195 Best Inspirational Mahatma Gandhi Quotes of All Time

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Gandhi Quotes On Truth
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Here collection of Inspirational Mahatma Gandhi Quotes of All Time.

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Read 195 Inspirational Mahatma Gandhi Quotes of All Time. Those Quotes on Animals, Christianity, Peace, Life, Violence, Leadership and Education.

Gandhi Quotes Be The Change

Gandhi Quotes Be The Change
Gandhi Quotes Be The Change

“I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.”

“Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.”

“No man loses his freedom except through his own weakness.”

“I have naturally formed the habit of restraining my thoughts. A thoughtless word hardly ever escaped my tongue or pen. Experience has taught me that silence is part of the spiritual discipline of a votary of truth.”

“Men aspiring to be free can hardly think of enslaving others.”

“Service without humility is selfishness and egotisms.”

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change.”

“A leader is useless when he acts against the promptings of his own conscience.”

“My shyness has been in reality my shield and buckler. It has allowed me to grow. It has helped me in my discernment of truth.”

“Man has always desired power. Ownership of property gives this power. Man hankers also after posthumous fame based on power.”

“A man who would interpret the scriptures must have the spiritual discipline.”

“Some form of common worship and a common place of worship appear to be a human necessity.”

“Our first duty is that we should not be a burden on society, i.e., we should be self-dependent. From this point of view self-sufficiency itself is a kind of service.”

“God’s word is: ‘He who strives never perishes’. I have implicit faith in that promise.”

“The students should be, above all, humble and correct… The greatest to remain great has to be the lowliest by choice.”

“Be congruent, be authentic, be your true self.”

“It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.”

“A definite forgiveness would mean a definite recognition of our strength.”

“The difficulty one experiences in meeting himsa arises from weakness of mind.”

“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”

“Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.”

“A weak man is just by accident. A strong but nonviolent man is unjust by accident.”

“A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good he has done to his fellowmen.”

“Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.”

“Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation.”

Gandhi Quotes Animals

Gandhi Quotes Animals
Gandhi Quotes Animals

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

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

“There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.”

“If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them.”

“Self-respect knows no considerations.”

“I first learned the concepts of nonviolence in my marriage.”

“The golden rule to apply in all such cases is resolutely to refuse to have what millions cannot.”

“Live simply so that others may simply live.”

“Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers.”

“Take care of this moment.”

“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.”

“Truth is one, paths are many.”

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

“Education must be of a new type for the sake of the creation of a new world.”

“Action expresses priorities.”

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

“Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion.”

“The future depends on what you do today.”

“There is no need of a teacher for those who know how to think.”

“Doubt is invariably the result of want or weakness of faith.”

“Literary training by itself adds not an inch to one’s moral height and that character-building is independent of literary training.”

“God has no religion.”

“But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.”

Gandhi Quotes Christianity

Gandhi Quotes Christianity
Gandhi Quotes Christianity

“Prayer is for remembering God, and for purifying the heart and can be offered even when observing silence.”

“True beauty consists of purity of heart.”

“My life is an indivisible whole, and all my attitudes run into one another; and they all have their rise in my insatiable love for mankind.”

“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.”

“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”

“Find purpose. The means will follow. “

“To die in the act of killing is, in essence, to die defeated.”

“There is no ‘way to peace’, there is only ‘peace’.”

“In the midst of death life persists.”

“Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.”

“But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”

“Imitation is the sincerest flattery.”

“America aims at having a car for every citizen. I do not.”

“Fear has its use but cowardice has none.”

“When you are right, you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry.”

“Peace is its own reward.”

“He who would sacrifice his life for others has hardly time to reserve for himself a place in the sun.”

“Full effort is full victory.”

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness.”

“Silence has now become both a physical and spiritual necessity for me. Originally it was taken to relieve the sense of pressure. Then I wanted time for writing. After, however, I had practiced it for some time I saw the spiritual value of it. It suddenly flashed across my mind that that was the time when I could best hold communion with God. And now I feel as though I was naturally built for silence.”

