mahatma gandhi quotes


  • Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Love an@d Inclusion

  • Hate the sin, love th@e sinner.

  • The good man is the friend of all living things.

  • Civilization is the encouragement of differences.

  • No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.

  • That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.

  • Whenever you are confronted w@ith an opponent, conquer him with love.

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

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

  • Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served.

  • Whatever you do will be@ insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

  • Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Change and Service

  • Those who cannot renounce attachment to the results of their work are far from the path.

  • Action expresses priorities.

  • Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.

  • To lose patience is to lose the battle.

  • The future depends on what you do today.

  • An ounce of practice is worth a thousand words.

  • It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business

  • If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

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

  • Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

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

  • Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.


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

  • Be the change you want to see in the world.

  • Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Re@ligion, God and Spirituality

  • God has no religion.

  • The one religion is beyond all speech.

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

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

  • Faith is put to the test when @the situation is most difficult.

  • As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.

  • Faith becomes lame, when it ventures into matters pertaining to reason!

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

  • A leader is useless when he acts against the promptings of his own conscience.

  • In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.

  • It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends but to befriend one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true re@ligion.

  • To retaliate against the relatives of the co-religionists of the wrong-doer is a cowardly act.

  • Ashram means a community of men of @. I feel that an ashram was a necessity of life for me.
  • Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one’s own religion.

  • Miscellaneous Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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

  • You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.
  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

  • A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

  • Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

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

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

  • If you want real peace in the world, start with @children.

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

  • Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

  • It is unwise to be too sure of ones own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wis@est might err.

  • God has given me no control over the following moment. I am concerned about taking care of the present.

  • An ounce of practice is worth a thousand words.

  • Have faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the whole ocean doesn’t become dirty.

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

  • A leader is useless when he acts against the promptings of his own conscience.

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

  • I have no disciples, being myself an a@spirant after discipleship and in search of a guru.

  • The hardest heart and the grossest ignorance must disappear before the rising sun of suffering without anger and without malice.

  • I believe that there is no pray@er without fasting and there is no real fast without prayer.

  • It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

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

  • Your beliefs become your th@oughts, 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.

  • An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.

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

  • Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

  • Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.

  • One can measure the greatness and the moral progress of a nation by looking at how it treats its animals.

  • I wish to change there minds, not kill them for weaknesses we all poses.

  • Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not even one man’s greed.

  • To give pleasure to a single heart by a singl@e act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

  • Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

  • An error does not become truth b@y reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed, always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.

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

  • A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.

  • Faith becomes lame, when it ventures into ma@tters pertaining to reason!

  • Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

  • My life is my message.

  • Nobody can hurt me without my@ permission.

  • All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others.

  • Distinguish between real needs and artificial wants and control the latter.

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

  • When you want to find Truth as God, the only inevitable means is love, that is nonviolence.

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

  • We have to handover the earth, the air, the land and the water to the children at least as it was handed over to us.

  • As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.

  • I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.

  • Love is the strongest force the world possesses, yet it is the humblest imaginable.

  • You may never know what results come of y@our actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.

  • Before the throne of the A@lmighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.

  • Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people.

  • Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.

  • Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.

  • Faith is put to the test when the situation is most difficult.

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

  • Peace is the most powerful weapon of mankind.

  • To answer brutality with brutality is to admit one’s moral and intellectual bankruptcy and it can only start a viscous cycle.

  • What is truth? A difficult question; but I have solved it for myself by saying that it is what the “Voice within” tells you.

  • One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.

  • A man is the sum of his actions, of what he h@as done, of what he can do, nothing else.

  • Freedom is never dear at any p@rice. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?

  • The real love is to love them that hate you, to love your neighbor even though you distrust him.


  • Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.


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  • As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.

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  • Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

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

  • Hate the sin, love the sinner.

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  • Honest differences are often a hea@lthy sign of progress.

  • Honest disagreement is often a @good sign of progress.

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

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  • I cannot teach you violenc@e, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.

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

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  • I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.

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  • In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.

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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.

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  • Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.

  • It is better to be violent, if there i@ violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

  • 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.

  • One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.

  • @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.

  • Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.


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