The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
What barrier is there that love cannot break?
Violence begins with the fork.
Be kind. It will reveal your true inner beauty.
Don’t think about the possibilities of failing. Never forget to think about the possibilities of flying.
Appreciation has tremendous power. A beautiful thing is not beautiful until someone appreciates it.
When every hope is gone, 'when helpers fail and comforts flee,' I find that help arrives somehow, from I know not where. Supplication, worship, prayer are no superstition; they are acts more real than the acts of eating, drinking, sitting or walking. It is no exaggeration to say that they alone are real, all else is unreal.
The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust. The world crushes the dust under its feet, but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even the dust could crush him. Only then, and not till then, will he have a glimpse of truth.
I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil.
Wisdom sets you free; beliefs put you in a prison.
Knowledge might be good, but wisdom is wonderful.
The best way to find out what you really want is to find out what gives you true happiness.
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!
Differences between humans are not a reason to be separated, but to unite and share what we know in our ways
For success, doing is not enough. We must love what we do.
Some people build roads and then walk
I can’t run more than two miles at a time, but when I am in the car I become a running machine.
Don’t wait longer. It is always the right time for the right action.
We preach and practice brotherhood — not only of man but of all living beings — not on Sundays only but on all the days of the week. We believe in the law of universal justice — that our present condition is the result of our past actions and that we are not subjected to the freaks of an irresponsible governor, who is prosecutor and judge at the same time; we depend for our salvation on our own acts and deeds and not on the sacrificial death of an attorney.
I don’t teach. I just show them why to learn, what to learn, how to learn, and the ultimate purpose of learning.