142 Mahatma Gandhi Quotes & Messages

Self-respect knows no considerations.


“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.”


The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.


“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result”


“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”


“Peace is the most powerful weapon of mankind.”


“Service without humility is selfishness and egotism.”


Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.


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


“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.”


“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”


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


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.


“All of your scholarship, all your study of Shakespeare and Wordsworth would be vain if at the same time you did not build your character and attain mastery over your thoughts and your actions”


“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.”


“It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.”


“Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.”


My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.


“Action expresses priorities.”


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


“Fear has its use but cowardice has none.”


“Distinguish between real needs and artificial wants and control the latter.”


It’s my conviction that nothing enduring can be built on violence.


No one can hurt me without my permission.


“Hate the sin, love the sinner.”


“Love is the strongest force the world possesses.”


“Be the change you want to see in the world.”


“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.”


“All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others.”


What barrier is there that love cannot break?


The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.


“God has no religion.”


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


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.


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.


“If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.”


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


“What is truth? A difficult question; but I have solved it for myself by saying that it is what the “Voice within” tells you.”


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


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


The future depends on what you do today.


“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman.”


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


“As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.”


“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.”


An eye for an eye will only end up making the whole world blind.


“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”


“To lose patience is to lose the battle.”


In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.


A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.


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


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


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


“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.”


Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world; but to change ourselves


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


“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”


Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.


“The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.”


“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.”


Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.


“In a gentle way, you can shake the world”


“You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.”


Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.


“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.”


“We need not wait to see what others do.”


“The future depends on what we do in the present.”


“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”


Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.


“The future depends on what we do in the present”


“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”


The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.


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.


A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks he becomes.


“Where there is love there is life.”


“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”


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


An ounce of practice is worth a thousand words.


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


“The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.”


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


“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”


Always be ready to Serve


Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.


Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.


“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”


Where there is love there is life.


“A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve”


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


Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served.


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


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


Concentrate on the Efforts


Hate the sin, love the sinner.


Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever


“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.”


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


It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.


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


“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”


“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will”


“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”


Small is Enough


Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.


An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.


“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”


“Change yourself – you are in control.”


Nobody can hurt me without my permission.


“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.”


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


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


“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”


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


Action speaks louder than words


My life is my message.


“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”


“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”


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


“In this age of the rule of brute force, it is almost impossible for anyone to believe that any one else could possibly reject the law of the final supremacy of brute force”


“A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.”


The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.


“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony”


“Be the change you want to see in the world.”


Forgiveness is Strength


Service without humility is selfishness and egotism.


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


First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.


“The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.”


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


A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.


“Men and women approaching retirement age should be recycled for public service work, and their companies should foot the bill. We can no longer afford to scrap-pile people.”


“Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow men.”


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.


“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind”


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


It’s all about an optimistic thought process


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


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


“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”


You must be the change you wish to see in the world.


If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. We need not wait to see what others do.

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