Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. World wide he is known as Mahatma Gandhi. He is also called Bapuji (father) in India. Great leaders like Martin Luther King, Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela were influenced by his principles of non-violence.
He is popularly known as Father of nation (of India). His birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and world-wide as the International Day of Nonviolence.
We salaute the great man by recollecting some of his quotes having great relevance even today.
Mahatma Ghandi- Inspiring quotes on 12 topics
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
Change yourself – you are in control.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
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 best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
My life is my message.
Love of animals
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
The good man is the friend of all living things.
Seven social sins:
politics without principles,
wealth without work,
pleasure without conscience,
knowledge without character,
commerce without morality,
science without humanity, and
worship without sacrifice.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
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.
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.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life
Mahatma Gandhi- Inspiring quotes
Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. World wide he is known as Mahatma Gandhi. We salute Mahatma Gandhi by recollecting some of his quotes having great relevance even today.