Top 250+ Best Thoughts & Quotes By Mahatma Gandhi

Top 250+ Best Thoughts & Quotes By Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence from British rule and in turn inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

  1. Partition is bad. But whatever is past is past. We have only to look to the future. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  2. Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  3. Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living? ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  4. Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  5. I claim that the human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  6. The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  7. Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  8. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  9. I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  10. Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  11. Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  12. It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

  14. There is more to life than increasing its speed. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  15. My life is my message. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  16. Peace is its own reward. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  17. An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  18. Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  19. It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  20. Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  21. But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  22. Each one prays to God according to his own light. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  23. Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  24. Non-violence is the article of faith. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  25. I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith. The gentle figure of Christ, so full of forgiveness that he taught his followers not to retaliate when abused or struck, but to turn the other cheek - I thought it was a beautiful example of the perfect man. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  26. Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  27. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  28. It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

  31. All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  32. I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  33. The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  34. An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  35. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  36. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  37. Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  38. Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  39. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  40. Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  41. Fear has its use but cowardice has none. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  42. God cannot be realized through the intellect. Intellect can lead one to a certain extent and no further. It is a matter of faith and experience derived from that faith. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  43. God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  44. Where love is, there God is also. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  45. I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation, woman, the object of our lust. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  46. I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  47. Sense perceptions can be and often are false and deceptive, however real they may appear to us. Where there is realization outside the senses, it is infallible. It is proved not by extraneous evidence but in the transformed conduct and character of those who have felt the real presence of God within. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  48. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  49. God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  50. Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  51. Man is supposed to be the maker of his destiny. It is only partly true. He can make his destiny, only in so far as he is allowed by the Great Power. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  52. Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

  54. I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  55. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  56. What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  57. Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  58. Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  59. Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  60. I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles but today it means getting along with people. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  61. Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  62. Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  63. My religion teaches me that whenever there is distress which one cannot remove, one must fast and pray. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  64. Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  65. If a man reaches the heart of his own religion, he has reached the heart of the others, too. There is only one God, and there are many paths to him. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  66. My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  67. Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  68. Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians - you are not like him. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

  70. Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  71. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  72. Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  73. Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  74. If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

  76. Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  77. When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  78. It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful? ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  79. Those who know how to think need no teachers. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  80. Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  81. Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  82. Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  83. The good man is the friend of all living things. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  84. It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  85. A coward is incapable of exhibiting love it is the prerogative of the brave. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  86. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  87. If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  88. In a gentle way, you can shake the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  89. What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  90. Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  91. You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  92. Morality is contraband in war. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  93. It is better to be violent if there is violence in our hearts than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  94. There are limits to self-indulgence none to self-restraint. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  95. It is possible for a single individual to defy the whole might of an unjust empire to save his honour his religion his soul and lay the foundation for that empire's fall or its regeneration. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  96. I consider myself a Hindu Christian Moslem Jew Buddhist and Confucian. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  97. Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  98. Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied it is the most potent instrument of action. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  99. Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupations is exhilarating and life-giving. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  100. Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  101. Happiness is when what you think what you say and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  102. To a man with an empty stomach food is god. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  103. Whenever you are confronted with an opponent conquer him with love. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  104. Faith is the function of the heart. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  105. Faith is not something to grasp it is a state to grow into. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  106. If I had no sense of humor I should long ago have committed suicide. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  107. I am not built for academic writings. Action is my domain. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  108. Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  109. If I want to deprive you of your watch, I shall certainly have to fight for it; if I want to buy your watch, I shall have to pay for it; and if I want a gift, I shall have to plead for it; and, according to the means I employ, the watch is stolen property, my own property, or a donation. Thus we see three different results from three different means. Will you still say that the means do not matter? ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  110. I hold that it is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others'religions as we would have them to respect our own, a friendly study of theworld's religions is a sacred duty. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  111. I am & have been for years a confirmed anti-vaccinationist. Anti-vaccination has no backing from the orthodox medical opinion. A medical man who expresses himself against vaccination loses caste. Tremendous pecuniary interests too have grown around vaccination. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  112. They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  113. I appeal for cessation of hostilities, not because you are too exhausted to fight, but because war is bad in essence. You want to kill Nazism. You will never kill it by its indifferent adoption. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  114. Distinguish between real needs and artificial wants and control the latter. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  115. One should not think of embracing another religion before one had fully understand his own. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  116. My aim is not to be consistent with my previous statements on a given question, but to be consistent with truth as it may present itself to me at a given moment. The result has been that I have grown from truth to truth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  117. While in Bombay, I began, on one hand, my study of Indian law and, on the other, my experiments in dietetics in which Virchand Gandhi, a friend, joined me. My brother, for his part was trying his best to get me briefs. The study of India law was a tedious business. The Civil Procedure Code I could in no way get on with. Not so however, with the Evidence Act. Virchand Gandhi was reading for the Solicitor's Examination and would tell me all sorts of stories about Barristers and Vakils. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  118. There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  119. 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

