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  • A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • Non-cooperation is a measure of discipline and sacrifice, and it demands respect for the opposite views.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)


  • Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • It is man's social nature which distinguishes him from the brute creation. If it is his privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter-dependent. Only an arrogant man will claim to be independent of everybody else and be self-contained.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • God never appears to you in person but always in action.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • I want to see India free in my life-time. But God may not consider me fit enough to see the dream of my life fulfilled. Then I shall quarrel, not with Him but with myself.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • I may live without air and water, but not without Him. 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.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • The hardest metal yields to sufficient heat. Even so must the hardest heart melt before sufficiency of the heat of non- violence. And there is no limit to the capacity of non-violence to generate heat.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • Human kind has to get out of violence only through nonviolence. Hatred can be overcome only by love. Counter-hatred only increases the surface as well as the depth of hatred.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)


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