Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr but let no one lust for martyrdom.
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.
The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
I know to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace.
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
Before the throne of the Almighty man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
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.