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Mahatma Gandhi quotes (76)

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Truth

Whenever you have truth it must be given with love or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Love

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Evil

If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ as found in the Bible all of India would be Christian today.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Christianity

The 7 Deadly Sins are: Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Knowledge without character Business without morality Science without humanity Worship without sacrifice Politics without principle.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Destiny

If I had no sense of humor I would long ago have committed suicide.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Humor

Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Live

Happiness is when what you think what you say and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Happiness

Prayer is not an old womans idle amusement. Properly understood and applied it is the most potent instrument of action.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Amusement

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Strength

Satisfaction lies in the effort not in the attainment full effort is full victory.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Effort

A No uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a Yes merely uttered to please or worse to avoid trouble.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Candor

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

Almost anything you do will be insignificant but it is very important that you do it.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Importance

The golden rule of conduct ... is mutual toleration seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall always see Truth in fragment and from different points of vision.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Gold

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.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Liberty

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Service

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.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: House

Mental violence has no potency and injures only the person whose thoughts are violent. It is otherwise with mental non-violence. It has potency which the world does not yet know.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Vigilant

It is easy enough to be friendly to ones 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   Category: Endure

The good man is the friend of all living things.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Friendship

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   Category: Nonviolence

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Soul

It is difficult but not impossible to conduct strictly honest business. What is true is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Fortune

Prayer is not asking. It is a language of the soul.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Praise

All crime is a kind of disease and should be treated as such.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Crime

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Culture

Good government is no substitute for self-government.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Government

I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Inheritance

The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Attain

Honesty is incompatible with amassing a large fortune.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Amass

To believe in something and not to live it is dishonest.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Unsorted

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   Category: Worry

I believe in equality for everyone except reporters and photographers.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Journalism

Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Capable

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   Category: Belief

I claim to be no more than an average man with less than average abilities. 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.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Blame

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

The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership by sheer force of self-confidence bravery and tenacity.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Self

In matters of conscience the law of the majority has no place.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Conscience

The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Sacrifice

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Progress

Where there is fear there is no religion.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: You

Be the change you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Volunteer

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Lazy

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Idleness

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   Category: Dirt

Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Control

A man is the sum of his actions of what he has done of what he can do Nothing else.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Experience

Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Adapt

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Forgive

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   Category: Leadership

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the worlds problem.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Ability

Its the action not the fruit of the action thats important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power may not be in your time that therell be any fruit. But that doesnt 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   Category: Action

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Quality

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   Category: Change

I am prepared to die but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Power

Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Unite

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Anger

It is unwise to be too sure of ones own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Wisdom

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   Category: Gun

Increase of material comforts it may generally be laid down does not in any way conduce to moral growth.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Morality

On Western civilization: I think it would be a good idea.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Idea

Faith must be enforced by reason. When faith becomes blind it dies.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Blind

The best politics is right action.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Politics

It is open to a war resister to judge between the combatants and wish success to the one who has justice on his side. By so judging he is more likely to bring peace between the two than by remaining a mere spectator.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: War

What is a man if he is not a thief who openly charges as much as he can for the goods he sells?
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Thief

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   Category: Bore

First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Win

Intolerance betrays want of faith in ones cause.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Intolerance

My life is an indivisible whole and all my activities run into one another: and they have their rise in my insatiable love of mankind.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Life

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Cowardice

Your capacity to keep your vow will depend on the purity of your life.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Vow

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Brave

In this age of the rule of brute force it is almost impossible for anyone to believe that any one else could possibly reject the law of the final supremacy of brute force.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Force

A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Accidents