25 Inspiring Quotes From Mahatma Gandhi


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Today, the 2nd of October, is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

Like millions of people around the globe, I too have derived tremendous inspiration from Gandhi’s life and teachings. It’s a measure of the man’s greatness and foresightedness that nearly seven decades after his death, his words are even more relevant today than they were back then. If only we pay more heed to the Mahatma’s words, the world would be a far more peaceful and compassionate place to live in.

On this special day, I thought it would be a great idea to share 25 of my most favourite Gandhi quotes with you… hope you find them as inspirational as I do!

1. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

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

3. “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

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

5. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

6. “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

7. “Whatever you do will be insignificant. But it is very important that you do it.

8. “Nobody can hurt you without your permission.

9. “Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world but being able to remake ourselves.

10. “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror refection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.

11. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

12. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

13. “There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.

14. “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy my body, but you will never imprison my mind.

15. “Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.

16. “Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

17. “An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.

18. “The future depends on what you do today.

19. “No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.

20. “It is my conviction that nothing enduring can be built on violence.

21. “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propogation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

22. “My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.

23. “In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.

24. “Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.

25. “I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.

And finally, one bonus quote from the great man which embodies everything he stood for…

26. “My life is my message.