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Mahatma Gandhi Quotes


 

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Mahatma Gandhi QuotesHello Readers!!Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2nd October in 1869.Actual name of  Mahatma Gandhi was known as  Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.People call it as Mahatma and the meaning of his name is great soul.Mahatma Gandhi had done his primary school in his home town Porbandar and later he changed to Albert High School in Rajkot he is not very good at studies as well as sports  and he did not maintain friendship with others at the time of schooling.

Mahatma Gandhi had got married at the age of 13 with kasturba.After marriage Mahatma Gandhi eldest brother Laxmidas helped  a lot during his education and he sent Mahatma Gandhi to London for lawyer studies. Mahatma Gandhi was a vegetarian and his interest were to study different religions.After completing his studies he sailed to India.He went to south Africa to handle a case and he won the case in south Africa he faced racial discrimination.Mahatma Gandhi started a campaigns against racial discrimination and he named that event as satyagraha.For raising campaigns south Africa imprisoned him for several months of time.  

 

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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

 

Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence.

 

 

 

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

 

 

 

 

 

“The most violent weapon on earth is the table fork.”

 

 

“Woman is more fitted than man to make exploration and take bolder action in nonviolence … There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to men … Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity … If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior … If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with women … ”

 

 

 

A certain degree of physical harmony and comfort is necessary, but above a certain level it becomes a hindrance instead of a help. Therefore the ideal of creating an unlimited number of wants and satisfying them seems to be a delusion and a snare.

 

 

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

 

 

My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.

 

 

Experience teaches that animal food is unsuited to those who would curb their passions. But it is wrong to over-estimate the importance of food in the formation of character or in subjugating the flesh.

 

 

“I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence.”

 

 

 

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it stands than to anything on which it is poured.”

 

 

Speak only if it improves upon the silence.

 

 

 

A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.

 

 

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

 

 

It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful.

 

 

“Vivisection is the blackest of all crimes that mankind is committing against God and his fair creation”.

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Wealth without work

Pleasure without conscience

Science without humanity

Knowledge without character

Politics without principle

Commerce without morality

Worship without sacrifice.”

 

 

 

 

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

 

 

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

 

 

“Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.”

 

 

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

 

 

My life is my message.

 

 

 

“Even if you are a minority of one, a truth is a truth.” 

 

 

“Continue to grow and evolve.”

Morality is contraband in war.

 

 

 

“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.”

 

 

Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today

 

 

“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”

 

 

“What you do is of little significance; but it is very important that you do it.” 

 

 

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”

 

 

 

Find purpose, the means will follow.

 

 

“One man cannot do right in one department of life whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole.”

 

 

In this age of the rule of brute force, it is almost impossible for anyone to believe that any one else could possibly reject the law of the final supremacy of brute force.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

“Action expresses priorities.” 

 

 

“I shall not fear anyone on Earth. – I shall fear only God. – I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. – I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. – I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.”

 

 

The ideally non-violent state will be an ordered anarchy.

 

 

We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.

 

 

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.

 

 

There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

The cause of liberty becomes a mockery if the price to be paid is the wholesale destruction of those who are to enjoy liberty.

 

 

Those who know how to think need no teachers.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 “The good man is the friend of all living things.”

 

 

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

 

 

I have been known as a crank, faddist, madman. Evidently the reputation is well deserved. For wherever I go, I draw to myself cranks, faddists, and madmen.

 

 

 

I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any. I refuse to live in other people’s houses as an interloper, a beggar or a slave.

 

 

 

YOUR BELIEFS BECOME YOUR THOUGHTS,

YOUR THOUGHTS BECOME YOUR WORDS,

YOUR WORDS BECOME YOUR ACTIONS,

YOUR ACTIONS BECOME YOUR HABITS,

YOUR HABITS BECOME YOUR VALUES,

YOUR HABITS BECOME YOUR DESTINY.

 

 

A man is but the products of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.

 

 

“The good man is the friend of all living things.”

 

 

Suffering cheerfully endured, ceases to be suffering and is transmuted into an ineffable joy.

 

 

 

Commonsense is a realised sense of proportion.

 

 

Abstract truth has no value unless it incarnates in human beings who represent it, by proving their readiness to die for it.

 

 

 

Each night, when i go to sleep,i die.

And the next morning,

When i wake up, I am reborn.

 

 

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

 

 

Truth and love always triumphs.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.

 

 

Imitation is the sincerest flattery.

 

If we are true servants of the masses,

We would take pride in spinning for their sake.

 

 

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

 

 

Be aware of the seven social sins.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good.

 

 

The one condition for fighting for peace and liberty is to acquire self-restraint.

 

 

“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.”

 

 

 

When you stand with your two feet on the ground, you will always keep your balance.

 

 

‘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.’

 

 

In the dictionary of Satyagraha, there is no enemy.

 

 

 

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one’s cause.

 

 

The highest truth needs no communicating,

For it is by its very nature self-propelling. It radiates

Its influence silently as the rose its fragrance

Without the intervention of a medium.

 

 

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”

 

 

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

 

 

 

‘Entrepreneurs often fail to use their capabilities to the fullest. Once they do that, there’s no looking back.’

 

 

Terrorism set up by reformers may be just as bad as Government terrorism, and it is often worse because it draws a certain amount of false sympathy.

 

 

 

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

 

 

“ I have worshiped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice. ”

 

 

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

 

 

To answer brutality with brutality is to admit one’s moral and intellectual bankruptcy.

 

 

You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.

 

 

An unjust law is itself a species of violence.

 

 

Ahimsa is an attribute of the brave. Cowardice and ahimsa don’t go together any more that water and fire.

“ 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. ”

 

 

“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”

 

 

Performance of one’s duties should be independent of public opinion.

 

 

There is no path to peace. Peace is the path.

 

 

“Renunciation without aversion is not lasting.”

 

 

So far as I can see the atomic bomb has deadened the finest feeling that has sustained mankind for ages.

 

 

 

“ 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. ”

 

 

“We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.”

 

 

Hatred is not essential for nationalism. Race-hatred will kill the real national spirit.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

“Effort is within man’s control, not the fruit thereof.”

 

 

“I venture to point out that both the English and the Indians spring from a common stock, called the Indo-Aryan. … A general belief seems to prevail in the Colony that the Indians are little better, if at all, than savages or the Natives of Africa. Even the children are taught to believe in that manner, with the result that the Indian is being dragged down to the position of a raw Kaffir.”

 

 

 

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

 

 

“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.”

 

 

I am in the world feeling my way to light “amid the encircling gloom.”

 

 

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world… as in being able to remake ourselves.

 

 

President means chief servant.

 

 

“I regard myself as a soldier, though a soldier of peace.“

 

 

Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.

 

 

“To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.”

 

 

 

He is lost who is possessed by carnal desire.

 

 

 

Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won.

 

 

 

No cutting off of heads becomes necessary in the presence of a living Demos

 

 

 

‘Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not reaching it’

 

 

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

 

 

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

 

 

“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 in the holy name of liberty or democracy?”

 

 

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

 

 

Proneness to exaggerate, to suppress or modify the truth, wittingly or unwittingly, is a natural weakness of man, and silence is necessary in order to surmount it. A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he will measure every word.

 

 

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

 

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