Gandhi

1869 - 1948

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

what's not given is lost

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on answers, ignore, laugh, fight, win, peace, and non-violence

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on freedom and jail

I well remember how the thoughts I had up to the time of my discharge from the jail on every occasion were modified immediately after discharge, and after getting first-hand information myself. Somehow or other the jail atmosphere does not allow you to have all the bearings in your mind.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: 161

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on freedom, slavery, and birth

There is no such thing as slow freedom. Freedom is like a birth. Till we are fully free we are slaves. All birth takes place in a moment.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: 150

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on satyagraha, suffering, and bravery

Real suffering bravely born melts even a heart of stone. Such is the potency of suffering... there lies the key to Satyagraha.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: 79

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on satyagraha

The end of a Satyagraha campaign can be described as worthy only whe it leaves the Satyagrahis stronger and more spirited than they are in the beginning.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: 83

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

No people exists that would not think itself happier even under its own bad government than it might really be under the good governance of an alien power.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: 102

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on religion and religious tolerance

Is the God of the Mahometan different from the God of the Hindu? Religions are different roads converging to the same point. What does it matter that we take different roads so long as we reach the same goal? Wherein is the cause for quarreling?

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: 107

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on mind, passions, indulgence, happiness, and poverty

We notice that the mind is a restless bird; the more it gets the more it wants, and still remains unsatisfied. The more we indulge our passions the more unbridled they become. Our ancestors, therefore, set a limit to our indulgences. They saw that happiness was largely a mental condition. A man is not necessarily happy because he is rich, or unhappy because he is poor.... Millions will always remain poor.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on purification, self-purification, passion, passions, love, hatred, attachment, and repulsion

[The] path of self-purification is hard and steep. [One] has to become absolutely passion-free in thought, speech and action to rise above the opposing currents of love and hatred, attachment and repulsion. I know that I have not in me as yet that triple purity in spite of constant ceaseless striving for it. That is why the world's praise fails to move me, indeed it very often stings me. To conquer the subtle passions seems to me to be harder far than the physical conquest of the world by the force of arms.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: 62

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