Gandhi Quotes

Gandhi Quote: Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
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Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.

Gandhi (Speech at Shahi Bag, 1922)

Mute conduct is often the most effective speech.

Gandhi (Harijan, 1933)

Real enjoyment is derived from drops, not from mouthfuls.


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


No joy can compare with the joy of doing one's duty quietly.

Gandhi (Bapu-Ke-Ashirvad, 1946)

He who does not know himself, is lost.

Gandhi (Bapu-Ke-Ashirvad, 1946)

Why worry one's head over a thing that is inevitable? Why die before one's death?

Gandhi (Quoted in the Young India, 1936)

My uniform experience has convinced me that there is no other God than Truth.

Gandhi (The Story of My Experiments with Truth, 1929)

I regard myself as a soldier, though a soldier of peace.

Gandhi (Speech in Geneva, 1931)

He who is steadfast in meditation becomes firm and clear.

Gandhi (Bapu-Ke-Ashirvad, 1946)

When the ego dies, the soul awakes.


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

Gandhi (Quoted in the Young India, 1931)

Life is a state of discipline. We are required to go through the fire of suffering.


The soul dries up without the company of the good.


Not mad rush, but undisturbed calmness brings wisdom.

Gandhi (Harijan, 1934)

Reporter: "Mr. Gandhi, what do you think of Western civilization?"
Gandhi: "I think it would be a very good idea."


Truth never damages a cause that is just.

Gandhi (Non-Violence in Peace and War, 1942)

The ideally non-violent state will be an ordered anarchy. That State is the best governed which is governed the least.


Only that work which is done after anger has subsided can bear fruit.

Gandhi (Bapu-Ke-Ashirvad, 1945)

Experience is the biggest of all schools.

Gandhi (Harijan, 1950)

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

Gandhi (Satyagraha Leaflet, 1919)

I simply want to tell the story of my experiments with my life consists of nothing but those experiments.

Gandhi (The Story of My Experiments with Truth, 1929)

The cry for peace will be a cry in the wilderness, so long as the spirit of nonviolence does not dominate millions of men and women.


Adversity is the crucible in which friendship is tested.

Gandhi (Quoted in the Young India, 1929)

Whatever the crisis, the fire of love will melt it.


Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.


A man of truth must also be a man of care.

Gandhi (The Story of My Experiments with Truth, 1929)

Noble ideas once conceived never perish.

Gandhi (Quoted in the Young India, 1925)

Suffering cheerfully endured, ceases to be suffering and is transmuted into an ineffable joy.

Gandhi (Quoted in The Wisdom of Gandhi in his Own Words, 1943)

Before attaining perfect calm, it is essential for almost everyone to go through stages of progress.

Gandhi (Harijan, 1946)

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Gandhi Biography

Born: October 2, 1869
Died: January 30, 1948

Mohandas Gandhi was a leader in India during the Indian independence movement. He is best known for his philosophy "Satyagraha" and his lifelong advocacy for peace and nonviolence.

Notable Works

Indian Home Rule (1909)
The Story of My Experiments with Truth (1929)
Non-Violence in Peace and War (1942)