Mahatma Gandhi Famous Quotes & Sayings

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100 Mahatma Gandhi Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: The sole aim of journalism should be service. The sole aim of journalism should be service.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: What is Truth? A difficult question; but I have solved it for myself by saying What is Truth? A difficult question; but I have solved it for myself by saying that it is what the "voice within" tells you. All that I can in true humility present to you is that Truth is not to be found by anybody who has not got an abundant sense of humility. If you would swim on the bosom of the ocean of Truth you must reduce yourself to zero.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Rama Nama should come from the heart. In that event, Rama Nama could become an Rama Nama should come from the heart. In that event, Rama Nama could become an effective remedy against all ailments. A man who believes in Rama Nama would not make a fetish of the body but would regard it as a means of serving God. And for making it into a fit instrument for that purpose, Rama Nama is the sovereign means. To install Rama Nama in the heart requires infinite patience. It might even take ages. But the effort is worthwhile. Rama Nama cannot come from the heart unless one has cultivated the virtues of truth, honesty and purity within and without.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: It was manly and dignified to rely upon God for the dissolution of all troubles. It was manly and dignified to rely upon God for the dissolution of all troubles. He was the only infallible help, guide and friend.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Let it be granted, that according to the letter of the Gita it is possible Let it be granted, that according to the letter of the Gita it is possible to say that warfare is consistent with renunciation of fruit. But after forty years' unremitting endeavour fully to enforce the teaching of the Gita in my own life, I have in all humility felt that perfect renunciation is impossible without perfect observance of ahimsa in every shape and form.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Drink is not a fashion in India, as it is in the West. Drink is not a fashion in India, as it is in the West.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Before civil disobedience can be practised on a vast scale, people must learn the art Before civil disobedience can be practised on a vast scale, people must learn the art of civil or voluntary obedience.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: I have nothing of the communalist in me because my Hinduism is all inclusive. I have nothing of the communalist in me because my Hinduism is all inclusive.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Truth and nonviolence are as old as the hills. Truth and nonviolence are as old as the hills.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: It is my great misfortune that I have to measure your love by the money It is my great misfortune that I have to measure your love by the money gifts you give for Daridranarayana.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: The avowed policy of non-co-operation has been not to make political use of the disputes The avowed policy of non-co-operation has been not to make political use of the disputes between labour and capital.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Ours is a civil fight, and imprisonment as a civil prisoner has got to be Ours is a civil fight, and imprisonment as a civil prisoner has got to be earned by the strict observance of the programme.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: A satyagrahi has always his minimum and it is this minimum that is wanted in A satyagrahi has always his minimum and it is this minimum that is wanted in connection with this struggle.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust. The world crushes the dust The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust. The world crushes the dust under its feet, but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even the dust could crush him. Only then, and not till then, will he have a glimpse of truth.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Suffering cheerfully endured ceases to be suffering and is transmuted into an ineffable joy. The Suffering cheerfully endured ceases to be suffering and is transmuted into an ineffable joy. The man who flies from suffering is the victim of endless tribulation before it has come to him and is half dead when it does come. But one who is cheerfully ready for anything and everything that comes escapes all pain, his cheerfulness acts as an anaesthetic.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: If you give me rice, I'll eat today; if you teach me how to grow If you give me rice, I'll eat today; if you teach me how to grow rice, I'll eat every day.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Complete civil disobedience is a state of peaceful rebellion, a refusal to obey every single Complete civil disobedience is a state of peaceful rebellion, a refusal to obey every single state-made law.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: For a satyagrahi brigade only those are eligible who believe in ahimsa and satya. For a satyagrahi brigade only those are eligible who believe in ahimsa and satya.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Proved right should be capable of being vindicated by right means as against the rude Proved right should be capable of being vindicated by right means as against the rude i.e. sanguinary means. Man may and should shed his own blood for establishing what he considers to be his right. He may not shed the blood of his opponent who disputes his 'right'.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: To change one's religion under the threat of force is no conversion but rather cowardice. To change one's religion under the threat of force is no conversion but rather cowardice.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: I would beseech you not only to be pure beyond suspicion but I would ask I would beseech you not only to be pure beyond suspicion but I would ask you to combine with stainless purity, great wisdom and great ability.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: God can never be realized by one who is not pure of heart. God can never be realized by one who is not pure of heart.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Love based upon indulgence of animal passion, is at best a selfish affair, and likely Love based upon indulgence of animal passion, is at best a selfish affair, and likely to snap under the slightest strain.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: If we take care of the means, we are bound to reach the end sooner If we take care of the means, we are bound to reach the end sooner or later. When once we have grasped this point, final victory is beyond question. Whatever difficulties we encounter, whatever apparent reverses we sustain, we may not give up the quest for truth.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Vaccination is a barbarous practice and one of the most fatal of all the delusions Vaccination is a barbarous practice and one of the most fatal of all the delusions current in our time.
