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  God has no religion.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellowmen.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Be the change that you wish to see in the world.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  - What do you think of modern civilization? - I think it would be a good idea.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

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

  An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Nobody can hurt me without my permission.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  We have been deceived by the temporary but brillant results achieved by some wars.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  True beauty after all consists in purity of heart.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The culture of the mind must be subservient to the culture of the heart.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  All communists are not bad, as all Congressmen are not angels. I have, therefore, no prejudice against communists as such. Their philosophy, as they have declared it to me, I cannot subscribe to.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Discontent is a very useful thing. As long as a man is contented with his present lot, so long is it difficult to persuade him to get out of it. Therefore it is that every reform must be preceded by discontent.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Knowledge which stops at the head and does not penetrate into the heart is of but little use in the critical times of living experience.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  When Americans come and ask me what service they can render, I tell them: If you dangle your millions before us, you will make beggars of us and demoralize us. But in one thing I do not mind being a beggar. I would beg of you your scientific talent. You can ask your engineers and agricultural experts to place their services at our disposal. They must not come to us as our lords and masters but as voluntary workers.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Speed is not the end of life. Man sees more and lives more truly by walking to his duty.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Fear has its use but cowardice has none.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  One's faith in one's plans and methods is truly tested when the horizon before one is the blackest.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Man will ever remain imperfect, and it will always be his part to try to be perfect. Perfection in love or non-possession will remain an unattainable ideal as long as we are alive, but towards which we must ceaselessly strive.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Hatred injures the hater, never the hated.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Whenever I see an erring man, I say to myself: 'I have also erred;' when I see a lustful man, I say to myself: 'So was I once;' and in this way I feel kinship with everyone in the world and feel that I cannot be happy without the humblest of us being happy.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  A man is but a product of his thoughts; what he thinks, that he becomes.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Live simply, that others may simply live.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Disease increases in proportion to the increase in the number of doctors in a place.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  We have had saints who have worn out their bodies, and laid down their lives in order to explore the secrets of the soul.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  There is no one without faults, not even men of God. They are men of God not because they are faultless but because they know their own faults, they strive against them, they do not hide them and are ever ready to correct themselves.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The true education of the child begins from the very moment of its birth. The rudiments of knowledge are imbibed almost in the course of play.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  For those who are filled with the presence of God in them, to labor is to pray. Their life is one continous prayer, or act of worship.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Intolerance is a species of violence and therefore against our creed.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Truth and beauty I crave for, live for, and would die for.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Children are innocent, loving and benevolent by nature. Evil comes only when they become older.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  When vice becomes a fashion and even a virtue, it is a long process to deal with it.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I cannot look at this butchery going on in the world with indifference. I have an unchangeable faith that it is beneath the dignity of men to resort to mutual slaughter.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I have my organization, myself. I am a man possessed by an idea. If such a man cannot get an organization, he becomes an organization.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Restraint is the law of our being. For highest perfection is unattainable without highest restraint.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Mankind is notoriously too dense to read the signs that God sends from time to time. We require drums to be beaten into our ears before we should wake from our trance and hear the warning and see that to lose oneself in all is the only way to find oneself.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  India is to be found not in its few cities but in its 700,000 villages.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Insult offered to a single innocent member of a nation is tantamount to insulting the nation as a whole.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Transmigration and rebirth are not mere theories with me, but facts as patent as the daily rise of the sun.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Religion deals with the science of the soul.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Religion which takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Faith can only grow from within. It cannot be acquired vicariously. Nothing great in this world was ever accomplished without a living faith.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  A man who fears no one on earth would consider it troublesome even to summon up anger against one who is vainly trying to injure him.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  If I were to die among a shower of bullets, with a smile on my lips, that would be a hero's death.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Strength in numbers is the delight of the timid. The valiant of spirit glory in fighting alone.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Music has given me peace. I can remember occasions when music instantly tranquillized my mind, when I was greatly agitated over something. Music has helped me to overcome anger.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  God seems to be as cruel as he is merciful.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Hinduism is not a religion... It is a way of life. Many who do not practice formal religion are nearer to this way of life than some who do.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  If you cannot feel that the other faith is as true as yours, you should feel at least that the men are as true as you.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  It is good enough to talk of God while we are sitting here after a nice breakfast and looking forward to a nicer luncheon, but how am I to talk of God to the millions who have to go without two meals a day? To them God can only appear as bread and butter.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  If Jesus came to earth again, he would disown many things that are being done in the name of Christianity.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  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?  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The test of orderliness in a country is not the number of millionaires it owns, but the absence of starvation among its masses.