Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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Mahatma Gandhi Quotes: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

“To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect and their oneness, and should insist upon choosing as their representatives only such persons as are good and true.” 
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“Hate the sin and not the sinner is a precept which, though easy enough to understand, is rarely practiced, and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world... It is quite proper to resist and attack a system, but to resist and attack its author is tantamount to resisting and attacking oneself. for we are all tarred with the same brush, and are children of one and the same Creator, and as such the divine powers within us are infinite. To slight a single human being is to slight those divine powers, and thus to harm not only that being but with him the whole world.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

"For a bowl of water give a godly meal;
For a kindly greeting bow thou down with zeal;
For a simple penny pay thou back with with gold
If thy life be rescued, life do not withhold"
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Be the chande you want to see in the world.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“No matter how explicit the pledge, people will turn and twist the text to suit their own purpose” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“I have always felt that the true text-book for the pupil is his teacher” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“With my meager knowledge of my own religion I do not want to belong to any religious body” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“And he who would be friends with God must remain alone, or make the whole world his friend” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“For a bowl of water give a goodly meal; For a kindly greeting bow thou down with zeal; For a simple penny pay thou back with gold; If thy life be rescued, life do not withhold. Thus the words and actions of the wise regard; Every little service tenfold they reward. But the truly noble know all men as one, And return with gladness good for evil done.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Poverty is the worst form of violence” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“I recall having read, at the brothers' instance, Madame Blavatsky's Key to Theosophy. This book stimulated in me the desire to read books on Hinduism, and disabused me of the notion fostered by the missionaries that Hinduism was rife with superstition.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“As a rule I had a distaste for any reading beyond my school books.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“Truth is like a vast tree, which yields more and more fruit, the more you nurture it” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“In reality, there are as many religions as there are individuals” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Mo Be Truthful, Gentle and Fearless” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Even a single lamp dispels the deepest darkness.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The more I reflect and look back on the past, the more vividly do I feel my limitations.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“There are innumerable definitions of God, because His manifestations are innumerable.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” 
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“When the fear of jail disappears, repression puts heart into the people.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Doubt is invariably the result of want or weakness of faith.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“I do believe that, where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“I learned from Hussein how to achieve victory while being oppressed” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“As the elephant is powerless to think in the terms of the ant, in spite of the best intentions in the world, even so is the Englishman powerless to think in the terms of, or legislate for, the Indian.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“I think it is wrong to expect certainties in this world, where all else but God that is Truth is an uncertainty. All that appears and happens about and around us is uncertain, transient. But there is a Supreme Being hidden therein as a Certainty, and one would be blessed if one could catch a glimpse of that Certainty and hitch one's waggon to it. The quest for that Truth is the summum bonum of life.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“I have known only one way of carrying on missionary work, viz., by personal example and discussion with searchers for knowledge.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“He who runs to the doctor, vaidya, or hakim for every little ailment, and swallows all kinds of vegetable and mineral drugs, not only curtails his life, but by becoming the slave of his body instead of remaining its master, loses self-control, and ceases to be a man.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“Man and his deed are two distinct things. Whereas a good deed should call forth approbation and a wicked deed disapprobation, the doer of the deed, whether good or wicked, always deserves respect or pity as the case may be. "Hate the sin and not the sinner" is a precept which, though easy enough to understand, is rarely practiced, and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“Nothing once begun should be abandoned, unless it is proved to be morally wrong.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“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 quote

“A true Brahmachan will not even dream of satisfying the fleshly appetite” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Freedom is not worth having if you don't have the freedom to make mistakes.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“...service can have no meaning unless one takes pleasure in it. When it is done for show or for fear of public opinion, it stunts the man and crushes his spirit. Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“I shall think myself blessed only when I see Him in every one of my daily acts; Verily He is the thread which supports Muktanand's life.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“You can't hurt me without my permission.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

"It is simple impertinence for any man, or any body of men, to begin, or to contemplate, reform of the whole world.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

“But the fact that I had learnt to be tolerant to other religions did not mean that I had any living faith in God.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“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 quote

“The story of the creation and similar things in it did not impress me very much, but on the contrary made me incline somewhat towards atheism.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“It was not as easy to commit suicide as to contemplate it.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

 “It was only in South Africa that I got over this shyness, though I never completely overcame it. It was impossible for me to speak impromptu. I hesitated whenever I had to face strange audiences and avoided making a speech whenever I could. Even today I do not think I could or would even be inclined to keep a meeting of friends engaged in idle talk.

I must say that, beyond occasionally exposing me to laughter, my constitutional shyness has been no disadvantage whatever. In fact I can see that, on the contrary, it has been all to my advantage. My hesitancy in speech, which was once an annoyance, is now a pleasure. Its greatest benefit has been that it has taught me the economy of words. I have naturally formed the habit of restraining my thoughts. And I can now give myself the certificate that a thoughtless word hardly ever escapes my tongue or pen. I do not recollect ever having had to regret anything in my speech or writing. I have thus been spared many a mishap and waste of time. Experience has taught me that silence is part of the spiritual discipline of a votary of truth. Proneness to exaggerate, to suppress or modify the truth, wittingly or unwittingly, is a natural weakness of man, and silence is necessary in order to surmount it. A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he will measure every word. We find so many people impatient to talk. There is no chairman of a meeting who is not pestered with notes for permission to speak. And whenever the permission is given the speaker generally exceeds the time-limit, asks for more time, and keeps on talking without permission. All this talking can hardly be said to be of any benefit to the world. It is so much waste of time. My shyness has been in reality my shield and buckler. It has allowed me to grow. It has helped me in my discernment of truth.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Nothing is impossible for pure love.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“The Seven Deadly Sins:

Wealth without work,
Pleasure without conscience,
Knowledge without character,
Commerce without morality,
Science without humanity,
Worship without sacrifice,
Politics without principle.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“There is no way to peace, peace is the only way”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“It dawned upon me that fasting could be made as powerful a weapon of indulgence as of restraint”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err and even to sin. If God Almighty has given the humblest of His creatures the freedom to err, it passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err and even to sin.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“I felt that God could be realized only through service. And service for me was the service of India, because it came to me without my seeking, because I had an aptitude for it.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“I wanted to know the best of the life of one (Muhammad) who holds today an undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind. I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

 “All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all others”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The deeper the search in the mine of truth the richer the discovery of the gems buried there”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“It was only in South Africa that I got over this shyness, though I never completely overcame it. It was impossible for me to speak impromptu. I hesitated whenever I had to face strange audiences and avoided making a speech whenever I could. Even today I do not think I could or would even be inclined to keep a meeting of friends engaged in idle talk.

I must say that, beyond occasionally exposing me to laughter, my constitutional shyness has been no disadvantage whatever. In fact I can see that, on the contrary, it has been all to my advantage. My hesitancy in speech, which was once an annoyance, is now a pleasure. Its greatest benefit has been that it has taught me the economy of words. I have naturally formed the habit of restraining my thoughts. And I can now give myself the certificate that a thoughtless word hardly ever escapes my tongue or pen. I do not recollect ever having had to regret anything in my speech or writing. I have thus been spared many a mishap and waste of time. Experience has taught me that silence is part of the spiritual discipline of a votary of truth. Proneness to exaggerate, to suppress or modify the truth, wittingly or unwittingly, is a natural weakness of man, and silence is necessary in order to surmount it. A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he will measure every word. We find so many people impatient to talk. There is no chairman of a meeting who is not pestered with notes for permission to speak. And whenever the permission is given the speaker generally exceeds the time-limit, asks for more time, and keeps on talking without permission. All this talking can hardly be said to be of any benefit to the world. It is so much waste of time. My shyness has been in reality my shield and buckler. It has allowed me to grow. It has helped me in my discernment of truth.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote from “The Story of My Experiments With Truth”

“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“There is no way to peace, peace is the only way”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“It dawned upon me that fasting could be made as powerful a weapon of indulgence as of restraint”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err and even to sin. If God Almighty has given the humblest of His creatures the freedom to err, it passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err and even to sin.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“I wanted to know the best of the life of one (Muhammad) who holds today an undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind. I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all others”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“The deeper the search in the mine of truth the richer the discovery of the gems buried there”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote from “The Story of My Experiments With Truth”

“Truth is transcendent. There are many expressions of it and ways to glimpse it. We cannot hold it in our clenched fist, but must hold it in our open palm and invite others to see it for themselves.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Where there is love, there is life”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“........I am & have been for years a confirmed anti-vaccinationist. Anti-vaccination has no backing from the orthodox medical opinion. A medical man who expresses himself against vaccination loses caste. Tremendous pecuniary interests too have grown around vaccination.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Whatever you do in life will be insignificant. but it is very important that you do it because, You can't know; You can't ever really know the meaning of your life, and you don't need to. Just know that your life has a meaning. Every life has a meaning; whether it lasts one-hundred years or one-hundred seconds.Every life and every death changes the world in its own way. Gandhi knew this. He knew his life would mean something to someone, somewhere, somehow. And he knew with as much certainty that he could never know that meaning. He understood that enjoying life should be of much greater concern than understanding it. And so do I. You can't know. So don't take it for granted; but don't take it too seriously. Don't postpone what you want. Don't leave anything misunderstood. Make sure the people you care about know. Make sure they know how you really feel. Because just like that it could end.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“In reality, there are as many religions as there are individuals.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote from “Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule”

