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It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction." "Imagination is more important than knowledge." "Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love." "I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details." "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." "The only real valuable thing is intuition." "A person starts to live when he can live outside himself." "I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice." "God is subtle but he is not malicious." "Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character." "I never think of the future. It comes soon enough." "The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility." "Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing." "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind." "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." "Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds." "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it." "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." "God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically." "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking." "Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal." "Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."
for politics are only a matter of present concern." "Equations are more important to me. If only I had known. but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. they do not refer to reality. this trick won't work." "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. because politics is for the present." "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality." . and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -." "Heroism on command." "The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears." "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.." "A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy. no religious basis is necessary. A mathematical equation stands forever." "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity.the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. education.. It is the source of all true art and all science. for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead. and social ties." "Yes. senseless violence." "If A is a success in life. even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves. y is play. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." "The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking."The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible." "Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. they are not certain. then A equals x plus y plus z. above all. is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. as far as they are certain. I should have become a watchmaker. and I'm not sure about the the universe. Work is x. and z is keeping your mouth shut.How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?" "My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death..." "The important thing is not to stop questioning." "In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must." "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods." "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. I can assure you mine are still greater. This is a cruel libel." "Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. we have to divide up our time like that." "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought." "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. He to whom this emotion is a stranger. be a sheep.how passionately I hate them!" "No. who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe. But to me our equations are far more important. but an equation is something for eternity. between our politics and our equations. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
has already earned my contempt. how despicable and ignoble war is." "Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me." "A human being is a part of a whole. his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest.. People like us. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought. He experiences himself." ". You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. Heroism at command. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life. and the fear of death. This delusion is a kind of prison for us. since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice." "You see. who believe in physics.one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness." "One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations. whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that.. and not everything that can be counted counts. and blind faith. present. That means nothing. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here. a part limited in time and space. The only difference is that there is no cat. wire telegraph is a kind of a very."The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances. restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. how violently I hate all this. from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. called by us _universe_." (Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton) . know that the distinction between past. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder. they receive them there. but through striving after rational knowledge. I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year. after I had passed the final examination. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once.." "He who joyfully marches to music rank and file." "Not everything that counts can be counted. very long cat. a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. He has been given a large brain by mistake..
Mohandas Gandhi A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed. but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal. he becomes. Mohandas Gandhi A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.coward is incapable of exhibiting love. we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice. and became the ransom of the world. Mohandas Gandhi A principle is the expression of perfection. Mohandas Gandhi . Mohandas Gandhi A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks. and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection. It was a perfect act. including his enemies. offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others. Mohandas Gandhi A man who was completely innocent. it is the prerogative of the brave. Mohandas Gandhi A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
Mohandas Gandhi Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness. Mohandas Gandhi . Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take. Mohandas Gandhi A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. while they may differ in other respects. Mohandas Gandhi All the religions of the world. Mohandas Gandhi Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame. Mohandas Gandhi A weak man is just by accident. but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth. Mohandas Gandhi All compromise is based on give and take.A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. Mohandas Gandhi Action expresses priorities. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
Mohandas Gandhi 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.as in being able to remake ourselves. Mohandas Gandhi An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind. history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest. .Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India. Mohandas Gandhi An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. Mohandas Gandhi Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. Mohandas Gandhi Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up. Mohandas Gandhi An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation. nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Arrest for its breach is more so. Mohandas Gandhi As human beings. Mohandas Gandhi An unjust law is itself a species of violence.that is the myth of the atomic age . our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world .
For God alone reads our hearts.Mohandas Gandhi Be the change that you want to see in the world. Mohandas Gandhi Constant development is the law of life. Mohandas Gandhi Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. Mohandas Gandhi . Mohandas Gandhi Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion. Mohandas Gandhi Capital as such is not evil. I should have been a raving maniac. Mohandas Gandhi Before the throne of the Almighty. Mohandas Gandhi But for my faith in God. Mohandas Gandhi Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart. man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position. Capital in some form or other will always be needed. it is its wrong use that is evil. I feel stronger for confession.
. Mohandas Gandhi Even if you are a minority of one.. Mohandas Gandhi Faith. . Mohandas Gandhi Fear has its use but cowardice has none. must be enforced by reason. Mohandas Gandhi Faith is not something to grasp. it is a state to grow into.. to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. It is within everyone. when faith becomes blind it dies. the truth is the truth. Mohandas Gandhi Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason. Mohandas Gandhi Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith. Mohandas Gandhi Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice..Each one has to find his peace from within. Mohandas Gandhi Each one prays to God according to his own light.
Mohandas Gandhi God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless. even if there be no public support. then they laugh at you. then you win. Mohandas Gandhi . self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion. Mohandas Gandhi For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion. Mohandas Gandhi Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it. then they fight you.Mohandas Gandhi First they ignore you. Truth stands. It is self-sustained. even though the whole world deny him. What would a man not pay for living ? Mohandas Gandhi Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. Mohandas Gandhi Freedom is never dear at any price. Mohandas Gandhi God is. Mohandas Gandhi Gentleness. It is the breath of life.
Mohandas Gandhi I am prepared to die. as Truth. except reporters and photographers. Mohandas Gandhi Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. Mohandas Gandhi I believe in equality for everyone. Mohandas Gandhi Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.God. Mohandas Gandhi I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social. political and religious. Mohandas Gandhi Happiness is when what you think. what you say. and what you do are in harmony. Mohandas Gandhi I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill. May He be so to every one of us. All act and react upon one another. Mohandas Gandhi . has been for me a treasure beyond price. Mohandas Gandhi I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.
God has given me no control over the moment following. Mohandas Gandhi I like your Christ. Mohandas Gandhi I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice. Mohandas Gandhi I have nothing new to teach the world.I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could. I am concerned with taking care of the present. however. It can be done only by God's grace. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. I do not like your Christians. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. . Mohandas Gandhi I know. Mohandas Gandhi I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not. to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. Mohandas Gandhi I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. I own. that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps. Mohandas Gandhi I do not want to foresee the future.
blogspot. woman. Mohandas Gandhi I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles. but today it means getting along with people. Mohandas Gandhi I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality. Mohandas Gandhi I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation. Not being faultless myself. Mohandas Gandhi http://omnamovigneswarayanamaha. the good is only temporary. the object of our lust.com/ . Mohandas Gandhi I object to violence because when it appears to do good.Mohandas Gandhi I look only to the good qualities of men. I won't presume to probe into the faults of others. the evil it does is permanent.
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