451 Inspiring Mahatma Gandhi Quotes for Inspiration

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist.

He led the victorious fight for India’s independence from British rule via peaceful resistance, which inspired civil rights and freedom movements throughout the world.


Here are the best quotes from Mahatma Gandhi on Truth, Leadership, and Courage.

Best Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Truth, Courage, Life & Peace

1. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

2. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

3. “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

4. “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

5. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

6. “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).

7. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

8. “The future depends on what you do today.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

9. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

10. “You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

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11. “Individual liberty is allowed to man only to a certain extent. He cannot forget that he is a social being and his individual liberty has to be curtailed at every step.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

12. “The concepts of truth may differ. But all admit and respect truth. That truth I call God. For sometimes I was saying, “God is Truth,” but that did not satisfy me. So now I say, “Truth is God.”” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

13. “Seeing God face to face is to feel that He is enthroned in our hearts even as a child feels a mother’s affection without needing any demonstration.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

14. “To conceal ignorance is to increase it. An honest confession of it, however, gives ground for the hope that it will diminish some day or the other.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

15. “Through Khadi we teach the people the art of civil obedience to an institution which they have built up for themselves.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

16. “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

17. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

18. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

19. “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

20. “In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

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21. “If you want to change the world, start with yourself.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

22. “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

23. “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

24. “Hate the sin, love the sinner.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

25. “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

26. “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

27. “Live simply so that others may simply live.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

28. “There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

29. “Speak only if it improves upon the silence.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

30. “Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

31. “Truth never damages a cause that is just.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

32. “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.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

33. “To lose patience is to lose the battle.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

34. “If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

35. “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

36. “God has no religion.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

37. “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

38. “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).

39. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

40. “Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle and a victory.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

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41. “When the ego dies, the soul awakes.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

42. “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

43. “The path is the goal.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

44. “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

45. “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

46. “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

47. “Seven Deadly Sins Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Science without humanity Knowledge without character Politics without principle Commerce without morality Worship without sacrifice.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

48. “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

49. “Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

50. “A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

51. “Education is the basic tool for the development of consciousness and the reconstitution of society.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

52. “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).

53. “The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust. The world crushes the dust under its feet, but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even the dust could crush him. Only then, and not till then, will he have a glimpse of truth.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

54. “I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

55. “I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

56. “A small group of determined and like-minded people can change the course of history.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

57. “If you don’t ask, you don’t get it.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

58. “The English language is so elastic that you can find another word to say the same thing.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

Popular Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

59. “I do not regard flesh-food as necessary for us at any stage and under any clime in which it is possible for human beings ordinarily to live, I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

60. “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

61. “All good thoughts and ideas mean nothing without action.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

62. “Continue to grow and evolve.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

63. “Patience means self-suffering.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

64. “Wherever you are you will always be in my heart.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

65. “Speed is irrelevant if you are going in the wrong direction.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

66. “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

67. “I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

68. “Live every day like it is your last and learn everyday like you will live forever.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

69. “Find purpose. The means will follow.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

70. “There’s no God higher than truth.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

71. “There is no such thing as ‘too insane’ unless others turn up dead due to your actions.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

72. “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

73. “When the panchayat raj is established, public opinion will do what violence can never do.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

74. “Tolerance is the only thing that will enable persons belonging to different religions to live as good neighbours and friends.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

75. “What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

76. “Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

77. “Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

78. “Behaviour is the mirror in which we can display our image.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

79. “A correct diagnosis is three-fourths the remedy.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

Top Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

80. “The Bhagavad-Gita calls on humanity to dedicate body, mind and soul to pure duty and not to become mental voluptuaries at the mercy of random desires and undisciplined impulses.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

81. “The day a woman can walk freely on the roads at night, that day we can say that India has achieved independence.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

82. “A burning passion coupled with absolute detachment is the key to all success.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

83. “Nothing is impossible for pure love.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

84. “Hesitating to act because the whole vision might not be achieved, or because others do not yet share it, is an attitude that only hinders progress.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

85. “Adversity is the mother of progress.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

86. “Sanitation is more important than Independence.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

