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Indian freedom fighter, 'Father of Nation'

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is the pioneer of Satyagraha. He is fondly called Mahatma Gandhi and Bapu. Mahatma Gandhi is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation and his birthday is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday in India. October 2 is also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.

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 I worship God as Truth only. I have not yet found Him, but I am seeking after Him. 
— Mahatma Gandhi
 It is impossible for me to reconcile myself to the idea of conversion after the style that goes on in India and elsewhere today. It is an error which is perhaps the greatest impediment to the world's progress toward peace... Why should a Christian want to convert a Hindu to Christianity? Why should he not be satisfied if the Hindu is a good or godly man? 
— Mahatma Gandhi
 If there ever could be a justifiable war in the name of and for humanity, a war against Germany, to prevent the wanton persecution of a whole race, would be completely justified. But I do not believe in any war. A discussion of the pros and cons of such a war is therefore outside my horizon or province. 
— Mahatma Gandhi
 The cry for the national home for the Jews does not make much appeal to me. The sanction for it is sought in the Bible and the tenacity with which the Jews have hankered after return to Palestine. Why should they not, like other peoples of the earth, make that country their home where they are born and where they earn their livelihood? 
— Mahatma Gandhi
 Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and in-human to impose the Jews on the Arabs. 
— Mahatma Gandhi

 Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest. 
— Mahatma Gandhi
 I do not want to see the allies defeated. But I do not consider Hitler to be as bad as he is depicted. He is showing an ability that is amazing and seems to be gaining his victories without much bloodshed. Englishmen are showing the strength that Empire builders must have. I expect them to rise much higher than they seem to be doing. 
— Mahatma Gandhi
 I appeal for cessation of hostilities ... because war is bad in essence. You want to kill Nazism. Your soldiers are doing the same work of destruction as the Germans. The only difference is that perhaps yours are not as thorough as the Germans ... I venture to present you with a nobler and a braver way, worthy of the bravest soldiers. I want you to fight Nazism without arms or ... with non-violent arms. I would like you to lay down the arms you have as being useless for saving you or humanity. You will invite Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini to take what they want of the countries you call your possessions. Let them take possession of your beautiful island, with your many beautiful buildings. You will give all these but neither your souls, nor your minds. If these gentlemen choose to occupy your homes, you will vacate them. If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourself, man, woman and child, to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance to them ... I am telling His Excellency the Viceroy that my services are at the disposal of His Majesty's Government, should they consider them of any practical use in advancing the object of my appeal. 
— Mahatma Gandhi
 The ideally non-violent state will be an ordered anarchy. That State is the best governed which is governed the least. 
— Mahatma Gandhi
 Religions are different roads converging to the same point. What does it matter that we take different road, so long as we reach the same goal. Wherein is the cause for quarrelling? 
— Mahatma Gandhi

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