I just found an incredible site that is filled to bursting with Gandhi quotes. Here are some samples:
- If you have faith in the cause and the means and in God, the sun will be cool for you.
- A fear-stricken person can never know God, and one who knows God will never fear a mortal man.
- The force of nonviolence is infinitely more wonderful and subtle than the material forces of nature, like electricity.
- Forgiveness is the quality of the brave, not of the cowardly.
- A life of sacrifice is the pinnacle of art, and is full of true joy.
- The human society is a ceaseless growth, an unfoldment in terms of spirituality.
- If it is man’s privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter–dependent.
- An India awakened and free has a message of peace and goodwill to a groaning world.
Lots more of Gandhiji is available online:
In college I T.A.’d two classes on Gandhian nonviolence, and found it to be one of the most powerful experiences of my entire life. Popular conception says that nonviolence (usually derided as “pacifism”) is a gutless, cowardly way to avoid confrontation. Nothing could be further from the truth, and an honest, in-depth study of the Mahatma would leave no doubt in your mind that engaged nonviolence is not only a truly effective strategy against oppression, but one of the most intense spiritual exercises available to humanity.
Unfortunately, without a Gandhi to stand up as a living example to the masses, we cannot expect this most demanding of philosophies to arise automatically.
Thus, we must live the philosophy in our own lives, one person at a time, leaving mass movements to arise according to the Divine Plan.