“There is no god higher than truth.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“My difficulties lay deeper. It was more than I could believe that Jesus was the only incarnate son of God, and that only he who believed in him would have everlasting life. If God could have sons, all of us were His sons. If Jesus was like God, or God Himself, then all men were like God and could be God Himself. My reason was not ready to believe literally that Jesus by his death and by his blood redeemed the sins of the world. Metaphorically there might be some truth in it. Again, according to Christianity only human beings had souls, and not other living beings, for whom death meant complete extinction; while I held a contrary belief. I could accept Jesus as a martyr, an embodiment of sacrifice, and a divine teacher, but not as the most perfect man ever born. His death on the Cross was a great example to the world, but that there was anything like a mysterious or miraculous virtue in it my heart could not accept. The pious lives of Christians did not give me anything that the lives of men of other faiths had failed to give. I had seen in other lives just the same reformation that I had heard of among Christians. Philosophically there was nothing extraordinary in Christian principles. From the point of view of sacrifice, it seemed to me that the Hindus greatly surpassed the Christians. It was impossible for me to regard Christianity as a perfect religion or the greatest of all religions.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote from “The Story of My Experiments With Truth”

“Selfishness is blind.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“The earth has everything for all human needs, but nothing for his greed.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi

“The first principal of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, On Non-Violence

“It does not require money, to live neat, clean and dignified..”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“If I was to be their real teacher and guardian, I must touch their hearts, I must share their joys and sorrows, I must help them to solve the problems that faced them, and I must take along the right channel the surging aspirations of their youth.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“About the same time I came in contact with another Christian family. At their suggestion I attended the Wesleyan church every Sunday. For these days I also had their standing invitation to dinner. The church did not make a favourable impression on me. The sermons seemed to be uninspiring. The congregation did not strike me as being particularly religious. They were not an assembly of devout souls; they appeared rather to be wordly-minded people, going to church for recreation and in conformity to custom. Here, at times, I would involuntarily doze. I was ashamed, but some of my neighbours, who were in no better case, lightened the shame. I could not go on long like this, and soon gave up attending the service.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Hate the sin and not the sinner' is a precept which, though easy enough to understand, is rarely practiced, and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“My love simply greater than you always. Your each breath cuts me.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, His Life, Writings and Speeches

“The devotee of truth is often obliged to grope in the dark.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“World has things which full fill man needs, but not greeds.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Moral & Political Writings of Mahatma Gandhi 2: Truth &

“Violence begins with the fork.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“What do I think of western civilization? I think it would be a good idea”
― 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 quote

“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

“One of the objects of a newspaper is to understand popular feeling and to give expression to it; another is to arouse among the people certain desirable sentiments; and the third is fearlessly to expose popular defects.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Yet even differences prove helpful, where there are tolerance, charity and Truth.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Forgive and forget, but never forget to forgive. You may find a happier heart is the key to a happier life.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“There are as many different religions as there are individuals.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, Ethical Religion

“Men flocked to see it and ascended it as it was a novelty and of unique dimensions. It was the toy of the exhibition. So long as we are children we are attracted by toys, and the tower was a good demonstration of the fact that we are all children attracted by trinkets. That may be claimed to be the purpose served by the Eiffel Tower.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

“All have not the same capacity. I would allow a man of intellect to earn more, I would not cramp his talent.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“My uniform experience has convinced me that there is no other God than Truth”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“We don't use guns because we don't have guns”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“I came in contact with every known Indian anarchist in London. Their bravery impressed me, but I felt that their zeal was misguided. I felt that violence was no remedy for India's ills, and that her civilisation required the use of a different and higher weapon for self-protection.  Hind Swaraj”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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

“Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“There is an incident which occurred at the examination during my first year at the high school and which is worth recording. Mr. Giles, the Educational Inspector, had come on a visit of inspection. He had set us five words to write as a spelling exercise. One of the words was 'kettle'. I had mis-spelt it. The teacher tried to prompt me with the point of his boot, but I would not be prompted. It was beyond me to see that he wanted me to copy the spelling from my neighbour's slate, for I had thought that the teacher was there to supervise us against copying. The result was that all the boys, except myself, were found to have spelt every word correctly. Only I had been stupid. The teacher tried later to bring this stupidity home to me, but without effect. I never could learn the art of 'copying'. ”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote from “All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections”


