1. “What is faith worth if it is not translated into action?”
  2. “If light can come out of darkness, then alone can love emerge from hatred.”
  3. “Woman is the incarnation of ahimsa. (Ahimsa means infinite love, which again means infinite capacity for suffering.)”
  4. “I believe in advaita, I believe in the essential unity of man and for that matter of all that lives.”
  5. “No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.”
  6. “Every affliction has its own rich lesson to teach, if we would learn it.”
  7. “To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”
  8. “The hardest heart and the grossest ignorance must disappear before the rising sun of suffering without anger and without malice.”
  9. “The pleasure lies in making the effort, not in its fulfillment.”
  10. “True ahimsa should mean a complete freedom from ill-will and anger and hate and an overflowing love for all.”
  11. “If you have no character to lose, people will have no faith in you.”
  12. “The most distinctive and largest contribution of Hinduism to India’s culture is the doctrine of ahimsa.”
  13. “My Gita tells me that evil can never result from good action.”
  14. “The power of unarmed non violence is any day far superior to that of armed force.”
  15. “All true art must help the soul to realize its inner self.”
  16. “The art of producing good music from a cultivated voice can be achieved by many, but the art of producing that music from the harmony of a pure life is achieved very rarely.”
  17. “God is conscience. He is even the atheism of the atheist.”
  18. “Your character must be above suspicion and you must be truthful and self-controlled.”
  19. “Confession of error is like a broom that sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface cleaner than before.”
  20. “For me the Voice of God, of Conscience, of Truth, or the Inner Voice or ‘the still small Voice’ mean one and the same thing.”
  21. “The truth is that cowardice itself is violence of a subtle and therefore dangerous type and far more difficult to eradicate than the habit of physical violence.”
  22. “When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator.”
  23. “Mutual courtesy and respect was the foundation of culture.”
  24. “This little globe of ours is not a toy of yesterday.”
  25. “Education should be so revolutionized as to answer the wants of the poorest villager, instead of answering those of an imperial exploiter.”
  26. “A balanced intellect presupposes a harmonious growth of body, mind and soul.”
  27. “To me God is Truth and Love; God is ethics and morality; God is fearlessness.”
  28. “Love is the subtlest force in the world.”
  29. “Though God may be Love, God is Truth, above all.”
  30. “Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.”
  31. “A seeker after truth, a follower of the law of Love, cannot hold anything against tomorrow.”
  32. “Mankind is notoriously too dense to read the signs that God sends from time to time. We require drums to be beaten into our ears, before we would wake from our trance and hear the warning and see that to lose oneself in all is the only way to find oneself.”
  33. “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”