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Where there is love there is life.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.


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"We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point." Make picture quote!
"Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit." Make picture quote!
"Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up." Make picture quote!
"Where love is, there God is also." Make picture quote!
"When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible." Make picture quote!
"When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator." Make picture quote!
"Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it." Make picture quote!
"What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope." Make picture quote!
"What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea." Make picture quote!
"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?" Make picture quote!
"We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop." Make picture quote!
"We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it." Make picture quote!
"We must become the change we want to see in the world." Make picture quote!
"We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study." Make picture quote!
"There is more to life than increasing its speed." Make picture quote!
"Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself." Make picture quote!
"Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience." Make picture quote!
"Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained." Make picture quote!
"Truth never damages a cause that is just." Make picture quote!
"Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear." Make picture quote!
"To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Make picture quote!
"To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body." Make picture quote!
"To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest." Make picture quote!
"Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all." Make picture quote!
"Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is." Make picture quote!
"Those who know how to think need no teachers." Make picture quote!
"There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever." Make picture quote!
"There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good." Make picture quote!
"We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?" Make picture quote!
"It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head then to crawl on one's belly, in order to be able to save one's head." Make picture quote!
"Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment." Make picture quote!
"In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart." Make picture quote!
"Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth." Make picture quote!
"Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands." Make picture quote!
"Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being." Make picture quote!
"Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment." Make picture quote!
"It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings." Make picture quote!
"If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm." Make picture quote!
"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence." Make picture quote!
"All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take." Make picture quote!
"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver." Make picture quote!
"It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity." Make picture quote!
"It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err." Make picture quote!
"I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up." Make picture quote!
"Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause." Make picture quote!
"I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality." Make picture quote!
"I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul." Make picture quote!
"I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could." Make picture quote!
"I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice." Make picture quote!
"I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace." Make picture quote!
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." Make picture quote!
"In a gentle way, you can shake the world." Make picture quote!
"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent." Make picture quote!
"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children." Make picture quote!
"I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people." Make picture quote!
"I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation, woman, the object of our lust." Make picture quote!
"I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force." Make picture quote!
"If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation also under certain conditions is equally a duty." Make picture quote!
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide." Make picture quote!
"Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared." Make picture quote!
"I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others." Make picture quote!
"Morality is contraband in war." Make picture quote!
"Nobody can hurt me without my permission." Make picture quote!
"No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive." Make picture quote!
"Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it." Make picture quote!
"My life is my message." Make picture quote!
"Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be." Make picture quote!
"Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality." Make picture quote!
"Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being." Make picture quote!
"Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort." Make picture quote!
"Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her." Make picture quote!
"Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfilment." Make picture quote!
"Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature." Make picture quote!
"Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep." Make picture quote!
"Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him." Make picture quote!
"Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts." Make picture quote!
"The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart." Make picture quote!
"Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom." Make picture quote!
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." Make picture quote!
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men." Make picture quote!
"There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings." Make picture quote!
"There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed." Make picture quote!
"There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts." Make picture quote!
"Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good." Make picture quote!
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." Make picture quote!
"Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another." Make picture quote!
"The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity." Make picture quote!
"The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent." Make picture quote!
"The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within." Make picture quote!
"The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted." Make picture quote!
"The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body." Make picture quote!
"Imitation is the sincerest flattery." Make picture quote!
"There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread." Make picture quote!
"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." Make picture quote!
"Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent." Make picture quote!
"Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth." Make picture quote!
"Each one prays to God according to his own light." Make picture quote!
"Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances." Make picture quote!
"Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position." Make picture quote!
"Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion." Make picture quote!
"A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal." Make picture quote!
"A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people." Make picture quote!
"A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act." Make picture quote!
"A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes." Make picture quote!
"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave." Make picture quote!
"A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble." Make picture quote!
"Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone." Make picture quote!
"Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well." Make picture quote!
"Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." Make picture quote!
"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." Make picture quote!
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind." Make picture quote!
"An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching." Make picture quote!
"An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so." Make picture quote!
"Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding." Make picture quote!
"In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place." Make picture quote!
"Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up." Make picture quote!
"Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages." Make picture quote!
"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves." Make picture quote!
"Be the change that you want to see in the world." Make picture quote!
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts." Make picture quote!
"But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac." Make picture quote!
"Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed." Make picture quote!
"All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth." Make picture quote!
"It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh." Make picture quote!
"Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress." Make picture quote!
"I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill." Make picture quote!
"I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers." Make picture quote!
"Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into." Make picture quote!
"I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed." Make picture quote!
"Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress." Make picture quote!
"I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps." Make picture quote!
"I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world." Make picture quote!
"A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion." Make picture quote!
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." Make picture quote!
"A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness." Make picture quote!
"A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident." Make picture quote!
"Action expresses priorities." Make picture quote!
"Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame." Make picture quote!
"Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession." Make picture quote!
"Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Fear has its use but cowardice has none." Make picture quote!
"For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion." Make picture quote!
"Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?" Make picture quote!
"Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies." Make picture quote!
"Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it." Make picture quote!
"God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless." Make picture quote!
"God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us." Make picture quote!
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err." Make picture quote!
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." Make picture quote!
"Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul." Make picture quote!
"Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy." Make picture quote!
"Self-respect knows no considerations." Make picture quote!
"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory." Make picture quote!
"Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having." Make picture quote!
"Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison." Make picture quote!
"Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion." Make picture quote!
"Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive." Make picture quote!
"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem." Make picture quote!
"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart." Make picture quote!
"Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action." Make picture quote!
"Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness." Make picture quote!
"Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment." Make picture quote!
"Poverty is the worst form of violence." Make picture quote!
"Peace is its own reward." Make picture quote!
"Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God." Make picture quote!
"One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's." Make picture quote!
"Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education." Make picture quote!
"Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain." Make picture quote!
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." Make picture quote!
"Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed." Make picture quote!
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Make picture quote!
"Non-violence is the article of faith." Make picture quote!
"Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man." Make picture quote!
"That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake." Make picture quote!
"Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man." Make picture quote!
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." Make picture quote!
"The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless." Make picture quote!
"The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience." Make picture quote!
"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Make picture quote!
"The good man is the friend of all living things." Make picture quote!
"The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different." Make picture quote!
"Let us become the change we seek in this world." Make picture quote!
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong" Make picture quote!




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