This page is dedicated to the words of Mahatma Gandhi, we have here a compilation of Gandhi quotes to live by.  Gandhi was an Indian lawyer who fought for India’s independence from the British Rule. His words were inspirations for many Indians and for people around the globe.

He is a leader for civil rights movements very similar to Martin Luther King Jr., James Lawson, James Bevel, and Nelson Mandela. Gandhi’s life and teachings are still apparent until this very day.

Inspiring Gandhi Quotes for you to live by

Mahatma Gandhi was born with the name Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on October 2, 1986. He was a politician, a social worker, a leader of nationalist movements, and a man of honor. He was born into money, he belonged to the privileged caste, but he mingled well with the people from the lower class.

Check out this list of Gandhi quotes below about peace, love, education, funny, leadership, and changes.

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Gandhi Quotes on Peace

  • A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
  • We will become who we are meant to become.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
  • Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
  • Strength does not come from winning. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
  • An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
  • A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.
  • Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
  • There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
  •  Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.
  • Poverty is the worst form of violence.
  • Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people.
  • First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
  • An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
  • I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
  • Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world but being able to remake ourselves.
  • 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.
  • Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
  • 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.
  • We must become the change we want to see.
  • Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions.
  • Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
  • Your action expresses your priorities.
  • Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
  • A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.
  • Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
  • Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
  • First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
  • Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
  • It is my conviction that nothing enduring can be built on violence.
  • The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.
  • Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
  • What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.
  • Full effort is full victory.
  • It’s my conviction that nothing enduring can be built on violence.
  • Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
  • The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
  • To lose patience is to lose the battle.
  • Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
  • I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
  • Peace is its own reward.
  • If you want to change the world, start with yourself.
  • The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
  • 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.
  • If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.
  • The enemy is fear. We think it is hate but it is fear.
  • Change yourself – you are in control.
  • I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another.
  • Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.

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Gandhi quotes on love

  • The future depends on what we do in the present.
  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
  • Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.
  • To see the universal and all-pervading Spirit of Truth face to face, one must be able to love the meanest of all creation as oneself.
  • There is more to life than increasing its speed.
  • Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
  • It does not require money, to live neat, clean, and dignified.
  • Speak only if it improves upon the silence.
  • Love is the law of life.
  • To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
  • Where there is love there is life.
  • Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.
  • Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance, and appreciation.
  • Power is of two kinds: one is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love.
  • Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.
  • There are two days in the year that we can not do anything, yesterday and tomorrow.
  • Those who know how to think to need no teachers.
  • Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.
  • There are two days in the year that we can not do anything, yesterday and tomorrow.
  • Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, 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.

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Gandhi Quotes on Education

  • By education, I mean an all-round drawing of the best in child and man in body, mind and spirit.
  • There is more to life than increasing its speed.
  • Literacy in itself is no education. Literacy is not the end of education or even the beginning. By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man-body, mind and spirit.
  • The purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.
  • Love requires that true education should be easily accessible to all and should be of use to every villager in this daily life. The emphasis laid on the principle of spending every minute of one’s life usefully is the best education for citizenship.
  • An education which does not teach us to discriminate between good and bad, to assimilate the one and eschew the other, is a misnomer.
  • Education should be so revolutionized as to answer the wants of the poorest villager, instead of answering those of an imperial exploiter.
  • Is not education the art of drawing out full manhood of the children under training?
  • Persistent questioning and healthy inquisitiveness are the first requisite for acquiring learning of any kind.
  • A balanced intellect presupposes a harmonious growth of body, mind and soul.
  • True education must correspond to the surrounding circumstances or it is not a healthy growth.
  • In a democratic scheme, money invested in the promotion of learning gives a tenfold return to the people even as a seed sown in good soil returns a luxuriant crop.
  • Literacy is not the end of education nor even the beginning.
  • What is really needed to make democracy function is not knowledge of facts, but right education.
  • Schools and colleges are really a factory for turning out clerks for the Government.
  • Experience gained in two schools under my control has taught me that punishment does not purify, if anything, it hardens children.
  • The aim of university education should be to turn out true servants of the people who will live and die for the country’s freedom.
  • Education in the understanding of citizenship is a short-term affair if we are honest and earnest.
  • Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world; but to change ourselves.
  • Literary education must follow the education of the hand -the one gift that distinguishes man from beast.
  • It does not require money, to live neat, clean and dignified.
  • To lose patience is to lose the battle.
  • Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge.

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Gandhi Quotes Funny

  • If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior.
  • A man is but the product of His thoughts. What he thinks, He becomes.
  • Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
  •  There are two days in the year that we cannot do anything, yesterday and tomorrow.

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Gandhi Quotes on Leadership

  • The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.
  •  Be the change that you want to see in the world.
  • Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.
  • A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
  • Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
  • When you are right, you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry.
  • Action expresses priorities.
  • 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.
  • Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.
  • Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.
  • As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.
  • Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
  •  If we want to reach real peace in this world, we should start educating children.
  •  Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
  •  In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
  • An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
  • Imitation is the sincerest flattery.
  • It’s easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone.
  • The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.
  •  You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.
  • No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
  • Whatever you do will be insignificant. But it is very important that you do it.
  • There go my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.
  • The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.
  • Be the compromise you want to see in the world.
  • It’s not too late at all. You just don’t yet know what you are capable of.
  • Confession of errors is like a broom that sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.
  •  I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.
  • The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
  • You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them.
  • Never has man reached his destination by persistence in deviation from the straight path.
  • Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance, and appreciation.
  • Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
  • 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. Our life is a long and arduous quest after truth.
  • My imperfections and failures are much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.
  • You yourself as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
  • 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.
  • To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse than starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.
  •  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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Gandhi quotes on leadership

Gandhi Quotes on Change

  • I cried because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet.
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
  • 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.
  • Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world; but to change ourselves.
  • The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
  • The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
  • The future depends on what you do today.
  • Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.

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