|Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948),|
Political and Spiritual leader of India.
October 2 saw the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as Mahatma Gandhi. The Indian luminary, famous for leading the Indian nation to independence in peaceful means, is deemed an inspirational figure to this day, over 60 years after his death in 1948. A large number of famous Gandhi quotations contain so much wisdom that they have gained immortality.
As a tribute to Gandhi, here is a collection of some of his thought-provoking quotations.
- Where there is love there is life.
- Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Hate the sin, love the sinner.
- I regard myself as a soldier, though a soldier of peace.
- An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
- There is no God higher than truth.
- Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
- Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
- The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.
- Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
- 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.
- There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid.
- Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
- The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
- Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.
- Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
- A coward is incapable of exhibiting love;
it is the prerogative of the brave.
- Indolence is a delightful but distressing state;
we must be doing something to be happy.
- Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
- First they ignore you,
then they ridicule you,
then they fight you,
and then you win.
- There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
- Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
- An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
- Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
- Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.
- A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
- Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
- Silence is the strongest speech,
slowly and gradually world will listen to you.
- A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.
- In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
- There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.
- Be congruent, be authentic, be your true self.
- I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.
- I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
- Love requires that true education should be easily accessible to all and should be of use to every villager in his daily life.
- Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
- Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive.
- Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.