Mahatma Gandhi Inspirational Quotes on Leadership, Education, Love, Peace, about Life, & Customer Service. 

Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian activist & freedom fighters who were the Great leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule.

While working as non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi inspired India's independence and movement for civil rights and freedom across the world.

Gandhi's full name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi was Born on 2 October 1869 at Porbandar, Porbandar State, Bombay Presidency, British India. (Present Day in Gujrat, India)

He died on 30 January 1948 at age of 78, New Delhi, India.



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    Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
    Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

List of 210+ Most Inspirational Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi 


1. #Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the #evening.

2. An #eye for an eye only ends up making the whole #world_blind.

3. The #best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the #service of others.

4. First, they #ignore you, then they #laugh at you, then they #fight you, then you #win.

5. But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.

6. Health is real wealth, not gold and silver.

7. The culture of a nation is in the heart. And dwells in the souls of its people.

8. Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is the full victory.

9. A man becomes what he thinks.

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

11. Action expresses priorities.

12. The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.

13. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

14. Anger and intolerance are enemies of the right understanding.

Gandhi Quotes on Peace
Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Peace
 15. Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.

16. It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?

17. #Nobody can #hurt me without my #permission.

18. There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.

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

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

21. The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.

Gandhi Quotes on Peace


23. Poverty is the worst form of violence.

24. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

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

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

28. Self-respect knows no considerations.

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

31. Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

32. I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people.

Gandhi Quotes on Life
Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on about Life


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

34. Those who know how to think to need no teachers.

35. The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.

36. "My life is my message". Say, Mahatma Gandhi

38. The good man is the friend of all living things.

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

41. I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. However, I have enough humility to accept my own abilities and to pull back.

42. Where there is #love there is #life.

43. Peace is its own reward.

45. That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.

46. It is dishonest to believe something and not live it.

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

48. I wear the national dress because it is the most natural and the most becoming an Indian.

49. The increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.

50. Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.


Gandhi Quotes on Happiness
Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Happiness
51. Is it not enough to know evil to overcome it? If not, we should be sufficiently honest to admit that we accept evil too well to leave it.

52. Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.

53. Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.

54. It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.

55. The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.

56. In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.

57. It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel honored by the humiliation of their fellow beings.

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

59. No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.

60. It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.

61. Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.

62. Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

63. I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.

64. Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.

65. Each one prays to God according to his own light.

66. If a man reaches the heart of his own religion, he has reached the heart of the others, too. There is only one God, and there are many paths to that.

67. Intolerance betrays a want of faith in one's cause.

Gandhi Inspiration Quotes
Mahatma Gandhi Inspiration Quotes
68. The purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.

69. Morality is contraband in war.



70. Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.

71. Where there is love, there is God and life.

72. An unwearied ceaseless effort is a price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.

73. Fear of death makes us devoid both of valor and religion. For want of valor is a want of religious faith.

74. What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.

76. The culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.

77. Violent men haven't been acknowledged in history to die to a person. They die up to a degree.

78. Religion is quite a life. bear in mind that his own faith is that the trust in each man albeit it stands low within the scales of philosophical comparison.

79. The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the planet. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and also the most speckless.

80. God generally will try and the uttermost those whom he needs to bless.

81. There is no theory worth the name if it is not entirely good.

82. Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.

83. Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point.

84. Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the most difficult for every man, even if it falls short on the scale of philosophical comparison.

85. But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.


Gandhi Quotes on Education
Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Education

86. Sacrifice is the same worldwide. To be effective demands the bravest and most impeccable sacrifice.

87. Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.

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

89. God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.

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

91. Only he can take great resolves who have indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.

92. My religion teaches me that whenever there is distress which one cannot remove, one must fast and pray.

93. Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.

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

96. Happiness happens when what you think, what you say, and what you do harmonize.

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

100. There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.

101. Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is even more powerful than the most powerful weapon of destruction inflicted by man's ingenuity.