Conscientious objectors to vaccination should stand alone, if need be, against the whole world, in defense of their conviction.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: To a starving man, God can only appear in the form of bread. To a starving man, God can only appear in the form of bread.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: I must confess that here I had to compromise the principle of giving no commission, I must confess that here I had to compromise the principle of giving no commission, which in Bombay I had so scrupulously observed. I was told that conditions in the two cases were different; that whilst in Bombay commissions had to be paid to touts, here they had to be paid to vakils who briefed you; and that here as in Bombay all barristers, without exception, paid a percentage of their fees as commission.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Every expression of truth has in it the seeds of propagation, even as the sun Every expression of truth has in it the seeds of propagation, even as the sun cannot hide its light.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Religion is not what you will get after reading all the scriptures of the world. Religion is not what you will get after reading all the scriptures of the world. It is not really what is grasped by the grain. It is a heart grasp.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: If God is vast and boundless as the ocean, how can a tiny drop like If God is vast and boundless as the ocean, how can a tiny drop like man imagine what He is?
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Forces of nature act in a mysterious manner. We can but solve the mystery by Forces of nature act in a mysterious manner. We can but solve the mystery by deducing the unknown result from the known results of similar events.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: I am a Christian and a Hindu and a Muslim and a Jew. I am a Christian and a Hindu and a Muslim and a Jew.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: All that appears and happens about and around us is uncertain, transient. All that appears and happens about and around us is uncertain, transient.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: To get Swaraj is to get rid of our helplessness. To get Swaraj is to get rid of our helplessness.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: A woman's intuition has often proved truer than a man's arrogant assumption of knowledge. A woman's intuition has often proved truer than a man's arrogant assumption of knowledge.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: The Truth is far more powerful than any weapon of mass destruction. The Truth is far more powerful than any weapon of mass destruction.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: It is the function of God Rama to destroy evil, wherever it occurs and it It is the function of God Rama to destroy evil, wherever it occurs and it is equally the function of God Rama to give to his devotees like Bibhishana a free charter of irrevocable self-government.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Love never claims, it ever gives. Love never claims, it ever gives.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Golden fetters are no less galling to a self-respecting man that iron ones; the sting Golden fetters are no less galling to a self-respecting man that iron ones; the sting lies in the fetters, not in the metal.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: I do not want a kingdom, or heaven; what I want is to remove the I do not want a kingdom, or heaven; what I want is to remove the trouble of the oppressed, the poor, and the needy.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: My fight against untouchability is a fight against the impure in humanity. My fight against untouchability is a fight against the impure in humanity.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: My attitude towards the British is one of utter friendliness and respect. My attitude towards the British is one of utter friendliness and respect.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: The spinning wheel is itself an exquisite piece of machinery. My head daily bows in The spinning wheel is itself an exquisite piece of machinery. My head daily bows in reverence to its unknown inventor.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Undoubtedly, prayer requires a living faith in God. Successful satyagraha is inconceivable without that faith. Undoubtedly, prayer requires a living faith in God. Successful satyagraha is inconceivable without that faith.
