Indian Political and Spiritual Leader
A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
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.
Faith must be enforced by reason. When faith becomes blind it dies.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
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.
The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave. His fetters fall... freedom and slavery are mental states.
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.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
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.
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.
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.
Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be inseparable part of our very being.
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.
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.