The attack on untouchability is an attack on this high-and low-ness.
My optimism rests on my belief in the infinite possibilities of the individual to develop nonviolence. . . . In a gentle way you can shake the world.
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.
A man who wants to control his animal passions easily does so if he controls his palate.
The world is touched by sacrifice. It does not then discriminate about the merits of a cause. No so God - He is all seeing. He insists on the purity of the cause and on adequate sacrifice thereof.
Between the two, the nationalist and the imperialist, there is no meeting ground.
My creed of nonviolence is an extremely active force.
Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny.
Knowledge and devotion, to be true, have to stand the test of renunciation of the fruits of action.
Man alone is made in the image of God.
Civil disobedience is a stimulation for the fighters and a challenge to the opponent, in the present instance, authority.
I can not give you the reference of Ram Chandar or Krishna, because they were not historical figures. I can not help it but to present to you the names of (Hazrat) Abu Bakar (RA) and (Hazrat) Umar Farooq (RA). They were leaders of a vast Empire, yet they lived a life of austerity.
A satyagrahi is dead to his body even before the enemy attempts to kill him.
My ahimsa is my own. I am not able to accept in its entirety the doctrine of non-killing of animals.
You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees.
Let hundreds like me perish, but let truth triumph.
God has enabled man to distinguish between his sister, his mother, his daughter and his wife.
Sense perceptions can be and often are false and deceptive, however real they may appear to us. Where there is realization outside the senses, it is infallible. It is proved not by extraneous evidence but in the transformed conduct and character of those who have felt the real presence of God within
I would rather drown myself in the waters of the Sabarmati than harbour hate or animosity in my heart.
When I see a cow, it is not an animal to eat, it is a poem of pity for me and I worship it and I shall defend its worship against the whole world.
It dawned upon me that fasting could be made as powerful a weapon of indulgence as of restraint
We are less than atoms, I say, because the atom obeys the law of its being, whereas we in the insolence of our ignorance deny the law of nature. But I have no argument to address to those who have no faith.
No two men are absolutely alike, not even twins, yet there is much that is indispensably common to all mankind.
A seeker of truth will never begin by discounting his opponent's statement as unworthy of trust.
Cent percent swadeshi gives sufficient scope for the most insatiable ambition for service and a satisfaction of every kind of talent.
Though philosophical Hinduism has no other god but God, it cannot be denied that practical Hinduism is not so emphatically uncompromising as Islam.
God is the shield of the nonviolent.
Nothing in the Shastras, which is capable of being reasoned, can stand if it is in conflict with reason.
The Bible is as much a book of religion with me as the Gita and the Koran.
Seven blunders of the world that lead to violence.