“My work will be finished if I succeed in carrying conviction to the human family that every man or woman, however weak in body, is the guardian of his or her self-respect and liberty. This defense avails though the whole world may be against the individual resister.”

(Statement made August 5, 1944, on the second anniversary of the “Quit India” movement in D.G. Tendulkar, Mahatma, Volume VI, p 336.)