To fill the hour—that is happiness.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mohandas K. Gandhi
- Whenever 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.
- An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me, then they will have my dead body. NOT MY OBEDIENCE!
- We think it is time that you recognized that you are masters in someone else's home. Despite the best intentions of the best of you, you must, in the nature of things, humiliate us to control us. General Dyer is but an extreme example of the principle... it is time you left.
- I am a Muslim and a Hindu and a Christian and a Jew and so are all of you.
- The function of a civil resistance is to provoke response and we will continue to provoke until they respond or change the law. They are not in control; we are.
- If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
- Oh God.
- Lord Irwin, Viceroy: Mr. Gandhi will find that it takes a great deal more than a pinch of salt to bring down the British Empire.
- Edward R. Murrow: [at Gandhi's funeral] The object of this massive tribute died as he had always lived - a private man without wealth, without property, without official title or office. Mahatma Gandhi was not a commander of great armies nor ruler of vast lands. He could boast no scientific achievements or artistic gift. Yet men, governments and dignitaries from all over the world have joined hands today to pay homage to this little brown man in the loincloth who led his country to freedom. Pope Pius, the Archbishop of Canterbury, President Truman, Chiang Kai-shek, The Foreign Minister of Russia, the President of France... are among the millions here and abroad who have lamented his passing. In the words of General George C. Marshall, the American Secretary of State, "Mahatma Gandhi had become the spokesman for the conscience of mankind, a man who made humility and simple truth more powerful than empires." And Albert Einstein added, "Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth."
- Nehru: Bapuji, the whole country is moving.
- Gandhi: Yes. but in what direction?
- Nahari: I'm going to Hell! I killed a child! I smashed his head against a wall.
- Gandhi: Why?
- Nahari: Because they killed my son! The Muslims killed my son!
- Gandhi: I know a way out of Hell. Find a child, a child whose mother and father was killed and raise him as your own. Only be sure that he is a Muslim and that you raise him as one.
- Kinnoch: With respect, Mr. Gandhi, without British administration, this country would be reduced to chaos.
- Gandhi: Mr. Kinnoch, I beg you to accept that there is no people on Earth who would not prefer their own bad government to the good government of an alien power.
- Brigadier: My dear sir! India is British. We're hardly an alien power!
- Vince Walker: I met him once.
- Collins: You mean Gandhi?
- Vince Walker: Yeah, in South Africa, a long time ago. I wonder if he'll recognize me.
- Collins: What was he like?
- Vince Walker: He had a full head of hair then. We were a bit like college students, trying to figure everything out.
- Collins: Well, he must have found some of the answers!
- Gandhi: You're a temptress.
- Margaret Bourke-White: Just an admirer!
- Gandhi: Nothing is more dangerous, especially for an old man.
- Colonel: [moments before the Amritsar Massacre] Should we issue a warning, sir?
- Gen. Dyer: They've had their warning. No meetings. [pause] Fire!
- Vince Walker: You're an ambitious man, Mr. Gandhi.
- Gandhi: I hope not.
- Gandhi: [in South Africa] You mean you can appoint Mr. Baker as your attorney but you can't walk down the street with him?
- Kahn: Well, I can, but I risk being kicked into the gutter by someone less holy than Mr. Baker.
- His Triumph Changed The World Forever.
- The Man of the Century. The Motion Picture of a Lifetime.
- A WORLD EVENT It took one remarkable man to defeat the British Empire and free a nation of 350 million people. His goal was freedom for India. His strategy was peace. His weapon was his humanity.
- Ben Kingsley - Mohandas K. Gandhi
- Candice Bergen - Margaret Bourke-White
- Edward Fox - Gen. Reginald Dyer
- John Gielgud - Lord Irwin
- Trevor Howard - Judge Broomfield
- John Mills - Lord Chelmsford
- Martin Sheen - Vince Walker
- Ian Charleson - Rev. Charlie Andrews
- Athol Fugard - Gen. Jan Christiaan Smuts
- Günther Maria Halmer - Dr. Herman Kallenbach )
- Saeed Jaffrey - Sardar Patel
- Geraldine James - Mirabehn
- Alyque Padamsee - Mohammed Ali Jinnah
- Amrish Puri - Kahn