Assembled with skill and sensitivity, this selection of brief and incisive quotations range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to the family, education, culture, Indian problems, and Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha — group nonviolent direct action.
Some quotes from this book:
# Ahimsa is the highest ideal. It is meant for the brave, never for the cowardly.
# Eating for the sake of pleasure is a sin like animal indulgence for the sake of it.
# The real meaning of economic equality is 'to each according to his need'.
# Without prayer there is no inward peace.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was the prominent figure in the freedom struggle in India from the British rule. He is also known as the “The Father Of The Nation”, in the nation of India.
The author has written a number of books and some of them include Character & Nation Building, India Of My Dreams, and All Men Are Brothers (Complete Book Online).
The author was born on the 2nd of October, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat. In the year 1942, he played a key role in launching the Quit India movement, which was intended at forcing the British to leave the nation. As a result of launching this movement, he was thrown in prison and remained there for several years, due to other political offenses allegedly committed by him. At all times, he practised satyagraha, which is the teaching of non-violence. As the British rule ended, he was saddened by India’s partition, and tried his best to bring peace among the Sikhs and Muslims. On the 30th of January, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead by a Hindu nationalist, for allegedly being highly concerned about the nation’s Muslim population.