Mahatma Gandhi Famous Quotes

Mahatma Gandhi Famous Quotes

MK Gandhi expanded as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, is reverentially described as the father of India. With a fitting leadership to the freedom struggle in India, Gandhi played a pivotal role in securing freedom for India from the oppressive British rule.

A strong advocate of Satya (Truth) and Ahimsa (non-violence), Gandhi showed the power of love and non-violence in combating injustice and oppression. Mahatma is the title given to this inspiring personality who led the masses with his optimism, courage, his principles, and practice.

Mahatma Gandhi was born in Porbandar, also known as Sudamapuri in Gujarat on October 2, 1869. His birthday is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti every year on 2nd October. While we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday this year, here are a few inspiring quotes from the leader who is revered, not only by Indians but by the world at large.

Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quotes

  • “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.”

Mahatma Gandhi’s quotes on humankind

  • “A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”
  • “The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.”
  • “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”
  • “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.”

Mahatma Gandhi’s quotes on truth

  • “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained.”

Mahatma Gandhi’s quotes on self-respect

  • “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”
  • “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
  • “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

Mahatma Gandhi’s quotes on human mind and positive thinking

  • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
  • “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
  • “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.”
  • “Change yourself – you are in control.”
  • “When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.”
  • “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
  • “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”
  • “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.”
  • “Your beliefs become your thoughts,
    Your thoughts become your words,
    Your words become your actions,
    Your actions become your habits,
    Your habits become your values,
    Your values become your destiny.”

Mahatma Gandhi on the importance of hard work

  • “Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it.”

Mahatma Gandhi’s quotes on freedom, religion and service

  • “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
  • “My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.”
  • “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mahatma Gandhi on women empowerment

  • “To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior”

Mahatma Gandhi on the power of truth, love and non-violence

  • “It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.”
  • “Love is the strongest force the world possesses.”
  • “All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.”
  • “Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.”
  • “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.”
  • “A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”
  • “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.”
  • “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”
  • “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
  • “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”

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