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  It is the fashion, now-a-days, to dismiss God from life altogether and insist on the possibility of reaching the highest kind of life without the necessity of a living faith in a living God.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  If one takes care of the means, the end will take care of itself.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  It is the special privilege of a friend to own the other's faults and redeclare his affection in spite of faults.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty. It is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  To revile one another's religion, to make reckless statements, to utter untruth, to break the head of innocent men, to desecrate temples or mosques, is a denial of God.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Every one of my failures has been a stepping-stone.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I never attempted to disguise my ignorance from my pupils.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  No tyrant has yet lived who has not paid for the suffering he has caused. No lover has ever given pain without being more pained.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Fatalism has its limits. We leave things to fate after exhausting all the remedies.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Hinduism is not an exclusive religion. In it, there is room for the worship of all the prophets of the world. It is not a missionary religion in the ordinary sense of the term. Hinduism tells everyone to worship God according to his own faith or dharma, and so it lives at peace with all religions.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I am 'anti-all-wars.'  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Machinery has its place; it has come to stay. But it must not be allowed to displace necessary human labor.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  As long as the birth of a girl does not receive the same welcome as that of a boy, so long we should know that India is suffering from partial paralysis.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  A woman's intuition has often proved truer than man's arrogant assumption of superior knowledge.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The tendency of the Indian civilization is to elevate the moral being, that of the Western civilization is to propagate immorality. The latter is godless, the former is based on belief in God.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Experience has made me wiser.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Mankind cannot live by logic alone, but also needs poetry.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Things that will destroy man: Politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; worship without sacrifice.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I tolerate unreasonable religious sentiment when it is not immoral.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Missionaries in India are laboring under a double fallacy: that what they think best for another person is really so; and that what they regard as the best for themselves is the best for the whole world. I am pleading for a little humility.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  True happiness is impossible without true health, and true health is impossible without a rigid control of the palate.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Non-violence is the law of our species as violence is the law of the brute.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The example of a few true men or women if they have fully imbibed the spirit of non-violence is bound to infect the whole mass in the end.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Our passion for exercise should become so strong that we could not bring ourselves to dispense with it on any account. We hardly realize how weak and futile is our mental work when unaccompanied by hard physical exercise.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The very purpose of marriage is restraint and sublimation of the sexual passion. If there is any other purpose, marriage is no consecration.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Put your talents in the service of the country instead of converting them into pounds, shillings, and pence.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Non-cooperation is not a passive state, it is an intensely active state - more active than physical resistance or violence. Passive resistance is a misnomer.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  In order to overcome evil one must stand wholly outside it, that is, on the firm solid ground of unadulterated good.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Courage, endurance, fearlessness and above all self-sacrifice are the qualities of our leaders.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Physical education should have as much place in the curriculum as mental training.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  If man will only realize that it is unmanly to obey laws that are unjust, no man's tyranny will enslave him. This is the key to self- and home-rule.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Look at the history of the British Empire and the British nation; freedom-loving as it is, it will not be party to give freedom to a people who will not take it themselves.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  One never can achieve anything lasting in this world by being irresolute.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I am and I have been a determined opponent of modern civilization.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Hundreds of nations live in peace. History does not and cannot take note of this fact. History is really a record of every interruption of the even working of the force of love or of the soul. History is a record of an interruption of the course of nature.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  It is better to grope in the dark and wade through a million errors to truth than to entrust oneself to one who 'knows not that he knows not.'  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  If you want something really important to be done, you must not merely satisfy reason, you must move the heart also.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Drink is more a disease than a vice.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Most religious men I have met are politicians in disguise; I, however, who wear the guise of a politician, am at heart a religious man.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  No matter how timid a man is, he is capable of the loftiest heroism when he is put to the test.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  There is not truth in a man who cannot control his tongue.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  To give a little money is easy enough, to do a little thing one's self is more difficult.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Religions are different roads converging to the same point. What does it matter that we take different roads, so long as we reach the same goal? In reality, there are as many religions as there are individuals.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Friendship cannot be bought by bribery.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I am not a visionary. I claim to be a practical idealist.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Morally I have no doubt that all self-denial is good for the soul.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  He who would be friends with God must remain alone, or make the whole world his friend.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  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.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Any tradition, however ancient, if inconsistent with morality, is fit ot be banished from the land.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Ultimately a deceiver only deceives himself.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The reformer's path is strewn not with roses, but with thorns, and he has to walk warily. He can but limp, dare not jump.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

