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No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Those who know how to think need no teachers.
I claim that in losing the spinning wheel we lost our left lung. We are, therefore, suffering from galloping consumption. The restoration of the wheel arrests the progress of the fell disease.
Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
There is no god higher than truth.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
Ahimsa is the attribute of the soul, and therefore, to be practiced by everybody in all affairs of life. If it cannot be practiced in all departments, it has no practical value.
Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.
A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.
A No uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a Yes merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.
If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Cowards can never be moral.
Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
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.
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.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.
A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve.
Your capacity to keep your vow will depend on the purity of your life.
Personally, I hold that a man, who deliberately and intelligently takes a pledge and then breaks it, forfeits his manhood.
Morality is contraband in war.
It is open to a war resister to judge between the combatants and wish success to the one who has justice on his side. By so judging he is more likely to bring peace between the two than by remaining a mere spectator.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
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.
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.
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupation is exhilarating and life giving.
Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our very being.
Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.
I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.
Where there is love there is life.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
My life is an indivisible whole, and all my attitudes run into one another; and they all have their rise in my insatiable love for mankind.
Mental violence has no potency and injures only the person whose thoughts are violent. It is otherwise with mental non-violence. It has potency which the world does not yet know.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
If you don't ask, you don't get.
All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities.
There are limits to self-indulgence, none to restraint.
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
Rationalists are admirable beings, rationalism is a hideous monster when it claims for itself omnipotence. Attribution of omnipotence to reason is as bad a piece of idolatry as is worship of stock and stone believing it to be God. I plead not for the suppression of reason, but for a due recognition of that in us which sanctifies reason.
The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
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.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.
Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
What is a man if he is not a thief who openly charges as much as he can for the goods he sells?
Patience means self-suffering.

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