  120. It is man's social nature which distinguishes him from the brute creation. If it is his privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter-dependent. Only an arrogant man will claim to be independent of everybody else and be self-contained. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  121. Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  122. Truth is like a vast tree which yields more and more fruit the more you nurture it. The deeper the search in the mind of truth, the richer the discovery of the gems buried there. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  123. An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  124. Selfishness is blind. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  125. It is also a warning. It is a warning that, if nobody reads the writing on the wall, man will be reduced to the state of the beast, whom he is shaming by his manners. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  126. Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  127. There is no such thing as ‘too insane’ unless others turn up dead due to your actions. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  128. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  129. In a gentle way, you can shake the world ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  130. In reality, there are as many religions as there are individuals. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  131. Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  132. Nothing is impossible for pure love. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  133. We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  134. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  135. In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  136. The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  137. There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  138. It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one's acts. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  139. To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect and their oneness, and should insist upon choosing as their representatives only such persons as are good and true. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  140. I have always felt that the true text-book for the pupil is his teacher ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  141. The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  142. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  143. Intolerance is a species of violence and therefore against our creed. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  144. Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  145. Where choice is set between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence ... I prefer to use arms in defense of honor rather than remain the vile witness of dishonor... ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  146. Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat for it is momen ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  147. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  148. Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  149. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  150. I become more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of Hussein, the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers and his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  151. A true Brahmachari will not even dream of satisfying the fleshly appetite ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  152. Truthis like a vast tree, which yields more and more fruit, the more you nurture it ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  153. Good travels at a snail's pace. Those who want to do good are not selfish, they are not in a hurry, they know that to impregnate people with good requires a long time. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  154. Homeopathy cures a larger percentage of cases than any other form of treatment and is beyond doubt safer and more economical. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  155. But so long as I lived under a system of Government based on force and voluntarily partook of the many facilities and privileges it created for me, I was bound to help that Government to the extent of my ability when it was engaged in a war, unless I non-co-operated with the Government and renounced to the utmost of my capacity the privileges it offered me. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  156. My politics is my religion, my religion is my politics. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  157. I can retain neither respect nor affection for government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its immorality ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  158. Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or loneliness. It consists in daring to do the right thing and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political or other. It consists in deeds not words. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  159. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  160. Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  161. True morality consists not in following the beaten track, but in finding the true path for ourselves, and fearlessly following it. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  162. Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  163. I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown of my feet by any ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  164. I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown of my feet by any. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  165. Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.This means the when you go to sleep you close your eyes and you are and look like you are dead but then when you wake up it looks like you are reborn because you are up and ready. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  166. Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  167. It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  168. Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  169. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  170. I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  171. Poverty is the worst form of violence. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  172. I realized that it was not as easy to commit suicide as to contemplate it. And since then, whenever I have heard of someone threatening to commit suicide, it has had little or no effect on me. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  173. If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  174. Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  175. Ask the poor. They'll tell you who the christians are. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  176. The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  177. Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterwards has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  178. I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  179. You don't know who is important to you until you actually lose them. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  180. The inner voice is something which cannot be described in words. But sometimes we have a positive feeling that something in us prompts us to do a certain thing. The time when I learnt to recognise this voice was, I may say, the time when I started praying regularly. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  181. To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  182. The future depends on what we do in the present. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  183. The future depends on what you do today. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  184. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  185. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  186. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  187. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  188. (When asked what he thought of Western civilization): 'I think it would be a good idea. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  189. The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  190. I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  191. I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  192. most Americans think of Rosa Parks as a demur, pleasant-enough seamstress who backed into history by being too tired to get out of her seat on a bus one day, in reality she had been trained in nonviolence spirit and tactics at a famous institution, Highlander Folk School. It seems to be a difficult concept for most of us that peace is a skill that can be learned. We know war can be learned, but we seem to think that one becomes a peacemaker by a mere change of heart. (23) ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  193. Live simply so others may simply live ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  194. Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  195. You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  196. There is no 'way to peace,' there is only 'peace. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  197. Nobody can hurt me without my permission. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  198. An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  199. If a single man achieves the highest kind of love, it will be sufficient to neutralize the hate of millions. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  200. The only difference between man and man all the world over is one of degree, and not of kind, even as there is between trees of the same species.Where in is the cause for anger, envy or discrimination? ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  201. The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  202. To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  203. If we are to make progress, we must not repeat history but make new history. We must add to inheritance left by our ancestors. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  204. Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  205. You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilisation to pieces, turn the world upside down and bring peace to a battle-torn planet. But you treat it as though it is nothing more than a piece of literature. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  206. I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  207. I want freedom for the full expression of my personality. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  208. Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  209. Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act which deprived a whole nation of arms as the blackest. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  210. An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. Now the law of nonviolence says that violence should be resisted not by counter-violence but by nonviolence. This I do by breaking the law and by peacefully submitting to arrest and imprisonment. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  211. 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 in the holy name of liberty or democracy? ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  212. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  213. A man, whilst he is dreaming, believes in his dream; he is undeceived only when he is awakened from his slumber. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  214. There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  215. Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  216. If I were a dictator, religion and state would be separate. I swear by my religion. I will die for it. But it is my personal affair. The state has nothing to do with it. The state would look after your secular welfare, health, communications, foreign relations, currency and so on, but not your or my religion. That is everybody's personal concern! ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  217. A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  218. Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  219. I call him religious who understands the suffering of others. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  220. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  221. All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  222. The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  223. To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  224. Intellect takes us along in the battle of life to a certain limit, but at the crucial moment it fails us. Faith transcends reason. It is when the horizon is the darkest and human reason is beaten down to the ground that faith shines brightest and comes to our rescue. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  225. To believe that what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  226. Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  227. You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  228. Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  229. Even a single lamp dispels the deepest darkness. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  230. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  231. My Life is My Message ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  232. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  233. When every hope is gone, 'when helpers fail and comforts flee,' I find that help arrives somehow, from I know not where. Supplication, worship, prayer are no superstition; they are acts more real than the acts of eating, drinking, sitting or walking. It is no exaggeration to say that they alone are real, all else is unreal. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

