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I am a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. ...
by Abdurrahman Wahid

I am a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence,
and that we can move towards democracy without violence;
that way,
God will allow it.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

Well, the most important thing about Islam is that
we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam.
The first one is the institution of Islam...
second, the culture of Islam.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

I don't talk in ifs.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

 

I do not like violence.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

If we cling to the institution of Islam,
then we tend to defend it against whatever we see as a danger to it,
so because of this we see now that many people are defending states,
defending territories, defending everything institutional
in the belief that they defend Islam.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

All too many Muslims fail to grasp Islam,
which teaches one to be lenient towards others and
to understand their value systems,
knowing that these are tolerated by Islam as a religion.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

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Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
- Steve Jobs

I am perhaps a late follower of Zoroaster and I believe
that the foundation of life is built upon the struggle
between the two opposing forces of Good and Evil.
- Eugenio Montale

I love God, and I'm a follower.
- Little Richard

A member must say that he is a member of the Unification
Church and that he is the follower of Sun Myung Moon.
If he doesn't have the courage to say it,
he is not worthy of me.
- Sun Myung Moon

I don't think I'm a follower, frankly.
- Rachel True

I'm a big follower and reactor to weather.
- Jimmy Buffett

I'm a shepherd, not a sheep, and I've always prided
myself on being a leader and not a follower.
- Dustin Diamond

What was previously perceived as nerdy is now viewed as original.
What I like about nerdiness, geekiness,
is it doesn't really matter what you're into -
it just means you're not a follower.
- Kristen Bell

Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character;
it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort,
and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the
burdens of self-restraint.
- Lewis H. Lapham

All these boundaries - Africa, Asia,
Malaysia,
America - are set by men.
But you don't have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man -
at the character of a man.
The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower,
or are you a leader?
- Hakeem Olajuwon

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am committed to truth, not consistency.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort.
Full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The best way to find yourself
is to lose yourself
in the service of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If patience is worth anything,
it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last
in the midst of the blackest storm.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
but it is most important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Providence has its appointed hour for everything.
We cannot command results, we can only strive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Where love is, there God is also.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Peace is its own reward.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Where there is love there is life.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment,
full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Even if you are a minority of one,
the truth is the truth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal,
and not in reaching it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

That service is the noblest
which is rendered for its own sake.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Each one has to find his peace from within.
And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We win justice quickest by rendering
justice to the other party.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When restraint and courtesy are added to strength,
the latter becomes irresistible.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You must not lose faith in humanity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause
for which I am prepared to kill.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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