Nonviolent leader freed india from British rule
"In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place."
"It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result."
"Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you're right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."
"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems."
"In a gentle way you can shake the world."
“It is very significant that some of the most thoughtful and cultured men are partisans of a pure vegetable diet.”
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism
"To my mind the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to the protection by man from the cruelty of man."
“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 toward our fellow creatures.”
"I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world."
“I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants.”
“Vivisection is the blackest of all the black crimes that man is at present committing against God and his animal creations.”
“I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence.”
"An eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind."