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Gandhi Jayanti Quotes

Mahatma Gandhi, also known as ‘Father of the Nation’, is honored every year on his birth anniversary that falls on October 2nd. It is one of the three officially declared national holidays of India observed across all states and union territories. Mahatma Gandhi, born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was a chief spiritual and political leader in the Freedom Movement for India’s independence from British Rule. He is best known for his words of wisdom on God, life and religion. On the occasion of his birthday, ceremonies are held at his memorial at Raj Ghat in the capital city of New Delhi. Let the spirit of truth and non-violence stand apart today and always. Read through the following lines to know some famous and noteworthy quotations stated by Mahatma Gandhi.

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I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

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Where there is love there is life.

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When I despair. remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall and think of it, always.

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An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

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For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect.

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Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point.

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Man lives freely only by his readiness to die.

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It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

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The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles.

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Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.

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A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

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Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning.

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Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

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Hatred ever kills, love never dies such is the vast difference between the two. What is obtained by love is retained for all time. What is obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred.

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Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.

The test of friendship is assistance in adversity, and that too, unconditional assistance. Co-operation which needs consideration is a commercial contract and not friendship. Conditional co-operation is like adulterated cement which does not bind.

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A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

Whenever I see an erring man, I say to myself I have also erred; when I see a lustful man I say to myself, so was I once; and in this way I feel kinship with everyone in the world and feel that I cannot be happy without the humblest of us being happy.

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Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.

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Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.

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A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.

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You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

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My faith runs so very much faster than my reason that I can challenge the whole world and say, 'God is, was and ever shall be'.

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An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody will see it.

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The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children.

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Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.

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If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.

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I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.

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In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

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I have worshiped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.

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Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.

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It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.

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I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.

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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.

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God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.

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Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.

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Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.

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It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

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I claim no perfection for myself. But I do claim to be a passionate seeker after Truth, which is but another name for God.

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The principle of majority does not work when differences on fundamentals are involved.

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Whatever you do may be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

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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. Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.

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Be the change you want to see in the world.

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Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

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Fear is not a disease of the body; fear kills the soul.

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It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

Poverty is but the worst form of violence.