Mahatma Gandhi Love Quotes and Sayings
2. Where there is love there is life.
3. Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable.
4. Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
5. Love never claims it ever gives.
6. 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.
#7 An Autobiography or The Story of My Experiments with Truth, 1927
7. Nothing is impossible for pure love.
Excerpt from Wikiquote: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948), commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi (Sanskrit: महात्मा mahātmā “Great Soul”). In India he is generally regarded as Bapu (Gujarati: બાપુ bāpu “father”), Jathi Pitha and Raashtra Pita; he was an advocate and pioneer of nonviolent social protest and direct action in the form he called Satyagraha. He led the struggle for India’s independence from British colonial rule.
Sayings by Gandhi
1. A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
#2 In Ethical Religion, Madras: S. Ganesan, 1922, p. 62
2. A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
3. A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
#4 The Power Of Non-violence, Matchless Bravery
4. A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
5. Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
#6 Mahatma Gandhi may have used the expression, but no conclusive evidence for this has yet been discovered
6. An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
7. Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
8. An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
9. Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
10. 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.
#11 Hind Swaraj, Or Indian Home Rule (1946), p. 36
11. Religions are different roads converging to the same point. What does it matter that we take different roads, so long as we reach the same goal. Wherein is the cause for quarreling?
12. Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
#13 Harijan, 10 December, 1938, CWMG, Vol. 68, pp. 173-4, 175
13. Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?
14. Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
15. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
#16 Quoted in Gandhi’s Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Stanley A. Wolpert
16. I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough in me to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
#17 My Mission, No Gandhian Sect
17. I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could do.
#18 Lessons in Non-violent Civil Disobedience: From the life of M. K. Gandhi and his Legacy, Arun J. Mehta
18. I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.
#19 Violence And Terrorism, Popular Violence
19. I object to violence because, when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
#20 Young India, 19 November 1931
20. If we are to reach real peace in this world and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children; and if they will grow up in their natural innocence, we won’t have to struggle, we won’t have to pass fruitless idle resolutions. But we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which, consciously or unconsciously, the whole world is hungering.
#21 All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections
21. It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
22. 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.
23. It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
#24 Harijan, 17 February 1940
24. 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.
25. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
#26 Gandhi on Non-Violence, Pg. 36
26. 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 very being.
27. 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 then the one derived from fear of punishment.
28. The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
#29 Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi Online Vol. 51
29. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
#30 The Wisdom of Gandhi in His Own Words, 1943 edition
30. There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.
31. You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
32. I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
#33 Mahatma: Life of Gandhi 1869-1948 (1968) Reel 31
33. My life is my message.
34. The future depends on what we do in the present.
35. Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
– I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
– I shall fear only God.
– I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
– I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
– I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.
36. I honour the place in your where the entire universe resides … a place of light, of love, of truth, of peace, of wisdom. I honour the place in you where when you are in that place and I am in that place there is only one of us.
37. The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
#38 All Life Is One, Mercy Killing
38. To my mind the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body. I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.
#39 Young India, 4 October 1930
39. To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?
40. Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
41. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
42. I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
#43 Young India, 19 January 1928
43. I came to the conclusion long ago … that all religions were true and also that all had some error in them, and whilst I hold by my own, I should hold others as dear as Hinduism. So we can only pray, if we are Hindus, not that a Christian should become a Hindu … But our innermost prayer should be a Hindu should be a better Hindu, a Muslim a better Muslim, a Christian a better Christian.
44. The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
#45 Gandhi: His Life and Message for the World (1954), by Louis Fischer, p. 177
45. 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.
#46 Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi Vol. 33
46. Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.