Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. In India, he is unofficially called the Father of the Nation.

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All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.

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

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?

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

God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.

We do not need to proselytise, either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.

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

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

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.

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

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

I will far rather see the race of man extinct, than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation, woman, the object of our lust.

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.

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

Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.

It is better to be violent if there is violence in our hearts than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

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.

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.

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.

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

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