Even a single lamp dispels the deepest darkness.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
To believe that what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man.
Intellect takes us along in the battle of life to a certain limit, but at the crucial moment it fails us. Faith transcends reason. It is when the horizon is the darkest and human reason is beaten down to the ground that faith shines brightest and comes to our rescue.
We are of the earth very earthy, and we are not satisfied with contemplating the Invisible God. Somehow or other we want something which we can touch, something which we can see, something before which we can kneel down. It does not matter whether it is a book, or an empty stone building, or a stone building inhabited by numerous figures. A book will satisfy some, an empty building will satisfy some others, and many others will not be satisfied unless they see something inhabiting these empty buildings.
All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.
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.
I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.
Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew.
If I were a dictator, religion and state would be separate. I swear by my religion. I will die for it. But it is my personal affair. The state has nothing to do with it. The state would look after your secular welfare, health, communications, foreign relations, currency and so on, but not your or my religion. That is everybody's personal concern!
Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
jika sebuah mata harus dibalas dengan sebuah mata, hanya akan membuat seluruh dunia ini buta
mereka tidak dapat mengambil harga diri kita kalau kita tidak memberikannya kepada mereka
A man, whilst he is dreaming, believes in his dream; he is undeceived only when he is awakened from his slumber.
Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion.
The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
It is the duty of every thoughtful Indian not to marry. In case he is helpless in regard to marriage, he should abstain from sexual intercourse with his wife.
I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith. The gentle figure of Christ, so full of forgiveness that he taught his followers not to retaliate when abused or struck, but to turn the other cheek - I thought it was a beautiful example of the perfect man.