Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) promoted peace in his lifetime and here are a few of his quotes. How we could do with inspirational leaders like this in 2007.
'I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.'
'What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.'
'You must be the change you wish to see in the world'
'It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.'
'Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.'
'The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.'
'The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.'