About Mahatma Gandhi:
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is also called Bapu (Gujarati: endearment for "father", "papa") in India.
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.
He is lost who is possessed by carnal desire.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive.
I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.
Let not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is dishonor in being slave-owners.
Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.
Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort.
Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion.
Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.
Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?
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.
Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.
A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough in me to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.