PHILOSOPHY OF NON-VIOLENCE. WORDLY WISDOM OF MAHATMA GANDHI. PART 2
On freedom, faith and courage
- One of the objects of a newspaper is to understand popular feeling and to give expression to it; another is to arouse among the people certain desirable sentiments; and the third is fearlessly to expose popular defects. The newspaperman has become a walking plague. He spreads the contagion of lies and calumnies.
- The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
- In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.
- In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
- Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?
- A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
- Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.
- Evolution of democracy is not possible if we are not prepared to hear the other side.
- There is no road to freedom, freedom is the road.
- You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
- It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
- The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
- Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat for it is momentary.
- An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind
- There is hope for a violent man to be some day non-violent, but there is none for a coward.
- It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit.