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" The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted. "
" I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others. "
" Fear has its use but cowardice has none. "
" Where there is love there is life. "
" Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education. "
" 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. "
" All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take. "
" Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself. "
" Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. "
" 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. "
" Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians - you are not like him. "
" Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good. "
" Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive. "
" Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress. "
" Let not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is dishonor in being slave-owners. "
" Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment. "
" My life is my message. "
" Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it. "
" Poverty is the worst form of violence. "
" A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident. "
" If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. "
" 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. "
" Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts. "
" There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good. "
" 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. "
" Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality. "
" I took the vow of celibacy in 1906. I had not shared my thoughts with my wife until then, but only consulted her at the time of making the vow. She had no objection. "
" It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful? "
" 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. "
" You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. "
" I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice. "