Gandhi's Quotations

On Various Subjects


  • The atom bomb brought and empty victory to the Allied arms but it resulted for the time being in destroying the soul of Japan.
  • TIG-142

  • TI am convinced that the capitalist, if he follows the Samurai of Japan, has nothing really to lose and everything to gain.
  • T-2-380

  • Let no one run away with the idea that I wish to put in a defence of Japanese misdeeds in pursuance of Japan's unworthy ambition.
  • TIG-142


  • Jealousy presupposes the possibility of rivalry.
  • T-2-214

  • Bury the jealousies underground and cremate them wherever you like.
  • XXV-510


  • Journalism has become the art of "intelligent anticipation of events."
  • T-7-209

  • The sole aim of journalism should be service.
  • MM-479

  • Journalism should never be prostituted for selfish ends or for the sake of merely earning livelihood or, worse still, for amassing money.
  • XXVI-371

  • Journalism has a distinct place in familiarizing and expressing public opinion.
  • XXVI-370

  • A journalist's peculiar function is to read the mind of the country and to five definite and fearless expression to that mind.
  • XXVI-369

  • The newspaperman has become a walking plague. He spreads the contagion of lies and calumnies.
  • T-2-238

  • Newspaper today had almost replaced the Bible, the Koran, the Gita and other religious scriptures.
  • T-7-314

  • The press was called the Fourth Estate. It was definitely a power but to misuse that power was criminal.
  • T-7-375

  • The newspapers should be read for the study of facts. They should not be allowed to kill the habit of independent thinking.
  • T-7-116

  • In the East., as in the West, the newspapers are fast becoming the people's Bible, the Koran The Zend-Avesta and the Gita rolled into one.
  • T-7-209

  • Freedom of the press is a precious privilege that no country can forego.
  • MM-480

  • An itch for new is a variety of dissipation, debilitating to the mind and spirit, unless it is properly curbed.
  • T-7-135

  • The liberty of the press is a dear privilege, apart from the advisability or otherwise of civil disobedience.
  • T-6-1

  • The newspapers had become more important to the average man than the scriptures.
  • T-7-375


  • A life of sacrifice is the pinnacle of art, and is full of true joy.
  • MOG-21


  • Justice should become cheap and expeditious. Today it is the luxury of the rich and the joy of the gambler.
  • T-4-182

  • Justice will come when it is deserved by our being and felling strong.
  • T-2-240

  • Justice does not help the ones who slumber but helps only those who are vigilant.
  • XIV-177

  • The first condition of nonviolence is justice all round, in every department of life.
  • T-5-278

  • Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds.
  • T-5-193

  • It is open to a war-resister of judge between two combatants and wish success to the one who has justice on his code.
  • T-5-197