Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), usually known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the central leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. By means of non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired other, similar movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world. Here are 20 of Gandhi’s quotes to live by.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
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.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
The future depends on what you do today.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Where there is love there is life.
You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them.
God has no religion.
You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
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