The cry for peace will be a cry in the wilderness, so long as the spirit of nonviolence does not dominate millions of men and women.
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
Truth has drawn me into the field of politics; and I can say without the slightest hesitation, and yet in all humility, that those who say that religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion means.
If what passed as nonviolence does not enable people to protect the honour of women, or if it does not enable women to protect their own honour, it is not nonviolence.
God is the hardest taskmaster I have known on this earth and He tries you through and through.
God is not a Power residing in the clouds. He is an unseen Power residing within us and nearer to us than finger nails to the flesh.
I hold it a blasphemy to say that the Creator resides in a temple from which a particular class of His devotees sharing faith in it are excluded.
Complete independence will be complete only to the extent of our approach in practice to truth and nonviolence.
The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent. Mahatma Ga
I would not flinch from sacrificing even a million lives for India's liberty.
Armed conspiracies against something satanic is like matching Satans against Satan.
It is pleasant that there will be no religions in heaven.
When there is war, the poet lays down the lyre, the lawyer his law reports, the schoolboy his books.
Our non-co-operation is with the system the English have established in India, with the material civilization and its attendant greed and exploitation of the weak.
The most violent weapon on earth is the table fork.
What is faith if it is not translated into action?
Distinguish between real needs and artificial wants and control the latter.
Swaraj as conceived by me does not mean the end of kingship.
Love is the subtlest force in the world.
Even as satyagraha is a weapon unique of its kind and not one of the ordinary weapons used by people, so is Khadi, a unique article of commerce which will not, cannot, succeed on terms common to other articles.
Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
When faced with a choice between violence and cowardice, always choose violence
To one who reads the spirit of the Gita, it teaches the secret of nonviolence, the secret of realizing self through the physical body.
It is a crime and a sin to regard a person as untouchable because he is born in a particular community.
In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.
My life is dedicated to the service of Indians through the religion of nonviolence which I believe to be the root of Hinduism.
The golden rule to apply in all such cases is resolutely to refuse to have what millions cannot.
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
Peace is the state where love abides and seeks to share itself.
My interest in India's freedom will cease if she adopts violent means, for their fruit will not be freedom but slavery in disguise.