Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a pioneer in the Independence movement in India. His approach of Non-violence against the British Raj was admired and inspired by millions of people across the world including people like martin Luther king Jr. He was also instrumental in the abolition of Apartheid in South Africa. Here are some of the best quotes of Mahatma Gandhi that might inspire you.
1.”An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
2.“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
3.“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
4.“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
5.“Where there is love there is life.”
6.“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
7.“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.”
8.“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
9.“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
10.“God has no religion.”
11.“Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
12.“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.”
13.“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
14.“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”
15.“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.”
16.“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
17.“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 values become your destiny.”
18.“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”
19.“The future depends on what you do today.”
20.“To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”
21.“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. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
22.“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
23.“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”
24.“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”
25.“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”
26.“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?”
27.“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
28.“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
29.“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.”
30.“Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
– 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.