"You cannot put off real work for amusement. Therefore you should be always ready, as they are for bombs in Europe." (1938)
(Regarding the Segaon Villagers) "We have to teach these people; the way to teach is to help." (October, 1939)
"Only there is no question of punishment when the defaulter himself invites penalty. Penalty then becomes penance."
[These two Silence-day notes belong to the last days in Delhi.
The first one was scribbled down by Bapu at the end of one of those terrific days when he had been working from morning up to about 10 o'clock at night. I had put in front of him some article for Harijan which had to be posted by Air Mail the next day.
The second one refers to some suggestion I had made to Bapu that I should go and see the military authorities regarding the situation then prevailing. Unfortunately I do not remember the details.]