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Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Updated on September 19, 2014

Welcome to Gandhi Quotes

Mohandas Gandhi was a great political leader who was involved in the movement for Indian independence. He practiced the philosophy of civil disobedience through nonviolence and peaceful means. Get inspired by this selection of famous Gandhi quotes.

Facts About Mahatma Gandhi

  • Born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma on October 2, 1869
  • Studied in London and became a lawyer.
  • Spent 20 years in South Africa fighting for Indian rights.
  • Returned to India in 1915 and began his non-violence campaign for Indian Independence
  • Assassinated in January 1948

Gandhi Quotes on Faith

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

~Gandhi Quotes

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.

~Gandhi Quotes

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.

~Gandhi Quotes

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 Quotes

Gandhi Quotes on Service

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.

~Gandhi Quotes

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

~Gandhi Quotes

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

~Gandhi Quotes

Gandhi Quotes on Change

Be the change that you want to see in the world.

~Gandhi Quotes

Gandhi Quotes on Life

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

~Gandhi Quotes

My life is my message.

~Gandhi Quotes

Gandhi Quotes on Spirit

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.

~Gandhi Quotes

Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.

~GAndhi Quotes

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

~Gandhi Quotes

Gandhi Quotes on Happiness

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

~Gandhi Quotes

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment.

~Gandhi Quotes

Gandhi Quotes on Tolerance and Kindness

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

~Gandhi Quotes

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

~Gandhi Quotes

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

~Gandhi Quotes

Three-fourths of the miseries and misunderstandings in the world will disappear if we step into the shoes of our adversaries and understand their standpoint.

~Gandhi Quotes

Gandhi Quotes on Strength

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

~Gandhi Quotes

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

~Gandhi Quotes

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 shall 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.

~gandhi Quotes

Gandhi Quotes on Poverty

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

~Gandhi Quotes

Gandhi Quotes On Hunger

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

~Mahatma Gandhi

To a man with an empty stomach food is God.


Gandhi Quotes on Peace

I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.

~Gandhi Quotes

Gandhi Quotes on Courage

Peace is the most powerful weapon of mankind. It takes more courage to take a blow than to give one. It takes more courage to try to talk things through than to start a war.

~Gandhi Quotes

Gandhi Quotes On Prayer

Prayer is the most potent instrument of action.

Gandhi Quotes on Social Change

I do not believe in the doctrine of the greatest good of the greatest number. The only real, dignified, human doctrine is the greatest good of all.

~Gandhi Quotes~

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I shall pass through this world but once....

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This is the best film biography ever made. It is directed by Sir Richard Attenborough and stars Ben Kingsley as Gandhi. This movie won several Academy Awards. It is a story about the life of Gandhi (possibly the most influential person of the 20th Century) and how he led India to independence through non-violent means.

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    • TapIn2U profile image

      TapIn2U 5 years ago

      All of my favorite quotes from him are already here. Perfect! Sundae ;-)

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      Mohan Thulasingam 5 years ago

      Let us try to follow

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      Ahdilarum 5 years ago

      Well. Gandhi is not a great man.. He is a Mahatma.. Which means greatest person. Love to follow his quotes. Great lens.

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      SpiritualBee 5 years ago

      Great and inspiring collection! The spiritual and moral courage of Mahatma Gandhi is what we must all cultivate if we wish to change this world for the better.

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      vkumar05 5 years ago

      A very nice Lens about a very important personality of our modern history.

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      The man was and still is an inspiration in both word and deed. Great to see such a collection of his beautiful quotes. With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

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      WoodlandBard 5 years ago

      Fabulous compilation here, Gandhi, a lifelong inspiration for me.

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      baby-strollers 6 years ago

      Gandhi was a hekuva dude, that's for sure.

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      KatrinaAriel1 6 years ago

      Great quotes! Thank you for bringing this lens together.

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Appreciated this lens. Mahatma Gandhi is one of the great spiritual leaders of all time. I deeply respect his life's embodied message as reflected in his actions. Let us be his legacy... our actions on behalf of others.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Enjoyed your Squidoo. I like reading and knowing. Chris

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      Krafick 7 years ago

      Great lens. My favorite: Truth is God.

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      sponias lm 7 years ago

      Gandhi was really and admirable person! Wish everyone could follow his example.

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      Obscure_Treasures 7 years ago

      Great Lens! So glad I found you! Might share some of your info on my Blog too!