Mohandas Gandhi

(1869_1948 / Porbandar)

Mohandas Gandhi Quotes

  • ''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.
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  • ''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).
  • ''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.''
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Harijan (March 28, 1936).
  • ''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).
  • ''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.''
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Non-Violence in Peace and War, vol. 2, ch. 248 (1948).
  • ''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.
  • ''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).
  • ''What is a man if he is not a thief who openly charges as much as he can for the goods he sells?''
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Non-Violence in Peace and War, vol. 2, ch. 124 (1949).
  • ''An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.''
    Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Non-Violence in Peace and War, vol. 2, ch. 150 (1949).
  • ''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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