Content Updated On : 2021-12-02

I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough in me to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.

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As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.

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

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Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians - you are not like him.

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Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.

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I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.

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It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.

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Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.

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There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings.

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Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.

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When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.

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I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.

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For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.

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Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.

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It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.

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In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.

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A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.

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I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.

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Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.

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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.

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