Sunday, February 5, 2012

Quote of the Day - Sunday Digest 12-3

I have been posting quotes daily on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, ever since I joined those social media network sites. They have always been popular with my online friends. I have decided to put together last seven days' quotes in a weekly Digest, and publish on Creative Blog for GoldenTwine Informatics every Sunday so that you can benefit from reading them at one place if you missed out on various social media networks.

Last Monday was the 64th Martyrs Day Anniversary. Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist who felt Gandhi was sympathetic to the Muslims. January 30, hence is observed as Martyrs' Day in India. So I dedicated last week's quotes to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi by publishing selected opinions and tributes of eminent personalities on Gandhi.

Please read my article published on official GoldenTwine Blog:
Martyrs’ Day of India
Homage to Mahatma Gandhi on 64th martyrs' day anniversary

Quote of the Day (Sunday Digest Volume 3)

If I am to die by the bullet of a mad man, I must do so smiling. There must be no anger within me. God must be in my heart and on my lips.
- On January 28, 1948, two days prior to his assassination.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 - January 30, 1948)
was the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement.
I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time…We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil.
- Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955)
was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time.
If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought, and acted, inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony…Gandhi resisted evil with as much vigor and power as the violent resister, but he resisted with love instead of hate. True pacifism is not unrealistic submission to evil power. It is rather a courageous confirmation of evil by the power of love.
- Martin Luther King (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968)
was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Mahatma Gandhi came and stood at the door of India’s destitute millions, clad as one of themselves, speaking to them in their own language…who else has so unreservedly accepted the vast masses of the Indian people as his flesh and blood…Truth awakened Truth.
- Rabindranath Tagore (May 7, 1861 - August 7, 1941)
was a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature and music. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European Nobel laureate by earning the 1913 Prize in Literature.
His life has inspired me ever since I was a small boy. Ahimsa or nonviolence is the powerful idea that Mahatma Gandhi made familiar throughout the world. But nonviolence does not mean the absence of violence. It is something more positive, more meaningful than that, for it depends wholly on the power of truth.
- 14th Dalai Lama (religious name: Tenzin Gyatso, born July 6, 1935)
is the 14th and current Dalai Lama. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet.
Mahatma Gandhi will always be remembered as long as free men and those who love freedom and justice live.
- Haile Selassie I (July 23, 1892 - August 27, 1975)
was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974.
He was right, he knew he was right, we all knew he was right. The man who killed him knew he was right. However long the follies of the violent continue, they but prove that Gandhi was right. 'Resist to the very end', he said, 'but without violence'. Of violence the world is sick. Oh, India, dare to be worthy of your Gandhi.
- Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 - March 6, 1973)
also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an American writer who spent most of her time until 1934 in China. She became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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