Satyagraha Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 72 Quotes About Satyagraha

#1. Real suffering bravely borne, melts even a heart of stone. Such is the potency of suffering. And there lies the key to Satyagraha. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#2. Without satyagraha carried out in the proper spirit, there is no victory, no Swaraj. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#3. Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#4. In a gentle way, you can shake the world. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#5. A satyagrahi is dead to his body even before the enemy attempts to kill him. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#6. I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#7. Satyagraha is a relentless search for truth and a determination to search truth. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#8. In the dictionary of satyagraha, there is no enemy. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#9. There must be power in the word of a satyagraha general, not the power that the possession of limitless arms gives, but the power that purifies life which strict vigilance and a ceaseless application produce. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#10. In satyagraha, a courted imprisonment carries its own praise. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#11. Even as satyagraha is a weapon unique of its kind and not one of the ordinary weapons used by people, so is Khadi, a unique article of commerce which will not, cannot, succeed on terms common to other articles. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#12. Nothing is so aggravating as calmness. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#13. A satyagrahi cannot go to law for a personal wrong. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#14. The satyagrahi general has to obey his inner voice, for over and above the situation outside he examines himself constantly and listens to the dictates of the inner self. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#15. A satyagrahi, whilst he is ever ready to fight, must be equally eager for peace. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#16. A genuine satyagraha should never excite contempt in the opponent even when it fails to command regard or respect. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#17. Satyagraha is a law for universal application. Beginning with the family, its use can be extended to every other circle. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#18. Satyagraha is search for Truth, and God is Truth. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#19. Satyagraha does not begin and end with civil disobedience. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#20. Not those who shout 'satyagraha', 'satyagraha' will do satyagraha, but those who will work for it. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#21. It is claimed for satyagraha that it is a complete substitute for violence or war. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#22. The method of satyagraha requires that the satyagrahi should never lose hope, so long as there is the slightest ground left for it. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#23. A satyagrahi loves his so-called enemy even as he loves his friend. He has no enemy. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#24. A satyagrahi exhausts all other means before he resorts to satyagraha. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#25. My purpose is to describe experiments in the science ofsatyagraha and not at all to describe how good I am. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#26. A satyagrahi would neither retaliate nor would he submit to the criminal, but seek to cure him by curing himself. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#27. A satyagrahi has always his minimum and it is this minimum that is wanted in connection with this struggle. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#28. Since satyagraha is a method of conversion and conviction, it seeks never to use the slightest coercion. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#29. Satyagraha as conceived by me is a science in the making. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#30. All satyagraha and fasting is a species of tyaga. It depends for its effects upon an expression of wholesome public opinion shorn of all bitterness. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#31. The two came to differ on many, if not most, issues. But the man who would single-handedly defy Hitler in 1940 against all odds bears a striking resemblance to the man who organized the first satyagraha campaign in South Africa. - Author: Arthur Herman
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#32. I have repeatedly stated that satyagraha never fails and that one perfect satyagrahi is enough to vindicate Truth. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#33. A clear victory of satyagraha is impossible so long as there is ill will. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#34. Satyagraha does not depend on outside help, it derives all its strength from within. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#35. Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat for it is momentary.
(Satyagraha Leaflet No. 13, 3 May 1919) - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#36. The mantra of independence was Satyagraha. And the warriors were Satyagrahis. The mantra of New Age India must be Swachhagrah. And the warriors will be Swachhagrahis. - Author: Narendra Modi
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#37. My satyagrahi spirit tells me that I may not retaliate. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#38. A satyagrahi is nothing if not instinctively law-abiding. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#39. Satyagraha is a purely spiritual weapon. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#40. Undoubtedly, prayer requires a living faith in God. Successful satyagraha is inconceivable without that faith. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#41. Satyagraha is a process of educating public opinion, such that it covers all the elements of the society and in the end makes itself irresistible. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#42. In the code of the satyagrahi, there is no such thing as surrender to brute force. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#43. A satyagrahi has no other stay but God, and he who has any other stay or depends on any other help cannot offer satyagraha. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#44. Non-co-operation and civil disobedience are but different branches of the same tree called satyagraha. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#45. As a young man in South Africa at the beginning of the twentieth century, Gandhi developed satyagraha, a mode of political activism based upon moral persuasion, while mobilizing South Africa's small Indian minority against racial discrimination. - Author: Pankaj Mishra
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#46. The fight of satyagraha is for the strong in spirit, not the doubter or the timid. Satyagraha teaches us the art of living as well as dying. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#47. For us, not cooperating in the monopoly regimes of intellectual property rights and patents and biodiversity - saying "no" to patents on life, and developing intellectual ideas of resistance - is very much a continuation of Gandhian satyagraha. It is, for me, keeping life free in its diversity. - Author: Vandana Shiva
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#48. Satyagraha is an attribute of the spirit within. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#49. To die without killing is the badge of a satyagrahi. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#50. A satyagrahi lays down his life, but never gives up. That is the meaning of the 'do or die' slogan. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#51. To be equitable, economic growth has to be sustainable. To be sustainable, economic growth has in turn to be all-inclusive. All-inclusive is no longer the greatest good of the greatest number. It is actually Sarvodaya or the rise of all. This Mahatma Gandhi saw as essential to Satyagraha itself. - Author: Sonia Gandhi
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#52. Jail-going is only the beginning, not the end of satyagraha. The acme of satyagraha for us would be to lay down our lives for the defence of India's just cause. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#53. For a satyagrahi brigade only those are eligible who believe in ahimsa and satya. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#54. Final Satyagraha is inconceivable without an honorable peace between the several communities composing the Indian nation. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#55. Satyagraha is a force that has come to stay. No force in the world can kill it. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#56. Satyagraha and civil disobedience and fasts have nothing in common with the use of force, veiled or open. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#57. Satyagraha can rid society of all evils, political, economic and moral. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#58. There is no time limit for a satyagrahi nor is there a limit to his capacity for suffering. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#59. Satyagraha is itself an unmistakable mute prayer of an agonized soul. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#60. I regard the constituent assembly as the substitute ofsatyagraha. It is constructive satyagraha. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#61. There is a vital connection between satyagraha and charkha, and the more I find that belief challenged, the more I am confirmed in it. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#62. There is no "playing with truth" in the Charkha programme, for satyagraha is not predominantly civil disobedience but a quiet and irresistible pursuit of Truth. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#63. Satyagraha thrives on repression till at last the repressor is tired of it and the object of satyagraha is gained. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#64. Violence is a concession to human weakness, satyagraha is an obligation. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#65. A satyagrahi has infinite patience, abundant faith in others, and ample hope. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#66. They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me. Then they will have my dead body, but not my obedience. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#67. Satyagraha has been designed as an effective substitute for violence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#68. What I call the law of satyagraha is to be deduced from an appreciation of duties and rights flowing therefrom. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#69. The word satyagraha implies, Gandhi's passivity was not weakness at all. It meant focusing on an ultimate goal and refusing to divert energy to unnecessary skirmishes along the way. - Author: Susan Cain
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#70. Satyagraha, of which civil resistance is but a part, is to me the universal law of life. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#71. Force that the performance of duty naturally generates is the non-violent and invincible force that satyagraha brings into being. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#72. For satyagraha and its offshoots, non-co-operation and civil resistance, are nothing but new names for the law of suffering. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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