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"Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?" - Julia Bacha

"I can't play Mahatma Gandhi." - Kabir Bedi

"Gandhi: Ninny of the 20th Century." - Ralph E. Reed, Jr.

"I am a follower of Mahatma Gandhi." - Abdurrahman Wahid

"Marshall took nonviolence a step further - beyond Gandhi." - Johan Galtung

"If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I'm a very gentle man, not unlike Gandhi." - Joss Whedon

"Everybody knows who Gandhi is. Who knows Jesse Stone?" - Jesse Stone

"By the time Gandhi met Muhammad Ali in Delhi in April 1915it was, Gandhi said, 'love at first sight.'" - Joseph Lelyveld

"Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi are our star campaigners. Our party will fight under their leadership." - Jitin Prasada

"Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought and acted, inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony. We may ignore Gandhi at our own risk." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Yes, he [Mahatma Gandhi] was a great man. However...between me and Gandhi there was never the understanding there was between me and my father." - Indira Gandhi

"As beatific as Gandhi was, I'm sure there was some guy in a Bombay bar going, I knew Gandhi...he was a prick." - Robin Williams

"Francesco Damiani punches with all the violence and bad intentions of Mahatma Gandhi." - Jerry Izenberg

"Gandhi was much more Christian than many people who say they are Christians." - Pope John Paul Ii

"There is no one to talk to since Mahatma Gandhi died." - Vladimir Putin

"I have nothing to do with this pseudo-religious approach that Gandhi is advocating." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

"Passivity can be a provoking modus operandi; Consider the Empire and Gandhi." - Ogden Nash

"In the wise words of Mahatma Gandhi: have a sense of humor." - Drew Chadwick

"Jesus-murdered. Martin Luther King-murdered. Gandhi-murdered. Malcolm X-murdered. Reagan-wounded." - Bill Hicks

"Gandhi was a David with no material weapon.. not even a slingshot." - Victoria Moran

"Bapu Gandhi said, 'All religions are true.' I just want to love God." - Yann Martel

"Bapu Gandhi said, 'All religions are true.' I just want to love God." - Yann Martel

"If you tear open our heart, you will only see Rahul Gandhi...like Hanuman" - Pramod Tiwari

"Gandhi felt fascinated at knowing Christ. He met Christians, and felt let down." - Mother Teresa

"Money isn't the most important thing. It is important, of course. I am not Mahatma Gandhi." - Jurgen Klopp

"Gandhi, who went to Wendy's and asked, Where's the belief? Never got a dinner!" - Red Buttons

"My wife is a saint. She's Gandhi. She walks around in diapers and won't eat." - Bob Saget

"I'm a liberal and I'm left of Gandhi and I don't like Trump." - George Saunders

"People ask me what book politicians should read. They should read the life of Mahatma Gandhi." - Marina Abramovic

"I believe [ Rajiv Gandhi] had a real sense that he would be assassinated." - Bob Hawke

"[ Rajiv Gandhi] was such an infinitely more attractive leader than his mother." - Bob Hawke

"From my Christian formation've gotten my ideals and technique Gandhi action" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Passivity can be a provoking modus operandi; Consider the Empire and Gandhi." - Ogden Nash

"When Gandhi was asked what he thought of Western civilization, he said, It would be nice." - Anonymous

"You're the top! You're Mahatma Gandhi. You're the top! You're Napoleon brandy." - Cole Porter

"Did Indira Gandhi ask for somebody's permission to carry out the test in 1974?" - Atal Bihari Vajpayee

"Bapu Gandhi said, "All religions are true." I just want to love God." - Yann Martel

"It is not important what Rahul Gandhi thinks, its important what a billion Indians think." - Rahul Gandhi

"Christ furnished the spirit and motivation while Gandhi furnished the method." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"If it was not for Rajiv Gandhi, urbanization in India would have been history." - Kushal Pal Singh

"Not everyone likes sports. Gandhi and Malcolm X come to mind." - Jay Mohr

"Don't wait for a Gandhi, don't wait for a King, don't wait for a Mandela. You are your own Mandela, you are your own Gandhi, you are your own King." - Leymah Gbowee

"Mr. Gandhi, you have been working fifteen hours a day for fifty years. Don't you think you should take a vacation?" Gandhi smiled and replied, "I am always on vacation." - Mahatma Gandhi

"[A.J. Muste] never engaged in violence but he believed, as [Mahatma] Gandhi did - and he knew Gandhi slightly - he believed that a pacifist had to be active in the community." - Nat Hentoff

"Gandhi was a strange guy. There was this simplistic manner; but nobody knows what it cost to provide the simple life of Mohandas Gandhi. Nobody. He traveled on a train by himself." - David Douglas Duncan

"This is the philosophy of nonviolence that I have learned from Gandhi, Bacha Khan and Mother Teresa." - Malala Yousafzai

"He ran a gas station down in St. Louis... No, Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader of the 20th century." - Hillary Clinton

"If entertainment years were dog years, man, Id be like Gandhi. Id be like 250 years old." - Justin Timberlake

"I came from a very intellectual neighborhood. When we played cowboys and Indians as kids, I had to be Gandhi." - Robert Frost

"Only two people have been on the cover of Time Magazine in bare feet. I'm one, the other is Gandhi." - Marc Andreessen

"Mahatma Gandhi will always be remembered as long as free men and those who love freedom and justice live." - Haile Selassie

"I and others may be revolutionaries but we are disciples of Mahatma Gandhi, directly or indirectly, nothing more nothing less." - Ho Chi Minh

"Love all men as God, even if they hurt you or shame you. Be like Gandhi and Christ." - Neem Karoli Baba

"I had no time for Indira Gandhi. She was too much in the Russian camp for my liking." - Bob Hawke

"I never met Mahatma Gandhi, but, I think everyone felt they knew him even if they hadn't met him." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Mahatma Gandhi never compromised on cleanliness. He gave us freedom. We should give him a clean India." - Narendra Modi

"The principle of self defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I want to be like Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, and John Lennon... but I want to stay alive." - Madonna Ciccone

"Humility has tremendous power. Think of Gandhi. That was humility in action. He changed the shape of an entire nation." - Frederick Lenz

"I know my limitations. I live and work according to my limitations. And my party only two weeks ago has clearly declared that the leader of the party after Ms Sonia Gandhi will be Mr Rahul Gandhi. And all of us, including me, have expressed our solid support to Mr Rahul Gandhi." - P Chidambaram

"From Gandhi to Mandela, from the American patriot to the Polish shipbuilders, the makers of revolutions have not come from the top." - Gary Hamel

"If your opponent has a conscience, then follow Gandhi and nonviolence. But if your enemy has no conscience like Hitler, then follow Bonhoeffer." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I sip the Dom P watching Gandhi til I'm charged - writing in my book of rhymes, all the words past the margin" - Nas

"Generations to come will find it difficult to believe that a man such as Gandhi ever walked the face of this earth." - Albert Einstein

"Individuals who are really inspirational are always what changes history. Gandhi had a bunch of good ideas, and he led a non - violent revolution that transformed India." - Daniel Pinchbeck

"Gandhi was right: if we all live by 'an eye for an eye' the whole world will be blind. The only way out is forgiveness." - Lewis B Smedes

"Throughout History, Empires have persecuted the great agitators; Noah, Socrates, Jesus, Columbus, Voltaire, Charles Darwin, Gandhi, the US Founding Fathers, Martin Luther King, Jr. et. al." - Don Mashak

"The Government of India had imprisoned Mr. Gandhi and they had been sitting outside his cell door begging him to help them out of their difficulties." - Winston Churchill

"I've been asked a lot for my view on American health care. Well, 'it would be a good idea,' to quote Gandhi." - Paul Farmer

"I'd like to believe there's a little of Hitler and Napoleon in me. Even if I try, I can't be as selfless as Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa." - Shahrukh Khan

"I am seeing that Gandhi is looking through these specs that whether we have made India clean or not, what we have done and what we have done." - Narendra Modi

"Money only appeals to selfishness and always tempts its owners irresistibly to abuse it. Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus, or Gandhi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie?" - Albert Einstein

"I like the idea that [Mahatma] Gandhi is appearing now in an opera hall in all these different places, and people kind of think about it again." - Philip Glass

"Mahatma Gandhi was always talking of religion...He was convinced that was right...The fact is, we young people didn't agree with him on many things." - Indira Gandhi

"In any case, I married Feroze Gandhi. Once I get an idea in my head, no one in the world can make me change my mind." - Indira Gandhi

"[Indira Gandhi] answered cautiously at first. Then she opened up like a flower and the conversation flowed along without obstacles, in mutual sympathy." - Oriana Fallaci

