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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
live as if your were to die tomorrow. learn as if you were to live forever.
Nothing is impossible for pure love.
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
We must become the change we want to see.
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
A No uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a Yes merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.
Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Your capacity to keep your vow will depend on the purity of your life.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
Education is the best provision for old age.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
Most people would rather give than get affection.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
Where there is love there is life.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Hatred can be overcome only by love.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
Must 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, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.
Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.
Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities.
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
If you don't ask, you don't get.
Mental violence has no potency and injures only the person whose thoughts are violent. It is otherwise with mental non-violence. It has potency which the world does not yet know.
Faith must be enforced by reason. When faith becomes blind it dies.

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