Mahatma Gandhi and his life is a beacon of inspiration for all people across the world. Often called the Father of the Nation in India, he helped India gain independence by means of civil disobedience and non-violent means of protest.
One of the most respected leaders of the 1900s, Gandhi and his doctrine of non-violence is internationally revered and renowned.
On the 150th birthday of the great Mahatma, here are some profound and inspiring quotes by the man.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
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.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
Hate the sin, love the sinner.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
An ounce of practice is worth a thousand words.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
Those who know how to think need no teachers.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.
Be the change that you want to see in the world.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.
Truth is like a vast tree which yields more and more fruit the more you nurture it. Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.
Heroes are made in the hour of defeat. Success is, therefore, well described as a series of glorious defeats.
Ahimsa (Non-violence) is the highest duty. Even if we cannot practice it in full, we must try to understand its spirit and refrain as far as is humanly possible from violence.
What do you think of these inspiring and profound Mahatma Gandhi quotes?
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