102. If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last amid the blackest storm.


Gandhi Quotes on Leadership
Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Leadership
103. Gentleness, self-sacrifice, and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.

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

105. All compromise is based on giving and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any agreement on the basics is a surrender. Everything is given for this and nothing to do.

107. There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

108. “We should meet abuse by forbearance. #Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.”

109. Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.

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

111. Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.

112. A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

113. Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians - you are not like him.

114. My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my god Ahimsa is the means to make it come true.

115. Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is at heart, and it should be an inseparable part of our being.

117. Non-violence is the article of faith.

118. Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.

119. Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.

120. Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.


Gandhi Quotes on Peace & Love
Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Peace & Love
121. Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.

122. A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.

123. Faith..... must be enforced by reason..... when faith becomes blind it dies.

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

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

126. It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to remind that the strongest can be weak and the wise can be the wrongest.

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

128. Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim to purify your thoughts and everything will be alright.

129. What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?

130. 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.

131. Truth never damages a cause that is just.

132. An unjust law is itself a species of violenceThe arrest is more for its violation.

134. Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and implemented, it is the most powerful means of action.

135. The action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.

136. Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality lies in the sanctity of our hearts.


137. Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality lies in the sanctity of our hearts.


Gandhi Quotes on Education
Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Education
138. Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.

139. Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot allow results, we can only try.

140. Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.

141. Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but you must do it.

142. The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by the abolition of forms. It requires a change of heart.

143. Man is supposed to be the maker of his destiny. It is only partly true. He can make his destiny, only in this, he is allowed by the superpower.

144. 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.

146. It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head then to crawl on one's belly, to be able to save one's head.

147. A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.

148. I am in the world feeling my way to light 'amid the encircling gloom.'

149. What do I think of Western civilization? I think that would be a very good idea.

150. The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

151. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.

152. We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.

153. Freedom is never dear at any price.  It is the breath of life. What won't a man pay to live? 

154. Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.


Gandhi Quotes on Success
Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Success 
155. 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.

156. The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.

157. It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But friendship with someone who considers himself his enemy is the bestness of true religion. The other is mere business.

158. An error does not become truth because of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

159. Each one has to find his peace from within. And to be real, peace must be unaffected by external circumstances.

160. Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.

161. I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.

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

163. Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is the body without the soul.

164. The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. When we give all our thoughts to the body, the soul must be destroyed.

165. I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That purity is due to being an inherent feature of the soul.

166. Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plain living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment.

167. I look only at the good qualities of men. As I am not free from blame, I will not investigate the faults of others.

168. 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.

172. You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean. If a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean is not dirty.


Gandhi Quotes on Love
Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Love
173. Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfillment.

175. Religion is a matter of the heart. Any physical discomfort cannot abandon one's own religion.

176. One's own religion is, after all, a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's.

177. God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. He can be for every one of us.

178. God cannot be realized through the intellect. The intellect can be taken to a certain extent and no further. It is a matter of trust and experience gained from that belief.

179. For me, every ruler is an alien that defies public opinion.

180. I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.

181. To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.

182. To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

183. Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without demand and remains intact without effort.

184. I do not want to foresee the future. I worry about taking care of the present. God has not given me any control over the coming moment.

185. I claim that the human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react to each other.

Gandhi Quotes on Love

186. I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.

187. Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.

188. I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace.

189. 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.


Gandhi Quotes on Life
Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Life
190. The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.

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

192. 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, blind law cannot govern the conduct of living beings.

193. 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.

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

195. We do not need to proselytism either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really about our lives. Let our lives be books open to all studies.

196. We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?

197. 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.

198. Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. This is also the last article of my creed.

199. I have worshiped women as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.

200. Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.

201. Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.

202. Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. There will always be a need for capital in some form or the other.

203. Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.
Gandhi Quotes on Victory
Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Victory
204. God is, even though the whole world denies him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sufficient.

205. Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? There are cults for which people live for ages.



206. There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good.

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