The future depends on what you do today.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
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.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.
If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.
It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
I am in the world feeling my way to light 'amid the encircling gloom.'
I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.
Man is supposed to be the maker of his destiny. It is only partly true. He can make his destiny, only in so far as he is allowed by the Great Power.
Partition is bad. But whatever is past is past. We have only to look to the future.
I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith. The gentle figure of Christ, so full of forgiveness that he taught his followers not to retaliate when abused or struck, but to turn the other cheek - I thought it was a beautiful example of the perfect man.
I took the vow of celibacy in 1906. I had not shared my thoughts with my wife until then, but only consulted her at the time of making the vow. She had no objection.
I think it is the height of ignorance to believe that the sexual act is an independent function necessary like sleeping or eating. Seeing, therefore, that I did not desire more children, I began to strive after self-control. There was endless difficulty in the task.
Sense perceptions can be and often are false and deceptive, however real they may appear to us. Where there is realization outside the senses, it is infallible. It is proved not by extraneous evidence but in the transformed conduct and character of those who have felt the real presence of God within.
Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.
I wear the national dress because it is the most natural and the most becoming for an Indian.
If a man reaches the heart of his own religion, he has reached the heart of the others, too. There is only one God, and there are many paths to him.
He is lost who is possessed by carnal desire.
God cannot be realized through the intellect. Intellect can lead one to a certain extent and no further. It is a matter of faith and experience derived from that faith.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
It does not require money, to live neat, clean and dignified..
Your action expresses your priorities.
The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.
People cannot hurt you without your permission.
When you are right,you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Proved right should be capable of being vindicated by right means as against the rude i.e. sanguinary means. Man may and should shed his own blood for establishing what he considers to be his right. He may not shed the blood of his opponent who disputes his 'right'.
The world is big enough to satisfy everyones needs, but will always be too small to satisfy everyones greed
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Seven Deadly Sins Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Science without humanity Knowledge without character Politics without principle Commerce without morality Worship without sacrifice.