Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.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

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

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

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.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

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

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

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

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

A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness.Mahatma Gandhi

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

The good man is the friend of all living things.Mahatma Gandhi

Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.Mahatma Gandhi

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French.Mahatma Gandhi

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

My life is my message.Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

Action expresses priorities.Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

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

Peace is its own reward.Mahatma Gandhi

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.Mahatma Gandhi

Where there is love there is life.Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.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

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

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.Mahatma Gandhi

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

We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.Mahatma Gandhi

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

Those who know how to think need no teachers.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

Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies.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

A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.Mahatma Gandhi

Poverty is the worst form of violence.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

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

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

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

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

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.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

Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.Mahatma Gandhi

I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another.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

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

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

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

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.Mahatma Gandhi

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