Gandhi an autobiography

is an excellent book (isbn 978-0-141-03273-3). As usual I'm going to quote from a few pages:
All his life he held to two fundamental principles, a belief in Ahimsa, or non-violence, and the concept of Satya, or truth; as he said: 'My uniform experience has convinced me that there is no other God than Truth.'
Renunciation of objects, without the renunciation of desires, is short-lived, however hard you may try.
Jealousy does not wait for reasons.
I had been advised to collect certificates of my having abstained from meat, and I asked the English friend to give me one. He gladly gave it and I treasured it for some time. But when I saw later that one could get such a certificate in spite of being a meat-eater, it lost all its charm for me.
Experience has taught me that silence is part of the spiritual discipline of a votary of truth.
Great men never look at a person's exterior. They think of his heart.
Rest assured it takes no unusual skill to be an ordinary lawyer. Common honesty and industry are enough to enable him to make a living. All cases are not complicated.
I scrupulously avoided hurting their feelings.
It went against the grain with me to do a thing in secret that I would not do in public.
The heart's earnest and pure desire is always fulfilled.
Service can have no meaning unless one takes pleasure in it.

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