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Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

  • An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • In a gentle way, you can shake the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Where there is love there is life. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

The future depends on what we do in the present. – Mahatma Gandhi

A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes. – Mahatma Gandhi

Be the change that you want to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world; but to change ourselves. – Mahatma Gandhi

First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. – Mahatma Gandhi

I remain an optimist because of my unflinching faith that right must prosper in the end. – Mahatma Gandhi

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. – Mahatma Gandhi

When you are right, you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance, and appreciation. – Mahatma Gandhi

An ounce of practice is worth a thousand words. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

Silence is the best answer to anger. – Mahatma Gandhi

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. – Mahatma Gandhi

You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

To lose patience is to lose the battle. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful? – Mahatma Gandhi

Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong. – Mahatma Gandhi

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. – Mahatma Gandhi

If we want to reach real peace in this world, we should start educating children. – Mahatma Gandhi

The good man is the friend of all living things. – Mahatma Gandhi

You yourself as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. – Mahatma Gandhi

To believe in something, and not live it, is dishonest. – Mahatma Gandhi

Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves. – Mahatma Gandhi

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. – Mahatma Gandhi

Hate the sin, love the sinner. – Mahatma Gandhi

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

Without action, you aren’t going anywhere. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

Love never claims, it ever gives. – Mahatma Gandhi

The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace. – Mahatma Gandhi

You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them. – Mahatma Gandhi

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. – Mahatma Gandhi

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. – Mahatma Gandhi

You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results. – Mahatma Gandhi

I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect. – Mahatma Gandhi

What barrier is there that love cannot break? – Mahatma Gandhi

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion. – Mahatma Gandhi

A ‘No’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble. – Mahatma Gandhi

My faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness. – Mahatma Gandhi

Truth without humility would be an arrogant caricature. – Mahatma Gandhi

That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake. – Mahatma Gandhi

Even if the paradise of material satisfactions, which they envisage as their final goal, were realize on earth, it would not bring mankind either contentment or peace. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny. – 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. – Mahatma Gandhi

Speak only if it improves upon the silence. – 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

They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them. – 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

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

There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed. – Mahatma Gandhi

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. – Mahatma Gandhi

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity. – Mahatma Gandhi

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep. – Mahatma Gandhi

Service without humility is selfishness and egotism. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth. – Mahatma Gandhi

There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good. – Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people. – Mahatma Gandhi

A weak man is just by accident. A strong but nonviolent man is unjust by accident. – 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

A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice. – Mahatma Gandhi

Rationalists are admirable beings; rationalism is a hideous monster when it claims for itself omnipotence. Attribution of omnipotence to reason is as bad a piece of idolatry as is worship of stock and stone believing it to be God. – Mahatma Gandhi

I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God’s creation, woman, the object of our lust. – Mahatma Gandhi

It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head then to crawl on one’s belly, in order to be able to save one’s head. – Mahatma Gandhi

Study not man in his animal nature, man following the laws of the jungle, but study man in all his glory. – Mahatma Gandhi

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it. – Mahatma Gandhi

Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind.

We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it. – Mahatma Gandhi

Namaste. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides… a place of light, of love, of truth, of peace, of wisdom. I honor the place in you where when you are in that place and I am in that place there is only one of us. – Mahatma Gandhi

Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts. – Mahatma Gandhi

I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? 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

I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul. – Mahatma Gandhi

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill. – Mahatma Gandhi

The rich cannot accumulate wealth without the co-operation of the poor in society. – Mahatma Gandhi

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. – Mahatma Gandhi

There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results. – Mahatma Gandhi

Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth. – Mahatma Gandhi

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world that is the myth of the atomic age as in being able to remake ourselves. – Mahatma Gandhi

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread. – Mahatma Gandhi

The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience. – Mahatma Gandhi

Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having. – Mahatma Gandhi

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. – Mahatma Gandhi

A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good he has done to his fellowmen. – Mahatma Gandhi

If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them. – Mahatma Gandhi

The golden rule to apply in all such cases is resolutely to refuse to have what millions cannot. – Mahatma Gandhi

Whether humanity will consciously follow the law of love, I do not know. But that need not disturb me. The law will work just as the law of gravitation works, whether we accept it or not. – Mahatma Gandhi

The person who discovered the law of love was a far greater scientist than any of our modern scientists. – Mahatma Gandhi

I first learned the concepts of nonviolence in my marriage. – 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

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

Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love. – Mahatma Gandhi

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. – Mahatma Gandhi

When I despair, I 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, think of it, always. – Mahatma Gandhi

There are two days in the year that we cannot do anything, yesterday and tomorrow. – Mahatma Gandhi

What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope. – Mahatma Gandhi

Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience. – Mahatma Gandhi

Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God’s hands. – Mahatma Gandhi

Anger is the enemy of nonviolence and pride is a monster that swallows it up. – Mahatma Gandhi

If you take care of your immediate surroundings, the universe will take care of itself. – Mahatma Gandhi

Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts. – Mahatma Gandhi

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. – Mahatma Gandhi

Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth. – Mahatma Gandhi

A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he will measure every word. – Mahatma Gandhi

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

The golden rule of conduct is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike, and we shall always see Truth in fragment and from different points of vision. – 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

Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed. – Mahatma Gandhi

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. – Mahatma Gandhi

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. – Mahatma Gandhi

Faith… must be enforced by reason… when faith becomes blind it dies. – Mahatma Gandhi

Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame. – Mahatma Gandhi

I believe that the sum total of the energy of mankind is not to bring us down but to lift us up, and that is the result of the definite, if unconscious, working of the law of love. – Mahatma Gandhi

Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day: I shall not fear anyone on Earth. I shall fear only God. I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering. – Mahatma Gandhi

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. – Mahatma Gandhi

Where love is, there God is also. – Mahatma Gandhi

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. – Mahatma Gandhi

Man can never be a woman’s equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her. – Mahatma Gandhi

Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable. – Mahatma Gandhi

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one’s cause. – Mahatma Gandhi

Civilization is the encouragement of differences. – Mahatma Gandhi

Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone. – Mahatma Gandhi

Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men. – Mahatma Gandhi


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