The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.
The only devils in this world are those running around in our own hearts, and that is where all our battles should be fought.
The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom, our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within.
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty, it is it's own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.
I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.
No cost is too heavy for the preservation of one's honor.
Live simply that others may simply live.
I think it would be a good idea.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
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.
Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
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 believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
We must become the change we want to see.
The good man is the friend of all living things.
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
The future depends on what we do in the present.
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
All truths, not merely ideas, but truthful faces, truthful pictures or songs, are highly beautiful.
Non-violence does not signify that man must not fight against the enemy, and by enemy is meant the evil which men do, not the human beings themselves.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
Where there is love there is life.
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.
As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.
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.
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
There is no path to peace. Peace is the path.
To conceal ignorance is to increase it. An honest confession of it, however, gives ground for the hope that it will diminish some day or the other.
Hate the sin, love the sinner.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.
Almost anything you do is insignificant, But it is very important that you do it.
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways 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.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
If you don't find God in the next person you meet, it is a waste of time looking for him further.
There is more to life than increasing it's speed
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
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?
Affection cannot be manufactored or regulated by law. If one has no affection for a person or a system, one should be free to give the fullest expression to his disaffection, so long as he does not contemplate, promote, or incite to violence.
I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.