing and expressing public opinion.”

194. “Journalism should never be prostituted for selfish ends or for the sake of merely earning a livelihood or, worse still, for amassing money.”

195. “Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.”

196. “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”

197. “Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive, because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive, because your behavior become your habits. Keep your habits positive, because your habits”

198. “Learn as if you were to live forever.”

199. “Let the villages of the future live in our imagination, so that we might one day come to live in them!”

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

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

202. “Live simply that others may simply live.”

203. “Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.”

204. “Love is the subtlest force in the world.”

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

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

207. “Man has reason, discrimination and free-will such as it is. The brute has no such thing. It is not a free agent, and knows no distinction between virtue and vice, good and evil. Man, being a free agent, knows these distinctions, and when he follows his higher nature, shows himself far superior to the brute, but when he follows his baser nature can show himself lower than the brute.”

208. “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.”

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

210. “Man will ever remain imperfect, and it will always be his part to try to be perfect.”

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211. “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.”

212. “Men of stainless character and self-purification will easily inspire confidence and automatically purify the atmosphere around them.”

213. “Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupation is exhilarating and life giving.”

214. “Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort.”

215. “Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.”

216. “More caution and perhaps more restraint are necessary in breaking a fast than in keeping it.”

217. “Mother cow is as useful dead as when she is alive.”

218. “Mother cow is in many ways better than the mother who gave us birth.”

219. “My fast is, among other things, meant to qualify me for achieving that equal and selfless love.”

220. “My fight against untouchability is a fight against the impure in humanity.”

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221. “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.”

222. “My life is my message.”

223. “My nationalism is as broad as my swadeshi, I want India’s rise so that the whole world may benefit.”

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

225. “My trust is solely in God. And I trust men only because I trust God. If I had no God to rely upon, I should be like Timon, a hater of my species.”

226. “N the attitude of sileNce the soul fiNds the path iN aN clearer light, aNd what is elusive aNd deceptive resolves itself iNto crystal clearNess. Our life is a loNg aNd arduous quest after Truth.”

227. “Never make a promise in haste.”

228. “Newspapers have become more important to the average man than the scriptures.”

229. “Newspapers should be read for the study of facts. They should not be allowed to kill the habit of independent thinking.”

230. “Newspapers today have almost replaced the Bible, the Koran, the Gita and other religious scriptures.”

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231. “No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.”

232. “No government on earth can make men, who have realized freedom in their hearts, salute against their will.”

233. “No human being is so bad as to be beyond redemption.”

234. “No matter how explicit the pledge, people will turn and twist the text to suit their own purpose.”

235. “No training in arms is required for realization of your strength.”

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

237. “Non-co-operation in an angry atmosphere is an impossibility.”

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

239. “Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.”

240. “Non-violence is a weapon of the strong.”

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241. “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.”

242. “Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.”

243. “Non-violence requires double faith. Faith in God and also faith in man.”

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

245. “Nonviolence becomes meaningless if violence is permitted for self-defence.”

246. “Nonviolence does not admit of running away from danger… . Between violence and cowardly flight I can only prefer violence to cowardice.”

247. “Nonviolence in the sense of mere non-killing does not appear to me, therefore, to be of any improvement on the technique of violence.”

248. “Nonviolence is a method that transforms, first of all, the individual once you understand it and embrace it. It begins with you and, if you can, about transforming individuals so that they love unconditionally.”

249. “Nonviolence is a universal principle and its operation is not limited by a hostile environment.”

250. “Nonviolence is an active force of the highest order. It is soul force or the power of the godhead within us.”

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251. “Nonviolence is an unchangeable creed. It has to be pursued even in face of violence raging around you.”

252. “Nonviolence is not a cloistered virtue, confined only to the rishi and the cave-dweller.”

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

254. “Nonviolence is the greatest virtue, cowardice the greatest vice, nonviolence springs from love, cowardice from hate.”

255. “Nonviolence is the virtue of the manly. The coward is innocent of it.”

256. “Nonviolence succeeds only when we have a real living faith in God.”