“We must be ever courteous and patient with those who do not see eye to eye with us. We must resolutely refuse to consider our opponents as enemies.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

“A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“I believe that just as everyone inherits a particular form so does he inherit the particular characteristics and qualities of his progenitors, and to make this admission is to conserve one's energy.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“And whilst he may not claim superiority by reason of learning, I myself must not withold that meed of homage that learning, wherever it resides, always commands.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Unity to be real must survive the severest strain without breaking.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“I have not conceived my mission to be that of a knight-errant wandering everywhere to deliver people from difficult situations.  My humble occupation has been to show people how they can solve their own difficulties.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“The good man is the friend of all living things.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“I have but shadowed forth my intense longing to lose myself in the Eternal and become merely a lump of clay in the Potter's divine hands so that my service may become more certain because uninterrupted by the baser self in me.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“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 quote, The Wit and Wisdom of 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 quote

“One thing we have endeavoured to observe most scrupulously, namely, never to depart from the strictest facts and, in dealing with the difficult questions that have arisen during the year, we hope that we have used the utmost moderation possible under the circumstances.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life,

“Our duty is very simple and plain. We want to serve the community, and in our own humble way to serve the Empire. We believe in the righteousness of the cause, which it is our privilege to espouse. We have an abiding faith in the mercy of the Almighty God, and we have firm faith in the British Constitution. That being so, we should fail in our duty if we wrote anything with a view to hurt.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Facts we would always place before our readers, whether they are palatable or not, and it is by placing them constantly before the public in their nakedness that the misunderstanding between the two communities in South Africa can be removed.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

“Sympathy is what you have for someone after they die, pity you have for someone when they don't have a date to the biggest dance of the year. Empathy is what I do to you when you judge me. Envy is having pity on yourself. Can you discern the rest for yourself?”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterwards has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Leo Tolstoy's life has been devoted to replacing the method of violence for removing tyranny or securing reform by the method of non­resistance to evil. He would meet hatred expressed in violence by love expressed in self-­suffering.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“I believe in trusting. Trust begets trust. Suspicion is foetid and only stinks. He who trusts has never yet lost in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“I look upon an increase in the power of the State with the greatest fear because, although while apparently doing good by minimizing exploitation, it does the greatest harm to mankind by destroying individuality which lies at the heart of all progress.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“We stand on the threshold of a twilight-whether morning or evening we do not know. One is followed by the night, the other heralds the dawn.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Intellect takes us along in the battle of life to a certain limit, but at the crucial moment it fails us. Faith transcends reason. It is when the horizon is the darkest and human reason is beaten down to the ground that faith shines brightest and comes to our rescue.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The devotion of such titans of spirit as Lenin to an Ideal must bear fruit. The nobility of his selflessness will be an example through centuries to come, and his Ideal will reach perfection.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“I do not believe in the doctrine of the greatest good of the greatest number. The only real, dignified, human doctrine is the greatest good of all.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it. Because nobody else wil.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Civilization is the encouragement of differences.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“We should be able to refuse to live if the price of living be the torture of sentient beings.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa is a comprehensive principle. We are helpless mortals caught in the conflagration of himsa. The saying that life lives on life has a deep meaning in it. Man cannot for a moment live without consciously or unconsciously committing outward himsa. The very fact of his living - eating, drinking and moving about - necessarily involves some himsa, destruction of life, be it ever so minute. A votary of ahimsa therefore remains true to his faith if the spring of all his actions is compassion, if he shuns to the best of his ability the destruction of the tiniest creature, tries to save it, and thus incessantly strives to be free from the deadly coil of himsa. He will be constantly growing in self-restraint and compassion, but he can never become entirely free from outward himsa.

Then again, because underlying ahimsa is the unity of all life, the error of one cannot but affect all, and hence man cannot be wholly free from himsa. So long as he continues to be a social being, he cannot but participate in the himsa that the very existence of society involves. When two nations are fighting, the duty of a votary of ahimsa is to stop the war. He who is not equal to that duty, he who has no power of resisting war, he who is not qualified to resist war, may take part in war, and yet wholeheartedly try to free himself, his nation and the world from war.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“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

“Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“God has no religion.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Where love is, there God is also.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Intolerance is a species of violence and therefore against our creed.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote from “The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi”

“I might be ready to embrace a snake, but, if one comes to bite you, I should kill it and protect you.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote from “Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi”

“We don't use guns because we don't have guns.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“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 quote


“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“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

“Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“God has no religion.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Where love is, there God is also.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Intolerance is a species of violence and therefore against our creed.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote from “The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi”

“I might be ready to embrace a snake, but, if one comes to bite you, I should kill it and protect you.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote from “Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi”

“We don't use guns because we don't have guns.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“I do believe that, where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“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 quote

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

“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“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

“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“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

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“You don't know who is important to you until you actually lose them.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Action expresses priorities.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“My Life is My Message”
― 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 quote

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas

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

“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

“It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“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 quote

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

“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man's injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?"

