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Mohandas Gandhi



    Non-cooperation is an attempt to awaken the masses, to a sense of their dignity and power. This can only be done by enabling them to realize that they need not fear brute force, if they would but know the soul within.

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    For us, patriotism is the same as the love of humanity.

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    Ahimsa [infinite love] is a weapon of matchless potency. It is the summum bonum of life. It is an attitude of the brave, in fact it is their all. It does not come within the reach of a coward. It is no wooden or lifeless dogma but a living and lifegiving force. It is the special attribute of the soul.

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    I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.

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    Human kind has to get out of violence only through nonviolence. Hatred can be overcome only by love. Counter-hatred only increases the surface as well as the depth of hatred.

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    Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.

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    Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.

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    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.

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    There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to men.

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