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

  Happiness is largely a mental condition. A man is not necessarily happy because he is rich, or unhappy because he is poor. The rich are often seen to be unhappy, the poor to be happy.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The newspaperman has become a walking plague.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I am used to misinterpretation all my life. It is the lot of every public worker. He has to have a tough hide... It is a rule of life with me never to explain misinterpretations except when the cause required correction.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  There is no such thing as religion overriding morality.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it always.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Under ideal conditions, true education could be imparted only by the parents, and there should be the minimum of outside help.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Fasting of the body has to be accompanied by fasting of all the senses.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  India's freedom must revolutionize the world's outlook upon peace and war... An India awakened and free has a message of peace and goodwill to a groaning world.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  One thing took deep root in me - the conviction that morality is the basis of things, and that truth is the substance of all morailty.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Those who defy death are free from all fear.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  My non-cooperation has its roots not in hatred, but in love.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Spirituality is not a matter of knowing scriptures and engaging in philosophical discussions.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  If the wife has to prove her loyalty and undivided devotion to her husband, so has the husband to prove his allegiance and devotion to his wife. You cannot have one set of weights and measures for the one and a different one for the other.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I do not believe in caste in the modern sense. It is an excrescence and a handicap on progress.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  It is better in prayer to have a heart without words, than words without heart.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  To cultivate humility is tantamount to cultivating hypocrisy.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  It is the duty of him who claims to serve humanity not to be angry with those whom he is serving.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Non-violence in action cannot be sustained unless it goes hand in hand with non-violence in thought.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I am an uncompromising opponent of violent methods even to serve the noblest of causes.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I do not believe in people telling others of their faith, especially with a view to conversion. Faith does not admit of telling. It has to be lived and then it becomes self-propagating.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  If we have no love for our neighbors, no change, however revolutionary, can do us any good.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  There is no discredit greater than the refusal to acknowledge errors.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Music has given me peace. I can remember occasions when music instantly tranquillized my mind, when I was greatly agitated over something. Music has helped me to overcome anger.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  True beauty after all consists in purity of heart.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Be the change that you wish to see in the world.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Children are innocent, loving and benevolent by nature. Evil comes only when they become older.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  No matter how timid a man is, he is capable of the loftiest heroism when he is put to the test.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Fasting of the body has to be accompanied by fasting of all the senses.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The true education of the child begins from the very moment of its birth. The rudiments of knowledge are imbibed almost in the course of play.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Experience has made me wiser.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Every one of my failures has been a stepping-stone.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Drink is more a disease than a vice.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Friendship cannot be bought by bribery.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  What do you think of modern civilization? I think it would be a good idea.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Happiness is largely a mental condition. A man is not necessarily happy because he is rich, or unhappy because he is poor. The rich are often seen to be unhappy, the poor to be happy.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Disease increases in proportion to the increase in the number of doctors in a place.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  True happiness is impossible without true health, and true health is impossible without a rigid control of the palate.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Ultimately a deceiver only deceives himself.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Courage, endurance, fearlessness and above all self-sacrifice are the qualities of our leaders.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  There is more to life than increasing its speed.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Speed is not the end of life. Man sees more and lives more truly by walking to his duty.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  If the wife has to prove her loyalty and undivided devotion to her husband, so has the husband to prove his allegiance and devotion to his wife. You cannot have one set of weights and measures for the one and a different one for the other.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