87. “We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

88. “Be congruent, be authentic, be your true self.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

89. “The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

90. “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

91. “If you worry about yesterday’s failures, then today’s successes will be few. The future depends on what we do in the present.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

92. “Keep my word positive. Words become my behaviors. Keep my behaviors positive. Behaviors become my habits. Keep my habits positive. Habits become my values. Keep my values positive. Values become my destiny.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

93. “By education, I mean an all-round drawing of the best in child and man in body, mind and spirit.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

94. “Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

95. “I saw that bad handwriting should be regarded as a sign of an imperfect education.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

96. “You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

97. “If you do what you enjoy doing you’ll never have to work hard.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

98. “I am a Hindu because it is Hinduism which makes the world worth living. I am a Hindu hence I Love not only human beings, but all living beings.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

99. “Truth is my religion and ahimsa is the only way of its realization.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

100. “Mass illiteracy is India’s sin and shame and must be liquidated.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

101. “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

Meaningful Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

102. “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

103. “Poverty is the worst form of violence.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

104. “They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

105. “You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

106. “I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

107. “A thousand candles can be lighted from the flame of one candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness can be spread without diminishing that of yourself.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

108. “Truth is one, paths are many.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

109. “I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

110. “A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

111. “Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

112. “A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

113. “There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

114. “Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

115. “The future of India lies in its villages.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

116. “I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

117. “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 than the one derived from fear of punishment.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

118. “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

119. “There is a force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

120. “Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

121. “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

122. “Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

123. “In the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth, truth persists, in the midst of darkness light persists.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

Insightful Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

124. “Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

125. “Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

126. “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

127. “My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

128. “I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

129. “If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

130. “It is easier to build a boy than to mend a man.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

131. “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.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

132. “They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me. Then they will have my dead body, but not my obedience.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

133. “There is no ‘way to peace,’ there is only ’peace’.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

134. “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

135. “It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

136. “Nothing is so aggravating as calmness.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

137. “Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

138. “What barrier is there that love cannot break?” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

139. “Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

140. “The expert knows more and more about less and less until he knows everything about nothing.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

141. “Be truthful, gentle, and fearless.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

142. “Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

143. “Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or loneliness. It consists in daring to do the right thing and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political or other. It consists in deeds not words.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

144. “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.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

145. “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).

146. “To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

147. “Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

148. “Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

149. “Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

150. “I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before anyone even at the cost of your life.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

151. “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

152. “True beauty lies in purity of the heart.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

153. “Start changing yourself if you want to change the life around you.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

154. “The sole aim of journalism should be service.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

155. “No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

156. “Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

157. “The only tyrant I accept in this world is the ‘still small voice’ within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

158. “In the midst of darkness, light persists.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

159. “The world is big enough to satisfy everyones needs, but will always be too small to satisfy everyones greed.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

160. “It’s not too late at all. You just don’t yet know what you are capable of.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

161. “To a pure heart all hearts are pure.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

162. “Hindu Dharma is like a boundless ocean teeming with priceless gems. The deeper you dive the more treasures you find.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

163. “No two leaves were alike, and yet there is no antagonism between them or between the branches on which they grow.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

164. “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

165. “There is enough for the need of everyone in this world, but not for the greed of everyone.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

166. “If untouchability lives, humanity must die.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

167. “A plea for the spinning wheel is a plea for recognizing the dignity of labour.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

168. “Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world; but to change ourselves.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

169. “God alone knows absolute Truth.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

170. “Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

171. “Meditation is waiting on God.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

172. “Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them a desire, a dream, a vision.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

173. “Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

174. “Freedom and slavery are mental states.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

175. “Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt. And a citizen who barters with such a state shares in its corruption and lawlessness.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

176. “The earth, the air, the land and the water are not an inheritance from our forefathers but on loan from our children. So we have to handover to them at least as it was handed over to us.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

177. “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

178. “Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

179. “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

180. “Fear is not a disease of the body; fear kills the soul.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

181. “The best politics is right action.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

182. “Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

183. “Man’s happiness really lies in contentment.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

184. “Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

185. “I am a Christian and a Hindu and a Muslim and a Jew.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

