Man is the finest creature of Almighty God. Man's life is not static. Ups and down, joys and sorrows, rise and fall, fame and defame, pleasure and pain, profit and loss, love and hate are part of every man's life. These are hard realities of life and from which no one can escape. One must learn to live a harmonious, peaceful and dignified life in all circumstances and for that we need eternal light. The eternal light we get either from religious books or from thoughts, ideas and adventurous life history of great men to inspire our own lives. If we turn the pages of history we will find ample examples of great men of the world who themselves got inspiration from the great men. Inspiration is eternal light and it is necessary for human being. We must understand that one candle can not remove the darkness of a room but darkness of the whole world combined together can not stop the light of even one candle. One candle will lit another candle and a day will come when whole world will be lit. Gandhi inspired himself and became Mahatma. He also inspired millions of people during his lifetime, and is still inspiring people around the whole world. His thoughts are everlasting, time tested and written for common man in a simple language. To make it user friendly, all topics have been arranged in alphabetical order, and moreover at the end of the book all
viii topics have been indexed so that one can search topics and find Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi. The material for this book has been drawn from the Collected Works o f Mahatma Gandhi and other primary sources. This book is an outcome of collaborative efforts of four scholars working at different places since last four years. This book will be very useful for inspiring the young minds to think differently, act differently to bring a positive change in the world. We hope that the objectives with which the book has been compiled will be fulfilled.
Anil Dutta Mishra A.B.S.V. Ranga Rao Thomas Panakal Sohan Raj Tater
A Coward A coward dies without being dead. CWMG 11 424
A Starving Man A starving man, generally, would stand any amount of rough treatment to get a crumb of bread.