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The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

by Edited by Homer A. Jack - £8.99  Dover Publications (2005)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780486439921 | ISBN 10: 0486439925

"I have been convinced more than ever that human nature is much the same, no matter under what clime it flourishes, and that if you approached people with trust and affection you would have ten-fold trust and thousand-fold affection returned to you." So wrote India's political and spiritual leader, Mohandas Gandhi, whose life and career stand as testimonials to his doctrine of goodwill. Gandhi's nonviolent campaign of civil disobedience in the Indian struggle for independence influenced activists around the world and served as an inspiration for the leadership of Martin Luther Ling, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and countless others.
A voluminous writer on an almost infinite variety of subjects, Gandhi exercised a disciplined stylistic simplicity that endows his thoughts with an exceptional clarity. This selection of brief and incisive quotations from his vast body of work was assembled by social activist Homer A. Jack, who helped introduce a generation of Americans to the father of nonviolence.
Classified with skill and sensitivity, the topics range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to the family, education, culture, Indian problems, and Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha (group nonviolent direct action).
An excellent introduction to an enormously influential historical figure, this book also offers a wealth of thought-provoking reading to those already familiar with Gandhian philosophy.

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