"Sometimes I ask myself whether [Indira Gandhi] had, even then, a certain contempt for the system she represented and, years later, would overthrow." - Oriana Fallaci

"We don't have politicians with dignity and morals. We never have, not since [Nelson] Mandela and [Mahatma ] Gandhi. It's really rare." - Marina Abramovic

"Brian Mulroney, myself, [and] Rajiv Gandhi; I think that was the real core [of the Commonwealth ]. That was the engine room, I reckon." - Bob Hawke

"We know who left the country. And many were Bengalis from West Bengal, sent from Calcutta. It was she who sent them - Mrs.[Indira] Gandhi." - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

"There have been many instances of people combining the political life with the spiritual life, a life of constant self-examination. Gandhi was a great example of that." - Pankaj Mishra

"Gandhi saw how people have to re-think their own individuality before engaging in political activity. Otherwise they're just playing the game that the adversary has set out." - Pankaj Mishra

"India is the land of Buddha and Gandhi. Equal respect for all religions must be in the DNA of every Indian." - Narendra Modi

"Only my death will determine whether I am 'Mohamed Gandhi', Jinnah's slave, destroyer of the Hindu religion or its servant and protector." - Mahatma Gandhi

"There is already enough superstition in our country. No effort should be spared to resist further addition in the shape of Gandhi worship." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. (said of Mahatma Gandhi)" - Albert Einstein

"I think I would love to have dinner with Gandhi; Jesus Christ; Mother Theresa; Ingrid Newkirk, the president of PETA; and Madonna." - Jane Velezmitchell

"They didn't even like Margaret Thatcher but at least there was Margaret Thatcher. There have been women, you know, Sonia Gandhi for heaven's sakes in India." - Kate Clinton

"I guess the most surprising discovery was how long Gandhi remained loyal to the ideal of the British Empire, even in India." - Arthur L Herman

"I am really honoured but if the prize had gone to Mahatma Gandhi before me I would have been more honoured" - Kailash Satyarthi

"I'm not the most emotionally attuned guy in the world. My wife says that me writing about emotion is like Gandhi writing about gluttony." - David Brooks

"I am really honoured, but if the prize had gone to Mahatma Gandhi before me, I would have been more honoured." - Kailash Satyarthi

"In our generation, the role models were Gandhi and Nehru. We revered them. They were venerated personalities. I read almost every speech of Nehru." - Pranab Mukherjee

"It's because Gandhi believed in villages and because the British ruled from the cities; therefore, Nehru thought of New Delhi as an un-Indian city." - Nandan Nilekani

"The Gandhi family has a tradition of being good hosts. When you call upon them, they treat you with a lot of respect." - Sharad Pawar

"Like Gandhi, like the Buddha, like all great spiritual teachers, Easwaran had no use for beliefs unless they generated actions. Doing, not saying, is what counts." - Eknath Easwaran

"Certainly, Gandhi is not inferior to Christ in goodness and sanctity, and he surpasses him in touching humility. Gandhi is the prophet of hope in this age of pessimism and disillusionment. He is a promise of sanity in the madness induced by our world's heedless drinking at the fount of war." - Sudhir Kakar

"I take it, then, Vijay, you are still a virgin?'Yes, and I find it extremely galling. When Gandhi was my age he had already been married three years.'No wonder Gandhi turned out to be a great man. When you get your love life nailed down that early, think of all the time it frees up to devote to Great Ideas." - C.D. Payne

"The British Airways steward announced that the in-flight movie would be Chariots of Fire. 'Is that the only one?' I asked. 'We are also showing Gandhi,' he replied. 'Where do I have to sit to see it?" I responded. 'I'm sorry, sir, but Gandhi is only showing in first class.' The irony seemed to escape him." - Jim Wallis

"Between what is going on in Iraq and Mumia being locked up unjustly, things going on in Israel, Palestine, we don't really have anyone right now like Gandhi. We don't have anyone like Martin Luther King or Malcolm X anymore. It's really a reference to a vision of hope, like someone like Gandhi." - Vinnie Paz

"People often ask me: Who has influenced you the most? Your father? Mahatma Gandhi? Yes, my choices were fundamentally influenced by them, by the spirit of equality they infused in me - my obsession for justice comes from my father, who in turn got it from Mahatma Gandhi." - Indira Gandhi

"Mr. Gandhi has gone very high in my esteem since he stood up for the untouchables... I do not care whether you are more or less loyal to Great Britain... Tell Mr. Gandhi to use the powers that are offered and make the thing a success." - Winston Churchill

