Obedience to the law of bread labour
will bring about a silent revolution in the structure of
Compulsory obedience to a master is a
state of slavery, willing obedience to ones father is the glory of
Before civil disobedience can be
practised on a vast scale, people must learn of the civil or voluntary
Reasoned and willing obedience to the
laws of the State is the first lesson in
A wretched parent who claims obedience
from his children, without first doing his duty by them, excites nothing
Democracy comes naturally to him who
is habituated normally to yield willing obedience to all laws, human or
In a nonviolent army, the general and
the officers are elected, or are as if elected, when their authority is
moral and rests solely on the willing obedience or the rank and
Through khadi we teach the people the
art of civil obedience to an institution which they have built up for
The ocean is composed of drops of
water, each drop is an entity and yet it is part of the whole, the one
and the many.
Absolute calm is not the law of ocean.
And it is the same with the ocean of life.
Everyone should realize the secret
that oppression thrived only when the oppressed submitted to
I am an irrepressible optimist, but I
always base my optimism on solid facts.
Organisations, like men, if they are
to command respect and grow, must have a sense of honour and must
fulfill their promises.
Personal likes and dislikes, ambitions
and petty jealousies should have no place in Congress
The only way by which you and I can
wean orthodox Hindus from their bigotry is by patient argument and