Have I not gazed at the marvellous mystery of the starry vault, hardly ever tiring of the great panorama?
I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.
I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.
Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.
Evil is, good or truth misplaced.
Man can never be a woman’s equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
My life is one indivisible whole, and all my activities run intoone another, and they all have their rise in my insatiable love of mankind.
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul the dweller in the body.
God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.
Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
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.
Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
Manliness consists in making circumstances subserve to ourselves.
The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.
Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
I may live without air and water, but not without Him. You may pluck out my eyes, but that cannot kill me. You may chop off my nose but that will not kill me. But blast my belief in God, and I am dead.
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.
Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?
Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive.
A dissolute character is more dissolute in thought than in deed. And the same is true of violence. Our violence in word and deed is but a feeble echo of the surging violence of thought in us.
A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
I want to see India free in my lifetime. But God may not consider me fit enough to see the dream of my life fulfilled. Then I shall quarrel, not with Him but with myself.
It is foolish to think that by fleeing one can trick the dread god of death. Let us treat him as a beneficent angel rather than a dread god.
We must face and welcome him whenever he comes.
The badge of the violent is his weapon, spear, sword or rifle. God is the shield of the nonviolent.
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.
It is through truth nonviolence that I can have some glimpseof God. Truth nonviolence are my God. They are the obverse and reverse of the same coin.
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.