Those with the greatest awareness have the greatest nightmares.
Nonviolence is an active force of the highest order. It is soul force or the power of the godhead within us.
Religions are not for separating men from one another, they are meant to bind them.
It is the best thing to blame ourselves when people cannot get on well with us. Boundless charity necessarily includes all or it ceases to be boundless. We must be strict with ourselves and lenient with our neighbors. For we know not their difficulties and what they overcome.
Tulsidas's Ramayana is a notable book because it is informed with the spirit of purity, pity and piety.
Even a little untruth destroys a man, as a drop of poison ruins milk.
When a man vowed to nonviolence as the law governing human beings dares to refer to war, he can only do it so as to strain every nerve to avoid it.
A nonviolent system of government is clearly an impossibility so long as the wide gulf between the rich and the hungry millions persists.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory. Mahatma Gandhi
My nonviolence does recognize different species of violence, defensive and offensive.
There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to man
It is the duty of a non-co-operator to preach disaffection towards the existing order of things. Non-co-operators are but giving disciplined expression to a nation's outraged feelings.
Punishment is God's. He alone is the infallible Judge.
The true battlefield is within.
We do not know the laws of God, nor their working.
My satyagrahi spirit tells me that I may not retaliate.
The art of dying bravely and with honour does not need any special training, save a living faith in God.
God of Truth and Justice can never create distinctions of high and low among His own children.
I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another.
An India prostrate at the feet of Europe can give no hope to humanity.
Work for Swaraj fails to appeal to us because we have no music in us.
There is goodness as well as greatness in simplicity, not in wealth.
I love Christianity, Islam and many other faiths - through Hinduism.
The most violent weapon on earth is the table fork.
I was a co-operator too in the sense that I non-co-operated for co-operation, and even then I said that if I could carry the country forward by co-operation I should co-operate.
All my experiments in Ahimsa have taught me that nonviolence in practice means common labour with the body.
The force of the spirit is ever progressive and endless. Its full expression makes it unconquerable in the world.
Dining and marriage restrictions stunt Hindu society.
I do not want my house to be rounded by walls and my windows to be closed to other cultures. I wish to become familiar with the culture of lands as much as possible but I will not permit them to affect me or shake me from my own status.
There is no better way of industrializing the villages of India than the spinning wheel.