Mohandas Gandhi Quotes (129 quotations)

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26. Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies. - Mohandas Gandhi

27. Fear has its use but cowardice has none. - Mohandas Gandhi

28. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. - Mohandas Gandhi

29. Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right. - Mohandas Gandhi

30. God forbid that India should ever take to industrialism after the manner of the west... keeping the world in chains. If [our nation] took to similar economic exploitation, it would strip the world bare like locusts. - Mohandas Gandhi

31. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Mohandas Gandhi

32. Hate the sin, love the sinner. - Mohandas Gandhi

33. Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. - Mohandas Gandhi

34. However much I may sympathise with and admire worthy motives, I am an uncompromising opponent of violent methods even to serve the noblest of causes. - Mohandas Gandhi

35. I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence. - Mohandas Gandhi

36. I am but a poor struggling soul yearning to be wholly good, wholly truthful and wholly non-violent in thought, word and deed, but ever failing to reach the ideal which I know to be true. It is a painful climb, but the pain of it is a positive pleasure to me. Each step upwards makes me feel stronger and fit for the next. - Mohandas Gandhi

37. I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill. - Mohandas Gandhi

38. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. - Mohandas Gandhi

39. I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed. - Mohandas Gandhi

40. I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life. - Mohandas Gandhi

41. I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps. - Mohandas Gandhi

42. I claim to be an average man of less than average ability. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith. - Mohandas Gandhi

43. I claim to be no more than an average person with less than average ability. I have not the shadow of doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith. - Mohandas Gandhi

44. I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any. - Mohandas Gandhi

45. I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. - Mohandas Gandhi

46. I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. - Mohandas Gandhi

47. I think it would be a good idea. - Mohandas Gandhi

48. I want freedom for the full expression on my personality. - Mohandas Gandhi

49. I wanted to know the best of the life of one who holds today an undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind.... I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, 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. When I closed the second volume (of the Prophet's biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of that great life. - Mohandas Gandhi

50. If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. - Mohandas Gandhi

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