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Ghandi
1869-1948 (Age at death: 79 approx.)

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Gujarati: મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી, ; 2 October 1869 - 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of satyagraha"�resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total nonviolence"�which led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi (Sanskrit: महात्मा mahātmā or "Great Soul", an honorific first applied to him by Rabindranath Tagore), and in India also as Bapu (Gujarati: બાપુ, bāpu or "Father"). He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.

Gandhi first employed non-violent civil disobedience while an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, during the resident Indian community's struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, he organized protests by peasants, farmers, and urban labourers concerning excessive land-tax and discrimination. After assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns to ease poverty, expand women's rights, build religious and ethnic amity, end untouchability, and increase economic self-reliance. Above all, he aimed to achieve Swaraj or the independence of India from foreign domination. Gandhi famously led his followers in the Non-cooperation movement that protested the British-imposed salt tax with the 400 km (240 mi) Dandi Salt March in 1930. Later he campaigned against the British to Quit India. Gandhi spent a number of years in jail in both South Africa and India.

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A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

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A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

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A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.

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A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.

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A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve.

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A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.

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All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities.

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All crime is a kind of disease and should be treated as such.

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Almost anything you do will seem insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

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An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

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An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.

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Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.

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As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world -- that is the myth of the atomic age -- as in being able to remake ourselves.

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Be the change you want to see in the world.
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Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.

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Civilization; I think it would be a good idea.
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Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.

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Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.

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Faith must be enforced by reason. When faith becomes blind it dies.

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Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

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