186. “Man is the maker of his own destiny, and I therefore ask you to become makers of your own destiny.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

187. “Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

188. “Let us work together for unity and love.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

189. “There are Seven Deadly Social Sins: Politics without principle. Wealth without work. Commerce without morality. Pleasure without conscience. Education without character. Science without humility. Worship without sacrifice.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

190. “There are two days in the year that we can not do anything, yesterday and tomorrow.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

191. “Ahimsa is the height of Kshatriya dharma as it represents the climax of fearlessness.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

192. “Simplicity is the essence of universality.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

193. “Freedom of the press is a precious privilege that no country can forego.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

194. “The law of love knows no bounds of space or time.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

195. “Faith is like the Himalaya mountains which cannot possibly change.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

196. “Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

197. “It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

198. “Literacy in itself is no education.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

199. “The goal ever recedes from us. The greater the progress the greater the recognition of our unworthiness. Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

200. “Compassion is a muscle that gets stronger with use.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

201. “Think for tomorrow but act for today.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

202. “I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the culture of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

203. “Any young man, who makes dowry a condition to marriage, discredits his education and his country and dishonours womanhood.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

204. “Everyone wants to be strong and self-sufficient, but few are willing to put in the work necessary to achieve worthy goals.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

205. “Even if the whole of India, ranged on one side, were to declare that Hindu-Muslim unity is impossible, I will declare that it is perfectly possible.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

206. “Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

207. “Self-respect knows no considerations.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

208. “Love is the humblest yet the most powerful force that the human being has.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

209. “Full effort is full victory.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

210. “The way of peace is the way of truth. Truthfulness is even more important than peacefulness.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

211. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

212. “Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

213. “My fight against untouchability is a fight against the impure in humanity.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

214. “The khadi spirit means also an infinite patience.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

215. “Take care of this moment.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

216. “Swadeshi is the only doctrine consistent with the law of humanity and love.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

217. “Friendship that insists upon agreement on all matters is not worth the name. Friendship to be real must ever sustain the weight of honest differences, however sharp they be.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

218. “Change yourself – you are in control.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

219. “The only devils in the world are those running around in our own hearts – that is where the battle should be fought.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

220. “I am a proud staunch Sanatani Hindu.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

221. “Means are ends in the making.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

222. “When you surrender completely to God, as the only truth worth having, you find yourself in service of all that exists. It becomes your joy and recreation. You never tire of serving others.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

223. “Terrorism and deception are weapons not of the strong, but of the weak.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

224. “The test of friendship is assistance in adversity, and that, too, unconditional assistance.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

225. “India’s way is not Europe’s. India is not Calcutta and Bombay. India lives in her seven hundred thousand villages.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

226. “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).

227. “The need of the moment is not one religion, but mutual respect and tolerance of the devotees of the different religions.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

228. “My religion teaches me to love all equally.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

229. “The greater the realization of truth and ahimsa, the greater the illumination.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

230. “We often confuse spiritual knowledge with spiritual attainment. Spirituality is not a matter of knowing scriptures and engaging in philosophical discussions. It is a matter of heart culture, of unmeasurable strength.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

231. “Peace is its own reward.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

232. “The khadi spirit means fellow-feeling with every human being on earth.”~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

233. “True education is that which proves useful in life and makes you industrious.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

234. “Selfless action is a source of strength.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

235. “There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

236. “May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

237. “When you make yourself into zero, your power becomes invincible.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

238. “It took Britain half the resources of the planet to achieve its prosperity; how many planets will a country like India require?” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

239. “Urbanization in India is a slow but sure death for her villages and villagers.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

240. “In the true democracy, every man and woman is taught to think for himself or herself.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

241. “There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

242. “One man cannot do right in one department of life whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

243. “My nationalism is as broad as my swadeshi, I want India’s rise so that the whole world may benefit.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

244. “The object of basic education is the physical, intellectual and moral development of children through the medium of handicraft.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

245. “The Charkha is the symbol of nonviolence on which all life, if it is to be real life, must be based.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

246. “The true source of rights is duty.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

247. “My idea of village SWARAJ is that is a complete republic, independent of its neighbors for its own vital wants, and yet interdependent for many others which dependence is a necessity.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

248. “Outward Peace is useless without inner Peace.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

249. “The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

250. “Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

251. “A life without vows is like a ship without an anchor or like an edifice that is built on sand instead of a solid rock.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

252. “Indian nationalism is not exclusive, nor aggressive, nor destructive.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

253. “Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

254. “Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

255. “Live like Jesus did, and the world will listen.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

256. “Learn as if you will live forever.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

257. “The music of the spinning wheel will be as balm to your soul.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

258. “Homeopathy cures a larger percentage of cases than any other form of treatment and is beyond doubt safer and more economical.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

259. “Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

260. “Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

261. “Violent nationalism, otherwise known as imperialism, is a curse.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

262. “It is beneath human dignity to lose one’s individuality and become a mere cog in the machine.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

263. “Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

264. “Fear of disease killed more men than the disease itself.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

Life Changing Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

265. “To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

266. “Do not judge others. Be your own judge and you will be truly happy. If you will try to judge others, you are likely to burn your fingers.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

267. “The measure of a country’s greatness should be based on how well it cares for its most vulnerable populations.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

268. “There are unjust laws as there are unjust men.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

269. “Passive resistance is a method of securing rights by personal suffering; it is the reverse of resistance by arms.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

270. “To a man with an empty stomach food is God.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

271. “I do not want my house to be rounded by walls and my windows to be closed to other cultures. I wish to become familiar with the culture of lands as much as possible but I will not permit them to affect me or shake me from my own status.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

272. “Truth, purity, self-control, firmness, fearlessness, humility, unity, peace, and renunciation – these are the inherent qualities of a civil resister.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

273. “In nature, there is a fundamental unity running through all the diversity we see about us. Religions are given to mankind so as to accelerate the process of realisation of fundamental unity.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

274. “Untouchability is a hydra-headed monster.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

275. “When faced with a choice between violence and cowardice, always choose violence.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

276. “Ahimsa is an attribute of the brave. Cowardice and ahimsa don’t go together any more that water and fire.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

277. “The press is called the Fourth Estate. It is definitely a power, but, to misuse that power is criminal.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

278. “Persistent questioning and healthy inquisitiveness are the first requisite for acquiring learning of any kind.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

279. “Ahimsa is the strongest force known.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

280. “Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

281. “Hindu-Muslim unity, khaddar and removal of untouchability are to me the foundation of Swaraj.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

282. “My commitment is to truth not consistency.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

283. “Religion is one tree with many branches. As branches, you may say, religions are many, but as a tree, religion is only one.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

284. “I understand democracy as something that gives the weak the same chance as the strong.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

285. “I learnt from Hussein how to achieve victory while being oppressed.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

286. “Distinguish between real needs and artificial wants and control the latter.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

287. “Shraddha means self-confidence and self-confidence means faith in God.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

288. “It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

289. “Literacy is not the end of education nor even the beginning.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

290. “All crime is a kind of disease and should be treated as such.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

291. “Imperialism is a negation of God. It does ungodly acts in the name of God.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

292. “Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

293. “Truth and nonviolence are as old as the hills.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

294. “I believe in absolute oneness of God and therefore also of humanity.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

295. “Everything we do is futile, but we must do it anyway.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

296. “That economics is untrue which ignores or disregards moral values.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

297. “If I had to face only the Sermon on the Mount and my own interpretation of it, I should not hesitate to say, ‘O yes, I am a Christian.’” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

298. “Purity of life is the highest and truest art.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

299. “Generosity consists not the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

300. “Sacrifice that causes pain is no sacrifice at all. True sacrifice is joy-giving and uplifting.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

301. “The secret of a happy life lies in renunciation. Renunciation is life.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

302. “Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians – you are not like him.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

303. “Hatred can be overcome only by love.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

304. “Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

305. “Democracy disciplined and enlightened is the finest thing in the world. A democracy prejudiced, ignorant, superstitious, will land itself in chaos and maybe self-destroyed.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

306. “He who does not see God in the next person he meets need look no further.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

307. “Every living faith must have within itself the power of rejuvenation if it is to live.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

308. “True knowledge gives a moral standing and moral strength.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

309. “It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us. This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good heart whatever they might have to say.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

310. “Journalism has become the art of “intelligent anticipation of events.”” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

311. “Think of the poorest person you know and see if your next act will be of any use to him.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

312. “Nobody in this world possesses absolute truth. This is God’s attribute alone. Relative truth is all we know. Therefore, we can only follow the truth as we see it. Such pursuit of truth cannot lead anyone astray.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

313. “One can measure the greatness and the moral progress of a nation by looking at how it treats its animals.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

314. “It is the law of love that rules mankind.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

315. “Recall the face of the poorest and weakest man you have seen, and ask yourself if this step you contemplate is going to be any use to him.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

316. “Khadi service, village service and Harijan service are one in reality, though three in name.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

317. “A satyagrahi lays down his life, but never gives up. That is the meaning of the ‘do or die’ slogan.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

318. “Truth and ahimsa will never be destroyed.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

319. “My nationalism, fierce though it is, is not exclusive, is not devised to harm any nation or individual.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

320. “Ravana was a rakshasa but this rakshasi of untouchability is even more terrible than Ravana.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

321. “Peace is the most powerful weapon of mankind.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

322. “Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents never revenges itself.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

323. “Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

324. “True education must correspond to the surrounding circumstances or it is not a healthy growth.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

325. “Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

326. “Our children should not be so taught as to despise labour.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

327. “I am a man of peace. I believe in peace. But I do not want peace at any price.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

328. “What is life worth without trials and tribulations which are the salt of life.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

329. “Just as the body cannot exist without blood, so the soul needs the matchless and pure strength of faith.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

330. “The Allah of Islam is the same as the God of Christians and the Ishwar of Hindus.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

331. “Good travels at a snail’s pace. Those who want to do good are not selfish, they are not in a hurry, they know that to impregnate people with good requires a long time.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

332. “Even a single lamp dispels the deepest darkness.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

333. “When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

334. “The truest test of civilization, culture and dignity is character and not clothing.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

335. “Literary education is of no value, if it is not able to build up a sound character.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

336. “The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

337. “Real beauty is my aim.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

338. “You will eat not to satisfy your palate but your hunger. A self-indulgent man lives to eat; a self-restrained man eats to live.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

339. “In a true democracy of India, the unit is the village.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

340. “Untouchability, I hold, is a sin, if Bhagavadgita is one of our Divine Books.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

341. “For us, patriotism is the same as the love of humanity.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

342. “Where love is, there God is also.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

343. “The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

344. “Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

345. “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.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

346. “What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

347. “To me God is truth and love, God is ethics and morality, God is fearlessness.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

348. “I believe in advaita, I believe in the essential unity of man and for that matter of all that lives.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

349. “I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

350. “God speaks to us every day only we don’t know how to listen.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

351. “God is conscience. He is even the atheism of the atheist.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

352. “When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

353. “Public opinion alone can keep a society pure and healthy.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

354. “A congregational prayer is a means for establishing essential human unity through common worship.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

355. “Use truth as your anvil, nonviolence as your hammer and anything that does not stand the test when it is brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with nonviolence, reject it.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

356. “You can’t shake hands with a closed fist.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

357. “Strength of numbers is the delight of the timid. The Valiant in spirit glory in fighting alone.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

358. “Individual liberty and interdependence are both essential for life in society.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

359. “Fear has its use, but cowardice has none. I may not put my finger into the jaws of a snake, but the very sight of the snake need not strike terror into me.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

360. “The Charkha is the symbol of sacrifice, and sacrifice is essential for the establishment of the image of the deity.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

361. “The cottage industry of India had to perish in order that Lancashire might flourish.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

362. “Hypocrisy and distortion are passing currents under the name of religion.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

363. “Woman in the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacities. She has the right to participate in the minutest details in the activities of man, and she has equal right to liberty of freedom and liberty with him.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

