Friday, July 29, 2011

A Moment of Wisdom: Quotes from Gandhi

With all the craziness going on in the world, and as it seems her in the good ol' USA especially, I felt a need for reason and sanity. I have always admired Mahatma Gandhi, for his non-violent approach, his reason, and his wisdom. And lord knows we are in desperate need of that now. Here are some of my favorite and, I feel, very time-appropriate quotes.

Action expresses priorities.

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Be the change that you want to see in the world.

Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

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