Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
- John 15:13
Generations to come will scarce believe that
such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.
- Albert Einstein
I worship God as Truth only. I have not yet found Him, but I am seeking after Him. I am prepared to sacrifice the things dearest to me in pursuit of this quest. Even if the sacrifice demanded my very life, I hope I may be prepared to give it.
My work will be finished if I succeed in carrying conviction to the human family, that every man or woman, however weak in body, is the guardian of his or her self-respect and liberty, and that this defence prevails, though the world be against the individual resister.
Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.
Between husband and wife there should be no secrets from one another. I have a very high opinion of the marriage tie. I hold that husband and wife merge in each other. They are one in two or two in one.
I want to see India free in my life-time. But God may not consider me fit enough to see the dream of my life fulfilled. Then I shall quarrel, not with Him but with myself.
There is no one without faults, not even men of God. They are men of God not because they are faultless, but because they know their own faults, they strive against them, they do not hide them, and are ever ready to correct themselves.
I may live without air and water, but not without Him. You may pluck out my eyes, but that cannot kill me. You may chop off my nose but that will not kill me. But blast my belief in God, and I am dead.
Surely conversion is a matter between man and his Maker who alone knows his creatures' hearts. A conversion without a clean heart is, in my opinion, a denial of God and Religion. Conversion without cleanliness of heart can only be a matter of sorrow, not joy, to a godly person.
Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.
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.
Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or lordliness. It consists in daring to do the right and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political or other. It consists in deeds, not in words.
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.
Friendship that insists upon agreement on all matters is not worth the name. Friendship to be real must ever sustain the weight of honest differences, however sharp they be.
Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.
My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.
One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's.
Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison.