Be inspired and moved by these famous Mahatma Gandhi quotes.
Mahatma Gandhi is one of the worlds’ most inspirational figures. He was a fearless advocate of people’s dignity and rights and was very vocal on promoting non-violent principles. Known as the “father of the nation”, Mahatma Gandhi campaigned strongly for Indian independence. However, shortly after Indian independence, he was assassinated in January 30 1948.
India commemorates October 2, Gandhi’s date of birth, as Gandhi Jayanti as a holiday. Worldwide, it is celebrated as the International Day of Nonviolence.
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Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.
Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
Self-respect knows no considerations.
Where there is love there is life.
The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.
Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Man’s nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
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I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
I am in the world feeling my way to light ‘amid the encircling gloom.’
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Non-violence is the article of faith.
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A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man’s happiness really lies in contentment.
It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?
Action expresses priorities.
The good man is the friend of all living things.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.
Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.
Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
Man is supposed to be the maker of his destiny. It is only partly true. He can make his destiny, only in so far as he is allowed by the Great Power.
We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Where love is, there God is also.
There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good.
It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough in me to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.
All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.
Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
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