Mahatma Gandhi Quotes & Messages
Who is Mahatma Gandhi?
Mahatma Gandhi's full name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi also known as Father of Nation in India.
Collection of Mahatma Gandhi Quotes & Messages. Here you can find Mahatma Gandhi Quotes both in Hindi and English.
Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.
Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
The rich cannot accumulate wealth without the co-operation of the poor in society.
Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion.
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
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.
I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding
I do not believe that multiplication of wants and machinery contrived to supply them is taking the world a single step nearer its goal… I whole-heartedly detest this mad desire to destroy distance and time, to increase animal appetites and go to the ends of the earth in search of their satisfaction. If modern civilization stands for all this, and I have understood it to do so, I call it Satanic.
Those who know how to think need no teachers.
Study not man in his animal nature – man following the laws of the jungle – but study man in all his glory.
There go my people, I must hurry to catch up with them for I am their leader.
It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head then to crawl on one’s belly, in order to be able to save one’s head.
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.
Rationalists are admirable beings, rationalism is a hideous monster when it claims for itself omnipotence. Attribution of omnipotence to reason is as bad a piece of idolatry as is worship of stock and stone believing it to be God.
“Live simply so that others may simply live.”
Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
“The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.”
Exercise of faith will be the safest where there is a clear determination summarily to reject all that is contrary to truth and love
“Nothing is so aggravating as calmness.”
Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
“It is easier to build a boy than to mend a man.”
Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good.
“What barrier is there that love cannot break?”
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.
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
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people.
Consciously or unconsciously, everyone of us does render some service or another. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and it will make not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large
“Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.”
I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
A weak man is just by accident. A strong but nonviolent man is unjust by accident.
“If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.”
If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior.
(When asked what he thought of Western civilization): 'I think it would be a good idea.
“It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one's acts.”
Non-cooperation with evil is a sacred duty
Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.
“I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.”
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
“A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”
Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.”
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.