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Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Quotes by and about Mahatma Gandhi

(Continued from his main entry on the site.)

Gandhi: "There is an orderliness in the universe; there is an unalterable law governing everything."

Gandhi: "A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people."

Gandhi: "The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body."

Gandhi: "Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul."

Gandhi: "What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope."

Gandhi: "Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain."

Gandhi: "Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being."

Gandhi: "George Washington [was] a misguided patriot."

Gandhi: "[I believe] as much in racial purity as [Hitler] does."

Gandhi: "Unfortunately, I am no superman like Mussolini."

Herb Cohen: "Mahatma Gandhi is generally revered as a practitioner of nonviolence, but his tactical means were just a variation of the old guilt ploy. What this emaciated ascetic was really saying to Great Britain was, 'If you don't give independence to India, I'm going on a public hunger strike. Each day I will deteriorate further, and the blame for my death will be upon your soul.' His ends may have been lofty, but the means are just the good old-fashioned guilt-giving tactics. They ultimately worked, stirring the world conscience and forcing England to change her colonial policy."