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[mov-quote] Gandhi (1982)

Quoting from Gandhi Movie:

Gandhi: Doesn’t the New Testament say, “If your enemy strikes you on the right cheek, offer him the left”?
Charlie: I think perhaps the phrase was used metaphorically . . . I don’t think our Lord meant –
Gandhi: I’m not so certain. I have thought about it a great deal. I suspect he meant you must show courage – be willing to take a blow – several blows – to show you will not strike back – nor will you be turned aside . . . And when you do that it calls upon something in human nature – something that makes his hate for you diminish and his respect increase. I think Christ grasped that and I – I have seen it work

Gandhi: I have asked you here tonight because despite all their troops and police, I think there is a way to defeat this law. Whatever they do to us we will attack no one, kill no one . . . But we will not give our fingerprints – not one of us. They will imprison us, they will fine us. They will seize our possessions. But they cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.

Gandhi: I am asking you to fight – ! To fight against their anger – not to provoke it! I am. I am convinced the holy men are right. When you give up, you gain. The simpler your life the better.
We will not strike a blow – but we will receive them. And through our pain we will make them see their injustice and it will hurt, as all fighting hurts!. . . But we cannot lose. We cannot. Because they may torture my body, may break my bones, even kill me . . . They will then have my dead body – not my obedience.

Gandhi: An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

Gandhi: When I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it: — always.

Gandhi: I have a friend who keeps telling me how much it costs him to keep me in poverty. But I know happiness does not come with things – even twentieth century things. It can come from work, and pride in what you do.

Gandhi: I expect you to show as much patience as I am now. Every enemy is a human being – even the worst of them. And he believes he is right and you are a beast. And if you beat him over the head you will only convince him. But you suffer, to show him that he is wrong, your sacrifice creates an atmosphere of understanding – if not with him, then in the hearts of the rest of the community on whom he depends. If you are right, you will win – after much pain. If you are wrong, well, then, only you will suffer the blows.

Gandhi: Because forgiveness is the gift of the brave.

This is the movie about the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

One comment

  • September 23, 2006 - 2:19 am | Permalink

    hehe… thx for the reminder

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