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date: 18 April 2024

Mahatma Gandhi 1869–1948
Indian statesman. See also Anonymous, Anonymous 

  1. What difference does it make 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?
    Non-Violence in Peace and War (1942) vol. 1, ch. 142
  2. The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. He frees himself and shows the way to others. Freedom and slavery are mental states.
    Non-Violence in Peace and War (1949) vol. 2, ch. 5
  3. Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
    Satyagraha Leaflet no. 13 (1919)
  4. If we are to reach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
    in Young India 19 November 1921
  5. Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
    speech at Shahi Bag, 18 March 1922, on a charge of sedition
  6. In my humble opinion, non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
    speech in Ahmadabad, 23 March 1922
  7. journalist: Mr Gandhi, what do you think of modern civilization?
    gandhi: That would be a good idea.
    on arriving in England in 1930
    E. F. Schumacher Good Work (1979)
  8. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
    in Young India 2 April 1931
  9. Capital as such is not evil, it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
    in Harijan 28 July 1940
  10. There is more to life than increasing its speed.
    attributed
  11. We must be the change we wish to see in the world.
    not traced in Gandhi's writings, but said to be a favourite saying; attributed (1989) in Yale Book of Quotations