There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good.
No sacrifice is worth the name unless it is a joy. Sacrifice and a long face go ill together. Sacrifice is ‘making sacred’. He must be a poor specimen of humanity who is in need of sympathy for his sacrifice.
That service is the nobelest which is rendered for its own sake.
Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
God tries his votaries through and through but never beyond endurance. He gives them strength enough to go through the ordeal he prescribes for them.
Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents never revenges itself.
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.
Truth is by nature selfevident, as soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.
Anger is the enemy of Ahimsa(Nonviolence) and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
It is easy enough to say, ‘I do not believe in God.’ For God permits all things to be said of Him with impunity. He looks at our acts. And any breach of His Law carries with it not its vindictive, but its purifying, compelling punishment.
He who trifles with truth cuts at the root of Ahimsa. He who is angry is guilty of Himsa.
Human society is a ceaseless growth, an unfoldment in terms of spirituality.
If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.
Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.
A ‘no’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Friendship that insists upon agreement on all matters is notworth the name.
Friendship to be real must ever sustain the weight of honest differences, however sharp they be.
A clean confession, combined with a promise never to commit thesin again, when offered before one who has the right to receiveit, is the purest type of repentance.
Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.
What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.
It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.
If cooperation is a duty, I hold that noncooperation also under certain conditions is equally a duty.