Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
Leader of Indian Independence Movement
Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British Indian Empire
New Delhi, Dominion of India
University College London, Alfred High School
Do you know who inspired famous civil rights leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr.? It was a man from a faraway land, who couldn't bear the injustice meted out to those of a darker complexion. He believed that all men were born equal, and the only way such despotism could be tackled was through non-violence; an ideology he liked to call 'ahimsa'. Yes, the man who helped several world leaders and activists muster the courage to bring about change was called Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi was so loved that he was honored with the sobriquet of "The Father of the Nation" by the citizens of India. This visionary who was the avant-gardist of nonviolence fought for all the right reasons liberty, compassion, service and unity. His compassion towards others knew no bounds, extending to strangers and friends alike, regardless of the social and financial status of a person. As an anecdote goes, his shoes fell off his foot one day while boarding a train. Instead of fretting about it, he simply took off the other odd and flung it out of the train, so it fell near the first. Gandhi smiled and said, "The poor man who finds the shoe lying on the track will now have a pair he can use." Need we say more? Go ahead and explore the quotes by this great man, because such sagacious words gain utmost significance when voiced by those who never fail to inspire us.