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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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.

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

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.

Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.

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

What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.

Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.

Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men who are, after all, imperfect instruments working for their fulfillment.

A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.

Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.

I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.

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.

Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.

I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.

Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation also under certain conditions is equally a duty.

I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.

We may have our private opinions, but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?

We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.

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