Ashram means a community of men of religion. I feel that an ashram was a necessity of life for me.
A satyagrahi never misses, can never miss, a chance of compromise on honourable terms.
I believe that there is no prayer without fasting and there is no real fast without prayer.
Do or Die.
The way of peace is open to her. Her freedom is assured if she has patience.
I am in the world feeling my way to light "amid the encircling gloom."
By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in child and man-body, mind and spirit.
To retaliate against the relatives of the co-religionists of the
wrong-doer is a cowardly act.
I would far rather that Hinduism died than that untouchability lived.
Non-violence in its dynamic condition means? the putting of one's whole soul against the will of the tyrant.
The hardest heart and the grossest ignorance must disappear before the rising sun of suffering without anger and without malice.
Throughout my career at the bar I never once departed from the strictest truth and honesty.
I know that war is wrong, is an unmitigated evil. I know too that it has got to go.
British, "Quit India"
I have no disciples, being myself an aspirant after discipleship and in search of a guru.
A leader is useless when he acts against the promptings of his own conscience.
If I had no sense of humour, I would have committed suicide long ago.
Whenever I see an erring man, I say to myself I have also erred.
If you die in jail, I shall worship you like a goddess.
He is lost who is possessed by carnal desire.
This office-holding is either a step towards greater prestige or its total loss.
If God so desires it, I may have to become a helpless witness to the undoing of my dream.
True suffering does not know itself and never calculates. It brings its own joy which surpasses all other joys.
When we declare a strike to redress a wrong, we really cease to take part in the wrong.
Mahadev's life is an unceasing poem of devotion.
No cutting off of heads becomes necessary in the presence of a living Demos.
I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.
I could not be leading a religious life unless I identified myself with the whole of mankind.
A vow means unflinching determination? progress is impossible without inflexible determination.
It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?
I have sacrificed no principle to gain a political advantage.
Thousands like myself may die in trying to vindicate the ideal but Ahimsa will never die.
A leader is only first among equals.
I decline to be slave to precedents or practice I cannot understand or defend on a moral basis.
In the code of the Satyagrahi there is no such thing as surrender to brute force.
The moment the cultivators of the soil realise their power, the zamindari evil will be sterilised.
"The true function of journalism is to educate the public mind."
Repression itself affords a training in satyagraha, even as an unsought war affords a training for the soldiers.
I could not live for a single second without religion.
I say that he is the greatest artist who leads the best life.
Gita is pre-eminently a description of the duel that goes on in our own hearts.
I realized that the true function of a lawyer was to unite parties riven asunder.
I am quite sure that the stoniest heart will be melted by passive resistance.
In the darkest hour of my trial, that one name has saved me.
The conduct of a few Indians was the measure of that of the millions of their fellow-countrymen.
We are not yet in the midst of civil war but we are nearing it.
Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
Death was a companion and friend. It was well with those who had died bravely.
A one-time authentic documentation of Gandhiji’s available writings was carried out meticulously, and conscientiously under the CWMG project of the Government of India in 1956.
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