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A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' mere...   Life
A certain degree of physical harmony and comfort is necessary, but abo...   Life
A clean confession, combined with a promise never to commit thesin aga...   Life
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the...   Life
A dissolute character is more dissolute in thought than in deed. And t...   Life
A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.   Life
A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for ...   Life
A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people...   Life
A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds...   Life
A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings l...   Life
A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not hel...   Life
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in t...   Life
A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of pass...   Life
Abstract truth has no value unless it incarnates in human beings who r...   Life
Action expresses priorities.   Life
Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies...   Life
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimi...   Life
Ahimas is the attribute of the soul, and therefore, to be practiced by...   Life
All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and...   Life
All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respect...   Life
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always ai...   Life
Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will loo...   Life
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, no...   Life
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.   Peace
An opponent is entitled to the same regard for his principles as we wo...   Life
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.   Life
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach i...   Life
Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.   Life
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallow...   Life
Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change ...   Life
As a rule, the mind, residing in a body that has become weakened by pa...   Life
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remak...   Life
As soon as we lose the moral basis, we cease to be religious. There is...   Life
Be the change that you want to see in the world.   Life
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts ...   Life
Better far than cowardice is killing and being killed in battle.   Life
Between husband and wife there should be no secrets from one another. ...   Life
Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different a...   Life
Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth.   Life
But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.   Life
Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital...   Life
Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion.   Life
Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and le...   Life
Consciously or unconsciously, everyone of us does render some service ...   Life
Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to...   Life
Courage has never been known to be a matter of muscle; it is a matter ...   Life
Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.   Life
Democracy must in essence, therefore, mean the art and science of mobi...   Life
Destruction is not the law of humans. Man lives freely only by his rea...   Life
Don't listen to friends when the Friend inside you says 'Do this.'   Life
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must ...   Life
Each one prays to God according to his own light.   Life
Even as wisdom often comes from the mouths of babes, so does it often ...   Life
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.   Life
Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit t...   Life
Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is e...   Life
Everyone has faith in God though everyone does not know it. For everyo...   Life
Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.   Life
Evil is, good or truth misplaced.   Life
Experience convinces me that permanent good can never be the outcome o...   Life
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.   Life
Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it die...   Life
Far more indispensable then food for the physical body is spiritual no...   Life
Fear has its use but cowardice has none.   Life
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of...   Life
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, th...   Life
For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.   Life
Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What wou...   Life
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.   Life
Friendship that insists upon agreement on all matters is notworth the ...   Life
Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession...   Life
Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.   Life
God forbid that India should ever take to industrialism after the mann...   Life
God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if th...   Life
God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.   Life
God tries his votaries through and through but never beyond endurance....   Life
God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so t...   Life
Golden fetters are no less galling to a self-respecting man theniron o...   Life
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in...   Life
Hatred ever kills, love never dies such is the vast difference between...   Life
Have I not gazed at the marvellous mystery of the starry vault, hardly...   Life
He who trifles with truth cuts at the root of Ahimsa. He who is angry ...   Life
Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.   Life
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.   Life
However much I may sympathise with and admire worthy motives, I am an ...   Life
Human kind has to get out of violence only through nonviolence. Hatred...   Life
Human society is a ceaseless growth, an unfoldment in terms of spiritu...   Life
Humility cannot be an observance by itself. For, it does not lend itse...   Life
I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries...   Life
I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to...   Life
I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers...   Equality
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world...   Life
I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarme...   Life
I believe that cunning is not only morally wrong but also politically ...   Life
I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertigh...   Life
I claim that in losing the spinning wheel we lost our left lung. We ar...   Life
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow ...   Life
I claim to be an average man of less than average ability. I have not ...   Life
I claim to be no more than an average person with less than average ab...   Life
I do not want any patronage, as I do not give any. I am a lover of my ...   Life
I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to ...   Life
I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care o...   Life
I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an e...   Life
I have but shadowed forth my intense longing to lose myself in the Ete...   Life
I have found by experience that man makes his plans to be often upset ...   Life
I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to con...   Life
I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve wha...   Life
I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of serv...   Life
I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult ta...   Life
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are...   Religion
I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, ...   Life
I may live without air and water, but not without Him. You may pluck o...   Life
I need no inspiration other then Nature's. She has never failed me yet...   Life
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is o...   Life
I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is ...   Life
I saw that nations like individuals could only be made through the ago...   Life
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means get...   Life
I want to see India free in my life-time. But God may not consider me ...   Life
I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should beco...   Life
I worship God as Truth only. I have not yet found Him, but I am seekin...   Life
I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not...   Life
If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation also under cer...   Life
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.   Humor
If I seem to take part in politics, it is only because politics encirc...   Life
If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And ...   Life
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on...   Life
If we want to cultivate a true spirit of democracy we cannot afford to...   Life
Ill-digested principles are, if anything, worse than ill-digested food...   Life
Imitation is the sincerest flattery.   Life
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.   Life
In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.   Life
In nature there is fundamental unity running through all the diversity...   Life
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words withou...   Life
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light...   Life
Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not...   Life
Indeed one's faith in one's plans and methods is truly tested when the...   Life
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing some...   Life
Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty; it is its own reward. ...   Life
Insistence on truth can come into play when one party practises untrut...   Life
Intellect takes us along in the battle of life to a certain limit, but...   Life
Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-su...   Life
Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.   Life
Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth...   Life
Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sin...   Life
It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoure...   Life
It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head th...   Life
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than t...   Politics
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the...   Life
It is easy enough to say, 'I do not believe in God.' For God permits a...   Life
It is foolish to think that by fleeing one can trick the dread god of ...   Life
It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may. We are ne...   Life
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.   Life
