About Mahatma Gandhi:
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is also called Bapu (Gujarati: endearment for "father", "papa") in India.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
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.
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.
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?
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.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
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.
The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.
A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.
The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
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.
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
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.