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Mahatma Gandhi
(2 Oct 1869 - 30 Jan 1948)

Indian peace activist who was known for fasts and civil disobedience and was so effective in peacefully highlighting the struggle for Indian independence that he is regarded as father of his country. He was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic.

Science Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi (12 quotes)

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Quoted in Kim Lim (ed.), 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom: Words to Enrich, Inspire, and Guide Your Life (2014), 15
Science quotes on:  |  Minority (16)  |  Truth (750)

Forces of nature act in a mysterious manner. We can but solve the mystery by deducing the unknown result from the known results of similar events.
— Mahatma Gandhi
In The Words of Gandhi (2001), 87.
Science quotes on:  |  Act (80)  |  Deduction (49)  |  Event (97)  |  Force (194)  |  Known (15)  |  Manner (35)  |  Mystery (125)  |  Nature (1029)  |  Result (250)  |  Similar (22)  |  Solution (168)  |  Unknown (87)

I know nothing of the science of astrology and I consider it to be a science, if it is a science, of doubtful value, to be severely left alone by those who have any faith in Providence.
— Mahatma Gandhi
The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (1976), Vol. 36, 46.
Science quotes on:  |  Astrology (35)  |  Faith (131)

If I exist, God exists. With me it is a necessity of my being as it is with millions. They may not be able to talk about it, but from their life you can see that it is a part of their life.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Quoted in Kim Lim (ed.), 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom: Words to Enrich, Inspire, and Guide Your Life (2014), 141
Science quotes on:  |  Exist (89)  |  God (454)  |  Life (917)  |  Millions (13)  |  Necessity (125)  |  Part (146)  |  See (197)  |  Talk (61)

In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place.
— Mahatma Gandhi
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Science quotes on:  |  Conscience (36)  |  Law (418)  |  Majority (32)  |  Matter (270)  |  Place (111)

Non-violence … is the only thing that the atom bomb cannot destroy.
— Mahatma Gandhi
In William Borman, Gandhi and Non-Violence (1986), 170.
Science quotes on:  |  Atomic Bomb (101)  |  Destruction (80)

Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Quoted in Kim Lim (ed.), 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom: Words to Enrich, Inspire, and Guide Your Life (2014), 178
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So far as I can see the atomic bomb has deadened the finest feeling that has sustained mankind for ages.
— Mahatma Gandhi
(1946). In William Borman, Gandhi and Non-Violence (1986), 170.
Science quotes on:  |  Age (137)  |  Atomic Bomb (101)  |  Death (270)  |  Feeling (79)  |  Fine (24)  |  Mankind (196)  |  Sustain (13)

That atomic energy though harnessed by American scientists and army men for destructive purposes may be utilised by other scientists for humanitarian purposes is undoubtedly within the realm of possibility. … An incendiary uses fire for his destructive and nefarious purpose, a housewife makes daily use of it in preparing nourishing food for mankind.
— Mahatma Gandhi
In The Words of Gandhi (2001), 87.
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There are seven sins in the world: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations (1989), 319.
Science quotes on:  |  Knowledge (1128)  |  Pleasure (98)  |  Science (1699)  |  Sin (27)

What you do in response to the ocean of suffering may seem be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
— Mahatma Gandhi
As quoted, without citation in Frederick Franck, Janis Roze, Richard Connolly (eds.), What Does It Mean to Be Human? (2000), 66. Often seen in abbreviated ed form as “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
Science quotes on:  |  Do (22)  |  Important (124)  |  Insignificant (11)  |  Ocean (115)  |  Response (24)  |  Suffering (26)

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Quoted in Kim Lim (ed.), 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom: Words to Enrich, Inspire, and Guide Your Life (2014), 165
Science quotes on:  |  Admire (10)  |  Beauty (171)  |  Creator (40)  |  Expand (14)  |  Moon (132)  |  Soul (139)  |  Sunset (15)  |  Wonder (134)  |  Worship (22)


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