Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India

Born: October 2, 1869, Porbandar
Assassinated: January 30, 1948, Birla House
Spouse: Kasturba Gandhi
Children: Harilal Gandhi, Devdas Gandhi, Ramdas Gandhi, Manilal Gandhi

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.

A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.

A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.

Each one prays to God according to his own light.

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

First they ignore you,then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation also under certain conditions is equally a duty.

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.

My life is my message.

My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God.

Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.

Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.

Peace is its own reward.

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Prayer is a confession of one’s own unworthiness and weakness.

Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.

Self-respect knows no considerations.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.

The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.

The good man is the friend of all living things.

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

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.

There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.

Seven Deadly Sins:

  1. Wealth without work;
  2. Pleasure without conscience;
  3. Science without humanity;
  4. Knowledge without character;
  5. Politics without principle;
  6. Commerce without morality;
  7. Worship without sacrifice.

Where there is love there is life

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.

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.

God has no religion.

The future depends on what you do today.

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.

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.

Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

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.

Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood

There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.

They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me. Then they will have my dead body, but not my obedience.

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.

The day the power of love, overrules the love of power, the world will know peace

Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral.

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.


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