I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.
An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
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