[To the Women of India (Young India, Oct. 4, 1930)]”
― 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 quote

“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."
 (Young India, 22 October 1925)”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“There is no 'way to peace,' there is only 'peace.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Truth is one, paths are many.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

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

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

“Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“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 cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral.”
― 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 have 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

“Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Live simply so that others may simply live.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“I must say that, beyond occasionally exposing me to laughter, my constitutional shyness has been no dis-advantage whatever. In fact I can see that, on the contrary, it has been all to my advantage. My hesitancy in speech, which was once an annoyance, is now a pleasure. Its greatest benefit has been that it has taught me the economy of words. I have naturally formed the habit of restraining my thoughts. And I can now give myself the certificate that a thoughtless word hardly ever escapes my tongue or pen. I do not recollect ever having had to regret anything in my speech or writing. I have thus been spared many a mishap and waste of time. Experience has taught me that silence is part of the spiritual discipline of a votary of truth. Proneness to exaggerate, to suppress or modify the truth, wittingly or unwittingly, is a natural weakness of man, and silence is necessary in order to surmount it. A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he will measure every word. We find so many people impatient to talk. There is no chairman of a meeting who is not pestered with notes for permission to speak. And whenever the permission is given the speaker generally exceeds the time-limit, asks for more time, and keeps on talking without permission. All this talking can hardly be said to be of any benefit to the world. It is so much waste of time. My shyness has been in reality my shield and buckler. It has allowed me to grow. It has helped me in my discernment of truth.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“The path is the goal.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“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

“The inner voice is something which cannot be described in words. But sometimes we have a positive feeling that something in us prompts us to do a certain thing. The time when I learnt to recognise this voice was, I may say, the time when I started praying regularly.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“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, The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas

“In a gentle way you can shake the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Speak only if it improves upon the silence.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“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, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Ethically they had arrived at the conclusion that man's supremacy over lower animals meant not that the former should prey upon the latter, but that the higher should protect the lower, and that there should be mutual aid between the two as between man and man. They had also brought out the truth that man eats not for enjoyment but to live.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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

“There are no good-byes, where ever you'll be, you'll be in my heart.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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

“Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents never revenges itself.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“True beauty lies in purity of the heart.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“I become more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of Hussein, the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers and his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Wherever you are you will always be in my heart.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“When the fear of jail disappears, repression puts heart into the people.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Doubt is invariably the result of want or weakness of faith.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Be the change you want to see in the world”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“I do believe that, where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Todo lo que hagas en la vida será insignificante, pero es importante que lo hagas.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“I learned from Hussein how to achieve victory while being oppressed”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“As the elephant is powerless to think in the terms of the ant, in spite of the best intentions in the world, even so is the Englishman powerless to think in the terms of, or legislate for, the Indian.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“I think it is wrong to expect certainties in this world, where all else but God that is Truth is an uncertainty. All that appears and happens about and around us is uncertain, transient. But there is a Supreme Being hidden therein as a Certainty, and one would be blessed if one could catch a glimpse of that Certainty and hitch one's waggon to it. The quest for that Truth is the summum bonum of life.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“I have known only one way of carrying on missionary work, viz., by personal example and discussion with searchers for knowledge.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“He who runs to the doctor, vaidya, or hakim for every little ailment, and swallows all kinds of vegetable and mineral drugs, not only curtails his life, but by becoming the slave of his body instead of remaining its master, loses self-control, and ceases to be a man.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“Man and his deed are two distinct things. Whereas a good deed should call forth approbation and a wicked deed disapprobation, the doer of the deed, whether good or wicked, always deserves respect or pity as the case may be. "Hate the sin and not the sinner" is a precept which, though easy enough to understand, is rarely practiced, and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“Nothing once begun should be abandoned, unless it is proved to be morally wrong.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“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

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“A true Brahmachari will not even dream of satisfying the fleshly appetite”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Freedom is not worth having if you don't have the freedom to make mistakes.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“...service can have no meaning unless one takes pleasure in it. When it is done for show or for fear of public opinion, it stunts the man and crushes his spirit. Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“If you want a change in the world, be the change”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“I shall think myself blessed only when I see Him in every one of my daily acts; Verily He is the thread which supports Muktanand's life.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“You can't hurt me without my permission.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“It is simple impertinence for any man, or any body of men, to begin, or to contemplate, reform of the whole world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

“But the fact that I had learnt to be tolerant to other religions did not mean that I had any living faith in God.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“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 quotes

“Purification being highly infectious, purification of oneself necessarily leads to the purification of one's surroundings.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Children inherit the qualities of the parents, no less than their physical features. Environment does play an important part, but the original capital on which a child starts in life is inherited from its ancestors. 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.

Polak and I had often very heated discussions about the desirability or otherwise of giving the children an English education. It has always been my conviction that Indian parents who train their children to think and talk in English from their infancy betray their children and their country. They deprive them of the spiritual and social heritage of the nation, and render them to that extent unfit for the service of the country. Having these convictions, I made a point of always talking to my children in Gujarati. Polak never liked this. He thought I was spoiling their future. He contended, with all the vigour and love at his command, that, if children were to learn a universal language like English from their infancy, they would easily gain considerable advantage over others in the race of life. He failed to convince me. I do not now remember whether I convinced him of the correctness of my attitude, or whether he gave me up as too obstinate. This happened about twenty years ago, and my convictions have only deepened with experience. Though my sons have suffered for want of full literary education, the knowledge of the mother-tongue that they naturally acquired has been all to their and the country’s good, inasmuch as they do not appear the foreigners they would otherwise have appeared. They naturally became bilingual, speaking and writing English with fair ease, because of daily contact with a large circle of English friends, and because of their stay in a country where English was the chief language spoken.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“I have called her beautiful, because it was her moral beauty that at once attracted me. True beauty after all consists in purity of heart.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“There's more to life than increasing its speed”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Religions are different roads converging to the same point. What does it matter that we take different road, so long as we reach the same goal. Wherein is the cause for quarreling?”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Only this much I knew - that under ideal conditions, true education could be imparted only by the parents, and that then there should be the minimum of outside help.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“No reform is possible unless some of the educated and the rich voluntarily accept the status of the poor, travel third, refuse to enjoy the amenities denied to the poor, and instead of taking avoidable hardships, discourtesies, and injustice as a matter of course, fight for their removal.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“Service without humility is selfishness and egotism.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“My shyness has been in reality my shield and buckler. It has allowed me to grow. It has helped me in my discernment of truth.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“A convert's enthusiasm for his new religion is greater than that of a person who is born in it.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“My politics is my religion, my religion is my politics.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, Selected Political Writings

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Those who believe religion and politics aren't connected don't understand either.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“But so long as I lived under a system of Government based on force and voluntarily partook of the many facilities and privileges it created for me, I was bound to help that Government to the extent of my ability when it was engaged in a war, unless I non-co-operated with the Government and renounced to the utmost of my capacity the privileges it offered me.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, Mind of Mahatma Gandhi

“The consequences of the regulation regarding the use of footpaths were rather serious for me. I always went out for a walk through President Street to an open plain. President Kruger’s house was in this street – a very modest, unostentatious building, without a garden and not distinguishable from other houses in its neighbourhood. The houses of many of the millionaires in Pretoria were far more pretentious, and were surrounded by gardens. Indeed President Kruger’s simplicity was proverbial. Only the presence of a police patrol before the house indicated that it belonged to some official. I nearly always went along the footpaths past this patrol without the slightest hitch or hindrance.

Now the man on duty used to be changed from time to time. Once one of these men, without giving me the slightest warning, without even asking me to leave the footpath, pushed and kicked me into the street. I was dismayed. Before I could question him as to his behaviour, Mr Coates, who happened to be passing the spot on horseback, hailed me and said:

‘Gandhi, I have seen everything. I shall gladly be your witness in court if you proceed against the man. I am very sorry you have been so rudely assaulted.’

‘You need not be sorry,’ I said. ‘What does the poor man know? All coloured people are the same to him. He no doubt treats Negroes just as he has treated me. I have made it a rule not to go to court in respect of any personal grievance. So I do not intend to proceed against him.’

‘That is just like you,’ said Mr Coates, ‘but do think it over again. We must teach such men a lesson.’ He then spoke to the policeman and reprimanded him. I could not follow their talk, as it was in Dutch, the policeman being a Boer. But he apologized to me, for which there was no need. I had already forgiven him.

But I never again went through this street. There would be other men coming in this man’s place and, ignorant of the incident, they would behave likewise. Why should I unnecessarily court another kick? I therefore selected a different walk.

The incident deepened my feeling for the Indian settlers. I discussed with them the advisability of making a test case, if it were found necessary to do so, after having seen the British Agent in the matter of these regulations.

I thus made an intimate study of the hard condition of the Indian settlers, not only by reading and hearing about it, but by personal experience. I saw that South Africa was no country for a self-respecting Indian, and my mind became more and more occupied with the question as to how this state of things might be improved.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Disease increases in proportion to the increase in the number of doctors in a place.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

“The real seat of taste was not the tongue but the mind”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Why should I, who have no need to work for food, spin? ' may be the question
asked. Because I am eating what does not belong to me. I am living on the
spoliation of my countrymen. Trace the source of every coin that finds its way
into your pocket, and you will realise the truth of what I write. Every one
must spin.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

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

“Strength doesn't come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“If you don't ask, you don't get it”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle are the seven sins of the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi Reader

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or another. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and it will make not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Seven Dangers Of Human Virtue:
1.Wealth without Work
2.Pleasure without conscience
3.Knowledge without character
4.Business without ethics
5.Science without Humanity
6.Religion without sacrifice
7.Politics without Principles”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, Quotes of Gandhi

“ordinary man can try million times..but only a ambitions man try different in million ways...create new ways to solve existing problems.jj”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Solitude is a catalyst for innovation”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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

“The future depends on what we do in the present.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“If it had not been for the Christians that I have known I might have been a Christian.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“In the very first month of Indian Opinion, I realized that the sole aim of journalism should be service. The newspaper press is a great power, but just as an unchained torrent of water submerges whole countrysides and devastates crops, even so an uncontrolled pen serves but to destroy. If the control is from without, it proves more poisonous than want of control. It can be profitable only when exercised from within. If this line of reasoning is correct, how many of the journals in the world would stand the test? But who would stop those that are useless? And who should be the judge? The useful and the useless must, like good and evil generally, go on together, and man must make his choice.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“The earth provides enough to satisfy every person's need, but not every person's greed.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“If you are left with only one piece of homespun,wear it with dignity”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Religion which takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

“That we should obey laws whether good or bad is a new-fangled notion. There was no such thing in former days. The people disregarded those laws they did not like and suffered the penalties for their breach.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

“The truest test of a democracy is in the ability of anyone to act as he likes, so long as he does not injure the life or property of anyone else.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Wit and Wisdom of 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

“Where there is love there is life”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, All Men Are Brothers

“I may have become Christian, were it not for Christians.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The man is product of his thoughts; he becomes what he thinks”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“My life is my message.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher's knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs. As it is, they succumbed anyway in their millions.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“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, Autobiography of Mahatma Ghandi

“Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

“If we are to make progress, we must not repeat history but make new history. We must add to inheritance left by our ancestors.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Wit and Wisdom of 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 quote

“All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Even the most despotic government cannot stand except for the consent of the governed.... Immediately the subject ceases to fear the despotic force, his power is gone.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Morality is a contraband in war.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Truth should be the very breath of our life. When once this state in the pilgrim's progress is reached, all other rules of correct living will come without any effort, and obedience to them will be instinctive.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Truth is like a vast tree which yields more and more fruit the more you nurture it. The deeper the search in the mind of truth, the richer the discovery of the gems buried there.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being. Without interrelation with society he cannot realize his oneness with the universe or suppress his egotism. His social interdependence enables him to test his faith and to prove himself on the touchstone of reality.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.  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 quote

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“We are constantly being astonished these days at the amazing discoveries in the field of violence. But I maintain that far more undreamt of and seemingly impossible discoveries will be made in the field of nonviolence.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“The Best Thing To Find Yourself Is To Loose Yourself In The Service Of Others”
― Mahatma Gandhi, Quotes of Gandhi

“I was a coward. I used to be haunted by the fear of thieves, ghosts and serpents. I did not dare to stir out of doors at night. Darkness was a terror to me. It was almost impossible for me to sleep in the dark, as I would imagine ghosts coming from one direction, thieves from another and serpents from a third. I could not therefore bear to sleep without a light in the room. ”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

“Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honored by the humiliation of their fellow beings.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“God, help me to tell the truth to the strong and to avoid telling lies to get the weak's applause. If you give me success, do not take away my humility. If you give me humility, do not take away my dignity. God, help me to see the other side of the medal. Don't let me blame others of treason just because they don't think they like me. God, teach me to love people as I love myself and to judge me as I judge others. Please, don't let me be proud if I succeed, or fall in despair if I fall. Remind me that failure is the experience that precedes triumph. Teach me that forgiving is the most important in the strong and that revenge is the most primitive sigh in the weak. If you take away my success, let me keep my strength to succeed from failure. If I fall people, give me courage to apologize and if people fail me, give me courage to forgive them. God, if I forget you, please do not forget me.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“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 quote

