Character cannot be built with mortar and stone. It cannot be built by hands other than your own. The Principal and the Professor cannot give you character from the pages of books. Character building comes from their very lives really speaking, it must come from within yourselves.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Profession: Leader
Nationality: Indian

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I believe in the Hindu theory of Guru and his importance in spiritual realisation. I think there is a great deal of truth in the doctrine that true knowledge is impossible without a Guru.

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.

Man is oftentimes weak-minded enough to be caught in the snare of greed and honeyed words.

I know that I have still before me a difficult path to traverse. I must reduce myself to zero. So long as a man does not of his own free will put himself last among his fellow creatures, there is no salvation for him. Ahimsa is the farthest limit of humility.

The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

There is really no slavery equal to that of the desires. All the sages have declared from the house-tops that man can be his own worst enemy as well as his best friend. To be free or to be a slave lies in his own hands. And what is true for the individual is true for society.

The reason for the astonishing fact that a majority of working people submit to a handful of idlers who control their labour and their very lives is always and everywhere the same—whether the oppressors and oppressed are of one race or whether, as in India and elsewhere, the oppressors are of a different nation.

Every person in a well-ordered state is fully conscious of both his responsibilities and his rights.

Non-violence is the article of faith.

What does it matter to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?

God is one whole; we are the parts.

It's my conviction that nothing enduring can be built on violence.

Peace is neither taken nor given, only recognized within.