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Quotations From MOHANDAS K GANDHI

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  • 1.
    A man who was completely innocent, 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.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Non-Violence in Peace and War, vol. 2, ch. 166 (1949). Referring to Jesus.

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  • 2.
    I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? 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.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Non-Violence in Peace and War, vol. 2, ch. 74 (1949).

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  • 3.
    Mental violence has no potency and injures only the person whose thoughts are violent. It is otherwise with mental non-violence. It has potency which the world does not yet know.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Non-Violence in Peace and War, vol. 1, ch. 256 (1942).

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  • 4.
    Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Non-Violence in Peace and War, vol. 2, ch. 269 (1949).
  • 5.
    It is open to a war resister to judge between the combatants and wish success to the one who has justice on his side. By so judging he is more likely to bring peace between the two than by remaining a mere spectator.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Non-Violence in Peace and War, vol. 1, ch. 241 (1942).

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  • 6.
    Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Speech, March 18, 1922, defense trial. quoted in Young India (Mar. 23, 1922). Gandhi was charged with sedition after he had organized a mass campaign of civil disobedience which had degenerated into riots. Sentenced to six years' imprisonment, he was released after two because of ill health.

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  • 7.
    Morality is contraband in war.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political, spiritual leader. Non-Violence in Peace and War, vol. 1, ch. 268 (1942).

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  • 8.
    Truth never damages a cause that is just.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Non-Violence in Peace and War, vol. 2, ch. 162 (1949).

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  • 9.
    A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Letter, March 8, 1922, to the general secretary of the Congress Party, India.
  • 10.
    Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Harijan (July 28, 1940).

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