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Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi
1869 - 1948

Leader of the civil disobedience campaign that resulted in India's independence from Britain.


War is an unmitigated evil. But it certainly does one good thing. It drives away fear and brings bravery to the surface.

1948 - from Non-Violence in Peace and War
I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.

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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Truth never damages a cause that is just.

1948 - from Non-Violence In Peace and War
Democracy is not a state in which people act like sheep.

Almost anything you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth.

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.

In true democracy every man and woman is taught to think for himself or herself.

The state represents violence in a concentrated and organized form. The individual has a soul, but as the state is a soulless machine, it can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence.

The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives.

1927 - from Young India
Freedom received through the efforts of others, however benevolent, cannot be retained when such effort is withdrawn.