Temple going is for the purification of the soul.
The restoration of free speech, free association and free press is almost the whole Swaraj.
Government control gives rise to fraud, suppression of Truth, intensification of the black market and artificial scarcity. Above all, it unmans the people and deprives them of initiative, it undoes the teaching of self-helpâ€¦
In the case of the Indian villager, an age-old culture is hidden under entrustment of crudeness.
Nonviolence abhors fear and therefore, secrecy.
The day a woman can walk freely on the roads at night, that day we can say that India has achieved independence
Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents never revenges itself.
I understood . . . that those who desired salvation should act like the trustee who, though having control over great possessions, regards not an iota of them as his own.
Nonviolence requires great patience.
It is necessary first to purify the drunken and dissolute worshippers in charge of some of these temples.
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
Everyone holds a piece of the truth.
It is not that I do not get angry. I don't give vent to my anger. I cultivate the quality of patience as angerlessness, and generally speaking, I succeed. But I only control my anger when it comes. How I find it possible to control it would be a useless question, for it is a habit that everyone must
What distinguishes man from the brute is his conscious striving to realise the spirit within.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good. Mahatma Gandh
Non-cooperation is beyond the reach of the bayonet. It has found an abiding place in the Indian heart. Workers like me will go when the hour has struck, but non-cooperation will remain.
My opposition to the socialist and the other consists in attacking violence as a means of effecting any lasting reform.
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator
What is a war criminal? Was not war itself a crime against God and humanity, and, therefore, were not all those who sanctioned, engineered, and conducted wars, war criminals? War criminals are not confined to the Axis Powers alone. Roosevelt and Churchill are no less war criminals than Hitler and Mu
What will tell in the end will be character and not a knowledge of letters.
Democracy and violence can ill go together.
In the days of democracy there is no such thing as active loyalty to a person. You are, therefore, loyal or disloyal to institutions.
The votary of ahimsa has only one fear, that is, of God.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mahatma Gan
I am not conscious of a single experience throughout my three months' stay in England and Europe that made me feel that after all East is East and West is West. On the contrary, I have been convinced more than ever that human nature is much the same, no matter under what clime it flourishes, and tha
It amazes me to find an intelligent person who fights against something which he does not at all believe exists.
Nonviolence, in its dynamic condition means conscious suffering.
I believe in the fundamental Truth of all the great religions of the world. I believe that they are all God given. I came to the conclusion long ago... that all religions were true and also that all had some error in them.
Satan's successes are the greatest when he appears with the name of God on his lips.