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The Great Thought: Mahatma Gandhi



A prison should be a house of correction, and not punishment.

सत्य एक है, मार्ग कई.

Love knows no bound and conquers all without exception. It melts the stoniest heart. It knows no self.

We must be prepared to displease the dearest ones for the sake of principles.

एक कृत्य द्वारा किसी एक दिल को ख़ुशी देना , प्रार्थना में झुके हज़ार सिरों से बेहतर है.

The darkness of egoism is more impenetrable than darkness itself.

It is generally the impure who see the impurity of the others. It is our duty to see the best and have no fear.

What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.

Noise does not obliterate noise; silence does.

Man is where his mind is not where his body is

What shall we call the right effort? One test is that most often we obtain the desired result from it. We may therefore, judge the effort by the fruit it yields. But experience shows that it is not always the case. Right effort is that in which there is deep conviction about the correctness of the means employed so much so that even in the face of contrary result the means do not change nor does the effort vary or slacken.

Liberty is a jilt most difficult to woo and please.

Spiritual relation ship is far more precious than the physical. Physical relationship divorced from the spiritual is like body without soul.

मरने के लिए मेरे पास बहुत से कारण है किन्तु मेरे पास किसी को मारने का कोई कारण नहीं है।

Confine your energy to work that comes your way never seek fresh fields of activity.

One can always progress towards the goal by determined and constant endeavour, and by cultivating self- confidence.

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.

True repentance is an essential pre requisite of prayer.

Bury the jealousies underground and cremate them whenever you like.

Unrighteousness may triumph for a while but terrible destruction awaits it sooner or later. The empires of Assyria and Babylon were destroyed by unrighteousness. When Greece and Rome forsook the path of virtue even their wised and best men could not save them from destruction.

See the good in people and help them.

थोडा सा अभ्यास बहुत सारे उपदेशों से बेहतर है.

You may not waste a grain of rice or a scrap of paper and similarly a minute of your time it is not ours. It belongs to the nation and we are trustees for the use of it.

Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.

Without action, you are not going anywhere.

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.

We shall be judged not by our words, but solely by our deeds.

Love does not need physical proximity; and if it does it is only momentary. Separation by death is the test of real love.

कायरता से कहीं ज्यादा अच्छा है, लड़ते लड़ते मर जाना ।

Men does not live by bread alone many prefer self respect to food.

If we repent of our sins, they will not increase further.

यद्यपि आप अल्पमत में हों , पर सच तो सच है

Whatever work you once undertake carry it out fully never give up what you have volunteered to do.

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth.

A customer is the most important person on our premise. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent oh him. He is not an interruption to our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider to our business. He is a part of is We are not doing him a favour by serving him. He is doing us a favour by giving us an opportunity to do so.

What barrier is there that love cannot break?

The word is full of opposites. There is sorrow behind happiness and happiness behind sorrow. Where there is light there is also dark where is birth there death also. To remain unaffected by these opposites is non attachment the way to triumph over them is not to efface them but to rise above them and be completely free from attachment.

We must regard ourselves not as owners but as trustees of our wealth and use it for the service of society taking for ourselves no more than a fair return for service rendered.

What matters to thee the worlds praise or censure Thou must do what thou thinkest to be the duty.

It is the spirit that defeat.

If we do not wise to quarrel the other person can certainly not quarrel with us. In the end he will get tired and be quiet. On the other hand by giving any angry replay or by getting angry we increase anger. It is like adding fuel to the fire.

Bravery is not a quality of the body it is of the soul.

The means may be likened to a seed, the end to a tree and there is just the same inviolable connection between the means and the end as there is between the seed and the tree.

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.

Hartal must not be made cheap. It must be used only on rare occasions.

आप मानवता में विश्वास मत खोइए. मानवता सागर की तरह है; अगर सागर की कुछ बूँदें गन्दी हैं, तो सागर गन्दा नहीं हो जाता.

पृथ्वी सभी मनुष्यों की ज़रुरत पूरी करने के लिए पर्याप्त संसाधन प्रदान करती है , लेकिन लालच पूरी करने के लिए नहीं.

Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.

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.

Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.

Between husband and wife, there should be no secrets from one another. I have a very high opinion of the marriage tie. I hold that husband and wife merge in each other. They are one in two or two in one.

A clean confession combined with a promise never to commit the sin again when offered before the one who has the right to receive it is the purest type of repentance.

Difference of opinion should never mean hostility.

A good man voluntarily embraces poverty.

Opposition makes the man.

We can win over the opponent by love, never by hate. Hate is the subtlest form of violence. We cannot be really non-violent, and yet have hate in us.

Hunger knows no sin.

That which is inherent in man is his virtue.

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Self-imposed restrain is always beneficial.

बुराई से असहयोग करना, मानव का सबसे बड़ा व पवित्र कर्तव्य है।

That economics is untrue which ignores or disregards moral values.

A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.

Economic equality of my conception does not mean that every one would literally have the same amount. It simply means that every should have enough for his or her needs.

Any occupation clean honourable and calculated to serve as an example to the people would be good enough. The occupation should if possible be such as touches the interest of the masses and may spur them on to use their hands and feet.

I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.

Adversity is the crucible in which friendship is tested.

No big or swift if movement can be carried on without bold risks; and life will not be worth living if it is not attended with large risks. Does not the history of the world show that would have been no romance in life if there had been no risks.?

Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.

Forgiven is an attribute and adornment of bravery.... True bravery refuses to strike, it will suffer all infliction with patients cheerfulness.

There is a time for everything, and an opportunity, once missed, never returns.

He is who exercises restrain under provocation wins the battle.

Live and let live for mutual forbearance and toleration is the law of life.

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.

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.

Talents of all kinds are a trust and must be utilize for the benefit of society. The individual has no right to live unto himself. Indeed , it is impossible to live unto oneself . We fully live unto ourselves when we live unto society.

मैं सभी की समानता में विश्वास रखता हूँ, सिवाय पत्रकारों और फोटोग्राफरों की.

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.

Habits once formed are difficult to shed. There are very few succeed in getting rid of them.

No one is perfect in this world. Our duty is to shed our imperfections and that is what human effort is for. Despair has no place as long as we put in our own efforts.

Chastity is one of the greatest disciplines without which the mind cannot attain requisite firmness.

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion.

मेरा जीवन मेरा सन्देश है.

The highest form of freedom carries with it the greatest measure of discipline and humility.

The economics of bread-labour are the living way of life. It means the every man has to labour with his body for his food and clothing. If can convince the people of the value and necessity of bread -labour, there never will be any want of bread and cloth.

Wisdom is no monopoly of one continent or one race.

All vested interests not entitled to protection. The keeper of a gambling den or of a brothel has no vested interest. Not has a corporation that gambles away the fortunes of a nation and reduce it to impotence.

There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good.

