51 Mahatma Gandhi Quotes On Humankind, Love, Non-violence and Women Empowerment

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Mahatma Gandhi Quotes: Gandhi, a great advocate of Truth (Satya) and non-violence (Ahimsa), Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi demonstrated the power of love and non-violence in combating injustice. Mahatma is the title given to this motivational and inspiring personality who showed the masses optimism and courage.

Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes:

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. We need not wait to see what others do.”

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

“The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.”

“The future depends on what we do in the present.”

“It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.”

“Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world, but to change ourselves.”

“Service without humility is selfishness and egotism.”

“It does not require money to live neat, clean, and dignified.”

“My life is my message.”

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

“Speak only if it improves upon the silence.”

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.”

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”

“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.”

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

“We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word, and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.”

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Mahatma Gandhi Quotes-barrier-love-cannot-break

“Change yourself – you are in control.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”

“My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.”

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant moral power, then the woman is immeasurably man’s superior”

“It is better to be violent if there is violence in our hearts than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.”


“Love is the strongest force the world possesses.”

“All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.”

“Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.”

“Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.”

“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”

“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.”

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

“Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.”

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

“Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow men.”

“Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality”.

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

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”

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