"The world rests upon the bedrock of Satya. which being what is can never be destroyed. This is the doctrine of Satyagraha in a nutshell."
"Peace will come when Truth is pursued, and Truth implies Justice."
"Non-violence is the law of our species as violence is the law of the brute. The spirit lies dormant in the brute and he knows no law but that of physical might. The dignity of man requires obedience to a higher law - that of the spirit".
"Non-violence is based on the assumption that human nature in its essence is one and therefore unfailingly responds to the advances of love. The hardest metal yields to sufficient heat. Even so, the hardest heart must melt before the heat of nonviolence and there is no limit to the capacity of non-violence to generate heat."
"It is my firm conviction that if the State suppressed capitalism by violence, it will be caught in the evils of violence itself. The state represents violence in a concentrated and organized form. The individual has a soul, but the State is a soulless machine and can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its existence. Hence I prefer the doctrine of trusteeship"
"It is the law of love that rules mankind. Had violence i.e. hate ruled us, we should have become extinct long ago. Mankind has to get out of violence only through non-violence. Hatred can be overcome only by love."
"The objective of all non-violent activity is always a mutually acceptable agreement, never the defeat, much less the humiliation of the opponent"
"A non-violent revolution is not a programme for seizure of power. It is a programme for transformation of relationships ending in a peaceful transfer of power."
"A Satyagrahi's first concern is not the effect of his action. It must always be its propriety. He must have faith enough in his cause and his means, and know that success will be achieved in the end."
"The means may be likened to a seed, the end to a tree. There is the same inviolable connection between the means and the end as there is between the seed and the tree"
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history"