The stiffer the opponent the more should our affection go out to him. That is the significance of Satyagraha.

If we have to fight, we must fight clean. Such a fight must await an appropriate time and conditions and you must be watchful in choosing your ground. To fight against refugees is no fight at all. No laws of humanity or war among honourable men permit the murder of people who have sought shelter and protection.

......While the Press must have full freedom to express their ideas, it must realize its own responsibilities. Freedom has its obligations.

In this country which won the freedom only is impossible to make progress unless we first restore order. On the top of it came partition which made our task difficult.

.....The first requirement in the country was external and internal security. You cannot have any plan unless there is security.

Yours (Police) is the responsibility to maintain the prestige of the Government and protect the honour of the citizens. It is not enough if you only detect crime and bring offenders to book. You must also try to win the affection of the people.... A police officer or policeman who loses his head in handling a situation is not fit to be a member of the police force.

We must review the extent of the action taken, the success or failure achieved....for ensuring final and complete annihilation of those subversive forces.

In India....subversive association known as the Communist Party we have, by our vigilance and the effective counter-measures taken from time to time succeeded in strictly localizing these activities....

It is the duty of every person to develop national language or do such a service that all over India it is accepted without any hesitation or reservation. The expanse of Hindi should be as wide as ocean, in which all the languages of India take its own proper place. National language is not of any province, or of any community.

There is nothing to be gained from the loyalty of a cowardly and cringing public.... The brave man, who has inspired this fight however, is capable of converting the cowardly into the bravest of persons.

There are some young men who believe that in this country there should be Hindu Raj and that Hindu culture alone has a place in India. Gandhiji was fighting against that mad idea....he said our salvation depended on unity.

For the first time we have got adult franchise and unless the people exercise or are able to exercise their franchise in a proper intelligent manner, the working of the democracy would be difficult and we stand to lose a great deal.