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Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Leader of Indian Independence Movement
Born On
1869-10-02
Died On
1948-01-30
Birth Place
Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British Indian Empire
Death Place
New Delhi, Dominion of India
Birth Sign
libra
Father
Karamchand Gandhi
Mother
Putlibai Gandhi
Spouse
Kasturba Gandhi
Nationality
Indian
Education
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.

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

Mahatma Gandhi

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Mahatma Gandhi

Where there is love there is life.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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'.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.

Mahatma Gandhi

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

Mahatma Gandhi

God has no religion.

Mahatma Gandhi

An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.

Mahatma Gandhi

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

Mahatma Gandhi

Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.

Mahatma Gandhi

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi