Leader of the Indian Nationalist movement against British rule, Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi is revered as the father of his country. He is esteemed internationally for his doctrine of nonviolence to achieve political and social progress.
On 2nd October 1869, Mahatma Gandhi was born and raised in a Hindu family in coastal Gujrat. Gandhi received an education in India before beginning law studies in England in 1888. Seeking clerical work in South Africa, he was shocked at the racial discrimination he encountered. He became an advocate for his fellow Indians, and his challenges to the government resulted in a jail sentence.
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Repressed throughout World War II, Gandhi successfully negotiated for an autonomous Indian state in 1947. He was assassinated one year later. In India, 2nd October is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti and worldwide as International Day Of Non-Violence. He is known as “Father Of Nation” throughout India. Here are our Top 22 Inspiring Mahatma Gandhi Quotes that will inspire you.
Top 22 Inspiring Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
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.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the BRAVE.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
|IN A GENTLE WAY, YOU CAN SHAKE THE WORLD.|
Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
In my humble opinion, noncooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with GOOD.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
|NOBODY CAN HURT ME WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.|
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace. Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.
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 than the one derived from fear of punishment.
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
|AN OUNCE OF PRACTICE IS MORE THAN TONS OF PREACHING.|
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
The moment a slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. He frees himself and shows the way to others. Freedom and slavery are mental states.
Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents, never revenges itself.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
|LIVE AS IF YOU WERE TO DIE TOMORROW. LEARN AS IF YOU WERE TO LIVE FOREVER.|
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.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.
Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
|NON-VIOLENCE IS THE FIRST ARTICLE OF MY FAITH. IT IS ALSO THE LAST ARTICLE OF MY CREED.|
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.
Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.