Be the change that you want to see in the world.
Cowards can never be moral.
Everything we do is futile, but we must do it anyway.
Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
First they ignore you.
Then they laugh at you.
Then they fight you.
Then you win.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
Good government is no substitute for self-government.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
I think it would be an excellent idea. (When asked what he thought of Western civilization)
It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion towards our fellow creatures.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Nonviolence does not admit of running away from danger ... Between violence and cowardly flight I can only prefer violence to cowardice.
Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
There is no reason to believe that there is one law for families and another for nations.
The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.
What you do is of little significance, but it is very important that you do it.
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, always.
You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no results.
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.