364. “Life is an aspiration. Its mission is to strive after perfection, which is self-realization. The ideal must not be lowered because of our weaknesses or imperfections.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

365. “There are sufficient resources on this planet to answer the needs of all, but not enough to satisfy everyone’s greed.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

366. “There is an indefinable mysterious Power that pervades everything.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

367. “Man is the center of a circle without a circumference, except the one he creates for himself.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

368. “My greatest weapon is mute prayer.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

369. “The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

370. “Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

371. “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

372. “There is always the fear of self-righteousness possessing us, the fear of arrogating to ourselves a superiority that we do not possess.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

373. “Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat for it is momentary.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

374. “A man of faith will remain steadfast to truth even though the whole world might appear to be enveloped in falsehood.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

375. “Swaraj for me means freedom for the meanest of countrymen.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

376. “When I don’t understand something, I reach up and hold God’s hand. And we walk together in silence.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

377. “The most violent weapon on earth is the table fork.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

378. “I am conscious of my own limitations. That consciousness is my only strength.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

379. “What better book can there be than the book of humanity.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

380. “Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God’s hands.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

381. “Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

382. “You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilization to pieces, turn the world upside down and bring peace to a battle-torn planet. But you treat it as though it is nothing more than a piece of literature.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

383. “Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

384. “Men of stainless character and self-purification will easily inspire confidence and automatically purify the atmosphere around them.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

385. “Education without courage is like a wax statue – beautiful to look at but bound to melt at the first touch of a hot stuff.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

386. “Today, as it was 2,000 years ago, the Kingdom of God is within each of us. It is not within a church, a temple, a mosque or synagogue.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

387. “It is Swaraj when we learn to rule ourselves.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

388. “God answers prayer in His own way, not ours.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

389. “I do regard Islam to be a religion of peace in the same sense as Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism are.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

390. “Unity, to be real, must stand the severest strain without breaking.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

391. “I came alone in this world, I have walked alone in the valley of the shadow of death, and I shall quit alone when the time comes.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

392. “There is no road towards peace; peace is the road.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

393. “The Swaraj of my dream is the poor man’s Swaraj.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

394. “Fasting is futile unless it is accompanied by an incessant longing for self-restraint.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

395. “Blaming the wolf would not help the sheep much. The sheep must learn not to fall in the clutches of the wolf.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

396. “If you give me rice, I’ll eat today; if you teach me how to grow rice, I’ll eat every day.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

397. “If an enemy strikes your left cheek, offer him your right.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

398. “The notion of education through handicrafts rises from the contemplation of truth and love permeating life’s activities.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

399. “Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

400. “I do not consider Hitler to be as bad as he is depicted. He is showing an ability which is amazing and he seems to be gaining his victories without much bloodshed.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

401. “The voice of the people may be said to be God’s voice, the voice of the Panchayat.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

402. “Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

403. “Vaccination is a barbarous practice and one of the most fatal of all the delusions current in our time. Conscientious objectors to vaccination should stand alone, if need be, against the whole world, in defense of their conviction.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

404. “With every true friendship, we build more firmly the foundations on which the peace of the whole world rests. Thought by thought and act by act, with every breath we build more firmly the kingdom of non-violence that is the true home of the spirit of humanity.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

405. “You may have occasion to possess or use material things, but the secret of life lies in never missing them.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

406. “Cow-slaughter and man-slaughter are in my opinion two sides of the same coin.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

407. “Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupation is exhilarating and lifegiving.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

408. “There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to man.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

409. “Independence means voluntary restraints and discipline, voluntary acceptance of the rule of law.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

410. “Ahimsa and Truth are so intertwined that it is practically impossible to disentangle and separate them.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

411. “A perfect Muslim is he from whose tongue and hands mankind is safe.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

412. “When a slave begins to take pride in his fetters and hugs them like precious ornaments, the triumph of the slave-owner is complete.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

413. “Cowardice is impotence worse than violence. The coward desires revenge but being afraid to die, he looks to others, maybe to the government of the day, to do the work of defense for him. A coward is less than a man. He does not deserve to be a member of a society of men and women.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

