Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

The Best Quotes from Mahatma Gandhi

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Whenever we hear Mahatma Gandhi’s name, a simple-looking man standing with his thick wooden stick and a round glass flashes in our minds. But this simple-looking man was not so simple at all, but a great soul not only in the eyes of Indians but foreigners as well. Born on October 2, 1869, this legendary Indian lawyer, social activist, and writer is known all over the world for his non-violent protest, Satyagraha, which he had done to bring political and social progress. He was also the leader of the nationalist movement against the Britishers.

Ahead are the best quotes from Mahatma Gandhi to inspire us all.

  1. “Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless or corrupt. And a citizen barters with such a state shares in its corruption and lawlessness.”
  2. “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”
  3. “Mass civil disobedience is like an earthquake, a sort of general upheaval on the political plane.”
  4. “Speak only if it improves upon the silence.”
  5. “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
  6. “To lose patience is to lose a battle.”
  7. “It’s easy to stand in a crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.”
  8. “Only he can be a leader who never loses hope.”
  9. “Live if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
  10. “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
  11. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
  12. “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”
  13. “People cannot hurt you without your permission.”
  14. “A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”
  15. “They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.”
  16. “There are sufficient resources on this planet to answer the needs of all, but not enough to satisfy everyone’s greed.”
  17. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
  18. “To believe something and not to live it, is dishonest.”
  19. “Where there is love, there is life.”
  20. “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
  21. “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.”
  22. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
  23. “Speed is irrelevant if you are going in the wrong direction.”
  24. “A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”
  25. “Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”
  26. “I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. I detest the unpardonable slaughter of innocent life in the name of science and humanity so-called, and all the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence.”
  27. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
  28. “And eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
  29. “The good man is the friend of all living things.”
  30. “If you want real peace in the world, start with children.”
  31. “Anger and ignorance are the enemies of correct understanding.”
  32. “It is not non-violence if we love those that love us. It is non-violence only when we love those that hate us. I know how difficult it is to follow this grand law of love. But are not all great and good things difficult to do?”
  33. “A sign of a good leader is not how many followers you have, but how many leaders you create.”
  34. “Truth never damages a cause that is just.”
  35. “Victory attained by violence is tantamount to defeat, for it is momentary.”
  36. “Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world, but to change ourselves.”

Conclusion

So, these were the best quotes from Mahatma Gandhi, which are truly inspirational for all of us. We hope you also found these quotes inspiring and enjoyable and worth reading.

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