“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”

Gandhi Quotes About Love

Gandhi Quotes About Love
Gandhi Quotes About Love

“Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.”

“Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupation is exhilarating and life giving.”

“Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.”

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. “

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

“If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior.”

“Unlike the animal, God has given man the faculty of reason.”

“We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.”

“Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.”

“As for food, India has plenty of fertile land, there is enough water and no dearth of man power… The public should be educated to become self reliant. Once they know that they have got to stand on their own legs, it would electrify the atmosphere.”

“Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.”

“The purpose of life is undoubtedly to know oneself. We cannot do it unless we learn to identify ourselves with all that lives. The sum-total of that life is God.”

“When it is remembered that the primary aim of all education is, or should be, the moulding of the character of pupils, a teacher who has a character to keep need not lost heart.”

“A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he will measure every word.”

“If teachers impart all the knowledge in the world to their students but inculcate not truth and purity among them, they will have betrayed them and instead of raising them set them on the downward road to perdition.”

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”

“I want to realize brotherhood or identity not merely with the beings called human, but I want to realize identity with all life, even with such things as crawl upon earth.”

Gandhi Quotes On Peace

Gandhi Quotes On Peace
Gandhi Quotes On Peace

“It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.”

“My life is my message.”

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

“It is beyond my power to induce in you a belief in God. There are certain things which are self proved and certain which are not proved at all.”

“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.”

“For me the voice of God, of Conscience, of Truth or the Inner Voice or ‘the still small Voice’ mean one and the same thing.”

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”

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

“As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him.”

“I can give my own testimony and say that a heartfelt prayer is undoubtedly the most potent instrument that man possesses for overcoming cowardice and all other bad old habits.”

“A wise parent allows the children to make mistakes. It is good for them once in a while to burn their fingers.”

“It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.”

“To lose patience is to lose the battle.”

“I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.“

“Faith is not a delicate flower which would wither under the slightest stormy weather. Faith is like the Himalaya mountains which cannot possibly change. No storm can possibly remove the Himalaya mountains from their foundations… And I want every one of you to cultivate that faith in God and religion.”

“I worship God as Truth only. I have not yet found Him, but I am seeking after Him.”

Gandhi Quotes On Life

Gandhi Quotes On Life
Gandhi Quotes On Life

“God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.”

“I consider myself a Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, and Confucian.”

“Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.”

“Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.”

“Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians – you are not like him.”

“In reality there are as many religions as there are individuals.”

“As I believe that silent prayer is often a mightier (force) than any overt act, in my helplessness I continuously pray in the faith that the prayer of a pure heart never goes unanswered.”

“The dignity of man requires obedience to a higher law, to the strength of the spirit.”

“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.”

“A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.”

“It is for you and me to show that no vice is inherent in man.”

“Hypocrisy and distortion are passing currents under the name of religion.”

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary, the evil it does is permanent.”

“Good government is no substitute for self-government. “

“I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.”

“The spirit of democracy cannot be imposed from without. It has to come from within.”

Gandhi Quotes Violence

Gandhi Quotes Violence
Gandhi Quotes Violence

“A man of truth must also be a man of care.”

“Life and death are but phases of the same thing, the reverse and obverse of the same coin. Death is as necessary for man’s growth as life itself.”

“Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless or corrupt.”

“Every person in a well-ordered state is fully conscious of both his responsibilities and his rights.”

“Man’s nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.”

“Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.”

“I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.”

“Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.”

“For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect.”

“Nonviolence is impossible without humility.”

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

“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”

Gandhi Quotes Leadership

Gandhi Quotes Leadership
Gandhi Quotes Leadership

“I believe that prayer is the very soul and essence of religion, and therefore prayer must be the very core of life of man, for no man can live without religion.”

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

“No nation being under another nation can accept gifts, and kick at the responsibility attached to those gifts, imposed by the conquering nation.”

“We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.”