257. “Nonviolent action without the co-operation of the heart and the head cannot produce the intended result.”

258. “Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.”

259. “Nothing is impossible for pure love.”

260. “One has to speak out and stand up for one’s convictions. Inaction at a time of conflagration is inexcusable.”

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261. “One’s everyday life is never capable of being separated from his spiritual being.”

262. “Only he Who is smitten with the arrows of love, Knows its power.”

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

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

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

266. “Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves.”

267. “Outward appearance is nothing to Him if it is not an expression of the inner.”

268. “Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French.”

269. “Passive resistance seeks to rejoin politics and religion and to test all our actions in the light of ethical principles.”

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

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271. “Peace is its own reward.”

272. “Performance of one’s duties should be independent of public opinion.”

273. “Persistent questioning and healthy inquisitiveness are the first requisite for acquiring learning of any kind.”

274. “Possession of arms implies an element of fear, if not of cowardice.”

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

276. “Power is of two kinds one is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love.”

277. “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.”

278. “Practice as if you are the worst, perform as if you are the best.”

279. “Prayer is a confession of one’s own unworthiness and weakness.”

280. “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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281. “Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.”

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

283. “Punishment is God’s. He alone is the infallible Judge.”

284. “Pure motives can never justify impure or violent action.”

285. “Purity of life is the highest and truest art.”

286. “Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.”

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

288. “Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation.”

289. “Remember there is always a limit to self-indulgence, but none to self-restraint.”

290. “Satan’s successes are the greatest when he appears with the name of God on his lips.”

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

292. “Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure. Not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.”

293. “Self-defense… is the only honourable course where there is unreadiness for self-immolation.”

294. “Self-respect knows no considerations.”

295. “Selfishness is blind.”

296. “Selfless action is a source of strength.”

297. “Service without humility is selfishness and egotism.”

298. “So far as I can see the atomic bomb has deadened the finest feeling that has sustained mankind for ages.”

299. “Sorrow springs from dreaming of the future and from lamenting the past. Hence one who concerns himself with the present and does his duty has neither birth nor death.”

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300. “Speed is irrelevant if you are going in the wrong direction.”

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

302. “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.”

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

304. “Surely Islam has nothing to fear from criticism even if it be unreasonable.”

305. “The British are weak in numbers, we are weak in spite of our numbers.”

306. “The British power is the overlord without whom Indian princes cannot breathe.”

307. “The attack on untouchability is an attack on this high-and low-ness.”

308. “The beauty of poetry is that the creation transcends the poet.”

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

310. “The bravery of the nonviolent is vastly superior to that of the violent.”

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311. “The central fact of Hinduism is cow protection.”

312. “The cow is the purest type of sub-human life.”

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

314. “The elephant needs a thousand times more food than the ant but that is not an indication of inequality.”

315. “The end is inherent in the means.”

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

317. “The final goal of all religions is to realise the essential oneness.”

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

319. “The force of nonviolence is infinitely more wonderful and subtle than the material forces of nature, like electricity.”

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

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321. “The golden rule is to act fearlessly upon what one believes to be right.”

322. “The golden rule of conduct is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall always see Truth in fragment and from different points of vision.”

323. “The golden rule to apply in all such cases is resolutely to refuse to have what millions cannot.”

324. “The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one.”

325. “The good man is the friend of all living things.”

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

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

328. “The ideally non-violent state will be an ordered anarchy.”

329. “The idol in the temple is not God. But since God resides in every atom, He resides in that idol too.”

330. “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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331. “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.”

332. “The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice.”

333. “The mind may wander, but let not the senses wander with it. If the senses wander where the mind takes them, one is done for.”

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

335. “The moral to be legitimately drawn from the supreme tragedy of the bomb is that it will not be destroyed by counter bombs even as violence cannot be by counter-violence.”

336. “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?”

337. “The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.”

338. “The power of nonviolent resistance can only come from honest working of the constructive programme.”

339. “The present means our duty at the moment. If we put all our strength into doing our duty, as we know it at this moment, we shall have made the highest human effort.”

