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Mahatma Gandhi Quotes:- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) (Born 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British Rule, and in turn, inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

The honorific Mahātmā (Sanskrit: “high-souled”, “venerable”), first applied to him in 1914 in South Africa, is now used throughout the world.

Inspirational Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

“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.”-Mahatma Gandhi

Motivational Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

“All compromise is based on giving and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all given and no take.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”-Mahatma Gandhi

“First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.”-Mahatma Gandhi

My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”-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.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.”-Mahatma Gandhi

“Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is a full victory.”-Mahatma Gandhi


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“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.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.”-Mahatma Gandhi

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.”-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?”-Mahatma Gandhi


“If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.”-Mahatma Gandhi

“We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.”-Mahatma Gandhi


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


“In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“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.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.”-Mahatma Gandhi

“A man who was completely innocent offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”-Mahatma Gandhi


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


“Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.”-Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes On Leadership


“Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.”-Mahatma Gandhi

“The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.”-Mahatma Gandhi


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


“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I am in the world feeling my way to light ‘amid the encircling gloom.'”-Mahatma Gandhi


“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Those who know how to think to need no teachers.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”-Mahatma Gandhi


Best Mahatma Gandhi Quotes About Democracy


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


“The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires a change of heart.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Non-violence is the article of faith.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“My life is my message.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Prayer is a confession of one’s own unworthiness and weakness.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Partition is bad. But whatever is past is past. We have only to look to the future.”-Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes About Nature


“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?”-Mahatma Gandhi


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


“In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel honored by the humiliation of their fellow beings.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Man can never be a woman’s equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Action expresses priorities.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.”-Mahatma Gandhi


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“Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians – you are not like him.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Self-respect knows no considerations.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Gentleness, self-sacrifice, and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.”-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.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“For me, every ruler is an alien that defies public opinion.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.”-Mahatma Gandhi


Famous Mahatma Gandhi Quotes About Violence


“We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“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.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Let not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is dishonor in being slave-owners.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Where there is love there is life.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“The unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Faith… must be enforced by reason… when faith becomes blind it dies.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Common sense is the realized sense of proportion.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Peace is its own reward.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one’s opponent.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.”-Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes About Children


“That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I think it is the height of ignorance to believe that the sexual act is an independent function necessary like sleeping or eating. Seeing, therefore, that I did not desire more children, I began to strive after self-control. There was endless difficulty in the task.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Where love is, there God is also.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I wear the national dress because it is the most natural and the most becoming for an Indian.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“We do not need to proselytize either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really about our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God’s creation, woman, the object of our lust.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“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.”-Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Love


“What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith. The gentle figure of Christ, so full of forgiveness that he taught his followers not to retaliate when abused or struck, but to turn the other cheek – I thought it was a beautiful example of the perfect man.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?”-Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes On Non-violence


“I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French.”-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. The other is mere business.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plain living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man’s happiness really lies in contentment.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“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.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Fear has its use but cowardice has none.”-Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Interdependence


“I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.”-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.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.”-Mahatma Gandhi


Quotes on time Management 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.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Each one prays to God according to his own light.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Fear of death makes us devoid both of valor and religion. For want of valor is a want of religious faith.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfillment.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?”-Mahatma Gandhi


“If a man reaches the heart of his own religion, he has reached the heart of the others, too. There is only one God, and there are many paths to him.”-Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi quotes on peace


“The purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one’s own religion.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.”-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.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.”-Mahatma Gandhi


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


“Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God’s hands.”-Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi Inspirational Quotes


“What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head then to crawl on one’s belly, in order to be able to save one’s head.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is a body without a soul.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Morality is contraband in war.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“He is lost who is possessed by carnal desire.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good.”-Mahatma Gandhi


Top 10 Mahatma Gandhi Motivational Quotes


“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.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Intolerance betrays a want of faith in one’s cause.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“My religion teaches me that whenever there is distress which one cannot remove, one must fast and pray.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“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.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“God is, even though the whole world denies him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“One’s own religion is, after all, a matter between oneself and one’s Maker and no one else’s.”-Mahatma Gandhi


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


“But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.”-Mahatma Gandhi


“Constant development is the law of life and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.”-Mahatma Gandhi