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Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: The study of Indian economics is the study of the spinning wheel. The study of Indian economics is the study of the spinning wheel.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Everything I have personally experienced, and that also has been expressed by the leaders of Everything I have personally experienced, and that also has been expressed by the leaders of the great religions points to the fact that a global spirituality already exists and was intrinsically there from the start as God (by whatever name) is one and is indivisible - everywhere outside time and place.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Truth and nonviolence demand that no human being may debar himself from serving any other Truth and nonviolence demand that no human being may debar himself from serving any other human being, no matter how sinful he may be.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: If I know Hinduism at all, it is essentially inclusive and ever-growing, ever-responsive. It gives If I know Hinduism at all, it is essentially inclusive and ever-growing, ever-responsive. It gives the freest scope for imagination, speculation and reason.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: My nonviolence does recognize different species of violence, defensive and offensive. My nonviolence does recognize different species of violence, defensive and offensive.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: The path of Truth is as narrow as it is straight. Even so is that The path of Truth is as narrow as it is straight. Even so is that of ahimsa.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: For me, humanitarian service, or rather service of all that lives, is religion. And I For me, humanitarian service, or rather service of all that lives, is religion. And I draw no distinction between such religion and politics.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: The Charkha in the hands of a poor widow brings a paltry price to her, The Charkha in the hands of a poor widow brings a paltry price to her, in the hands of Jawaharlal; it is an instrument of India's freedom.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: We must learn to be self-reliant and independent of schools, courts, protection and patronage of We must learn to be self-reliant and independent of schools, courts, protection and patronage of a Government we seek to end, if it will not mend.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Reason has to be strengthened by suffering, and suffering opens the eyes of understanding. Reason has to be strengthened by suffering, and suffering opens the eyes of understanding.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Buddha emphasized and re-declared the eternal and unalterable existence of the moral government of this Buddha emphasized and re-declared the eternal and unalterable existence of the moral government of this universe. He unhesitatingly said that the law was God Himself.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: A slave-holder cannot hold a slave without putting himself or his deputy in the cage A slave-holder cannot hold a slave without putting himself or his deputy in the cage for holding the slave.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Indeed one's faith in one's plans and methods is truly tested when the horizon before Indeed one's faith in one's plans and methods is truly tested when the horizon before one is the blackest.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Let hundreds like me perish, but let truth triumph. Let hundreds like me perish, but let truth triumph.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: My method is conversion, not coercion, it is self-suffering, not the suffering of the tyrant. My method is conversion, not coercion, it is self-suffering, not the suffering of the tyrant. I know that method to be infallible.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Between the two, the nationalist and the imperialist, there is no meeting ground. Between the two, the nationalist and the imperialist, there is no meeting ground.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Renunciation which is natural does not herald its coming by the blowing of trumpets. It Renunciation which is natural does not herald its coming by the blowing of trumpets. It comes in imperceptibly without letting anyone notice it.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: A vow imparts stability, ballast and firmness to one's character. A vow imparts stability, ballast and firmness to one's character.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Begin with duties of a man and rights will follow as spring follows winter Begin with duties of a man and rights will follow as spring follows winter
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Tolerance is the only thing that will enable persons belonging to different religions to live Tolerance is the only thing that will enable persons belonging to different religions to live as good neighbours and friends.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral. Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: No nation being under another nation can accept gifts, and kick at the responsibility attached No nation being under another nation can accept gifts, and kick at the responsibility attached to those gifts, imposed by the conquering nation.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: It is my unshakable belief that India's destiny is to deliver the message of nonviolence It is my unshakable belief that India's destiny is to deliver the message of nonviolence to mankind.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Coercion cannot but result in chaos in the end. Coercion cannot but result in chaos in the end.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Do not crave to know the views of others, nor base your intent thereon. To Do not crave to know the views of others, nor base your intent thereon. To think independently for yourself is a sign of fearlessness.