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Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

About Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Life: 1869 - 1948

Country: in flag India

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869-January 30, 1948) was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of Satyagraha-resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total non-violence-which led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is commonly known in India and across the world as Mahatma Gandhi ("Great Soul") and as Bapu ("Father"). In India, he is officially accorded the honour of Father of the Nation and October 2, his birthday, is commemorated each year as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday. On 15 June 2007, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution declaring October 2 to be the "International Day of Non-Violence."

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Quotations

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.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

The spirit of democracy cannot be imposed from without. It has to come from within.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

In true democracy every man and women is taught to think for himself or herself.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

The spirit of democracy cannot be established in the midst of terrorism, whether governmental or popular.

~ Mahatma 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.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

~ Mahatma Gandhi

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

An eye for an eye and the whole world is blind.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Cowards can never be moral.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

All crime is a kind of disease and should be treated as such.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Good government is no substitute for self-government.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

~ Mahatma Gandhi

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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.

~ Mahatma Gandhi
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