Where there is love there is life.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
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.
To forgive is not to forget. The merit lies in loving in spite of the vivid knowledge that the one that must be loved is not a friend. There is no merit in loving an enemy when you forget him for a friend.
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.
Human kind has to get out of violence only through nonviolence. Hatred can be overcome only by love. Counter-hatred only increases the surface as well as the depth of hatred.
Whenever I see an erring man, I say to myself I have also erred; when I see a lustful man I say to myself, so was I once; and in this way I feel kinship with everyone in the world and feel that I cannot be happy without the humblest of us being happy.
It is the law of love that rules mankind. Had violence, i.e. hate, ruled us we should have become extinct long ago. And yet, the tragedy of it is that the so-called civilized men and nations conduct themselves as if the basis of society was violence.
In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.
Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.
Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
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 has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
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.
Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.