"Sonia Gandhi and her husband have always been persons I look at with a lot of respect. Of course, one of the reasons we look at India with a lot of sympathy and enthusiasm is Sonia Gandhi. Now she is Indian, not Italian, but she will always represent a myth for Italians." - Luca Cordero Di Montezemo

"Gandhi wanted to meet with Churchill, his most bitter foe, when he visited London in 1931- but it didn't happen. Churchill wanted to go to India personally as prime minister in 1942 to negotiate a final settlement on India with Gandhi and the other nationalist leaders - but the fall of Singapore prevented it from happening." - Arthur L Herman

"The leaders who we admire who have been able to bring great change in the past - Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela - they're all inspirational religious leaders and smart tacticians. It would be nice to find the Muslim Gandhi, wouldn't it?" - Dennis C Blair

"Palestinian militancy has accomplished nothing but increasing the misery of the Palestinian people. If Palestinians instead turned more to huge Gandhi-style nonviolence resistance campaigns, the resulting videos would reverberate around the world and Palestine would achieve statehood and freedom." - Nicholas D Kristof

"Although millions of Americans purr with pastel delusions of Mohandas K. Gandhi, those who actually live in the scrawny crank's homeland struggle to throw off the painful aftermath of his quackery." - Emmett Tyrrell

"Laurel and Hardy, that's John and Yoko. And we stand a better chance under that guise because all the serious people like Martin Luther King and Kennedy and Gandhi got shot." - John Lennon

"And if I look at my icebox, there's no way I'm sitting there looking like Gandhi. I mean, I don't have crickets in there and little green rice. No, I mean it's a pretty liberal icebox. It's all in there." - Sylvester Stallone

"Around the world, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela - what they did was hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term. It takes more than a single president. It takes more than a single individual." - Barack Obama

"In life, purpose is defined by the thing that makes you angry. Martin Luther was angry; Mandela was angry; Mahatma Gandhi was angry; Mother Teresa was angry. If you are not angry, you do not have a ministry yet." - Myles Munroe

"Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Gandhi - all these peopled described themselves as quiet and soft-spoken and even shy. And they all took the spotlight, even though every bone in their bodies was telling them not to." - Susan Cain

"Not everyone can be Gandhi, but each of us has the power to make sure our own lives count - and it's those millions of lives that will ultimately build a better world." - Jeffrey Skoll

"On Gandhi: Don't ever forget, that we were not lead by a saint with his head in clouds, but by a master tactician with his feet on the ground." - Shashi Tharoor

"Smokey Wilson was like my Gandhi. If I had run into somebody else in prison, with a different set of values, the world might have never known one of the greatest boxing talents ever to come out of Philadelphia." - Bernard Hopkins

"President Obama compared himself to Gandhi and Nelson Mandela in the struggle to bring about change. The comparison is flawed. They spent years in jail before taking political power, while politicians from Chicago do it the other way around." - Argus Hamilton

"On Gandhi: Do' ever forget, that we were not lead by a saint with his head in clouds, but by a master tactician with his feet on the ground." - Shashi Tharoor

"He [Gandhi] was not one of those saints who are marked out by their phenomenal piety from childhood onwards, nor one of the other kind who forsake the world after sensational debaucheries." - George Orwell

"Here Churchill repeats with approval a statement he had first made in January, 1930 "at a meeting at the Cannon Street Hotel." "Sooner or later you will have to crush Gandhi and the Indian Congress and all they stand for."" - Winston Churchill

"In our times, significantly, the three outstanding voices against violence have been silenced by murder - Mahatma Gandhi in India, Archbishop Romero in El Salvador, and Dr. Martin Luther King, here at home." - Millicent Fenwick

"Jesus lived and died in vain if He did not teach us to regulate the whole of life by the eternal law of love. Gandhi, quoted in Merton, p. 38" - Thomas Merton

"There is more to life than increasing its speed. Gandhi gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it? Richard Bach Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"When asked what attribute he most admired in human nature, Mahatma Gandhi replied, simply and immediately, 'Courage'. 'Nonviolence', he said, 'is not to be used ever as the shield of the coward. It is the weapon of the brave." - Richard Attenborough

"For me, Lincoln is like just a handful of people - a Gandhi, or a Picasso, or a Martin Luther King Jr. - who is an original and captures something essential." - Barack Obama