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.

Merit acquired out fear almost ceases to be merit. Let us do good for its own sake, and not in order to win a reward.

My instinct not betrayed me even once.

Democracy must in essence mean the art and science of mobilizing the entire physical economic and spiritual resources of all the various sections of the people in the service of the common good of all.

जब मैं निराश होता हूँ , मैं याद कर लेता हूँ कि समस्त इतिहास के दौरान सत्य और प्रेम के मार्ग की ही हमेशा विजय होती है. कितने ही तानाशाह और हत्यारे हुए हैं, और कुछ समय के लिए वो अजेय लग सकते हैं, लेकिन अंत में उनका पतन होता है. इसके बारे में सोचो- हमेशा.

Real beauty lies in the heart and not in ornaments.

Light brings light not darkness: and nobility done with a noble purpose will be twice rewarded.

Those who know how to think need no teachers.

Progress is impossible without inflexible determination.

I do not want my hours to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house at freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.

मैं मानता हूँ कि जहाँ डरपोक और हिंसा में से किसी एक को चुनना हो तो मैं हिंसा के पक्ष में अपनी राय लूँगा ।

Real knowledge cannot be acquired by mere reading of the scriptures. Indeed, it is difficult of attainment without the practice of virtue.

Every brave man welcomes dearth (of a hero) whenever it comes to him. He greets it as a friends.

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

Even as you require a steady and experienced hand to draw a straight line so are steadiness of discipline and firmness of purpose absolutely necessary if we are to walk along the chosen path with an unerring step.

सत्य बिना जन समर्थन के भी खड़ा रहता है.वह आत्मनिर्भर है.

We may rest content with effort provided that it is of the right sort and to the best of our ability. The result does not depend on the effort alone. There are other factors also over which we have absolutely no control.

Openness of mind strengthens the truth in us and remove the dross from it, if there is any.

Assumption of superiority by any person over any other is a sin against God and man.

Children inherit the qualities of the parents no less than their physical features.

One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.

As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.

The union is meant not for pleasure, but for bringing forth progeny. and union is a crime when the desire for progeny is absent.

True morality consists not in following the beaten track but in finding out the true path for ourselves and in fearlessly following it.

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.

जिस दिन प्रेम की शक्ति , शक्ति के प्रति प्रेम पर हावी हो जायेगी , दुनिया में अमन आ जायेगा .

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

God is the refuge of all not man however highly placed he may be. God will make right what man spoils.

We should learn the art of humility which demands a rigorous self-searching rather than a search of other and consequent criticism often harsh oftener and consequent criticism often harsh oftener underserved and sometimes only deserved. Searching other debases.

Purity of life is the highest and truest art.

Complete civil disobedience is a state of peaceful rebellion a refusal to obey eve risings state-made law. it is certainly more dangerous than an armed rebellion.

Every one should learn how to measure his own weakness. He who knowing his own weakness imitates the strong is bound to fail.

आपकी मान्यताएं आपके विचार बन जाते हैं,आपके विचार आपके शब्द बन जाते हैं,आपके शब्द आपके कार्य बन जाते हैं,आपके कार्य आपकी आदत बन जाते हैं,आपकी आदतें आपके मूल्य बन जाते हैं, आपके मूल्य आपकी नीयति बन जाती है.

I will give a talisman. Whenever you in doubt, or then the self becomes too much with you apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. will he gain any thing by it? will it restore him to a control lover his own life and destiny? in other words, will it lead to swaraj for the hungry and spiritually starving millions ? then you will find your doubts and your self melting away.

I was a coward. I used to be haunted by the fear of thieves, ghosts and serpents. I did not dare to stir out of doors at night. Darkness was a terror to me. It was almost impossible for me to sleep in the dark, as I would imagine ghosts coming from one direction, thieves from another and serpents from a third. I could not therefore bear to sleep without a light in the room.

If we develop the force of will we shall find that we do not need the force of arms.

God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.

Each one has to find his peace from within. and peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.

I shall strive for a constitution which will release India from all thraldom and patronage, and give her, if need be, the right to sin. I shall feel that it is their country in whose making they have an effective voice an India in which there will be no high class and low class of people; an India in which all communities shall live in harmony. there can be no room in such India for the curse of untouchability or the curse of intoxicating drinks and drugs. women will enjoy the same right as men. since we shall be at peace with the rest of the world. neither exploiting, nor being exploited we should have the smallest army imaginable. all interests not in conflict with the interest of the dump millions will be scrupulously respected whether foreign or indigenous. this is the India of my dreams.... I shall be satisfied with nothing less.

Truthful dealing even in the least little thing of life is the only secret of a pure life.

The quickest remedies are always fraught with the greatest danger and require the utmost skill in handling them.

We are the maker of our own destiny. We can mend or mar the present and on that will depend the future.

Determination is worth nothing, if it bends before discomfort.

Continue to grow and evolve.

Practice is the best speech and the best propaganda. and this everyone can do without let or hindrance from anybody else.

To lose patience is to lose the battle.

There is not deliverance no hope without sacrifice, discipline and self-control. More sacrifice without

Those only can smile will who know how to labour with their bands and feet for others. Those can smile who divide their good fortune with others.

अहिंसा ही धर्म है, वही जिंदिगी का रास्ता है ।

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.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

To forgive is not to forget. The merit lies in loving in spite of the vivid knowledge that one that must be loved is not a friend. There is not merit in loving an enemy when you forget him for a friend.

I have learnt through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmuted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmuted into a power which can move the world.

Imitation is the sincerest flattery.

विश्व के सभी धर्म, भले ही और चीजों में अंतर रखते हों, लेकिन सभी इस बात पर एकमत हैं कि दुनिया में कुछ नहीं बस सत्य जीवित रहता है.

Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew.

Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.

All taxation to be healthy, must return ten-fold to the taxpayer in the from of necessary services.

A school or a collage is a sanctuary where there should be nothing that is base or unholy. Schools and collages are factories for the making of characters.

Hinsa does not merely mean indulgence in physical violence; resort to trickery, falsehood, intrigue, chicanery and deceitfulness -in short all unfair and foul means-come under the category of Hinsa.

True friendship is an identity of souls rarely to be found in the world. Only between like natures can friendship be altogether worthy and enduring.

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.

A good motive increases the value of a good act. But a good act, done even from a bad motive does not lose all its value. It is at lest good for the world. The doer alone is the loser because having the bad motive he deprives himself of the share in the merit of his own act.

Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or loneliness. It consists in daring to do the right thing and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political or other. It consists in deeds not words.

वास्तविक सौंदर्य ह्रदय की पवित्रता में है ।

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.

Modesty and humility nourish man and make for his growth.

Self-respect knows no considerations.

Non-violence is the greatest and the activist force in the world. It is a force which is more positive than electricity and more powerful than even ether. At the centre of non-violence is a force which is self-acting.

