My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.
God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
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.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
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.
A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.
Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfilment.
Man can never be a woman’s equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.
We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.
There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings.
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.