Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi

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  • I have no disciples, being myself an aspirant after discipleship and in search of a guru.

    "What is Non-Violence? Harijan, December 19, 1936", CWMG, vol. LXIV, p. 152.
  • Mine is not a religion of the prison house. It has room for the least among God's creation. But it proof against insolence, pride of race, religion or colour.

    "Notes, Young India, June 1, 1921", CWMG, vol. XX, p. 159.
  • I have repeatedly admitted that I am but an humble explorer of the science of non-violence. Its hidden depths sometimes stagger me just as much as they stagger fellow-workers.

    "On Trial, Young India, November 20, 1924", CWMG, vol. XXV, p. 335.
  • The way of peace is open to her. Her freedom is assured if she has patience.

    "War or Peace, Young India, May 20, 1926", CWMG, vol. XXX, p. 461.
  • No power on earth can subjugate you when you are armed with the sword of ahimsa. It ennobles both the victor and the vanquished.

    "Address to INA Officers, May 22, 1946, Harijan, June 9, 1946", CWMG, vol. LXXXIV, p. 187.
  • Do or Die.

    Mahatma, vol. VI, pp.154-164, CWMG vol. LXXVI, pp. 384-396
  • Mahadev's life is an unceasing poem of devotion.

    Desai, Narayan, Agni Kund Ma Ugalu Gulab, Ahmedabad:Mahadev Desai Centenary Committee, 1992, p. 8.
  • British, "Quit India"

    "Speech at AICC", CWMG, vol. LXXVI, p. 391.
  • Thousands like myself may die in trying to vindicate the ideal but Ahimsa will never die.

    "How can violence be stopped?, Harijan, May 19, 1946", CWMG, vol. LXXXIV, p. 127.
  • If you die in jail, I shall worship you like a goddess.

    Patel, Ravjibhai M., Gandhiji ni Sadhana, Ahmedabad: Navajivan Prakashan, 1949, p. 206.