Rebellion in a just cause is a duty the extent of opposition being determined by the measures of the injustice done and felt.

The chains of a slave are broken, the moment he considers himself a free man.

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.

Difficulties make a man. They are a sing of healthy growth.

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.

Self-indulgence leads to destruction and renunciation to immortality.

One should eat not in order to please the palate, but just to keep the body going.

The root of violence is selfishness, anger lust etc.

Privileges may come as they do come to all from due fulfillment of duty.

To the God-fearing, death has no terror. It is a joyful sleep to be followed by a waking that would be all the more refreshing for the long sleep.

Pride swallows up a man completely. The truth of this can be realised every moment by everyone.

The life of a journalist is never as an easy one. He has responsibilities of which, perhaps, the public have no adequate notion. On the one hand, he has to please his employers; and on the other, to represent public opinion, in doing which he may have to make great sacrifices. He has often also to deal with conflicting interests and examine matters that come before him, not merely from the public standpoint, but also from his own views; and when his own views, conscientiously held, run counter to public opinion in a given matter, the situation becomes very delicate.

Impure means result in an impure end. One cannot reach truth by untruthfulness. Truthful conduct alone can reach truth.

Recall the face of the poorest and weakest man you have seen, and ask yourself if this step you contemplate is going to be any use to him.

My uniform experience has convinced me that there is no other God than Truth.

मेरा धर्म सत्य और अहिंसा पर आधारित है. सत्य मेरा भगवान है.अहिंसा उसे पाने का साधन.

दुनिया में ऐसे लोग हैं जो इतने भूखे हैं कि भगवान उन्हें किसी और रूप में नहीं दिख सकता सिवाय रोटी के रूप में.

Deeds like seeds take their own time to fructify.

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.

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.

Ahimsa is a weapon of matches potency.

The devotion of such titans of spirit as Lenin to an Ideal must bear fruit. The nobility of his selflessness will be an example through centuries to come, and his Ideal will reach perfection."

Avoid a false sense of shame. If you have done wrong whether knowingly or unknowingly announce it at once and make a resolve to not do it again.

Real affection is not shown through praise, but through service.

Strength lies in absence of fear, not in the quantity of flesh and muscle we may have on our bodies.

Life is but an endless service of experiments.

ख़ुशी तब मिलेगी जब आप जो सोचते हैं, जो कहते हैं और जो करते हैं, सामंजस्य में हों.

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.

जब तक गलती करने की स्वतंत्रता ना हो तब तक स्वतंत्रता का कोई अर्थ नहीं है.

Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state.

All reading is fruitless so long as we have not learnt to live a truthful life. A lover of truth will not try to appear different from what he is. His thoughts. Words and action will be harmonies. This condition is easy to attain for those who recognise truth as God. Bulky tomes do not need to be consulted in order to live truthfully.

Conversion under the stress of physical discomfort is no spiritual conversion.

He who walks in tune with the rhythm of life is never weary.

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Behaviour is the mirror in which we can display our image.

To do wrong is sin but to hide the wrong is a greater sin.

स्वयं को जानने का सर्वश्रेष्ठ तरीका है स्वयं को औरों की सेवा में डुबो देना.

Non-possession means that we should not hoard any thing that we do not need today.

If we do not forsake our ideal, the ideal will never forsake us.

My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.

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.

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.

मैं हिंसा का विरोध करता हूँ क्योंकि जब ऐसा लगता है कि वो अच्छा कर रही है तब वो अच्छाई अस्थायी होती है; और वो जो बुराई करती है वो स्थायी होती है.

None can be born untouchable as all are sparks of one and the same Fire. It is wrong to treat certain human beings as untouchables from birth.

The test of youth lies before them and that is to win their diploma from the University of Life with its snares and pitfalls and ordeals, without which their academic degree will be in vain.

All the graces of life are possible only when we learn the art of living nobly.

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.

Civilization is the encouragement of differences.

Justice to be justice has to be generous.

Love to be love must be felt by the loved one at some stage or another.

Cow-protection is the gift of Hinduism to the world and Hinduism will live so long as there are Hindus to protect the cow.

Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.

All labour when done intelligently and to some higher purpose becomes at once recreation and recreation.

He is a man who is the ruler over his body.

Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.

Civil liberty is the breath of political and social life. It is the foundation of freedom. There is not room there for dilution or compromise. It is the water of life. I have never heard of water being diluted.

जब भी आपका सामना किसी विरोधी से हो. उसे प्रेम से जीतें.

The ultimate definition of religion may be said to be obedience to the law of god. God and His Law are synonymous terms. There fore god signifies an unchanging and living Law

True economics never militates against the highest ethical standard just as all true ethics, to be worth its name, must at the same time be also good economics. An economics that inculcates Mammon worship and enables the Strong to amass wealth at the expense of the weak is a false and dismal science. it spells dearth.

क्रोध और असहिष्णुता सही समझ के दुश्मन हैं.

The swaraj of my dream recognises no race of religious distinctions. Nor is it to be the monopoly of the lettered persons, nor yet of monopoly of the lettered persons, nor yet of moneyed men. Swaraj is to be for all, including the farmer, but emphatically including the maimed, the blind, the starving toiling millions.

Unless the whole work is done with clock work regularity it is impossible to organise it in a thorough manner. When thousands of details require attention time is of the utmost importance.

It is a universal experience that boy with regular habit does twice the amount of work than a boy who works irregularly.

Learning without courage is like a waxen statue beautiful to look at, but bound to melt at the least touch of a hot substance.

Give all, gain all.

पूंजी अपने-आप में बुरी नहीं है, उसके गलत उपयोग में ही बुराई है. किसी ना किसी रूप में पूंजी की आवश्यकता हमेशा रहेगी.

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.

Out temple is in our hearts. A temple, constructed of a few stone has no meaning. Only a temple raised in our hearts is useful.

Liberty never means the licence to do anything at will.

Politics without principles wealth without work pleasure without conscience Knowledge with out morality Science without character Commerce without morality Science without humanity Worship without sacrifice

A man of character will make himself worthy of any position he is given.

Kaddar delivers the poor from the bonds of the rich and creates a moral and spiritual bond between the classes and the masses. It restores to the poor somewhat of what the rich have taken from them.

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

The grate heroes of the world have always been those who went against convention or established precedent for the sake of doing good to the world.

You assist an administration most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees.

A man who has no desire how will his work shines!

Instead of thinking of improving the world, let us concentrate our attention on self-improvement. We can scarcely find out if the world is on the right or wrong path. But if we take the straight and narrow path we shall find taking it too or discover the method of inducing them to take it.

Man is supposed to be the marker of his own destiny. It is partly true. He can make his destiny only insofar as he is allowed by the great powers, which overrides all our intentions, all our plans carries out his own plans.

Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.