  235. Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:- I shall not fear anyone on Earth. - I shall fear only God. - I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. - I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. - I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  236. God has no religion. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  237. Truth should be the very breath of our life. When once this state in the pilgrim's progress is reached, all other rules of correct living will come without any effort, and obedience to them will be instinctive. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  238. There's no God higher than truth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  239. An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does the truth become error because nobody will see it. 1924-1926) ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  240. In fact, it is more correct to say that Truth is God, than to say that God is Truth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  241. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  242. Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  243. Truth resides in every human heart,and one has to search for it there,and to be guided by truth as one sees it.But no one has a right to coerce othersto act according to his own view of truth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  244. The only tyrant I accept in this world is the 'still small voice' within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  245. I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  246. Truth never damages a cause that is just. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  247. Violence begins with the fork. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  248. I have learnt through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmuted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmuted into a power which can move the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  249. True love is boundless like the ocean and, swelling within one, spreads itself out and, crossing all boundaries and frontiers, envelops the whole world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  250. Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  251. 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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  252. True beauty lies in purity of the heart. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  253. There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  254. Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  255. I came to the conclusion long ago that all religions were true and that also that all had some error in them, and while I hold by my own religion, I should hold other religions as dear as Hinduism. So we can only pray, if we were Hindus, not that a Christian should become a Hindu; but our innermost prayer should be that a Hindu should become a better Hindu, a Muslim a better Muslim, and a Christian a better Christian. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  256. I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  257. Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  258. Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  259. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  260. Be the change that you wish to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  261. There is more to life than simply increasing its speed. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  262. Action expresses priorities. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  263. 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 than the one derived from fear of punishment. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  264. What barrier is there that love cannot break? ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  265. Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  266. Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  267. The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  268. Hate the sin, love the sinner. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  269. Where there is love there is life. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  270. When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always. ~ Mahatma Gandhi