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Quotes of the Day for 2 October 2000 – Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on this day in 1869. He conceived and defined the concept of nonviolent civil disobedience as a broad political tool, winning rights for Indians in South Africa and winning freedom for India from colonial rule. His people called him the Mahatma, Sanskrit for "Great Soul." When asked what he thought of Western civilization he replied, "I think it would be a good idea." Today's quotes are all from Gandhi's speech or writing.

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The quotes:

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

Truth never damages a cause that is just.

There is more to life than increasing its speed

Many could forgo heavy meals, a full wardrobe, a fine house, et cetera; it is the ego they cannot forgo.

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
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