The good man is the friend of all living things.

If you have done wrong, whether knowingly or unknowingly, announce it at once and make a resolve not to do it again.

I shall die, but I will not kill.

Sex urge is a fine and noble thing. There is nothing to be ashamed of in it. But it is meant only for the act of creation. Any other use of it is a sin against God and humanity.

The more efficient a force is, the more silent and the more subtle it is.

A leader is the greatest servant.

Self reliance is the surest test of capacity for self government.

प्रेम दुनिया की सबसे बड़ी शक्ति है और फिर भी हम जिसकी कल्पना कर सकते हैं उसमे सबसे नम्र है.

Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.

Truth is like a vast tree which yields more and more fruit the more you nurture it. The deeper the search in the mind of truth, the richer the discovery of the gems buried there.

Illness should be a matter of shame of shame for a man. Illness betokens some lapse or the other. He whose body and mind are wholly sound should never from illness.

हो सकता है आप कभी ना जान सकें कि आपके काम का क्या परिणाम हुआ, लेकिन यदि आप कुछ करेंगे नहीं तो कोई परिणाम नहीं होगा.

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?

Human passions are fleeter even than the wind and to subdue them completely requires no end of patience.

I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.

I have not conceived my mission to be that of a knight-errant wandering everywhere to deliver people from difficult situations. My humble occupation has been to show people how they can solve their own difficulties.

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.

It (reducing ourselves to zero) means to be the last in receiving good thing to serve everyone not to expect gratitude and to be the first in suffering. One who thus reduces himself to zero will always be absorbed in his work.

Discipline is learnt in the school of adversity.

Nothing turns right so long as there is no harmony between body, mind and soul.

सत्य कभी कभी ऐसे कारण को क्षति नहीं पहुंचता जो उचित हो.

I do not believe in the doctrine of the greatest good of the greatest number. The only real, dignified, human doctrine is the greatest good of all.

Death is only a big change in life and nothing more, and should be welcomed whenever it arrives.

Death in the fight is a deliverance; and prison, a gateway to liberty.

There is a great deal of truth in the saying that man becomes what he eats. The grosser the food the grosser the body.

A patient can ill-afford to conceal his disease. If he does so, he becomes his own enemy.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

किसी चीज में यकीन करना और उसे ना जीना बेईमानी है.

Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt.

Take care of this moment.

Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.

I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.

The desire for vengeance comes out of fear of harm, imaginary of real. A dog barks and bites when he fears. A man who fears no one on earth would consider it too troublesome even to summon up anger against one who is mainly trying to injure him. The sun does not wreak vengeance upon little children who throw dust at him. they only harm themselves in the act.

Civilisation in the real sense of the term, consists not in the multiplication, but in the deliberate and voluntary restriction of wants. This alone promotes real happiness and contentment, and increase the capacity for service.

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

We have within us both good and bad desires. It is our duty to cultivate the former and to suppress or eradicate the latter and if we fail therein we should remain brutes though born men.

There are times when you have to obey a call which is the highest of all i.e. the voice of the conscience, even though such obedience may cost many a bitter tear; and even more, separation from friends, from family from the state to which you may belong from all that you have held as dear as life itself. for this obedience is the law of our being.

Strength of numbers is the delight of the timid. The Valiant in spirit glory in fighting alone.

I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.

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.

A man, who wants to control his animal passions, easily does so if he controls his palate.

A wrong ceases to be wrong only when it is righted. If suppressed it erupts like a boil and assumes a dangerous form.

Lies are best left unanswered. They die of inanition. They have no vitality of their own. They flourish on opposition.

I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.

Truth is hard as adamant and tender as a blossom.

तुम जो भी करोगे वो नगण्य होगा, लेकिन यह ज़रूरी है कि तुम वो करो.

Alcohol ruins one physically, morally, intellectually and economically.

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does the truth become error because nobody will see it.

What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.

My notion of democracy is that under it the weakest should have the same opportunity as the strongest. That can never happen except through non-violence. No country in the world today shows any but the patronising regard for the weak.

All have not the same capacity. I would allow a man of intellect to earn more, I would not cramp his talent.

We want men and men woman of grit immovable faith and character that will resist temptation.

In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.

Man spoils matters much more by speech than by silence.

कोई त्रुटी तर्क-वितर्क करने से सत्य नहीं बन सकती और ना ही कोई सत्य इसलिए त्रुटी नहीं बन सकता है क्योंकि कोई उसे देख नहीं रहा.

The history of the world is full of instance of men who rose to leadership by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.

Remember if you are married that your wife is your friends companion and co worker not an instrument of sexual enjoyment.

My democracy means that everyone is his own master.

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.

It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.

जो भी चाहे अपनी अंतरात्मा की आवाज़ सुन सकता है. वह सबके भीतर है.

The real key to health lies in the conservation of vital energy.

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

Variety is worth cherishing up to a certain limit but if the limit is exceeded amentias and customs masquerading under the name of variety are subversive of nationalism.

Joy and sorrow are alike gifts of God. So we Must accept both with equanimity and in the same spirit.

Khaddar economics is wholly different from the ordinary. The latter takes no note of the human factor. The former wholly concerns itself with the human. The latter is frankly selfish, the former necessarily unselfish. Competition and, therefore, prices are eliminated from the conception of Khaddar.

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.

All social work must be undertaken in a spirit of utter humility and self-sacrifice; and to all true public workers, work is its own reward. Absence of recognition or appreciation should not in the least deter a social worker from carrying on his work strenuously and with whole-hearted attention.

When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.

There is not school equal to a decent home, and no teachers equal to honest virtuous parents.

Custom is not religion. Custom may change, but religion will remain unaltered.

मैं तुम्हे शांति का प्रस्ताव देता हूँ. मैं तुम्हे प्रेम का प्रस्ताव देता हूँ. मैं तुम्हारी सुन्दरता देखता हूँ.मैं तुम्हारी आवश्यकता सुनता हूँ.मैं तुम्हारी भावना महसूस करता हूँ.

When man realises himself he is saved.

To me God is truth and love god is ethics and morality god is fearlessness. God is the source of light and life and yet he is above and beyond all these.

Equality of the sexes does not mean equality of occupations. There may be no legal bar against a woman hunting or wielding a lance. But she instinctively recoils from a function that belongs to man. Nature has created sexes as compliments to each other. their functions are defined as are their forms.

The golden rule to be observed always is that you can never be too severe in dealing with yourself, but you must be deliberately liberal in judging others.

Friendship presupposes the utmost attention to the feelings of a friend. It never requires consideration.

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.

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.

Self respect and honour cannot be protected by others. They are for each individual himself or herself to guard.

Punishment Does Not Purify It Anything It Hardens

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.

True economics stands for social just it promotes the good of all equally including the weakest and is indispensable for decent life.

He who is truly clean within, cannot remain unclean without.

