No nation being under another nation can accept gifts, and kick at the responsibility attached to those gifts, imposed by the conquering nation.
The less you possess, the less you want, the better you are. And better for what? Not for enjoyment of this life, but for enjoyment of personal service to the fellow-beings; service which you dedicate yourself, body, soul and mind.
Experience has taught me that silence is part of the spiritual discipline of a votary of truth.
There is no ‘way to peace', there is only ‘peace'.
The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.
It is for you and me to show that no vice is inherent in man.
Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.
I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.
If we have lost faith in our vernaculars, it is a sign of want of faith in ourselves; it is the surest sign of decay. And no scheme of self-government, however benevolently or generously it may be bestowed upon us, will ever make us a self-governing nation, if we have no respect for the languages our mothers speak.