95 Motivational Quotes By Mahatma Gandhi To Inspire You Forever!

Mahatma Gandhi is famously known as the ‘Father of the Nation’ and is remembered for playing a vital role in India’s independence. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, born to a merchant family in coastal Gujarat, was inspired to fight for his nation’s freedom after he experienced racial discrimination in South Africa. Gandhi understood the need to liberate India from the British rule and chose the path of truth and non-violence to succeed. Regarded as ‘Bapu’, Gandhi led the war of Independence and inspired other fellow Indians to join the freedom movement. This great leader urged his countrymen to abolish British goods, mainly clothes and encouraged the use of the ‘Khadi’ fabric. Gandhi is best known for his initiatives such as ‘Satyagraha’, ‘Dandi March’ and ‘Quit India Movement’, which shook the foundations of the British regime. Gandhi also led nationwide campaigns to eradicate poverty, fight for women's rights, creating harmony, as well as fighting for the rights of the downtrodden, who were considered ‘untouchables’. For his great deeds and thoughts, this great leader continues to be a source of inspiration for many across the world even today.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

- Mahatma Gandhi

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

Where there is love there is life.

- Mahatma Gandhi

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

- Mahatma Gandhi

God has no religion.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

The future depends on what you do today.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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 in the holy name of liberty or democracy?

- Mahatma Gandhi

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

- Mahatma Gandhi

The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Truth never damages a cause that is just.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's 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

You don't know who is important to you until you actually lose them.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Action expresses priorities.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.

- Mahatma Gandhi

You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.

- Mahatma Gandhi

The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

- Mahatma Gandhi

They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.

- The Story of My Experiments With Truth, Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.

- Mahatma Gandhi

I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect.

- Fools, Mahatma Gandhi

There is no 'way to peace,' there is only 'peace.

- Mahatma Gandhi

To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Truth is one, paths are many.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.

- The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Mahatma Gandhi

Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.

- Mahatma Gandhi

There is no such thing as ‘too insane' unless others turn up dead due to your actions.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Live simply so that others may simply live.

- Mahatma Gandhi

There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral.

- Mahatma Gandhi

I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.

- Mahatma Gandhi

There are no good-byes, where ever you'll be, you'll be in my heart.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.

- Mahatma Gandhi

A thousand candles can be lighted from the flame of one candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness can be spread without diminishing that of yourself.

- Mahatma Gandhi

They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me. Then they will have my dead body, but not my obedience.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.

- Mahatma Gandhi

The path is the goal.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people.

- Mahatma Gandhi

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.

- Mahatma Gandhi

True beauty lies in purity of the heart.

- Mahatma Gandhi

It's easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone

- Mahatma Gandhi

Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents never revenges itself.

- Mahatma Gandhi

There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid.

- Mahatma Gandhi

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Wherever you are you will always be in my heart.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

No one can ride on the back of a man unless it is bent.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth.

- Mahatma Gandhi

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Where love is, there God is also.

- Mahatma Gandhi

True love is boundless like the ocean and, swelling within one, spreads itself out and, crossing all boundaries and frontiers, envelops the whole world.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Where there is life, there is love.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.

- Mahatma Gandhi

If you don't find God in the next person you meet, it is a waste of time looking for him further.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

You yourself as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve love and affection.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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