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The Musings of the Mahatma Gandhi – Answers for our Times

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself,
I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.
It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honored by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
To give service to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.


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