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Famous Mahatma Gandhi Quotations

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"In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"The future depends on what we do in the present."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"A man who throws himself on God ceases to fear man"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"The only tyrant I accept in this world is the 'still small voice' within me."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats' teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"The sacrifice which causes sorrow to the doer of the sacrifice is no sacrifice. Real sacrifice lightens the mind of the doer and gives him a sense of peace and joy. The Buddha gave up the pleasures of life because they had become painful to him."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Truth never damages a cause that is just."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"What do I think of Western civilisation? I think it would be a very good idea."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is important that you do it"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in the fundamental Truth of all the great religions of the world. I believe that they are all God given. I came to the conclusion long ago... that all religions were true and also that all had some error in them."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Hypocrisy and distortion are passing currents under the name of religion"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"I eat to live, to serve, and also, if it so happens, to enjoy, but I do not eat for the sake of enjoyment."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"I have known many meat eaters to be far more nonviolent than vegetarians."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"If you have faith in the cause and the means and in God, the hot sun will be cool for you"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"It is the reformer who is anxious for the reform, and not society, from which he should expect nothing better than opposition, abhorrence and mortal persecution"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth and the soul requires inward restfulness to attain its full height."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"My life is an indivisible whole, and all my attitudes run into one another; and they all have their rise in my insatiable love for mankind."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"The good man is the friend of all living things."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"A man's true wealth is the good he had done to his fellowmen."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Affection cannot be manufactored or regulated by law. If one has no affection for a person or a system, one should be free to give the fullest expression to his disaffection, so long as he does not contemplate, promote, or incite to violence."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"An eye for an eye, and soon the whole world is blind"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state. There is as little reason to deplore the one as there is to be pleased over the other"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Civilization is the encouragement of differences. Civilization thus becomes a synonym of democracy. Force, violence, pressure, or compulsion with a view to conformity, is both uncivilized and undemocratic"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. (said of Mahatma Gandhi)"
by Albert Einstein
"God alone is the judge of true greatness because He knows men's hearts."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Hate the sin, love the sinner."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"I think it would be a good idea."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"I want freedom for the full expression on my personality."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Indolence is a delightful but distressing state we must be doing something to be happy."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"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"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Live simply that others may simply live."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"My life is my message"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"N.B. This quote refers to the British disarmament of the Indian Army. Gandhi never advocated the individual right to bear arms."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"The only devils in this world are those running around in our own hearts, and that is where all our battles should be fought."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom, our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"There is more to life than increasing its speed"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"There is no path to peace. Peace is the path."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"To conceal ignorance is to increase it. An honest confession of it, however, gives ground for the hope that it will diminish some day or the other."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"We must become the change we want to see."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is brought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? by"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways 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."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Where there is love there is life."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it."
by Mahatma Gandhi


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