340. “The pure love of one soul can offset the hatred of millions.”

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341. “The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.”

342. “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.”

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

344. “The sky may be overcast today with clouds, but a fervent prayer to God is enough to dispel them.”

345. “The snakes have their place in the agricultural economy of the village, but our villagers do not seem realize it.”

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

347. “The true democrat is he who with purely nonviolent means defends his liberty and, therefore, his country’s and ultimately that of the whole of mankind.”

348. “The truest test of civilization, culture and dignity is character and not clothing.”

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

350. “The very word Islam means peace, which is nonviolence.”

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

352. “The whole existence of man is a ceaseless duel between the forces of life and death.”

353. “The whole of India was the home of every Indian who considered himself as one and behaved as such, no matter to what faith he belonged.”

354. “The world crushes the dust under its feet, but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even dust could crush him.”

355. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.”

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

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

358. “There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.”

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

360. “There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to man.”

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361. “There is no school equal to decent home and no teachers equal to honest virtuous parents.”

362. “There is not the slightest reason why the spinning wheel may not co-exist with the spinning mill even as the domestic kitchen co-exists with the hotels. Indeed, typewriters and sewing machines may go, but the needle and the reed pen will survive.”

363. “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.”

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

365. “The cow to me is a sermon on pity.”

366. “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.”

367. “Those who cannot renounce attachment to the results of their work are far from the path.”

368. “To a hungry man, a piece of bread is the face of God.”

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

370. “To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”

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371. “To get rid of the infatuation for English is one of the essentials of Swaraj.”

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

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

374. “To say what offends another is against ethics and certainly against spirituality if the saying is not required in the interest of truth.”

375. “To see the universal and all pervading Spirit of Truth face to face, one must be able to love the meanest of all creation as oneself.”

376. “To trust is a virtue. It is weakness that begets distrust.”

377. “Tolerance implies a gratuitous assumption of the inferiority of other faiths to one’s own.”

378. “Truth is one, paths are many.”

379. “Truth never damages a cause that is just.”

380. “Truth quenches untruth, love quenches anger, self-suffering quenches violence. This eternal rule is a rule not for saints only but for all.”

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381. “Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.”

382. “Unrestricted individualism is the law of the beast of the jungle.”

383. “Urbanization in India is a slow but sure death for her villages and villagers.”

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

385. “Violence begins with the fork.”

386. “We cannot have real independence unless the people banish the touch-me-not spirit from their hearts.”

387. “We cannot, in a moment, get rid of habits of a lifetime.”

388. “We may attack systems. We must not attack men.”

389. “We must become the change we want to see.”

390. “We shall dig our own grave if we do not purge ourselves of this curse of untouchability.”

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391. “We should cease to grow the moment we cease to discriminate between virtue and vice.”

392. “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.”

393. “We stint ourselves in the matter of food in order to be able to spend on clothing and sink to greater misery day by day. We are bound to perish if the twin industries of agriculture and spinning as well as weaving disappear from our villages or our homes.”

394. “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 or democracy?”

395. “What is gained by violence must be lost before superior violence.”

396. “What is life worth without trials and tribulations which are the salt of life.”

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

398. “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.”

399. “Whatever can be useful to those starving millions is beautiful to my mind.”

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

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

402. “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.”

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

404. “When you make yourself into zero, your power becomes invincible.”

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

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

407. “Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.”

408. “Wherever you are you will always be in my heart.”

409. “Whilst we may attack measures and systems, we may not, must not, attack men. Imperfect ourselves, we must be tender toward others and be slow to impute motives.”

410. “Wildlife is decreasing in the jungles, but it is increasing in the towns.”

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411. “Will but refuse to lose heart and hope.”

412. “Without real nonviolence, there would be perfect anarchy.”

413. “Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.”

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

415. “You and I: we are one. I cannot hurt you without hurting myself.”

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

417. “You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.”

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

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

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

421. “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.”

422. “You will not pit one word of God against another word of God.”

423. “Your capacity to keep your vow will depend on the purity of your life.”

424. “Your words become your actions, your actions become your habits.”