The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
The moral to be legitimately drawn from the supreme tragedy of the bomb is that it will not be destroyed by counter bombs even as violence cannot be by counter-violence.
Islam was nothing if it did not spell complete democracy.
I consider writing as a fine art. We kill it by imposing the alphabet on little children and making it the beginning of learning.
By education, I mean an all-round drawing of the best in child and man in body, mind and spirit.
Patience means self-suffering.
Everything I have personally experienced, and that also has been expressed by the leaders of the great religions points to the fact that a global spirituality already exists and was intrinsically there from the start as God (by whatever name) is one and is indivisible - everywhere outside time and p
I hold no man to be indispensable for the welfare of the country.
Education is the basic tool for the development of consciousness and the reconstitution of society.
Men of stainless character and self purification will easily inspire confidence and automatically purify the atmosphere around them.
Undoubtedly, prayer requires a living faith in God. Successful satyagraha is inconceivable without that faith.
Though philosophical Hinduism has no other god but God, it cannot be denied that practical Hinduism is not so emphatically uncompromising as Islam.
I do not regard capital to be the enemy of labour.
A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor b
Satyagraha thrives on repression till at last the repressor is tired of it and the object of satyagraha is gained.
Non-violence is the article of faith.
Idleness is the great plague of India.
A satyagrahi has always his minimum and it is this minimum that is wanted in connection with this struggle.
Satyagraha is a process of educating public opinion, such that it covers all the elements of the society and in the end makes itself irresistible.
Ahimsa calls for the strength and courage to suffer without retaliation, to receive blows without returning any.
Imperfect men have no right to judge other imperfect men.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed
To a starving man, God can only appear in the form of bread.
Truth is my religion and ahimsa is the only way of its realization.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
If I were a dictator, religion and state would be separate. I swear by my religion. I will die for it. But it is my personal affair. The state has nothing to do with it. The state would look after your secular welfare, health, communications, foreign relations, currency and so on, but not your or my
Tolstoy was the greatest apostle of nonviolence that the present age has produced.
When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.
You may pluck out my eyes, but that cannot kill me. You may chop off my nose, but that will not kill me. But blast my belief in God, and I am dead.