Saturday, May 10, 2008

Selected Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

The following quotes by Mahatma Gandhi were displayed at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis - a museum which is housed in Lorraine Hotel where Martin Luther King Jr. was felled by an assassin's bullet.
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
  • It has always been a mystery to me, how men can feel themselves honored by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
  • If you want to cultivate a true spirit of democracy, we cannot afford to be intolerant. Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
Some of my friends in New York were very moved when they read these; that surprised me as I wasn't all that moved with these quotes, and were taking them sort of for granted. Made me wonder if I and my fellow Indians are saturated with Gandhian-isms that we don't appreciate what he stood for. 

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