Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience Quotes.

1. "Gandhi’s most decisive influence on his opponents was more indirect than direct."
- Mark Shepard, Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience

2. "Satyagraha was instead an instrument of unity."
- Mark Shepard, Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience

3. "Maybe the most amazing thing about Gandhi’s nonviolent revolution is, not that the British left, but that they left as friends, and that Britain and India became partners in the British Commonwealth."
- Mark Shepard, Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience

4. "When Satyagraha worked, both sides won."
- Mark Shepard, Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience

5. "All my actions have their source in my inalienable love of humankind."
- Mark Shepard, Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience

6. "Gandhi was not talking about defeating or overthrowing anyone. Satyagraha—Gandhi’s nonviolent action—was not a way for one group to seize what it wanted from another. It was not a weapon of class struggle, or of any other kind of division. Satyagraha was instead an instrument of unity. It was a way to remove injustice and restore social harmony, to the benefit of both sides."
- Mark Shepard, Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience

7. "You see, love for the victim demanded struggle, while love for the opponent ruled out doing harm. But in fact, love for the opponent likewise demanded struggle. Why? Because by hurting others, the oppressor also hurts himself. Of course, the oppressor isn’t likely to be aware of that. He may be thoroughly enjoying his power and wealth. But beneath all that, his injustice is cutting him off from his fellow humans and from his own deeper self. And when that happens, his spirit can only wither and deform. Now, that’s not obvious, and if you don’t believe it, I don’t know any way I might convince you. But if that does pass through your filter, you may be well on your way to understanding Gandhi."
- Mark Shepard, Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience

8. "Each of us too sees the world through our own filter—a filter made up of our assumptions, our motivations, and the categories we use to sort out and organize our experience. This filter determines how we see the world. When we come across something that doesn’t match our assumptions, motivations, and categories, our filter blocks it out. It’s not that we choose to reject it. Consciously, we don’t even perceive it. Or else we perceive it in a partial, distorted form. It"
- Mark Shepard, Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience

10. "Gandhi called his overall method of nonviolent action Satyagraha. This translates roughly as Truth-force."
- Mark Shepard, Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience

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