is the first to be sought for, and Beauty and Goodness will then
be added unto you."
is what the voice within tells you."
and nonviolence will never be destroyed."
is like a vast tree which yields more and more fruit the more you
alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide
truth is self-acting and possesses inherent strength."
which is permanent, eludes the historian of events. Truth transcends
and nonviolence demand that no human being may debar himself from
serving any other human being, no matter how sinful he may be."
error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it."
without humility would be an arrogant caricature."
quest of truth involves self-suffering, sometimes even up to death."
will come when it is deserved by our being and feeling strong."
does not help those who slumber but helps only those who are vigilant."
will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and
done by unarmed nations in the face of odds."
is like birth. Till we are fully free, we are slaves."
received through the efforts of others, however benevolent, cannot
be retained when such effort is withdrawn."
society can possibly be built on a denial of individual freedom."
nonviolence should mean a complete freedom from ill will and anger
and hate and an overflowing love for all."
there is fear, there is not religion."
is weakness which breeds fear, and fear breeds distrust."
golden rule is to act fearlessly upon what one believes to be right."
presupposes calmness and peace of mind."
means voluntary restraints and discipline, voluntary acceptance
of the rule of law."
independence does not mean arrogant isolation or a superior disdain
for all help."
it is man's privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty
to be inter-dependent."
disobedience is the assertion of a right which law should give but
which it denies."
disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless
to be civil implies discipline, thought, care, attention."
that is wholly civil should never provoke retaliation."
and civil disobedience are different but branches of the same tree
call Satyagraha (truth-force)."
character must be above suspicion and you must be truthful and self
truest test of civilization, culture and dignity is character, not
of stainless character will easily inspire confidence and automatically
purify the atmosphere around them."
your scholarship would be in vain if at the same time you do not
build your character and attain mastery over your thoughts and your
means refusal both to help the sinner in his sin and to accept any
help or gift from him till he has repented."
is measure of discipline and sacrifice and it demands respect for
the positive views."
noncooperation with evil means cooperation with all that is good."
is intended to pave the way to real, honorable and voluntary cooperation
based on mutual respect and trust."
noncooperation is noncooperation with evil and not with the evil
with evil is as much a duty as cooperation with good."
necessarily means a conflict of will and ideas, involving sometimes
a war to the knife between different ideas."
very essence of democracy is that every person represents all the
varied interests which compose the nation."
is a great institution and, therefore, it is liable to be greatly
is an impossible thing until the power is shared by all, but let
not democracy degenerate into mobocracy."
notion of democracy is that under it the weakest should have the
same opportunity as the strongest."
safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence,
self-respect and their oneness."
true democracy every man and women is taught to think for himself
spirit of democracy cannot be established in the midst of terrorism,
whether governmental or popular."
is the ripe fruit of strictest discipline."
gains in strength only when people are willing to lay down their
lives for it."
is faith if it is not translated into action?"
is not imparted like secular subjects. It is given through the language
of the heart."
succeeds only when we have a real living faith in God."
effort should never be to undermine another's faith but to make
him a better follower of his own faith."
faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness."
is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of
as a tree has a single trunk but many branches and leaves, there
is one religion -human religion- but any number of faiths."
is an institution as old as Adam. It has been resorted to for self-purification
or for some ends, noble as well as ignoble."
complete fast is a complete and literal denial of self. It is the
genuine fast cleanses the body, mind and soul. It crucifies the
flesh and to that extent sets the soul free."
the eyes are for the outer world, fasts are for the inner."
morality consists not in following the beaten track, but in finding
out the true path for ourselves and in fearlessly following it."
observe morality is to attain mastery over our mind and our passions."
patriotism is not an exclusive thing. It is all-embracing and I
should reject that patriotism which sought to mount the distress
or exploitation of other nationalities."
patriotism I mean the welfare of the whole people, if I secure it
at the hands of my opponent, I should bow down my head to him."
is a process of educating public opinion, such that it covers all
the elements of the society and makes itself irresistible."
is a relentless search for truth and a determination to search truth."
fight of Satyagraha is for the strong in spirit, not the doubter
or the timid. Satyagraha teaches us the art of living as well as
of which civil-resistance is but a part, is to me the universal
law of life."
is a law of universal application. Beginning with the family, its
use can be extended to every other circle."
does not depend on the outside help, it derives all its strength
method of satyagraha requires that the satyagrahi should never lose
hope, so long as there is the slightest ground left for it."
a satyagraha brigade only those are eligible who believe in ahimsa-nonvionlence