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

  God has no religion.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Religion which takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Religion deals with the science of the soul.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  There is not truth in a man who cannot control his tongue.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I am 'anti-all-wars.'  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  One never can achieve anything lasting in this world by being irresolute.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  A woman's intuition has often proved truer than man's arrogant assumption of superior knowledge.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

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

  Faith can only grow from within. It cannot be acquired vicariously. Nothing great in this world was ever accomplished without a living faith.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Drink is more a disease than a vice.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  When Americans come and ask me what service they can render, I tell them: If you dangle your millions before us, you will make beggars of us and demoralize us. But in one thing I do not mind being a beggar. I would beg of you your scientific talent. You can ask your engineers and agricultural experts to place their services at our disposal. They must not come to us as our lords and masters but as voluntary workers.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Spirituality is not a matter of knowing scriptures and engaging in philosophical discussions.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Things that will destroy man: Politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; worship without sacrifice.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Fear has its use but cowardice has none.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Disease increases in proportion to the increase in the number of doctors in a place.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  When Americans come and ask me what service they can render, I tell them: If you dangle your millions before us, you will make beggars of us and demoralize us. But in one thing I do not mind being a beggar. I would beg of you your scientific talent. You can ask your engineers and agricultural experts to place their services at our disposal. They must not come to us as our lords and masters but as voluntary workers.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Courage, endurance, fearlessness and above all self-sacrifice are the qualities of our leaders.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  He who would be friends with God must remain alone, or make the whole world his friend.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  God has no religion.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  To revile one another's religion, to make reckless statements, to utter untruth, to break the head of innocent men, to desecrate temples or mosques, is a denial of God.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Mankind is notoriously too dense to read the signs that God sends from time to time. We require drums to be beaten into our ears before we should wake from our trance and hear the warning and see that to lose oneself in all is the only way to find oneself.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  For those who are filled with the presence of God in them, to labor is to pray. Their life is one continuous prayer, or act of worship.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  God seems to be as cruel as he is merciful.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  It is good enough to talk of God while we are sitting here after a nice breakfast and looking forward to a nicer luncheon, but how am I to talk of God to the millions who have to go without two meals a day? To them God can only appear as bread and butter.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Hinduism is not an exclusive religion. In it, there is room for the worship of all the prophets of the world. It is not a missionary religion in the ordinary sense of the term. Hinduism tells everyone to worship God according to his own faith or dharma, and so it lives at peace with all religions.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The tendency of the Indian civilization is to elevate the moral being, that of the Western civilization is to propagate immorality. The latter is godless, the former is based on belief in God.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Restraint is the law of our being. For highest perfection is unattainable without highest restraint.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  If man will only realize that it is unmanly to obey laws that are unjust, no man's tyranny will enslave him. This is the key to self- and home-rule.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  No tyrant has yet lived who has not paid for the suffering he has caused. No lover has ever given pain without being more pained.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The test of orderliness in a country is not the number of millionaires it owns, but the absence of starvation among its masses.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Music has given me peace. I can remember occasions when music instantly tranquilized my mind, when I was greatly agitated over something. Music has helped me to overcome anger.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Courage, endurance, fearlessness and above all self-sacrifice are the qualities of our leaders.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Things that will destroy man: Politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; worship without sacrifice.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  All communists are not bad, as all Congressmen are not angels. I have, therefore, no prejudice against communists as such. Their philosophy, as they have declared it to me, I cannot subscribe to.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The very purpose of marriage is restraint and sublimation of the sexual passion. If there is any other purpose, marriage is no consecration.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Put your talents in the service of the country instead of converting them into pounds, shillings, and pence.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  No matter how timid a man is, he is capable of the loftiest heroism when he is put to the test.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Strength in numbers is the delight of the timid. The valiant of spirit glory in fighting alone.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

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

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

  Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  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.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  To believe that what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  A man with a grain of faith in God never loses hope, because he ever believes in the ultimate triumph of Truth.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Faith... Must be enforced by reason... When faith becomes blind it dies.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The future depends on what you do today.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  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.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  To believe that what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  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.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Poverty is the worst form of violence.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

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

  Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  In this age of the rule of brute force, it is almost impossible for anyone to believe that any one else could possibly reject the law of the final supremacy of brute force.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  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.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is a momentary.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  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.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  You must be the change you wish to see in the world.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi