Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British rule, and in turn inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā (Sanskrit: “great-souled”, “venerable”), first applied to him in 1914 in South Africa, is now used throughout the world.His contributions to the formation of Modern India also gave him the title – “Father of the Nation”.
Mahatma Gandhi is revered the world over as one of history’s most transformative and inspirational figures. Throughout his life in South Africa and India, Gandhi was a fearless campaigner for the rights and dignity of all people, whose constant and unwavering promotion of non-violence as a tool to win over hearts and minds has forever left its mark on the world.
Hate the sin, love the sinner.
Where there is love there is life
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
The future depends on what you do today.
An ounce of practice is worth a thousand words.
Those who know how to think need no teachers.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.
A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.
If you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.
Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.
Live as The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.
You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.
You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
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.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
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.
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.
“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
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. We need not wait to see what others do.
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.
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.