Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhiji. He is unofficially called the Father of the Nation. His birthday, 2 October, is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and world-wide as the International Day of Nonviolence.
Nobody Can Hurt Me Without My Permission.
Let Not The 12 Million Negroes Be Ashamed Of The Fact That They Are The Grandchildren Of Slaves. There Is Dishonor In Being Slave-owners.
Palestine Belongs To The Arabs In The Same Sense That England Belongs To The English Or France To The French.
Happiness Is When What You Think, What You Say, And What You Do Are In Harmony.
We May Stumble And Fall But Shall Rise Again; It Should Be Enough If We Did Not Run Away From The Battle.
I Believe In Equality For Everyone, Except Reporters And Photographers.
Partition Is Bad. But Whatever Is Past Is Past. We Have Only To Look To The Future.
Jesus Is Ideal And Wonderful, But You Christians - You Are Not Like Him.
It Is Better To Be Violent, If There Is Violence In Our Hearts, Than To Put On The Cloak Of Nonviolence To Cover Impotence.
My Religion Teaches Me That Whenever There Is Distress Which One Cannot Remove, One Must Fast And Pray.
We Win Justice Quickest By Rendering Justice To The Other Party.
First They Ignore You, Then They Laugh At You, Then They Fight You, Then You Win.
Freedom Is Not Worth Having If It Does Not Connote Freedom To Err.
In Matters Of Conscience, The Law Of The Majority Has No Place.
If We Are To Teach Real Peace In This World, And If We Are To Carry On A Real War Against War, We Shall Have To Begin With The Children.
A 'No' Uttered From The Deepest Conviction Is Better Than A 'Yes' Merely Uttered To Please, Or Worse, To Avoid Trouble.
Whatever You Do May Seem Insignificant To You, But It Is Most Important That You Do It.
The Human Voice Can Never Reach The Distance That Is Covered By The Still Small Voice Of Conscience.
Man Lives Freely Only By His Readiness To Die, If Need Be, At The Hands Of His Brother, Never By Killing Him.
Capital As Such Is Not Evil; It Is Its Wrong Use That Is Evil. Capital In Some Form Or Other Will Always Be Needed.
The Greatness Of A Nation Can Be Judged By The Way Its Animals Are Treated.
The Only Tyrant I Accept In This World Is The Still Voice Within.
Prayer Is A Confession Of One's Own Unworthiness And Weakness.
In A Gentle Way, You Can Shake The World.
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.
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.
The Moment There Is Suspicion About A Person's Motives, Everything He Does Becomes Tainted.
Are Creeds Such Simple Things Like The Clothes Which A Man Can Change At Will And Put On At Will? Creeds Are Such For Which People Live For Ages And Ages.
Measures Must Always In A Progressive Society Be Held Superior To Men, Who Are After All Imperfect Instruments, Working For Their Fulfilment.
Religion Is More Than Life. Remember That His Own Religion Is The Truest To Every Man Even If It Stands Low In The Scales Of Philosophical Comparison.
I Do Not Want To Foresee The Future. I Am Concerned With Taking Care Of The Present. God Has Given Me No Control Over The Moment Following.
Anger Is The Enemy Of Non-violence And Pride Is A Monster That Swallows It Up.
Every Formula Of Every Religion Has In This Age Of Reason, To Submit To The Acid Test Of Reason And Universal Assent.
One's Own Religion Is After All A Matter Between Oneself And One's Maker And No One Else's.
A Religion That Takes No Account Of Practical Affairs And Does Not Help To Solve Them Is No Religion.
A Principle Is The Expression Of Perfection, And As Imperfect Beings Like Us Cannot Practise Perfection, We Devise Every Moment Limits Of Its Compromise In Practice.
Spiritual Relationship Is Far More Precious Than Physical. Physical Relationship Divorced From Spiritual Is Body Without Soul.
Morality Is The Basis Of Things And Truth Is The Substance Of All Morality.
But For My Faith In God, I Should Have Been A Raving Maniac.
If Patience Is Worth Anything, It Must Endure To The End Of Time. And A Living Faith Will Last In The Midst Of The Blackest Storm.
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.
I Would Heartily Welcome The Union Of East And West Provided It Is Not Based On Brute Force.
We May Have Our Private Opinions But Why Should They Be A Bar To The Meeting Of Hearts?
God, As Truth, Has Been For Me A Treasure Beyond Price. May He Be So To Every One Of Us.
I Have Worshipped Woman As The Living Embodiment Of The Spirit Of Service And Sacrifice.
A Nation's Culture Resides In The Hearts And In The Soul Of Its People.
Morality Which Depends Upon The Helplessness Of A Man Or Woman Has Not Much To Recommend It. Morality Is Rooted In The Purity Of Our Hearts.
Non-violence Requires A Double Faith, Faith In God And Also Faith In Man.
Non-violence Is Not A Garment To Be Put On And Off At Will. Its Seat Is In The Heart, And It Must Be An Inseparable Part Of Our Being.
Man's Nature Is Not Essentially Evil. Brute Nature Has Been Known To Yield To The Influence Of Love. You Must Never Despair Of Human Nature.