Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
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.
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
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 sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Action expresses priorities.
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
My life is my message.
Each one prays to God according to his own light.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
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.
Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
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.
I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
Faith… must be enforced by reason… when faith becomes blind it dies.
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.
The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.
The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
Those who know how to think need no teachers.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.
My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.
Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.
The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.