Mahatma Gandhi Quotes and Sayings

Gandhi Quotes

Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India, (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948). He was a prominent Indian political leader, who campaigned for India independence from British rule, employing nonviolent resistance.

After studying law, Gandhi advocated for the rights of Indians, ultimately becoming the father of the Indian independence movement. His non-violent activism reached far beyond his homeland, becoming a global call for the oppressed all over the world to stand up for freedom and justice through peaceful protest.

Gandhi was assassinated in 1948, after achieving his life goal of Indian independence.

Here, on this page, you can read some of Gandhi quotes about life, peace people and other topics.

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Peace, Love and Other Topics

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

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

“Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.”

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

“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.”

“One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.”

“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”

“Do not judge others. Be your own judge and you will be truly happy. If you will try to judge others, you are likely to burn your fingers.”

“Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.”

“Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.”

“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.”

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

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

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

“Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.”

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

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

“It does not require money, to live neat, clean and dignified.”

“Strength does not come from winning. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

“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.”

“I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.”

“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.”

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

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“For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect.”

“There are two days in the year that we can not do anything, yesterday and tomorrow.”

“Full effort is full victory.”

“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”

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

“The future depends on what you do today.”

“I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.”

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”

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.

“I remain an optimist because of my unflinching faith that right must prosper in the end.”

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

“Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.”

“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.”

“True humility means most strenuous and constant endeavor entirely directed towards the service of humanity.”

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

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

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

“To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”

“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.”

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

“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.”

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Peace

“There is no ‘way to peace’, there is only ‘peace’.”

“One, who abandons all desires, is free from pride and selfishness and behaves as one apart, finds peace.”

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”

“I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.”

“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.”

“Even if the paradise of material satisfactions, which they envisage as their final goal, were realize on earth, it would not bring mankind either contentment or peace.”

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”

“One, who abandons all desires, is free from pride and selfishness and behaves as one apart, finds peace.”

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Love

“You yourself as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”

“Love never claims, it ever gives.”

“Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.”

“The real love is to love them that hate you, to love your neighbor even though you distrust him.”

“Nothing is impossible for pure love.”

“My life is an indivisible whole, and all my attitudes run into one another; and they all have their rise in my insatiable love for mankind.”

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

“What barrier is there that love cannot break?”

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

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