- Faith becomes lame, when it ventures into matters pertaining to reason.
- A faith gained in strength only when people were willing to lay down their lives for it.
- Faith is like the Himalaya mountains which cannot possibly change.
- Faith is not a delicate flower which would wither away under the slightest stormy weather.
- Robust faith in one self and brave trust of the opponent, so called or real, is the best safeguard.
- Exercise of faith will be the safest where there is a clear determination summarily to reject all that is contrary to truth and love.
- A living faith cannot be manufactured by the rule of majority.
- What is faith worth if it is not translated into action?
- If you have faith in the cause and the means and in God, the not sun will be cool for you.
- It is poor faith that needs fair weather for standing firm. That alone is true faith that stands the foulest weather.
- Nothing can be more hurtful to an honourable man than that he should be accused of bad faith.
- Faith is not imparted like secular subjects. It is given through the language of the heart.
- Every living faith must have within itself the power of rejuvenation if it is to live.
- Work without faith is like an attempt to reach the bottom of a bottomless pit
- A man with a grain of faith in God never loses hope, because he ever believes in the ultimate triumph of Truth.
- A man of faith does not bargain or stipulate with God.
- Just as the body cannot exist without blood, so the soul needs the matchless and pure strength of faith.
- Nonviolence succeeds only when we have a real living faith in God.
- A satyagrahi should have a living faith in God.
- The Gita is not for those who have no faith.
- I am a seasoned soldier of nonviolence, and I have evidence enough to sustain my faith.
- I have made the world's faith in God my own and as my faith is effaceable, I regard that faith as amounting to experience.
- I know nothing of the science of astrology and I consider it to be a science, if it is a science, of doubtful value, to be severely left alone by those who have any faith in Providence.
- It is the faith and perseverance and single-mindedness with which Hitler has perfected his weapons of destruction that commands my admiration.
- God's word is: ‘He who strives never perishes'. I have implicit faith in that promise.
- My effort should never be to undermine another's faith but to make him a better follower of his won faith.
- My faith in non-co-operation is as bright as ever
- My faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness.
- My faith runs so very much faster than my reason that I can challenge the whole world and say, 'God is, was and ever shall be'.
- The only tyrant I accept in this world is the 'still small voice' within
- My implicit faith in nonviolence does mean yielding to minorities when they are really weak.
- Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
- Whether one or many, I must declare my faith that it is better for India to discard violence altogether even for defending her borders.
- With me the connection between the cosmic phenomena and human behaviour is a living faith that draws me nearer to God, humbles me and makes me readier for facing Him.
- Without a belief in my programme and without an acceptance of my condition, you will ruin me, ruin yourselves and ruin the cause.
- All faiths constitute a revelation of Truth, but all are imperfect and liable to error.
- Tolerance implies a gratuitous assumption of the inferiority of other faiths to one's own.
- What faith can you place in a general or a soldier who lacks resolution and determination, who says, 'I shall keep guard as long as I can'?
- Can a general fight on the strength of the soldiers who, he knows, have no faith in him?
- Decency requires that when a programme is approved by the majority, all should carry it out faithfully.
- Even as a tree has a single trunk, but many branches and leaves, there is one religion but any number of faiths.
- He who would in his own person test the fact of God's presence can do so by a living faith.
- If you have no character to lose, people will have no faith in you.
- Khaddar is an activity that can absorb all the time of all available men and women an grown-up children, if they have faith.
- Legal imposition avoids the necessity of honour or good faith.
- The khadi spirit means a equally illimitable faith.
- Prayer is an impossibility without a living faith in the presence of God within.
- The renunciation of the Gita is the acid test of faith.
- Those who are lacking in Bhakti (devotion), lacking in faith, are ill qualified to interpret the scriptures.
- Fasting and prayer are common injunctions in my religion.
- Fasting for light and penance is a hoary institution.
- A pure fast, like duty, is its own reward.
- Fasting is an institution as old as Adam. It has been resorted to for self-purification or for some ends, noble as well as ignoble.
- A complete fast is a complete and literal denial of self. It is the truest prayer.
- A genuine fast cleanses the body, mind and soul. It crucifies the flesh and to that extent sets the soul free.
- Fasts could not be undertaken out of anger. Anger was a short madness.
- All fasting and all penance must as far as possible be secret.
- What the eyes are for the outer world, fasts are for the inner.
- A fast to be true must be accompanied by a readiness to receive pure thoughts and determination to resist all Satan's temptations.
- When a man fasts, it is not the gallons of water he drinks that sustains him, but God.
- My fast is among other things meant to qualify me for achieving that equal and selfless love.
- My fast is a matter between God and myself.
- My religion teaches me that whenever there is distress which one can not remove, one must fast and pray.
- My austerities, fastings and prayers are, I know of no value, if I rely upon them for reforming me.
Fear - Fearless
- Fear is a worse disease than malaria or kalaazar; these diseases kill the body, fear kills the soul.
- Fear of disease killed more men than disease itself.
- A fear-stricken person can never know God, and one who knows God will never fear a mortal man.
- The fear of the judge within is more terrible than that of the one without.
- Where there is fear, there is no religion.
- There is always the fear of self-righteousness possessing us, the fear of arrogating to ourselves a superiority that we do not possess.
- It is weakness which breeds fear, and fear breeds distrust.
- There would be no one to frighten you if you refused to be afraid.
- The man who fears man falls from the estate of man. Fear God alone
- The greatest help you can give me is to banish fear from your hearts.
