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Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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There is no principle... There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good.
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There is no school... There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.
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There is nothing that... 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.
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Those who know how... Those who know how to think need no teachers.
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Those who say religion... Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
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Those with the greatest... Those with the greatest awareness have the greatest nightmares.
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Though we may know... Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.
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To believe in something,... To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
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To deprive a man... 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.
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To forgive is not... 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.
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To give pleasure to... To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
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To lose patience is... To lose patience is to lose the battle.
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To me I seem... To me I seem to be constantly growing. I must respond to varying conditions, yet remain changeless within.
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Truth is by nature... Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
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Truth never damages a... Truth never damages a cause that is just.
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Truth resides in every... 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.
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Truth stands, even if... Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
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Unwearied ceaseless effort is... Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
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Violent means will give... Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.
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Violent men have not... Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point.
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We do not need... 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.
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We may have our... We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
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We may never be... 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.
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We may stumble and... We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.
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We notice that the... We notice that the mind is a restless bird; the more it gets the more it wants, and still remains unsatisfied. The more we indulge our passions the more unbridled they become. Our ancestors, therefore, set a limit to our indulgences. They saw that happiness was largely a mental condition. A man is not necessarily happy because he is rich, or unhappy because he is poor… Millions will always remain poor.
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We should meet abuse... 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.
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We win justice quickest... We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.
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What difference does it... 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?
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What do I think... What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.
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What is true of... What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.
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Whatever you do may... Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.
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When I admire the... When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
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When I despair, I... 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.
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When restraint and courtesy... When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
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When there is war,... When there is war, the poet lays down the lyre, the lawyer his law reports, the schoolboy his books.
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When you are right,... When you are right, you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry.
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Whenever you are confronted... Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.
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Whenever you have truth... Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
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Where love is, there... Where love is, there God is also.
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Where there is love... Where there is love there is light.
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You can chain me,... You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
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You can’t shake hands... You can’t shake hands with a closed fist.
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You don’t know who... You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them.
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You may never know... You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.
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You may think your... You may think your actions are meaningless and that they won’t help, but that is no excuse, you must still act.
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You must be the... You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
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You must not lose... 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.
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You yourself as much... You yourself as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
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Your action expresses your... Your action expresses your priorities.
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