Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
Where there is love there is life.
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
God has no religion.
Hate the sin, love the sinner.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
The future depends on what you do today.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
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 in the holy name of liberty or democracy?
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
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.
Action expresses priorities.
My Life is My Message
You don't know who is important to you until you actually lose them.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.
Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.
In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.
To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.
I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect.
There is no 'way to peace,' there is only 'peace.
Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Truth is one, paths are many.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.
There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.
Speak only if it improves upon the silence.
I was reading.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.
I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew.
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.
I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.
If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.
(When asked what he thought of Western civilization): 'I think it would be a good idea.
It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one's acts.
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
It is easier to build a boy than to mend a man.
Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.
What barrier is there that love cannot break?
Nothing is so aggravating as calmness.
Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.
Live simply so that others may simply live.
There is no such thing as ‘too insane’ unless others turn up dead due to your actions.
There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.
Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or loneliness. It consists in daring to do the right thing and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political or other. It consists in deeds not words.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.
Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral.
The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.
There are no good-byes, where ever you'll be, you'll be in my heart.
A thousand candles can be lighted from the flame of one candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness can be spread without diminishing that of yourself.
Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex.
The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.
They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me. Then they will have my dead body, but not my obedience.
Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.
The path is the goal.
Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people.
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
It's easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone
The only difference between man and man all the world over is one of degree, and not of kind, even as there is between trees of the same species. Where in is the cause for anger, envy or discrimination?
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.
There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid.