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Best Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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    Where there is love there is life. Love

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    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. Freedom

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    A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve. Vow

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    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. Jesus Christ

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    Ahimsa is the attribute of the soul, and therefore, to be practiced by everybody in all affairs of life. If it cannot be practiced in all departments, it has no practical value. Soul

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

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

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

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    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. Prayer

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    You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. Control

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    Cowards can never be moral. Coward and Cowardice

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    The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem. Potential

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    A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else. Action

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    A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

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

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    Poverty is the worst form of violence. Poverty and The Poor

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    Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding. Anger

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

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    Patience means self-suffering. Patience

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    Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be inseparable part of our very being. Nonviolence

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

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    My life is an indivisible whole, and all my attitudes run into one another; and they all have their rise in my insatiable love for mankind. Love

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    I claim to be an average man of less than average ability. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith. Faith

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    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. Inheritance

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

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    Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation. Adaptability

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    All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities. Responsibility

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    Faith must be enforced by reason. When faith becomes blind it dies. Faith

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    If you don't ask, you don't get. Ask

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

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    Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. Prayer

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    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. Humankind

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    The good man is the friend of all living things. Friends and Friendship

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    There is more to life than simply increasing its speed. Life and Living

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    A No uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a Yes merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble. Candor

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

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

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

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    Mental violence has no potency and injures only the person whose thoughts are violent. It is otherwise with mental non-violence. It has potency which the world does not yet know. Peace

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

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

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    The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within. Dictators and Dictatorship

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

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    God comes to the hungry in the form of food. Food and Eating

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

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

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    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. Humankind

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    No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive. Culture

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