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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Leader
Nation: Indian
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There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.

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I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

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In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

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An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

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

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

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Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.

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It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.

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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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Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.

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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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Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

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Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.

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I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.

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Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.

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Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.

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I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

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Action expresses priorities.

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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.

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My life is my message.

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There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

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The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.

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A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

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Poverty is the worst form of violence.

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Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.

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Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.

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All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.

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What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.

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A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.

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Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.

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If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.

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God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.

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In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

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There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.

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The good man is the friend of all living things.

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The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.

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God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.

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To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

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Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.

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Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.

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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.

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Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.

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Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.

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Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.

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Each one prays to God according to his own light.

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Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.

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The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.

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Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.

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Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.

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A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.

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Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

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I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.

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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.

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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.

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I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.

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

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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.

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It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

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Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.

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Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.

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

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Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.

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The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.

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An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.

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Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.

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My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.

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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.

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The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.

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Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.

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The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.

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In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.

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Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?

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Where love is, there God is also.

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It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head then to crawl on one's belly, in order to be able to save one's head.

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There is more to life than increasing its speed.

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Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it.

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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 an inseparable part of our being.

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We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?

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Those who know how to think need no teachers.

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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.

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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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I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.

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I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.

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One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's.

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

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I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.

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Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.

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Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.

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Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.

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The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.

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But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.

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The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.

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Truth never damages a cause that is just.

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Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.

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Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.

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Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.

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Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.

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God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.

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