To speak or not to speak - when that is the question, silence should take the place of speech.

The true function of a lawyer (is) to unite parties riven asunder.

Man is the maker of his own destiny in the sense that he has freedom of choice as to the manner in which he uses that freedom. But he is no controller of results the moment he thinks he is comes to grief.

Prayerful, well-meaning effort never goes in vain, and man; success lies only in such an effort. The result is in His hands.

Complete non-violence is complete absence of ill will against all that lives. It therefore embraces eve sub-human life not excluding noxious inserts or beasts. Non-violence is therefore in its active form goodwill towards all life. It is pure love.

Culture is the foundation the primary thing. It would show in the smallest detail of your conduct and personal behaviour, how you sit, how you walk, how you dress, etc.

Character, is any day more eloquent than speech.

Hatred can be overcome only by love.

आप मुझे जंजीरों में जकड़ सकते हैं, यातना दे सकते हैं, यहाँ तक की आप इस शरीर को नष्ट कर सकते हैं, लेकिन आप कभी मेरे विचारों को कैद नहीं कर सकते.

खुद वो बदलाव बनिए जो दुनिया में आप देखना चाहते हैं.

Friendship to be real must ever sustain the weight of honest differences, however sharp they may be.

To my mind there is one thing needful for everyone of us via that we should think over what we have read digest it and make it integral part of our daily life.

I do not want any patronage as I do not give any.

Restless and impatience are two diseases and both of them shorten the life.

If I were asked to define the Hindu creed, I should simply say: Search after truth through non-violent means. A man may not believe in God and still call himself a Hindu. Hinduism is a relentless pursuit after truth... Hinduism is the religion of truth. Truth is God. Denial of God we have known. Denial of truth we have not known.

We are constantly being astonished these days at the amazing discoveries in the field of violence. But I maintain that far more undreamt of and seemingly impossible discoveries will be made in the field of nonviolence.

Action expresses priorities.

God is light, not darkness. God is love not hate God is Truth not untruth. God alone is great.

A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.

God is the searcher of heart. He transcends speech and reason. He knows us and our hearts better than we do ourselves. He does not take us at our word, for he knows that we often do not mean it, some knowingly and other unknowingly.

We must not be overwhelmed difficulties, however great they may be but trust God to solve them.

Truth never damages a cause that is just.

He who is unable to rule over himself can never really succeed in ruling over others.

A promise once made or a vow once taken for a worthy object may not be broken.

Speed is not the end of life. Man sees more and lives more truly by walking to his duty.

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.

Peace does not come from outer possessions such as wealth or places, but from within. When a man attains such peace, his eyes, words and actions bear witness to it.

हम जो दुनिया के जंगलों के साथ कर रहे हैं वो कुछ और नहीं बस उस चीज का प्रतिबिम्ब है जो हम अपने साथ और एक दूसरे के साथ कर रहे हैं.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

भगवान का कोई धर्म नहीं है.

Let us not leave everything to destiny nor unduly rely on our endeavour. Destiny will take its own course. We should only see where we can intervene or it becomes our duty to do so whatever be the consequences.

मौन सबसे शाशाक्त भाषण है. धीरे-धीरे दुनिया आपको सुनेगी.

Perseverance opens up treasures which bring perennial joy.

No matter how insignificant the thing you have to do, do it as well as you can give it is as much of you care and attention as you would give to the thing you regard as most important. For it will be by those small things that you shall be judged.

I can retain neither respect nor affection for government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its immorality

Panic is the most demoralising state anyone can be in. there never is any cause for panic. One must keep heart, whatever happens.

Truth has drawn me into the field of politics; and I can say without the slightest hesitation, and yet in all humility, that those who say that religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion means.

What seems possible is not always really so.

Cleanliness of the mind and body is the first step in education.

Unity to be real must survive the severest strain without breaking.

Where love is, there God is also.

Men is power should exercise their powder for the good of their fellow -men.

प्रार्थना नम्रता की पुकार है, आत्म शुद्धि का, और आत्म - अवलोकन का आवाहन है।

Man is truly known by the humility of his spirit.

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.

मैं मरने के लिए तैयार हूँ, पर ऐसी कोई वज़ह नहीं है जिसके लिए मैं मारने को तैयार हूँ.

A man, whilst he is dreaming, believes in his dream; he is undeceived only when he is awakened from his slumber.

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.

I am but a poor struggling soul yearning to be wholly good, wholly truthful and wholly non-violent in thought, word and deed, but ever failing to reach the ideal which I know to be true. It is a painful climb, but each step upwards makes me feel stronger and fit for the next.

He who wants to please all, will please none.

Death is no fined he is the trust of friends. He delivers us from anony. He helps us against ourselves. He ever gives us new chances, new hopes. He is like sleep a sweet restorer.

Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.

Do not seek to know the views of others nor base your opinion thereon. To think independently for oneself a sign of fearlessness.

Public opinion means the opinion of the society whose good opinion we value, and it is our duty to respect it is not immoral.

Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.

Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point.

Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people.

Anger is sort of madness and the noblest causes have been damage by advocates affected with temporary lunacy.

Harijan is wrong at any timed and everywhere.

Truth is one, paths are many.

Recreation is where you may not dissipate yourself but recreate yourself.

A wrong is wrong no matter who the wrongdoer is.

Transfer your hatred from the evildoer to the evil itself. Hate the evil, but not evildoer.

Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort.

मृत,अनाथ, और बेघर को इससे क्या फर्क पड़ता है कि यह तबाही सर्वाधिकार या फिर स्वतंत्रता या लोकतंत्र के पवित्र नाम पर लायी जाती है?

Terrorism must be held to be wrong in every case. In other words pure motive can never justify impure or violent action.

Only he can be leader who never loses hope.

Character can not be built with mortar and stone. It cannot be built by other hands than your own. The principal and professors cannot give you character from the pages of books. Character building comes from their very lives and really speaking, it must come from within yourselves.

The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace."

By education I mean an all round drawing out of the best in child and man body mind and spirit.

Cowards are ever exposed to the enmity of fall.

Ahimsa is not merely a negative state of harmlessness but it is a positive state of love of doing good even to the evil doers.

Noble ideas once conceived never perish

Being a slave to fear and selfishness, is the worst of all slavery.

Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.

I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.

Where there is love there is life.

Eating is necessary only for sustaining the body and keeping it a fit instrument for service, and must never be practiced for self-indulgence.

If we cultivate the habit of punctuality and acting according to programme the index of national efficiency will go up our advance towards our goal will be repaid and the workers will be healthier and longer lived.

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.

