Gandhi Quotes

Gandhi Quote: An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
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An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Gandhi (The Story of My Experiments with Truth, 1929)
Music does not proceed from the throat alone. There is a music of the mind, of the senses and of the heart.
Gandhi (Bapu-Ke-Ashirvad, 1946)
How nice it would be if we could raise a foundation of good character, so that stones on stones might be raised thereon, and we might look back with joy and pride upon the edifice!
Gandhi
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
Gandhi (Quoted in the Young India, 1929)
Great men never die, and it is up to us to keep them immortal by continuing the work they have commenced.
Gandhi (Harijan, 1947)
The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly; the soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
Gandhi
The briefest and simplest definition of happiness is to live for the happiness of others and to see others happy.
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Idleness is the root of all evil, and if that root can be destroyed, most of the evils can be remedied without further effort.
Gandhi (Quoted in the Young India, 1925)
It is, of course, useless to walk along lanes and streets, or to take the same path everyday. We should go out into the fields and forests, where we can have a taste of Nature.
Gandhi
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.
Gandhi (Harijan, 1940)
You must not be or feel feeble either in body or mind. Nothing has to be done beyond your resolute refusal to feel weak.
Gandhi (Letter to Anand Hingorani, 1931)
Innocent youth is a priceless possession, not to be squandered away for the sake of a momentary excitement, miscalled pleasure.
Gandhi (Harijan, 1935)
The Past belongs to us, but we do not belong to the Past. We belong to the present. We are makers of the Future, but we do not belong to the Future.
Gandhi (Bapu-Ke-Ashirvad, 1945)
Religions are different roads converging to the same point. What does it matter that we take different road, so long as we reach the same goal. Wherein is the cause for quarreling?
Gandhi (Indian Home Rule, 1909)
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.
Gandhi
I know nothing of the science of astrology and I consider it to be a science, if it is a science, of doubtful value, to be severely left alone by those who have any faith in Providence. 
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The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. He frees himself and shows the way to others. Freedom and slavery are mental states.
Gandhi (Non-Violence in Peace and War, 1942)
I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.
Gandhi (Harijan, 1936)
A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
Gandhi (Non-Violence in Peace and War, 1942)
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
Gandhi (Non-Violence in Peace and War, 1942)
It may be long before the law of love will be recognized in international affairs. The machineries of government stand between and hide the hearts of one people from those of another.
Gandhi (Quoted in the Young India, 1919)
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
Gandhi (Non-Violence in Peace and War, 1942)
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained.
Gandhi (Quoted in the Young India, 1927)
Every moment of our life should be filled with mental or physical activity, but that activity should be tending to Truth. One who has consecrated his life to service, cannot lie idle for a single moment.
Gandhi
Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it: always.
Gandhi
Life is greater than art. I would go even further and declare that the man whose life comes nearest to perfection is the greatest artist; for what is art without the sure foundation and framework of a noble life?
Gandhi
Let us not leave everything to destiny, nor be vain about our endeavour. Destiny will take its own course. We should only see where we can intervene or where it is our duty to do so, whatever be the result.
Gandhi (Bapu-Ke-Ashirvad, 1945)
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
Gandhi
Intellectual work is important and has an undoubted place in the scheme of life. But what I insist on is the necessity of physical labour. No man, I claim, ought to be free from that obligation; it will serve to improve even the quality of his intellectual output.
Gandhi (Harijan, 1947)
Men are equal. For, though they are not of the same age, the same height, the same skin and the same intellect, these inequalities are temporary and superficial; the soul that is hidden beneath this earthy crust, is one and the same for all men and women belonging to all climes.
Gandhi (Quoted in the Young India, 1927)
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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)
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