Best quotes by the Indian Leader Mahatma Gandhi

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

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.
  • Humanity

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

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



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

Speak only if it improves upon the silence.
  • speak

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

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

Be congruent, be authentic and be yourself.
  • yourself

Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.
  • Actions

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
  • love

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

They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
  • Self

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

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

Where there is love there is life.
  • Love

If you don't ask, you don't get.
  • Questions

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
  • cleanliness

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

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

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

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

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
  • belief

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

There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
  • Life

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

Morality is contraband in war.
  • War

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

There is enough in this world for everyone's need, but not for everyone's greed.
  • abundance

A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.
  • Actions


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I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace.
  • achieved

The mantram becomes one's staff of life and carries one through every ordeal. Each repetition has a new meaning, carrying you nearer and nearer to God.
  • God

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

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.
  • best

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.
  • beasts

God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
  • god

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.
  • future

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

But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.
  • faith

Where love is, there God is also.
  • god

Each one prays to God according to his own light.
  • god

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

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.
  • god

Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.
  • faith

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

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

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.
  • act

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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.
  • Humanity

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

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

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
  • faith

I claim to be an average man of less than average ability. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.
  • Faith

Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
  • peace

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

Non-violence is the article of faith.
  • article

Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
  • death

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.
  • faith

But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.
  • faith

Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
  • ceaseless

Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.
  • faith

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

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

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

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Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
  • Truth

There is no god higher than truth.
  • Truth

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
  • Truth

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
  • Truth

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

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.
  • basis

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
  • truth

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

God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
  • god

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

All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.
  • differ

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

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.
  • god

Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
  • public

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way 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.
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When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
  • religion

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
  • religion

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
  • politics

Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
  • death

Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion.
  • abandonment

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.
  • comparison

One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's.
  • between

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

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.
  • account

Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
  • acid

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
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Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
  • love

Where there is love there is life.
  • Love

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

Nothing is impossible for pure love.
  • Love

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.
  • brute

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.
  • Love

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.
  • admit

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.
  • admit

Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.
  • gives

Where love is, there God is also.
  • god

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way 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.
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Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
  • Truth

Hatred can be overcome only by love.
  • Hate

They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me-then they will have my dead body, not my obedience.
  • Torture

The future depends on what you do today.
  • action



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

Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
  • Anger

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
  • animals

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

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
  • character

Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.
  • Adaptability

Cowards can never be moral.
  • CowardiceWeakness

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

I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.
  • Marriage

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

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

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

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
  • Teaching

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

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
  • Evil

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

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

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.
  • Laziness

Patience means self-suffering.
  • Patience

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
  • Reason

There is no god higher than truth.
  • Truth

I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
  • being

The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind.
  • Control

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
  • CowardiceWeakness

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
  • Service

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
  • fitness

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
  • hurt

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
  • Acceptance

To believe what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man.
  • History

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
  • Poverty

Your capacity to keep your vow will depend on the purity of your life.
  • Promises

All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities.
  • Responsibility

There are limits to self-indulgence, none to restraint.
  • Restraint

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.
  • based

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
  • anger

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
  • discontent

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
  • conflict

Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.
  • Consumerism

My non-violence bids me dedicate myself to the service of the minorities.
  • Minorities

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
  • Quality

Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
  • Right

Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
  • Society

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
  • Truth

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.
  • Worry

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.
  • bravest

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
  • faith

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

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.
  • Humanity

An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
  • Law

Nothing is impossible for pure love.
  • Love

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

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.
  • Prayer

What is a man if he is not a thief who openly charges as much as he can for the goods he sells?
  • Profit

The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice.
  • Sacrifice

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

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

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
  • Truth

Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.
  • Unity

A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
  • accident

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.
  • amenities

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

I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace.
  • achieved

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

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.
  • able

What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.
  • heart

First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.
  • laugh

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
  • Culture

God comes to the hungry in the form of food.
  • Food

The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave. His fetters fall... freedom and slavery are mental states.
  • Freedom

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be inseparable part of our very being.
  • Obedience

Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
  • Prayer

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.
  • Prayer

Personally, I hold that a man, who deliberately and intelligently takes a pledge and then breaks it, forfeits his manhood.
  • Promises

A No uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a Yes merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
  • Sincerity

Ahimsa is the attribute of the soul, and therefore, to be practiced by everybody in all affairs of life. If it cannot be practiced in all departments, it has no practical value.
  • Soul

I do not like the word tolerance, but could not think of a better one. Tolerance implies a gratuitous assumption of the inferiority of other faiths to one
  • Tolerance

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
  • Tolerance

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

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

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.
  • Wisdom

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

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
  • religion

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
  • society

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

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

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.
  • able

Imitation is the sincerest flattery.
  • flattery

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.
  • beings

Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.
  • building

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.
  • basis

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.
  • appear

I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.
  • embodiment

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.
  • brute

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.
  • depends

Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.
  • brighter

There is no 'way to peace,' there is only 'peace.
  • peace

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

Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
  • Capitalism

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.
  • Christianity

If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today.
  • Christianity

The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.
  • Confidence

Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.
  • Control

My nonviolence does not admit of running away from danger and leaving dear ones unprotected. Between violence and cowardly flight, I can only prefer violence to cowardice. I can no more preach nonviolence to a coward than I can tempt a blind man to enjoy healthy scenes.
  • CowardiceWeakness

To run away from danger, instead of facing it, is to deny one's faith in man and God, even one's own self. It were better for one to drown oneself than live to declare such bankruptcy of faith.
  • CowardiceWeakness

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS.
  • Despair

Must 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.
  • Evil

I claim to be an average man of less than average ability. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.
  • Faith

I shall content myself with merely declaring my firm conviction that, for the seeker who would live in fear of God and who would see Him face to face, restraint in diet both as to quantity and quality is as essential as restraint in thought and speech.
  • Food

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.
  • Friends

The mantram becomes one's staff of life and carries one through every ordeal. Each repetition has a new meaning, carrying you nearer and nearer to God.
  • God

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.
  • Inheritance

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
  • Laziness

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.
  • Love

Mental violence has no potency and injures only the person whose thoughts are violent. It is otherwise with mental non-violence. It has potency which the world does not yet know.
  • Peace

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

I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.
  • Power


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