आदमी अक्सर वो बन जाता है जो वो होने में यकीन करता है. अगर मैं खुद से यह कहता रहूँ कि मैं फ़लां चीज नहीं कर सकता, तो यह संभव है कि मैं शायद सचमुच वो करने में असमर्थ हो जाऊं. इसके विपरीत, अगर मैं यह यकीन करूँ कि मैं ये कर सकता हूँ , तो मैं निश्चित रूप से उसे करने की क्षमता पा लूँगा, भले ही शुरू में मेरे पास वो क्षमता ना रही हो.

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.

Service is a duty and duty is a debt which it is a sin not to discharge.

पूर्ण धारणा के साथ बोला गया ” नहीं” सिर्फ दूसरों को खुश करने या समस्या से छुटकारा पाने के लिए बोले गए “हाँ” से बेहतर है.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

If you want something really important to be done you must not merely satisfy the reason, you must move the heart also.

The mind is a restless bird the more it gets the more it wants, and still remains unsatisfied.

हमेशा अपने विचारों, शब्दों और कर्म के पूर्ण सामंजस्य का लक्ष्य रखें. हमेशा अपने विचारों को शुद्ध करने का लक्ष्य रखें और सब कुछ ठीक हो जायेगा.

Seven Deadly Sins Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Science without humanity Knowledge without character Politics without principle Commerce without morality Worship without sacrifice.

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.

Friendship does not require reciprocity.

We can see and even rectify our shortcomings through those we associate with. It would be better, however, to maintain the highest standard of purity in our everyday life, for then alone can we hope to become true servants of humanity.

Remember that 1. he who makes money has the right to lose it 2. there is no shame in losing it but to lose it and conceal the losses is both shameful and sinful 3. never live beyond your means. live in a palace today but be in readiness to live in a hut tomorrow 4. there money to pay the creditors off 5. a debtor who hands over all his possessions to his creditors has paid them in full 6. Never carry on trade with borrowed money this is the first principle. the second is to give the lenders all you have and have done with it.

Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.

चलिए सुबह का पहला काम ये करें कि इस दिन के लिए संकल्प करें कि- मैं दुनिया में किसी से डरूंगा नहीं.-मैं केवल भगवान से डरूं.-मैं किसी के प्रति बुरा भाव ना रखूं.-मैं किसी के अन्याय के के समक्ष झुकूं नहीं.-मैं असत्य को सत्य से जीतुं. और असत्य का विरोध करते हुए, मैं सभी कष्टों को सह सकूँ.

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.

The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission, can alter the course of history.

Persistent questioning and healthy inquisitiveness are the first requisite for acquiring learning of any kind. Inquisitiveness should be tempered by humility and respectful regard for the teacher. It must not degenerate into impudence.

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.

Everyone grows old with the passage of time desire alone remains ever youthful.

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.

It is good to die for religion but for religious fanaticism one must neither live nor die.

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.

Labour is more than money.

Man is played upon by evil force as well as god. He is eve prey to temptations. He is has to prove his manliness by resisting and fighting temptation.

Force always includes fraud; non-violence always excludes it.

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.

Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.

All your scholarship would be in vain if at the same time you do not build your character and attain mastery over your thoughts and your actions.

Fore administration to be efficient it must always be in the hand of the fittest.

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

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

I hate privilege and monopoly. Whatever can not be shared with the masses is taboo to me. That is all.

Nothing is so aggravating as calmness.

Be the change that you want to see in the world.

Peace is its own reward.

Learning is not a trade, and may not be used in order to amass riches.

The seed of ego is destroyed only when one feels oneself to be a cipher.

अपनी गलती को स्वीकारना झाड़ू लगाने के सामान है जो सतह को चमकदार और साफ़ कर देती है.

A prayerful study and experience are essential correct interpretation of the scriptures.

Life spend in service in service is the only fruitful life.

जीवन की गति बढाने के अलावा भी इसमें बहुत कुछ है.

No people have risen who thought only of rights. Only those did so who thoughts of duties. Out of the performance of their duties follows rights, and those that knew and performed duties came naturally by the rights.

Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.

When we give anything. We must give the truest part of ourselves.

I have naturally formed the habit of restraining my thoughts. A thoughtless word hardly ever escaped my tongue or pen. Experience has taught me that silence is part of the spiritual discipline of a votary of truth. We find so many people impatient to talk. All this talking can hardly be said to be of any benefit to the world. It is so much waste of time. My shyness has been in reality my shield and buckler. It has allowed me to grow. It has helped me in my discernment of truth.

No one is bound to tell lies, whether in trade or in service. But if we are compelled to tell a lie anywhere, we must not accept such work and mind even if we starve with out it.

Love must be patient and humble.

A man who works regularly in a systematic fashion never feels overworked or tired. It is not hard work that kills a man but irregularity or lack of system.

Government control gives rise to fraud, suppression of Truth, intensification of the black market and artificial scarcity. Above all, it unmans the people and deprives them of initiative, it undoes the teaching of self-help...

It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us. This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good heart whatever they might have to say.

He who wishes to save time will never do a single unnecessary thing.

No matter how much money we have earned we should regard ourselves as trustees holding these moneys for the welfare of all our neighbours.

I may be a despicable person, but when Truth speaks through me I am invincible

Memory is very fragile thing. The written word stands forever.

There is no god higher than truth.

Man must never suppress his inner Voice even if he stands alone.

The art that is in the machine-made article, appeals only to the eye; the art in khadi appeals first to the heart and then to the eye.

A vow means unflinching determination and helps us against temptation. Determination is worth nothing if it bends before discomfort.

To conquer the subtle passions seems to me to be hander far than physical conquest of the world by the force of arms.

A man who is truthful and does not mean ill even to his adversary will be slow to believe charges even against his foes. He will, however, try to understand the viewpoints of his opponents and will always keep an open mind and seek every opportunity of serving his opponents.

Everyone should realize the secret that oppression thrived only when the oppressed submitted to it.

When you dispossess yourself of everything you have, you really possess all the treasure of the world. In other words, you really get all that is in reality necessary for you everything if food is necessary, food will come to you.

True marriage means not merely union of bodies. It connotes the union of the should too. If marriage meant no more than a physical relationship the bereaved wife should be satisfied with a portrait or a waxen image of her husband.

How can one rise in whose mind there is never any problem.

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.

क्रोध को जीतने में मौन सबसे अधिक सहायक है ।

It is not a mark of greatness to return goodness for goodness only. Greatness lies in returning good for evil.

There is always the fear of self-righteousness possessing us the fear of arrogating to ourselves a superiority that we do not possess.

Pure love removes all weariness.

Concentrate on your work to exclusion of everything else. If you do this, you will derive the keenest joy from it.

Man can smile away his sorrows; by crying he only multiplies them.

That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.

यदि मनुष्य सीखना चाहे, तो उसकी हर भूल उसे कुछ शिक्षा दे सकती है

Character, not brains will count at the crucial moment.

Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself

प्रार्थना माँगना नहीं है.यह आत्मा की लालसा है. यह हर रोज अपनी कमजोरियों की स्वीकारोक्ति है. प्रार्थना में बिना वचनों के मन लगाना, वचन होते हुए मन ना लगाने से बेहतर है.

Money is God it is wrong to say so, and it has been proved to be wrong.

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

Man and woman are of equal rank but they are not identical. They are peerless pair being supplementary to one the existence of the other cannot be conceived and therefore it follows as a necessary corollary....that anything that will impair the status of either of them will involve the equal ruin of them both.

A poet is one who can call forth the good latent in the human breast. Pacts do not influence all alike, for everyone is not evolved in an equal measure.

A slave is a slave because he consents to slavery.

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.

Panic must be avoided at all costs. We must refuse to die before death actually takes toll.

One who knows how to die need never fear any harm

Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfillment.

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.

Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.

What lies ahead of you and what lies behind you is nothing compared to what lies within you.

There is no sin greater than ignorance.

No compromise is worth the name which endangers chances of success.

Loneliness is fruitful only if we learn to turn our eyes inward, search our hearts, and become self-introspective.

There is no help like self-help. God helps those who help themselves.

The secret of happy life lies in renunciation. Renunciation is life. Indulgence spells death.

A man without an ideal is a ship without a rudder.

Everyone holds a piece of the truth.

पहले वो आप पर ध्यान नहीं देंगे, फिर वो आप पर हँसेंगे, फिर वो आप से लड़ेंगे, और तब आप जीत जायेंगे.

One is asked to take a lesson from the trees, which themselves suffer the fierce rays of the sun and give shade to those who take shelter under them. To those who throw stones at them they respond by dropping fruit. That is true philanthropy.

Violence always thrives on counter violence.

We are all labourers. In honest labour lies our salvation and the satisfaction of all vital needs.

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.

He who does not know what it is to speak the truth, is like a false coin valueless.

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. and the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.

The breach of one rule inevitably leads to the breach of other rules.

God created man to work for his food and said that those who ate without work were thieves.

Hope is eternal, its worship never goes in vain.

Self-sacrifice one innocent man is a million times more potent than the sacrifice of a million men who die in the of killing others.

Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.

Loyalty is no merit. It is a necessity of citizenship all the world over.

What we need is education with originality fired with true zeal, who will think out from day to day what they are going to teach their pupils.

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.

Weak is not who is so called but he who feels that he is weak.

Nobody has any right to pre-judge any boy.

Voluntary obedience always carries its own conviction.

Do not think speak or write without reflection. Just consider how much time could thereby be saved ?

There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.

We should never return blow for blow. Forgiveness is the ornament of the strong.

You can wake a man only if he is really asleep. No effort that you make will produce any effect upon him if he is merely pretending sleep.

You yourself as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve love and affection.

Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.

Our slavery is complete when we begin to hug it.

The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.

Just as physical puriscal purification necessary for the health of the body even so spiritual purification is necessary for the body even so spiritual purification is necessary for the health of the soul. In fact the necessity for physical cleanliness is in inverse proportion to the necessity for spiritual cleanliness. that is to say spiritual cleanliness means automatic physical cleanliness.

We stand on the threshold of a twilight-whether morning or evening we do not know. One is followed by the night, the other heralds the dawn.

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.

There is no happiness like Truth no misery like untruth.

Your 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.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Cowardice is a natural excrescence of gentleness.

Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day: I shall not fear anyone on Earth. I shall fear only God. I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. I shall conquer untruth by truth. and in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.

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

Nature has implanted in the human breast an ability to cope with any difficulty or suffering that may come to men unprovoked.

A keen sense of honour turns every privation into a joy.

Pride of merit damages a soul like a heinous sin.

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.

Socialism is a beautiful word and, so far as I am aware, in socialism all the members of the society are equal none low, none high. In the individual body, the head is not high because it is the top of the body, nor are the soles of the feet low because they touch the earth. Even as members of the individual body are equal, so are the members of society. This is socialism.

Self-suppression is often necessary in the interest of truth and non-violence.

Clean propaganda should be self supporting. Insistence on making it self -supporting will help to keep it pure and within bounds and make it most effective.

We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?

History bears witness to the truth that luxury leads to the degradation and destruction of nation.

Duty will be a merit when debt becomes a donation. Duty done is its own reward.

अपने ज्ञान के प्रति ज़रुरत से अधिक यकीन करना मूर्खता है. यह याद दिलाना ठीक होगा कि सबसे मजबूत कमजोर हो सकता है और सबसे बुद्धिमान गलती कर सकता है.

True history is not the history of kings and dynasties, but of individuals, of men and woman in general. Some who died in utter neglect and misery were grate at heroes and heroines, not grated kings, however big the umpires they hand found and whatever the destruction they wrought on the face of the earth.

Religion binds man to god and man to man.

Speak only if it improves upon the silence.

Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.

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.

The righteous man is always humble. He recognizes his shortcomings day by day.

The strife is a vicious circle to be avoided at any coast. It is an admission of weakness, a sign of inferiority complex.

The expert knows more and more about less and less until he knows everything about nothing.

Better to die once than to die daily.

Cowardice is impotence worse than violence.

Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth.

Cleanliness is next to godliness.

All cannot be come leaders, but all can be bearers.

There is an eternal struggle going on between destiny and human endeavour. Let us continue to endeavour and leave the result to god.

It is the duty of every human being to look carefully within and see himself as he is and spare no pains to improve himself in body mind and soul.

Hospital are institutions for propagating sin. Men takes less care of their bodies and immorality increases.

गर्व लक्ष्य को पाने के लिए किये गए प्रयत्न में निहित है, ना कि उसे पाने में.

I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.

शांति का कोई रास्ता नहीं है, केवल शांति है.

To be men, we must shed cowardice.

Three-fourths of the miseries and misunderstandings in the world will disappear, if we step into the shoes of our adversaries and understand their standpoint. We will then agree with our adversaries quickly or think of them charitably.

Man is a special creation of god. Precisely to the extent that he is distinct from the rest of his creation.

I believe in trusting. Trust begets trust. Suspicion is foetid and only stinks. He who trusts has never yet lost in the world. A suspicious man is lost to himself and the world.

आचरण रहित विचार, कितने भी अच्छे क्यों न हो, उन्हें खोटे – मोती की तरह समझना चाहिए ।

I crave to die with my hand at the spinning wheel.

Basic education links the children, whether of the cities or village, to all the that is best and lasting in India.

Sacrifice is joy.

Nobody can ever dishonour the brave.

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.

Heroes are made in the hour of defeat. Success is therefore well described as a series of glorious defeats.

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.

Vice pays a homage to virtue and sometimes the way it chooses is to expect virtue not to fall from its pedestal even whilst vice is rampant round about.

I preach against the modern artificial life of sensual enjoyment, and ask men and women to go back to the simple life.