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Real power does not consist in the ability to inflict capital punishment upon the subjects, Real power does not consist in the ability to inflict capital punishment upon the subjects, but in the will and the ability to protect the subjects against the world.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Satyagraha is itself an unmistakable mute prayer of an agonized soul. Satyagraha is itself an unmistakable mute prayer of an agonized soul.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: The only way by which you and I can wean orthodox Hindus from their bigotry The only way by which you and I can wean orthodox Hindus from their bigotry is by patient argument and correct conduct.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: A nonviolent warrior knows no leaving the battle. He rushes into the mouth of himsa, A nonviolent warrior knows no leaving the battle. He rushes into the mouth of himsa, never even once harbouring an evil thought.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: I suffer snakes to be killed in the ashram when it is impossible to catch I suffer snakes to be killed in the ashram when it is impossible to catch them and put them out of harm's way.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: God comes to the hungry in the form of food. God comes to the hungry in the form of food.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: It is possible for a single individual to defy the whole might of an unjust It is possible for a single individual to defy the whole might of an unjust empire to save his honor, his religion, his soul, and lay the foundation for that empire's fall or its regeneration.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: In order to get meat, we have to kill. And we are certainly not entitled In order to get meat, we have to kill. And we are certainly not entitled to any other milk except the mother's milk in our infancy.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: The real meaning of economic equality is "To each according to his need." The real meaning of economic equality is "To each according to his need."
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: It would conduce to national progress and save a great deal of time and trouble It would conduce to national progress and save a great deal of time and trouble if we cultivated the habit of never supporting the resolutions either by speaking or voting for them if we had not either the intention or the ability to carry them out.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: In the code of the satyagrahi, there is no such thing as surrender to brute In the code of the satyagrahi, there is no such thing as surrender to brute force.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Our peaceful non-co-operation must be constructive, non-destructive. Poison should not emerge from the throes of Our peaceful non-co-operation must be constructive, non-destructive. Poison should not emerge from the throes of love.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: For me, Rama and Rahim are one and the same deity. I acknowledge no other For me, Rama and Rahim are one and the same deity. I acknowledge no other God but the one God of truth and righteousness.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Morality is a contraband in war. Morality is a contraband in war.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Nonviolence is a universal law acting under all circumstances. Nonviolence is a universal law acting under all circumstances.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Complete independence through truth and non-violence means the independence of every unit, be it the Complete independence through truth and non-violence means the independence of every unit, be it the humblest of the nation, without distinction of race, colour or creed.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: The more I study Hindu scriptures, and the more I discuss them with Brahmins, the The more I study Hindu scriptures, and the more I discuss them with Brahmins, the more I feel convinced that untouchability is the greatest blot upon Hinduism.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Khadi is the sun of the village solar system. Khadi is the sun of the village solar system.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Non-co-operation is the nation's notice that it is no longer satisfied to be in tutelage. Non-co-operation is the nation's notice that it is no longer satisfied to be in tutelage.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Means are ends in the making Means are ends in the making
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: It's more important to put the own heart in the prayer than to put other's It's more important to put the own heart in the prayer than to put other's words with nothing of the own heart.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Meditation is waiting on God. Meditation is waiting on God.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: My modesty has prevented me from declaring from the house top that the message of My modesty has prevented me from declaring from the house top that the message of non-co-operation, nonviolence and swadeshi is a message to the world.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: Individual liberty is allowed to man only to a certain extent. He cannot forget that Individual liberty is allowed to man only to a certain extent. He cannot forget that he is a social being and his individual liberty has to be curtailed at every step.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: The real property that a parent can transmit to all equally is his or her The real property that a parent can transmit to all equally is his or her character and educational facilities.
Mahatma Gandhi Sayings: For a nonviolent struggle, there is no age limit. The blind, the maimed and the For a nonviolent struggle, there is no age limit. The blind, the maimed and the bed-ridden may serve, and not only men but women also.