“I crave to die with my hand at the spinning wheel.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“I too took the plunge - the vow to observe brahmacharya for life. I must confess that I had not then fully realized the magnitude and immensity of the task I undertook. The difficulties are even today staring me in the face. The importance of the vow is being more and more borne in upon me. Life without brahmacharya appears to me to be insipid and animal-like. The brute by nature knows no self-restraint. Man is man because he is capable of, and only in so far as he exercises, self-restraint. What formerly appeared to me to be extravagant praise of brahmacharya in our religious books seems now, with increasing clearness every day, to be absolutely proper and founded on experience.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?”
― Mahatma Gandhi, Essential Writings

“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 quote

“Sacrifice is joy.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas

“Love is the strongest force the world possesses.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Truth has drawn me into the field of politics; and I can say without the slightest hesitation, and yet in all humility, that those who say that religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion means.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“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. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“There's no God higher than truth.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilisation 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

“I shall die, but I will not kill.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Strength of numbers is the delight of the timid. The Valiant in spirit glory in fighting alone.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“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 quote

“In fact, it is more correct to say that Truth is God, than to say that God is Truth.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“I have naturally formed the habit of restraining my thoughts. A thoughtless word hardly ever escaped my tongue or pen. Experience has taught me that silence is part of the spiritual discipline of a votary of truth. We find so many people impatient to talk. All this talking can hardly be said to be of any benefit to the world. It is so much waste of time. My shyness has been in reality my shield and buckler. It has allowed me to grow. It has helped me in my discernment of truth.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Your tomorrow depends entirely on what you do today.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“My effort should never be to undermine another's faith but to make him a better follower of his own faith.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“A man who is truthful and does not mean ill even to his adversary will be slow to believe charges even against his foes. He will, however, try to understand the viewpoints of his opponents and will always keep an open mind and seek every opportunity of serving his opponents.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“I can retain neither respect nor affection for government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its immorality”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

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

“[I]t seems to me as clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

“It is also a warning. It is a warning that, if nobody reads the writing on the wall, man will be reduced to the state of the beast, whom he is shaming by his manners.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“I appeal for cessation of hostilities, not because you are too exhausted to fight, but because war is bad in essence. You want to kill Nazism. You will never kill it by its indifferent adoption.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

“Human language can but imperfectly describe God's ways. I am sensible of the fact that they are indescribable and inscrutable. But if mortal man will dare to describe them, he has no better medium than his own inarticulate speech.”

― Mahatma Gandhi quote, The Story of My Experiments With Truth
Mahatma Gandhi quotes (showing 151-180 of 512)

“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 yourself as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve love and affection.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The only tyrant I accept is the still, small voice within me.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“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

“To forgive is not to forget. The merit lies in loving in spite of the vivid knowledge that one that must be loved is not a friend. There is not merit in loving an enemy when you forget him for a friend. ”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“Hatred can be overcome only by love. ”
― 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 quote

“The various religions
are like different roads
converging on the same point.
What difference does it make
if we follow different routes,
provided we arrive
at the same destination?”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“I may be a despicable person, but when Truth speaks through me I am invincible.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Even if you are a minority of one, the Truth is the Truth.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“A man, whilst he is dreaming, believes in his dream; he is undeceived only when he is awakened from his slumber.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule

“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. Now the law of nonviolence says that violence should be resisted not by counter-violence but by nonviolence. This I do by breaking the law and by peacefully submitting to arrest and imprisonment.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, Non-violence in Peace and War 1942-49

“Terrorism and deception are weapons not of the strong, but of the weak.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“If you're going to be a bear, be a grizzly.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does the truth become error because nobody will see it.
(Young India 1924-1926)”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Don't talk about it. The rose doesn't have to propagate its perfume. It just gives it forth, and people are drawn to it. Live it, and people will come to see the source of your power.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, Gandhi on Christianity

“True morality consists not in following the beaten track, but in finding the true path for ourselves, and fearlessly following it.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth. ”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.”

― Mahatma Gandhi quote, Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond, The. Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific.

“I learned from Hussain how to be wronged and be a winner, I learnt from Hussain how to attain victory while being oppressed.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“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 quote

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

“Compassion is a muscle that gets stronger with use.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote

“The story of the creation and similar things in it did not impress me very much, but on the contrary made me incline somewhat towards atheism.”
― Mahatma Gandhi quote, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

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