Quotes by: Mahatma Gandhi
||Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
2 October 1869
Porbandar State, Kathiawar Agency, British Indian Empire
(now in Gujarat, India)
||30 January 1948
New Delhi, Delhi, India
|Cause of death
||Assassination by shooting
||Ashes scattered in various Indian rivers
||Mahatma Gandhi, Bapu, Gandhiji
||Kathiawar High School, Rajkot,
Samaldas College, Bhavnagar,
University College, London
||Leadership of Indian independence movement,
philosophy of Satyagraha, Ahimsa or nonviolence,
||Indian National Congress
Karamchand Gandhi (father)
Putlibai Gandhi (mother)
A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
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.
One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's.
Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.
What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
I think it is the height of ignorance to believe that the sexual act is an independent function necessary like sleeping or eating. Seeing, therefore, that I did not desire more children, I began to strive after self-control. There was endless difficulty in the task.
God cannot be realized through the intellect. Intellect can lead one to a certain extent and no further. It is a matter of faith and experience derived from that faith.