Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Whenever you take a step forward, you are bound to disturb something. You disturb the air as you go forward, you disturb the dust, the ground. You trample upon things. When a whole society moves forward, this trampling is on a much bigger scale;
I think it would be a good idea. ( In response to a question : What do you think of Western civilization? )
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.
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state we must be doing something to be happy.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
N.B. This quote refers to the British disarmament of the Indian Army. Gandhi never advocated the individual right to bear arms.
Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning.
I claim to be an average man of less than average ability. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.
Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
All of your scholarship, all your study of Shakespeare and Wordsworth would be vain if at the same time you did not build your character and attain mastery over your thoughts and your actions
That action alone is just that does not harm either party to a dispute
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it
You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result
Action expresses priorities.
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated
To a true artist only that face is beautiful which, quite apart from its exterior, shines with the truth within the soul
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.