"A lot of mythology arose after [Mahatma Gandhi] death. But the fact remains that he was an exceptional man, terribly intelligent, with tremendous intuition for people, and a great instinct for what was right." - Indira Gandhi

"Mrs. [Indira] Gandhi can rightly boast of having won a war, but if she won it, she should first of all thank Yahya Khan and his gang of illiterate psychopaths." - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

"Of course Mahatma Gandhi you might say did not have so much physical vigor but he certainly seemed to have extraordinary resistance, which perhaps is rather different from physical vigor." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Just as Dr. King was a disciple of Gandhi and Christ, we must now be Dr. King's disciples. Dr. King challenged us to work for a greater humanity. I only hope that we are worthy of his challenge." - Cesar Chavez

"Even under Apple founder Steve Jobs, the company did emphasize values. Remember the Think Different ad campaign that used pictures of the Dalai Lama, Amelia Earhart, Mahatma Gandhi? But Jobs focused on the integrity of Apple's products." - Laura Sydell

"Gandhi said the end is inherent in the means, which means you cannot create any more peace than you yourself have attained. An angry generation will not bring peace." - Marianne Williamson

"I think if people really read Martin Luther King, Jr., then they would begin to understand what he really represented. The philosophy that he developed, of course, he was greatly influenced by Gandhi and Jesus Christ." - Coretta Scott King

"At about the time when the autobiography first appeared I remember reading its opening chapters in the ill-printed pages of some Indian newspaper. They made a good impression on me, which Gandhi himself at that time did not." - George Orwell

"Catherine the Great, Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi: These may not be women you'd want to fuck, but you definitely don't want to fuck with them. And if you don't think a woman can handle a war, ask the Argentinians." - Robin Williams

"Just as Dr. King was a disciple of Gandhi and Christ, we must now be Dr. King's disciples. Dr. King challenged us to work for a greater humanity. I only hope that we are worthy of his challenge." - Cesar Chavez

"I will have nothing to do with this pseudo-religious approach to politics. I part company with the Congress and Gandhi. I do not believe in working up mob hysteria. Politics is a gentleman's game." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

"I am living testimony to the moral force of non-violence. I know there's nothing weak - nothing passive - nothing naive - in the creed and lives of Gandhi and King." - Barack Obama

"I'm starting to reread a bunch of Gandhi and it was kind of traumatic, because he was so clearly, unbelievably amazing. And the stuff that he is suggesting is so profoundly opposite from what is happening in our world today." - Daniel Pinchbeck

"And when Hugh would grow progressively Gandhi on me, I'd remind him that these were pests-disease carriers who feasted upon the dead and then came indoors to dance upon our silverware." - David Sedaris

"A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back - but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you." - Marian Wright Edelman

"I believe that Gandhi was correct. Non-violent civil disobedience is the only way to bring about change that allows people to enjoy the change and not get killed in the process." - Edward James Olmos

"God is not upset that Gandhi was not a Christian, because God is not a Christian! All of God's children and their different faiths help us to realize the immensity of God." - Desmond Tutu

"Gandhi has asked that the British Government should walk out of India and leave the Indian people to settle differences among themselves, even if it means chaos and confusion." - Stafford Cripps

"Gandhi has more recently recognized the need for continuance of British, American and Chinese efforts in India and has suggested that these troops might remain by agreement with some new Indian Government." - Stafford Cripps

"It's always the case, whenever you're doing someone real, how much you want to do an impression or a characterisation. If I was doing Churchill, or Gandhi - people know exactly how they talked, walked." - Martin Freeman

"I was a little nervous backstage. But I had this book, Gandhi. I just read his quotes, closed my eyes and focused my thoughts. Presently, this book is my prized possession." - Nafisa Joseph

"When Attenborough asked me to do Gandhi it was almost like stepping off one boat and stepping on to another, even though both boats are going at 60 miles per hour." - Ben Kingsley

"There are many people making a difference. I mean, Dr. King never held an office. Gandhi never held an office. There are people who are archetypes in our society who have never held office and made a difference." - Dennis Kucinich

"I don't believe in anarchy, because it will ultimately amount to the power of the bully, with weapons. Gandhi is my life's inspiration: passive resistance. I don't want to live in the Thunderdome with Mad Max." - John Lydon

"In India, it's hard not to have Gandhi as a hero. To give up everything - including power and money - and to live for his countrymen, that beats everything else. He's a role model of selflessness." - Amit Bhatia



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