Famous Quotes by Preeminent Leader Mahatma Gandhi

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Mahatma Gandhi, a well known Civil rights leader of the Indian independence movement. Find the best quotes by the famous leader on Love, Peace, change and Animals.

  • 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.
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
  • You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
  • The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.
  • The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
  • That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.
  • Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
  • Where there is love there is life.
  • Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
  • To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
  • To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.
  • Where love is, there God is also.
  • Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point.
  • When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
  • There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good.
  • There is more to life than increasing its speed.
  • There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings.
  • When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
  • 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.
  • Truth never damages a cause that is just.
  • There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
  • There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.
  • Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.
  • Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
  • Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
  • There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.
  • There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
  • The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
  • The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
  • The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
  • The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.
  • The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
  • Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.
  • What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.
  • To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
  • Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.
  • Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
  • Those who know how to think need no teachers.
  • What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.
  • 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 the holy name of liberty or democracy?
  • We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.
  • 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.
  • We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.
  • 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.
  • The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one’s opponent.
  • The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
  • The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
  • The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
  • We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
  • The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
  • The good man is the friend of all living things.
  • The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.
  • Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.

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