42 Mahatma Gandhi Quotes to Ponder

Here is a list of quotes from the great Mahatma Gandhi, a person who needs no introduction.


“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.”


“Commonsense is the realized sense of proportion.”


“Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.”


“Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.”


“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”


“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.”


“There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.”


“There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings.”



“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”


“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”


“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.”


“Where there is love there is life.”


“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”


“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.”


“Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.”


“Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.”


“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.”


“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.”


“Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it.”


“No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.”


“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”


“Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.”


“What is true of the individual will be to-morrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.”


“Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.”


“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.”


“It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.”


“Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth. ”


“I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.”


“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”


“I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.”


“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”


“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.”


“I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.”


“If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation also under certain conditions is equally a duty.”


“If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”


“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”


“Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.”


“Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.”


“When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.”


“Where love is, there God is also.”


“A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.”


“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”


“Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.”

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