My favorite Mohandas Gandhi quotes….
I decided to put together a collection of my Favorite Gandhi quotes. I find Mahatma Gandhi very inspirational. I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I do.
“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”
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.
A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. (One of my favorite Gandhi quotes!)
A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
Action expresses priorities.
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.
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching
Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
Be the change that you want to see in the world.
Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
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.
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.
Imitation is the sincerest flattery. (Another of my favorite Gandhi quotes)
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.
Intolerance betrays want of faith in one’s cause.
It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
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.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Man can never be a woman’s equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.
Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
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.
My life is my message.
Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it. (one of the most brilliant Gandhi quotes!)
No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
One’s own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one’s Maker and no one else’s.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
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.
Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
Self-respect knows no considerations.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
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 greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
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.
Those who know how to think need no teachers.
Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
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.
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.
We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.
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?
Where love is, there God is also.
Don’t Gandhi quotes make you feel amazing? 🙂