Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 2 months ago

Explain this quote?

Truth never damages a cause that is just. -Mahatma Gandhi

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  • 2 months ago

    Well i dont know gandhi ji really said this line or not.. but yes truth never damages a cause that is if a person hide truth once but nature or a truth ever in life comes and show to everyone that someone make lie of truth.. if u have seen movie "LINGA"

  • 2 months ago

    Can't say I go with that completely.  Truth has cost me jobs and lost me friends over the many years of my life.  The fact is the truth hurts and most people can't handle that, at all!

  • 2 months ago

    Gahdni no english

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  • 2 months ago

    I think it's one of those over obvious things, said to politicians who think the common folk can't understand certain things. And should have the situations made more palatable.

    That is it's just better to say the whole story as it is and don't mind political factons that may arise. If a segment t of the audience is offended.

    Source(s): The movie Ghandi was one sorce of information about Ghandi's thought process. If the movie was correct in depicting Ghqndi
  • 2 months ago

    It's another way of saying that people who have nothing to hide aren't afraid to hear the truth.

  • 2 months ago

    Just a little soundbite for the adulating masses. It can mean whatever makes you feel good about yourself.

    Gandhi wasn't a great thinker. He was a British agent.

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    To understand it, you first need to understand two of the words in context.

    "Cause" has two common meanings.

    1) a person or thing that gives rise to an action, phenomenon, or condition.

    "the cause of the accident is not clear". source, root, origin, reason, basis, motive

    2) a principle, aim, or movement that, because of a deep commitment, one is prepared to defend or advocate.

    "she devoted her life to the cause of deaf people" Similar: principle, ideal, belief (in), conviction, tenet, charity, purpose, movement

    In this use, it is the second one.

    "Just" is used as an adjective. based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair.

    Truth is reality, accurate, exact, in accordance with facts

    Damage is harm, impairment, weakening

    Reality and facts do not weaken, impair, or harm a principle or belief in that which is moral and righteous.

  • 2 months ago

    The general meaning (in my opinion) is that a just cause should always be truthful. If you could look up a fact and prove that a certain cause is telling lies or has anything to hide, it is not just. A just cause shouldn’t ever have to worry about being exposed or proven wrong because it is the righteous truth. Hope this helps a bit! :)

    • Lapiz Dominoes
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      If only that waz a certain outcome!
      Bob Dylan: `If you`re gonna tell the truth
      you need have one foot on the ztirrup."
      (That iz the firzt time I heard that,and I doubt much haz changed.....

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Why have you asked this question multiple times? Simply google search it and you'll find your answer. Or, search it on Yahoo.

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