A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

Action expresses priorities.

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

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

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

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

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.

I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.

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.

It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

My life is my message.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

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.

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.

Those who know how to think need no teachers.

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.

Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.