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Quotes of the Day for 3 October 2002 – Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born at Porbandar, Kathiawad, India on the second of October 1869. (I was trying to reconfigure a server, and couldn't get quotes out on his actual birthday. Would you believe that I waited a day because he was born on the other side of the International Date Line? I didn't think so!) His family sent him to England to study law, but when practicing in South Africa he devoted himself to the plight of the Indian immigrants there. He led the peaceful resistance to British rule in India, and was shot at prayer in 1948.

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The quotes:

An eye for an eye and the whole world is blind.

Be the change you want to see in the world.

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

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

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
     - Today's quotes are from Mohandas Gandhi, 1869 - 1948


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