Quotes by Indian leaders

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Indian Leader Quotes

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

 

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

 

“I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.”

 

“The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one’s opponent.”

Quotes By Indian Leaders

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”

 

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

 

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

 

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

 

“There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.”

 

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

 

“That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.”

 

“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.”

 

“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”

 

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

 

 

“Action expresses priorities.”

 

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

 

“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.”

 

“Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.”

 

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

 

“Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.”

 

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

 

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

 

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

 

“The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.”

 

“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.”

 

“A completely innocent man 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.”

 

“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.”

 

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

 

“Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.”

 

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

 

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

 

“Non-violence is the article of faith.”

 

“It is better to be violent if there is violence in our hearts than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.”

 

“Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.”

 

“Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.”

 

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

 

Indian Leaders Quotes

 

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

 

Peace is its own reward.”

 

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

 

“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.”

 

 

“We do not need to proselytize either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really in our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.”

 

“Those who know how to think need no teachers.”

 

“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”

 

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

 

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

 

“Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.”

 

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

 

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

Indian Leader Quotes

“My life is my message.”

 

“The good man is the friend of all living things.”

 

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

 

“Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.”

 

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

 

“We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word, and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.”

 

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

 

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

 

“There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”

 

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

 

“Fear has its use but cowardice has none.”

 

“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.”

 

“We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.”

 

“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.”

 

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

 

“Be the change that you want to see in the world.”

Quotes By Indian Leaders

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

 

“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.”

 

“To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse than starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.”

 

“Common sense is the realized sense of proportion.”

 

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

 

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

 

“A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.”

 

“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.”

 

“Intolerance betrays want of faith in one’s cause.”

“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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