“Prayer is a confession of one’s own unworthiness and weakness.”

“I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and nonviolence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.”

“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”

“Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.”

“Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.”

“Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.”

“When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.”

“It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others’ religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world’s religions is a sacred duty.”

“All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.”

“Knowledge without character is a power for evil only, as seen in the instances of so many talented thieves and ‘gentlemen rascals’ in the world.”

“I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.”

Gandhi Quotes On Education

Gandhi Quotes On Education
Gandhi Quotes On Education

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

“Persistent questioning and healthy inquisitiveness are the first requisite for acquiring learning of any kind.”

“It is derogatory to the dignity of mankind, it is derogatory to the dignity of India, to entertain for one single moment hatred towards Englishmen.”

“There can be no knowledge without humility and the will to learn.”

“Anger is the enemy of nonviolence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.”

“Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.”

“If we weep for all the deaths in our country, the tears in our eyes would never dry.”

“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.”

“If you take care of your immediate surroundings, the universe will take care of itself.”

“I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.”

“Do not judge others. Be your own judge and you will be truly happy. If you will try to judge others, you are likely to burn your fingers.”

“The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.”

“Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?”

“It is weakness which breeds fear, and fear breeds distrust.”

“Man will ever remain imperfect, and it will always be his part to try to be perfect.”

“Perfect nonviolence is difficult. It admits to no weakness.”

“Cultivation of tolerance for other faiths will impart to us a truer understanding of our own. “

“If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.”

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

“The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.”

“The utterly false idea that intelligence can be developed only through book-reading should give place to the truth that the quickest development of the mind can be achieved by artisan’s work being learnt in a scientific manner.”

“To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness.”

“We have up to now concentrated on stuffing children’s minds with all kinds information, without ever thinking of stimulating and developing them. Let us now cry a halt and concentrate on education the child properly through manual work, not as a side activity, but as the prime means of intellectual training.”

“Man is oftentimes weak-minded enough to be caught in the snare of greed and honeyed words.”

“I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.”

“My religion is based on truth and nonviolence. Truth is my God. Nonviolence is the means of realising Him.”

“There is nothing more potent than thought. Deed follows word and word follows thought. The word is the result of a mighty thought, and where the thought is mighty and pure the result is always mighty and pure.”

“God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.”

“Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.”

“Fasting unto death is the last and the most potent weapon in the armoury of Satyagraha (a policy of passive political resistance). It is a sacred thing. But it must be accepted with all its implications. It is not the fast itself, but what it implies that matters.”

“God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.”

“Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.”

Gandhi Quotes On Truth

Gandhi Quotes On Truth
Gandhi Quotes On Truth

“Each one prays to God according to his own light.”

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

“The best way of losing a cause is to abuse your opponent and to trade upon his weakness.”

“Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.”

“Life is an aspiration. Its mission is to strive after perfection, which is self-realization. The ideal must not be lowered because of our weaknesses or imperfections.”

“Faith becomes lame, when it ventures into matters pertaining to reason.”

“Nonviolent resistance implies the very opposite of weakness. Defiance combined with non-retaliatory acceptance of repression from one’s opponents is active, not passive.”

“Hatred ever kills, love never dies. Such is the vast difference between the two. What is obtained by love is retained for all time. What is obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred.”

“The golden rule of conduct is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall always see Truth in fragment and from different points of vision.”“

“Human nature will find itself only when it fully realizes that to be human it has to cease to be beastly or brutal.”

“Hinduism insists on the brotherhood of not only all mankind but of all that lives.”

“When I see a cow, it is not an animal to eat, it is a poem of pity for me and I worship it and I shall defend its worship against the whole world.”

“I hold that, as the largest part of our time is devoted to labour for earning our bread, our children must from their infancy be taught the dignity of such labour.”

“Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.”

“The basis of my vegetarianism is not physical, but moral. If anybody said that I should die if I did not take beef tea or mutton, even on medical advice, I would prefer death. That is the basis of my vegetarianism.”