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Mohandas Gandhi
October 2, 1869 - January 30, 1948
Nationality: Indian
Category: Leader
Subcategory: Indian Leader

Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.


The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.


We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?


I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.


A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.


Poverty is the worst form of violence.


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


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.


God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.


I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.


What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.


Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.


It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.


For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.


Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive.


It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.


There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.


Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.


Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.


In a gentle way, you can shake the world.


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