Quotes By Gandhi: Wisdom Mahama Gandhi Sayings

Mohandas Gandhi was one of the wisest man and man about Peace. Even Martin Luther King was influenced by his philosophy and life when he started his civil freedom for black in USA. Here are some inspirational and motivational quotes by Gandhi that will inspire and uplift your life.

Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.-Mahatma Gandhi
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.Satyagraha Leaflet No. 13

I came to the conclusion long ago … that all religions were true and also that all had some error in them, and whilst I hold by my own, I should hold others as dear as Hinduism. So we can only pray, if we are Hindus, not that a Christian should become a Hindu … But our innermost prayer should be a Hindu should be a better Hindu, a Muslim a better Muslim, a Christian a better Christian. -Young India (19 January 1928)

I’m a lover of my own liberty, and so I would do nothing to restrict yours. I simply want to please my own conscience, which is God.

  • Young India (21 January 1927)

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

A good person will resist an evil system with his whole soul. Disobedience of the laws of an evil state is therefore a duty.

“Hate the sin and not the sinner” is a precept which, though easy enough to understand, is rarely practiced, and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world.

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Selfishness is blind.

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.

Unless discipline is rooted in nonviolence, it might prove a source of infinite mischief.

Civil disobedience is the assertion of a right which law should give but which it denies.

Non-cooperation and civil disobedience are different but branches of the same tree call Satyagraha (truth-force).

Non-cooperation is a measure of discipline and sacrifice, and it demands respect for the opposite views.

Gandhi_South-AfricaIf we are to reach real peace in this world and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children; and if they will grow up in their natural innocence, we won’t have to struggle, we won’t have to pass fruitless idle resolutions. But we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which, consciously or unconsciously, the whole world is hungering.

True discipline gives enthusiastic obedience to instructions even though they don not satisfy the reason.

One who uses coercion is guilty of deliberate violence. Coercion is inhuman.

Evolution of democracy is not possible if we are not prepared to hear the other side.

Conscience is the ripe fruit of strictest discipline.

Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today.

Unless discipline is rooted in nonviolence, it might prove a source of infinite mischief.

Faith gains in strength only when people are willing to lay down their lives for it.

Even as a tree has a single trunk but many branches and leaves, there is one religion -human religion- but any number of faiths.

Fasting is an institution as old as Adam. It has been resorted to for self-purification or for some ends, noble as well as ignoble.

Fear is not a disease of the body, fear kills the soul.

Where there is fear, there is not religion.

Freedom is like birth. Till we are fully free, we are slaves.

Freedom received through the efforts of others, however benevolent, cannot be retained when such effort is withdrawn.

Justice does not help those who slumber but helps only those who are vigilant.

Independence means voluntary restraints and discipline, voluntary acceptance of the rule of law.

Today machinery merely helps a few to ride on the backs of millions.

To observe morality is to attain mastery over our mind and our passions.

Truth and nonviolence demand that no human being may debar himself from serving any other human being, no matter how sinful he may be.

Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds.

What I object to is the craze for machinery, not machinery as such.

Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort.

My patriotism is not an exclusive thing. It is all-embracing and I should reject that patriotism which sought to mount the distress or exploitation of other nationalities.

Passive resistance is a method of securing rights by personal suffering; it is the reverse of resistance by arms.

It is my firm conviction that if the State supressed capitalism by violence, it will be caught in the coils of violence itself, and will fail to develop non-violence at any time. The State represents violence in a concentrated and organized form. The individual has a soul, but as the State is a soulless machine, it can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence.

Sorrow and suffering make for character if they are voluntarily borne, but not if they are imposed.
If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them.

It can be easily demonstrated that destruction of the capitalist must mean destruction in the end of the worker and as no human being is so bad as to be beyond redemption, no human being is so perfect as to warrant his destroying him whom he wrongly considers to be wholly evil.

Truth, which is permanent, eludes the historian of events. Truth transcends history.

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