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  1. I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  2. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  3. I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  4. I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  5. I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  6. 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.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  7. 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.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  8. I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  9. I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  10. 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.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  11. I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  12. I know, to banish anger altogether from one’s breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God’s grace.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  13. I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  14. I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  15. I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  16. I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  17. I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  18. I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God’s creation, woman, the object of our lust.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  19. I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  20. If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation also under certain conditions is equally a duty.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  21. If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  22. 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.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  23. If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  24. Imitation is the sincerest flattery.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  25. In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  26. In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  27. In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  28. In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  29. Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  30. Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God’s hands.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  31. Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.” —Mahatma Gandhi
  32. Intolerance betrays want of faith in one’s cause.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  33. Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  34. 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.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  35. It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  36. It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head then to crawl on one’s belly, in order to be able to save one’s head.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  37. It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  38. 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.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  39. It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  40. It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  41. It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  42. 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.” — Mahatma Gandhi

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