mohandas gandhi

Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.

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

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

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.

A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness.

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.

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

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.

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

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

Action expresses priorities.

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

A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.

Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.

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

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

A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.

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