414. “Democracy, disciplined and enlightened, is the finest thing in the world.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

415. “We cannot, in a moment, get rid of habits of a lifetime.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

416. “If every component part of the nation claims the right of self-determination for itself, there is no one nation and there is no independence.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

417. “Truth triumphs, even if there be no public support.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

418. “A man of character will make himself worthy of any position he is given.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

419. “If we had the atom bomb, we would have used it against the British.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

420. “Mutual tolerance is a necessity for all time and for all races.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

421. “Those who know how to think need no teachers.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

422. “Cow protection to me is infinitely more than mere protection of the cow.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

423. “My Hinduism teaches me to respect all religions. In this lies the secret of Ramarajya.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

424. “If the people resolve and carry out this programme of boycott and Swadeshi, they would not have to wait for Swaraj even for a year.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

425. “Religion is no test of nationality, but a personal matter between man and his God.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

426. “It is poor faith that needs fair weather for standing firm. That alone is true faith that stands the foulest weather.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

427. “Ahimsa and Truth are my two lungs. I cannot live without them.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

428. “You can judge a society by the way it treats its animals.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

429. “Evolution of democracy is not possible if we are not prepared to hear the other side.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

430. “The very first step in nonviolence is that we cultivate in our daily life, as between ourselves, truthfulness, humility, tolerance, loving kindness.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

431. “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

432. “Every fight is one between different angles of vision illuminating the same truth.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

433. “True ahimsa should wear a smile even on a deathbed brought about by an assailant. It is only with that ahimsa that we can befriend our opponents and win their love.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

434. “The external freedom won’t be given to us but in the exact measure as we’ve known at a given moment, to developing our internal freedom.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

435. “India’s freedom must revolutionize the world’s outlook upon Peace and War.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

436. “You can’t lead a true life without suffering.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

437. “Prayer can come in only when fasting has done its work. It can make fasting easy and bearable.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

438. “I would like to bury myself in an Indian village, preferably in a Frontier village.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

439. “Jail-going is only the beginning, not the end of satyagraha. The acme of satyagraha for us would be to lay down our lives for the defence of India’s just cause.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

440. “Let hundreds like me perish, but let truth triumph.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

441. “My life has been full of external tragedies and if they have not left any visible effect on me, I owe it to the teaching of the Bhagavadgita.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

442. “If you would swim on the bosom of the ocean of Truth, you must reduce yourself to a zero.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

443. “What is faith if it is not translated into action?” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

444. “God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

445. “Freedom received through the efforts of others, however benevolent, cannot be retained when such effort is withdrawn.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

446. “Nonviolence is impossible without humility.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

447. “Where there is love there is life.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

448. “Action expresses priorities.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

449. “A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

450. “My life is my message.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

451. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~ (Mahatma Gandhi).

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Short Biography of Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, widely known as Mahatma Gandhi, was a key figure in India’s fight for independence from British rule through nonviolent resistance.

Born in Gujarat, India, he became a lawyer and later moved to South Africa, where he first used peaceful protests to advocate for civil rights.

Full Name Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Born 2 October 1869 Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British India
Died 30 January 1948 (aged 78) New Delhi, Dominion of India
Cause of death Assassination (gunshot wounds), 30 January 1948, Birla House, New Delhi
Monuments Raj Ghat, Gandhi Smriti
Other names Bāpū (father), Rāṣṭrapitā (the Father of the Nation)
Citizenship British Empire (until 1947), Dominion of India (from 1947)
Alma mater Samaldas Arts College, University College London, Inns of Court School of Law
Occupations Lawyer, Anti-colonialist, Political Ethicist
Years active 1893–1948
Era British Raj
Known for Leadership of the campaign for India’s independence from British rule, Nonviolent resistance
Political party Indian National Congress (1920–1934)
Spouse Kasturba Gandhi​(m. 1883; died 1944)​
Children Harilal, Manilal, Ramdas, Devdas
Parents Karamchand Gandhi (father), Putlibai Gandhi (mother)
Grandchildren Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Arun Manilal Gandhi, MORE
Great grandchildren Leela Gandhi, Tushar Gandhi, Kirti Menon, MORE
President of the INC December 1924 – April 1925
Preceded by Abul Kalam Azad
Succeeded by Sarojini Naidu

Returning to India, Gandhi led various movements to improve social issues and push for self-rule.