It is man's social nature which distinguishes him from the brute creat...   Life
It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in propor...   Life
It is the law of love that rules mankind. Had violence, i.e. hate, rul...   Life
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quanti...   Life
It is through truth non-violence that I can have some glimpseof God. T...   Life
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be r...   Life
It may be long before the law of love will be recognised in internatio...   Life
It would conduce to national progress and save a great deal of time an...   Life
Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, s...   Life
Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a pu...   Life
Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds som...   Life
Let no one charge me with ever having abused or encouraged weakness or...   Life
Let no one say that he is a follower of Gandhi. It is enough that I sh...   Life
Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no on...   Life
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live fore...   Life
Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents nev...   Life
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Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welf...   Life
Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service wit...   Life
Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinki...   Life
Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hand...   Life
Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.   Life
Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yi...   Life
Mankind is notoriously too dense to read the signs that God sends from...   Life
Manliness consists in making circumstances subserve to ourselves.   Life
Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or lordliness. It consists in...   Life
Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men,...   Life
Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I ca...   Life
Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It ...   Life
Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all mora...   Life
Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not...   Life
Must I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enou...   Life
My life is my message.   Life
My life is one indivisible whole, and all my activities run intoone an...   Life
My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-v...   Life
My trust is solely in god. And I trust men only because I trust God. I...   Life
My work will be finished if I succeed in carrying conviction to the hu...   Life
Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that...   Life
No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.   Life
No religion which is narrow and which cannot satisfy the test of reaso...   Life
No sacrifice is worth the name unless it is a joy. Sacrifice and a lon...   Life
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.   Life
Non-cooperation is an attempt to awaken the masses, to a sense of thei...   Life
Non-cooperation is beyond the reach of the bayonet. It has found an ab...   Life
Non-cooperation is directed not against men but against measures. It i...   Life
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with goo...   Life
Non-violence and cowardice go ill together. I can imagine a fully arme...   Life
Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.   Life
Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat i...   Life
Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat i...   Life
Non-violence is not a quality to be evolved or expressed to order. It ...   Life
Non-violence is the article of faith.   Life
Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is m...   Life
Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in m...   Life
Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an app...   Life
One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Mak...   Life
Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and h...   Life
Peace is its own reward.   Life
Perfection is the exclusive attribute of God, and it is indescribable,...   Life
Poverty is the worst form of violence.   Life
Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and t...   Life
Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.   Life
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and a...   Life
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admissi...   Life
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.   Life
Proved right should be capable of being vindicated by right means as a...   Life
Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command re...   Life
Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for buildin...   Life
Real suffering, bravely borne, melts even a heart of stone. Such is th...   Life
Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warra...   Life
Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the true...   Life
Restraint never ruins one's health. What ruins it,is not restraint but...   Life
Rights accrue automatically to him who duly performs his duties. In fa...   Life
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is...   Life
Self-respect knows no considerations.   Life
Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor th...   Life
Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical re...   Life
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomi...   Life
Suffering cheerfully endured, ceases to be suffering and is transmuted...   Life
Suffering has its well-defined limits. Suffering can be both wise and ...   Life
Surely conversion is a matter between man and his Maker who alone know...   Life
That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.   Life
The badge of the violent is his weapon, spear, sword or rifle. God is ...   Life
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of ot...   Life
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing wou...   Life
The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are differe...   Life
The first condition of humaneness is a little humility and a little di...   Life
The good man is the friend of all living things.   Life
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are tre...   Life
The hardest metal yields to sufficient heat. Even so must the hardest ...   Life
The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the st...   Life
The law an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.   Life
The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective ...   Life
The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightl...   Life
The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he ...   Life
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.   Life
The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.   Life
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.   Life
The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by ab...   Life
The spirit of non-violence necessarily leads to humility. Non-violence...   Life
The test of friendship is assistance in adversity, and that too, uncon...   Life
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong...   Forgiveness
The world is touched by sacrifice. It does not then discriminate about...   Life
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to the...   Life
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court o...   Life
There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's g...   Life
There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law g...   Life
There is more to life than increasing its speed.   Society
There is no one without faults, not even men of God. They are men of G...   Life
There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good.   Life
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any ...   Life
There should be truth in thought, truth in speech, and truth in action...   Life
There will have to be rigid and iron discipline before we achieve anyt...   Life
This campaign of non-cooperation has no reference to diplomacy, secret...   Life
Those who know how to think need no teachers.   Life
Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know wha...   Life
Those who will not heed themselves perish. To understand this principl...   Life
Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to ...   Life
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.   Life
To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinar...   Life
To forgive is not to forget. The merit lies in loving in spite of the ...   Life
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a th...   Life
To me art in order to be truly great must, like the beauty of Nature, ...   Life
True religion is not a narrow dogma. It is not external observance. It...   Life
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ...   Life
Truth never damages a cause that is just.   Life
Truth quenches untruth, love quenches anger, self-suffering quenches v...   Life
Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning ...   Life
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is mome...   Life
Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the...   Life
Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die u...   Life
We are merely the instruments of the Almighty's will and therefore ign...   Life
We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. ...   Life
We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the m...   Life
We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, wo...   Life
We must become the change we want to see in the world.   Life
We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted th...   Life
We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.   Life
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeles...   Life
What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very go...   Life
What is true of the individual will be to-morrow true of the whole nat...   Life
Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most importan...   Life
When anything assumes the strength of a creed, it becomes self-sustain...   Life
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my so...   Life
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth a...   Life
When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes ...   Life
Whenever I see an erring man, I say to myself I have also erred; when ...   Life
Where love is, there God is also.   Life
Where there is love there is life.   Love
Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacities. Sh...   Life
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, ...   Life
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to ...   Life
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.   Change
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few dr...   Life