Influenced primarily by Hinduism , but also by elements of Jainism and Christianity as well as writers including [[Tolstoy and Thoreau , Gandhi developed the satyagraha ('devotion to truth '), a new non-violent way to redress wrongs.
Lives of great men all remind us greatness takes no easy way. All the heroes of tomorrow are the heretics of today . Socrates and Galileo , John Brown, Thoreau , Christ , and Debs Heard the night cry down with traitors, and the dawn shout "Up the reds!"yip harburg
The strongest natures, when they are influenced, submit the most unreservedly: it is perhaps a sign of their strength. But that Thoreau lost any of his own force in the process, or took on permanently any colours not natural to himself the readers of his books will certainly deny. The Transcendentalist movement, like most movements of vigour, represented the effort of one or two remarkable people to shake off the old clothes which had become uncomfortable to them and fit themselves more closely to what now appeared to them to be the realities.virginia woolf
That virtue we appreciate is as much ours as anothers. We see so much only as we possess. ~ Henry David Thoreau
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.Henry David Thoreau
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.Henry David Thoreau