Known for his simple lifestyle and fasting as protest, he became a symbol of nonviolent struggle worldwide, influencing many civil rights movements.

Quick Facts about Mahatma Gandhi

  • Gandhi was extremely shy as a child.
  • He became known as “Mahatma” in South Africa in 1914.
  • Gandhi was born in Gujarat, India, in 1869.
  • He studied law in London at the age of 22.
  • Gandhi first used nonviolent resistance in South Africa.
  • Returned to India in 1915 to lead independence movements.
  • Embraced simple living and self-sufficiency.
  • Led the Dandi Salt March against British salt taxes in 1930.
  • Advocated for India’s religious pluralism.
  • Assassinated in 1948 by a Hindu nationalist.
  • Gandhi’s birthday is celebrated as the International Day of Non-violence.
  • Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times without winning.
  • Named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 1930.
  • Had four sons before taking a vow of celibacy.
  • Played a key role in India’s independence from British rule.
  • His philosophy inspired global civil rights movements.
  • Initially struggled to establish a law practice in India.
  • Lived in South Africa for 21 years, where his activism began.
  • Led campaigns for easing poverty and expanding women’s rights in India.
  • Challenged the British-imposed salt tax through nonviolent protest.
  • Partition of India into Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan occurred shortly after his efforts.
  • Attempted to stop religious violence post-independence.
  • Considered the Father of the Nation in India.
  • Known affectionately as “Bapu” in India.
  • Married at 13 in an arranged marriage.
  • Lost a year of school due to marriage but later accelerated his studies.
  • Faced discrimination and violence in South Africa due to his race.
  • Led a volunteer ambulance corps during the Boer War.
  • Established Tolstoy Farm, a community based on peaceful resistance.
  • Advocated for the rights of Indians and opposed apartheid in South Africa.

Top Questions about Mahatma Gandhi

Q: Who was Mahatma Gandhi?

A: Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer, famously known as the leader of India’s nationalist movement against British rule, earning him the title “father of his country.”

Q: What is Mahatma Gandhi most renowned for?

A: He is celebrated for his pivotal role in India’s freedom struggle through his unique approach of truth and non-violence.

Q: Where did Mahatma Gandhi receive his education?

A: Gandhi completed high school in Ahmedabad, briefly attended Samaldas College in Bhavnagar State for higher education but did not finish, returning to Porbandar.

Q: How do children recognize Mahatma Gandhi?

A: Known as Bapu or “father,” children recognize him as a freedom fighter and the founding father of India, born in Porbandar, Gujarat.

Q: Why is Gandhi referred to as ‘Mahatma’?

A: Rabindranath Tagore, a respected figure, honored Gandhi with the title ‘Mahatma’, meaning ‘great soul,’ acknowledging his moral integrity and determination in the freedom struggle.

Q: Who was Mahatma Gandhi’s significant love interest?

A: Gandhi developed a profound affection for Saraladevi Chaudhury in his fifties, a relationship that impacted his family life and professional endeavors.

Q: What principle was Gandhi most proud of?

A: Gandhi was a staunch believer in non-violence and peace, distinctively persevering in his freedom fight with unwavering hope and non-violent beliefs.

Q: Who analyzed Gandhi’s title as ‘Mahatma’?

A: Shahid Amin, in his work “Gandhi as Mahatma: Gorakhpur District, Eastern UP, 1921-2”, delved into how Gandhi’s visit to Gorakhpur District was perceived by the local populace, highlighting his widespread influence.

Q: How long did Mahatma Gandhi live?

A: Mahatma Gandhi lived for 78 years, from October 2, 1869, to January 30, 1948, with his birth and upbringing in Porbandar, Kathiawad.

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Chandan Negi

I’m the Founder of Internet Pillar - I love sharing quotes and motivational content to inspire and motivate people - #quotes #motivation #internetpillar