Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Thoughts and Quotes on Various Life Issues

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an advocate and pioneer of nonviolent social protest. He was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement from Great Britain. As he said, “I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.”

My life is my message. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Where love is, there God is also. ~Mohandas Gandhi

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. ~Mohandas Gandhi

The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience. ~Mohandas Gandhi

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. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain. ~Mohandas Gandhi

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts. ~Mohandas Gandhi

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Man can never be a woman’s equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her. ~Mohandas Gandhi

There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed. ~Mohandas Gandhi

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. ~Mohandas Gandhi

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality. ~Mohandas Gandhi

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

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. ~Mohandas Gandhi

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~Mohandas Gandhi

I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God’s creation, woman, the object of our lust. ~Mohandas Gandhi

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. ~Mohandas Gandhi

There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for. ~Mohandas Gandhi

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place. ~Mohandas Gandhi

I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up. ~Mohandas Gandhi

I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps. ~Mohandas Gandhi

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. ~Mohandas Gandhi

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. ~Mohandas Gandhi

A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. ~Mohandas Gandhi

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. ~Mohandas Gandhi

All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take. ~Mohandas Gandhi

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

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. ~Mohandas Gandhi

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. ~Mohandas Gandhi

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall — think of it, always. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Action expresses priorities. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts. ~Mohandas Gandhi

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. ~Mohandas Gandhi

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. ~Mohandas Gandhi

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. ~Mohandas Gandhi

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. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Be the change that you want to see in the world. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Fear has its use but cowardice has none. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Imitation is the sincerest flattery. ~Mohandas Gandhi

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh. ~Mohandas Gandhi

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone. ~Mohandas Gandhi

I know, to banish anger altogether from one’s breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God’s grace. ~Mohandas Gandhi

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. ~Mohandas Gandhi

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. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education. ~Mohandas Gandhi

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. ~Mohandas Gandhi

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. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep. ~Mohandas Gandhi

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. ~Mohandas Gandhi

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Self-respect knows no considerations. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Poverty is the worst form of violence. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul. ~Mohandas Gandhi

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. ~Mohandas Gandhi

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. ~Mohandas Gandhi

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. ~Mohandas Gandhi

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