When the ego dies, that soul awakes.

We learn through mistakes. But where there is consciousness of mistakes readiness to mend is sufficient penance and antidote in a majority of cases.

What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

हर रात, जब मैं सोने जाता हूँ, मैं मर जाता हूँ. और अगली सुबह , जब मैं उठता हूँ, मेरा पुनर्जन्म होता है.

The spirit of resignation is bad when the sorrows come out of our conscious errors; but when they come for reasons we do not know and cannot know resignation is the proper thing. In other words constant endeavour and surrender to the will of god have to go hand in hand.

A true lawyer is one who places truth and service in the first place, and the emoluments of the profession in the next places only.

We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.

Jealousy presupposes the possibility of rivalry.

कुछ करने में , या तो उसे प्रेम से करें या उसे कभी करें ही नहीं.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

सात घनघोर पाप: काम के बिना धन;अंतरात्मा के बिना सुख;मानवता के बिना विज्ञान;चरित्र के बिना ज्ञान;सिद्धांत के बिना राजनीति;नैतिकता के बिना व्यापार ;त्याग के बिना पूजा.

Intolerance is a species of violence and therefore, against our creed.

Brahmachrya means not suppression of one or more senses, but complete mastery over them all.

All the education young men receive will be in vain if they do not learn good manners.

If we do not retaliate, if we do not oppose the misdeeds of a wicked person, his misdeeds themselves will bring about his downfall. He will fall and then correct himself.

Ordinary man can try million times..but only a ambitions man try different in million ways...create new ways to solve existing problems.

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.

Selfishness keeps us worrying for ever.

Resistance violent or non-violent has to be well thought out. Thoughtless resistance will be regarded as bravado in military parlance and violence or folly in the language of non-violence.

Passive resistance is a method of securing rights by personal suffering; it is the reverse of resistance by arms.

My noting of purna Swaraj is not isolated independence, but healthy and dignified interdependence.

Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.

The remedy against cowardice is not physical culture but the braving of dangers.

If we can not always keep well, we certainly can keep smiling when ill, and even on deathbed.

Peace has its victories more glorious than those of war.

No organisation can be run with success if its members, especially its officers, refuse to carry out its policy and hold on to it in spite of opposition to it.

There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle.

One can measure the greatness and moral progress of a nation by looking at how it treats its animals.

Once you have decided that it is good to do a certain thing, you should not wait for even a second.

Victory is impossible until we are able to keep our temper under the gravest provocation.

Illness is the result not only of our action but also of our thoughts.

But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth.

Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.

Man is not born to eat nor should he live to eat. His true function is to know and serve his marker. But since the body is essential to this service we have perforce to eat.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Chastity is not a hot-house growth. It cannot be superimposed. It cannot by the surrounding wall of the purdah. It must grow from within; and to be worth anything, it must be capable of withstanding every unsought temptation.

Necessity is not only the mother of invention, it is the mother also of art. We should, therefore, beware of that art which has not necessity as its basis.

Love becomes lust the moment you make it a means for the satisfaction of animal needs. It is just the same with food. If food is taken only for pleasure it is lust.

Purity asks for no external protection.

Man is not all body but he is something infinitely higher.

Each one prays to God according to his own light.

Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living ?

It is wholly wrong of parents to force marriage on their daughters. It is also wrong to keep their daughters unfit for earning their living. No parent has a right to turn a daughter out to the street on refusal to marry.

एक देश की महानता और नैतिक प्रगति को इस बात से आँका जा सकता है कि वहां जानवरों से कैसे व्यवहार किया जाता है.

पाप से घृणा करो, पापी से नहीं।

Our difficulties are of two kinds those that are imposed from without and those that are of our own creation. The latter and far more dangerous, because we often hug them and are, therefore, reluctant to remove them.

Love never claims , it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never results, never revenges itself.

One can overcome opposition only by love, untruth by truth not by compromising Truth.

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.

Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterwards has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified.

Conscience is the ripe fruit of strictest discipline.

The path is the goal.

Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.

An egoistical utterance should always be regarded as false.

I attach the highest importance to quality irrespective almost of quantity. I plead for quality and quality alone.

Nobody progresses without opposition.

The voice of conscience is the voice of God, and it is the final judge of the rightness or wrongness of every deed and every thought.

The wrongdoer wearies of his wrong doing in the a absence of resistance. All pleasure is lost when the victim betrays no resistance.

There is not a single moment in life where man cannot serve.

Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.

One man cannot do right in one department of life whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole

There is noting so ennobling or lasting as self-study.

In my humble opinion rejection is as much an deal as the acceptance of a thing. It is as necessary to reject untruth as it is to accept Truth. All religions teach us that the opposite forces act upon us and that the human Endeavour consists in a series of eternal reflection and acceptances.

What greater meanness can there be than to seek out our good points and praise them to others?

चिंता से अधिक कुछ और शरीर को इतना बर्बाद नहीं करता, और वह जिसे ईश्वर में थोडा भी यकीन है उसे किसी भी चीज के बारे में चिंता करने पर शर्मिंदा होना चाहिए.

Human life is a series of compromise, and it is not always easy to achieve in practice what one has found to be true is theory.

I think the political life must be an echo of private life and that there cannot be any divorce between the two.

To trust is a virtue. It is weakness that begets distrust.

My life is my message.

ईश्वर न काबा में है न काशी में है, वह तो हर घर घर में व्याप्त है, हर दिल में मौजूद हैं ।

If the husband is a god the wife also is a goddess. She is not a slave but a friend and companion with equal rights. Each is a preacher for the other.

We should be able to refuse to live if the price of living be the torture of sentient beings.

Forgiveness is more manly than punishment. Forgiveness adorns a soldier. But abstinence is forgiveness only when there is the powder to punish; it is meaningless when it pretends to proceed from a help creature. A mouse hardly forgives cat when it allows itself to be torn to pieces by her.

Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.

The greatness of a person lies in his heart not in his head, that is, intellect.

Language is medium for communication of thought. Everything is alright so long as there is nothing wrong in our thought.

Ahimsa is my god and truth is my god.

कुछ लोग सफलता के सपने देखते हैं जबकि अन्य व्यक्ति जागते हैं और कड़ी मेहनत करते हैं ।

The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.

Matter without spirit is dead, and spirit without matter cannot move . So Long as we think of them and not it, each needs the help of the other.

Cultivation of higher virtues is its own reward. He who cashes any one of them loses his shoulder. Virtues are not trade with.

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.

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.

Our thinking should be aimed at the good of all and not at satisfying our own selfish desires.

The essence of nature-cure is that we learn the principles of hygiene and sanitation and abide by those laws as well as the laws relating to proper nutrition. Thus does every one become his own doctor.

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.

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.

The various religions are like different roads converging on the same point. What difference does it make if we follow different routes, provided we arrive at the same destination?