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Gandhi has asked that the British Government should
by Stafford Cripps

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

Productive power is the foundation of a country's economic strength.
- Stafford Cripps

Violent statements and threats cannot provide a solution to the problem.
They can only exacerbate feeling and make a clash of forces inevitable.
- Stafford Cripps

Reasoned arguments and suggestions which make allowance
for the full difficulties of the state of war that exists may help,
and will always be listened to with respect and sympathy.
- Stafford Cripps

 

India has indeed a great and free future before her,
in which she can make her special contribution to the well-being of mankind.
The first and indispensable part of that contribution
is to work with the United Nations for the defeat of
fascism and of brutal aggression.
- 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

Apart altogether from our own vital interests,
we cannot and must not desert those other nations who
have already gone through so much tragedy and suffering
to defeat the evil designs of the Axis powers.
- Stafford Cripps

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Many hard comments have been made on my efforts in
India from the side of the Congress party,
yet I feel content in the deep conviction that the
offer I traveled 22,000 miles to discuss with Indian
leaders was a real contribution to a solution of our differences.
- Stafford Cripps

No one will expect the British Government or the Government
of India to give way to threats of violence,
disorder and chaos; and, indeed, representatives of
large sections of Indian opinion have expressly warned
us that we must not do so.
- Stafford Cripps

We have pledged ourselves, and of this the United Nations
of the world are witness,
to give the fullest opportunity for attainment of self-government
by India as soon as hostilities are over.
I repeat that that is beyond doubt.
- Stafford Cripps

It is not yet too late for the Indian people to decide on rapid,
ordered progress.
I can assure them that the British people are as determined
upon self-government for India as they are themselves.
- Stafford Cripps

We ask the great masses of India to be patient a short time longer,
while the cause of freedom is being fought out,
not because we want to delay, but because the hard
facts of war make a complete change impossible at the moment.
- Stafford Cripps

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

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

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

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

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation
also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Action expresses priorities.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is a higher court than courts of justice
and that is the court of conscience.
It supersedes all other courts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

When restraint and courtesy are added to strength,
the latter becomes irresistible.
- 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

I am committed to truth, not consistency.
- 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

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

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- 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 and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart,
cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- 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

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

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love;
it is the prerogative of the brave.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- 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


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