Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacities.
She has the right to participate in the minutest details in the
activities of man, and she has an equal right of freedom and liberty
Hatred ever kills, love never dies such is the vast difference between
the two. What is obtained by love is retained for all time. What is
obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred.
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of
valour is want of religious faith.
There are times when you have to obey a call which is the highest of
all, i.e. the voice of conscience even though such obedience may cost
many a bitter tear, and even more, separation from friends, from
family, from the state to which you may belong, from all that you have
held as dear as life itself. For this obedience is the law of our
Insistence on truth can come into play when one party practises
untruth or injustice. Only then can love be tested. True friendship is
put to the test only when one party disregards the obligation of
The test of friendship is assistance in adversity, and that too,
unconditional assistance. Co-operation which needs consideration is a
commercial contract and not friendship. Conditional co-operation is
like adulterated cement which does not bind.
It may be long before the law of love will be recognised in
international affairs. The machineries of government stand between and
hide the hearts of one people from those of another.
A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of
passion. It can be taken only wi...
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My work will be finished if I succeed in carrying conviction to the
human family, that every man or woman, however weak in body, is the
guardian of his or her self-respect and liberty, and that this defence
prevails, though the world be against the individual resister.
Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and
leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for
I worship God as Truth only. I have not yet found Him, but I am
seeking after Him. I am prepared to sacrifice the things dearest to me
in pursuit of this quest. Even if the sacrifice demanded my very life,
I hope I may be prepared to give it.
We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books
for all to study.
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