Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Quotes


When I despair...I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it ... always.
Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.
To believe what has not occurred in history will not occur at all is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, 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.
Star You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Consciously or unconsciously, everyone of us does render some service or another. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberatly, our desider for service will steadily grow stronger, and it will make not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
My life is my message.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
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.
Star An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
The only devils in the world are those running in our own hearts. That is where the battle should be fought.
When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
Silence is a great help to the seeker after truth. 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, and the soul requires inward restfulness to attain its full height.
My religion is Truth, my practice is non-cooperation with evil.
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world... as in being able to remake ourselves.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.
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.
We must be the change we wish to see in the world.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
If blood be shed, let it be our blood. Cultivate the quiet courage of dying without killing. For man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
It is not a mistake to commit a mistake, for no one commits a mistake knowing it to be one. But it is a mistake not to correct the mistake after knowing it to be one. If you are afraid of committing a mistake, you are afraid of doing anything at all. You will correct your mistakes whenever you find them.
A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
I think it would be a good idea.
- Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization

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