- External fears cease of their own accord when once we have conquered these traitors within the camp.
- For a nonviolent person, the whole world is one family. He will thus fear none, nor will others fear him.
- 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.
- A man who throws himself on God ceases to fear man.
- Running away for fear of death, leaving one's dear ones, temples or music to take care of themselves, is irreligion, it is cowardice.
- It needs more than a heart of oak to shed all fear except the fear of God.
- You will find that God is always by the side of the fearless. Therefore, we should fear Him alone and seek His protection.
- The golden rule is to act fearlessly upon what one believes to be right.
- Fearlessness presupposes calmness and peace of mind.
- I am convinced that the masses do not want to fight if the leader do not.
- My fight against untouchability is a fight against the impure in humanity.
- An incendiary uses fire for his destructive and nefarious purpose, a housewife makes daily use of it in preparing nourishing food for mankind.
- A national spirit is necessary for the national existence. A flag is a material aid to the development of such a spirit.
- Flattery and anger are the two sides of weakness, one the obverse, other the reverse. The reverse – anger – is worse than the obverse – flattery.
- Love is the subtlest force in the world.
- The force of nonviolence is infinitely more wonderful and subtle than the material forces of nature, like electricity.
- The force generated by nonviolence is infinitely greater than the force of all the arms invented by man's ingenuity.
- The truth is that God is the force. He is the essence of life. He is pure and undefiled consciousness. He is eternal.
- To conquer the subtle passions seems to me to be harder far than the physical conquest of the world by the force of arms.
- The older men should yield with grace what will be taken from them by force if they do not read the signs of the times.
- The more efficient a force is, the more silent and the more subtle it is.
- Love of foreign cloth has brought foreign domination, pauperism and , what is worst, shame to many a home.
- Untouchability of foreign cloth is as much a virtue with all of us as untouchbility of the suppressed classes must be a sin with every devout Hindu.
- In burning my foreign cloths, I burn my shame.
- Forgiveness is the quality of the brave, not of the cowardly.
- Forgiveness is a quality of the soul and therefore a positive quality.
- The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- A definite forgiveness would mean a definite recognition of our strength.
- Abstinence is forgiveness only when there is power to punish; it is meaningless when it pretends to proceed from a helpless creature.
- A mouse hardly forgives a cat when it allows itself to be torn to pieces by her.
- Forgiveness adorns a soldier.
- With enlightened forgiveness must come a mighty wave of strength in us, which would make it impossible for a Dyer and a Frank Johnson to heap affront on India's devoted head.
- Freedom of a nation cannot be won by solitary acts of heroism though they may be of the true type, never by heroism so called.
- Freedom is like a birth. Till we are fully free, we are slaves.
- Freedom of worship, even of public speech, would become a farce if interference became the order of the day.
- Freedom received though the efforts of others, however benevolent, cannot be retained when such effort is withdrawn.
- Freedom battles are not fought without paying heavy prices
- No charter of freedom will be worth looking at which does not ensure the same measure of freedom for the minorities as for the majority.
- No government on earth can make men, who have realized freedom in their hearts, salute against their will.
- No society can possibly be built on a denial of individual freedom.
- When freedom is in jeopardy, non-co-operation may be a duty and prison may be a palace.
- God demands nothing less than complete self – surrender as the price for the only real freedom that is worth having.
- Is it not possible for us all to realize that the masses will never mount to freedom through murder?
- True ahimsa should mean a complete freedom from ill-will and anger and hate and an overflowing love for all.
- The bomb – throwers have discredited the cause of freedom, in whose name they threw the bombs.
- There is nothing but nonviolence to fall back upon for retaining our freedom, even as we had to do for gaining it.
- This freedom from all attachment is the realization of God as Truth.
- Freedom of India will demonstrate to all the exploited races of the earth that their freedom is very near.
- India's freedom will not be won by violence but only by the purest suffering without retaliation.
- There is every reason for being cautions about founding new universities till India has digested the newly acquired freedom.
- We want freedom for our country, but not at the expense or exploitation of others, not so as to degrade other countries.
- I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely a possible.
- If any Englishman dedicated his life to securing the freedom of India, resisting tyranny and serving the land, I should welcome that Englishman as an Indian.
- I would far rather that India perished than that she won freedom as the sacrifice of truth.
- I would not sell the vital interests of the untouchables for the sake of winning the freedom of India.
- My interest in India's freedom will cease if she adopts violent means, for their fruit will not be freedom but slavery in disguise.
- For my won part, I do not want the freedom of India if it means extinction of England or the disappearance of Englishmen.
- Through realization of freedom of India, I hope to realize and carry on the mission of brotherhood of man.
- It will be hard to find a parallel in history in which unarmed people have represented the urge for freedom, turning the very armlessness into the central means for deliverance.
- Though we are politically free, we are hardly free from the subtle domination of the West.
- Nothing depends upon the death of an individual, be her ever so great, but much depends upon the freedom of India.
- A slave has not the freedom even to do the right thing.
- A slave – holder, who has decided to abolish slavery, does not consult his slaves whether they desire freedom of not.
- Friends to be friends are not called upon to agree even on most points.
- Death is no fiend, he is the truest of friends. He delivers us from agony.
- With me marriage is no necessary test of friendship even between husband and wife, let alone their respective clans.
- It is the acid test of nonviolence that in a non violent conflict there is no rancour left behind, and in the end the enemies are converted into friends.
- My attitude towards the English is one of utter friendliness and respect.