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174 Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Faith & Love (PEACE)

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29 of the Most Popular Mahatma Gandhi Quotes to Inspire You

A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Hate the sin, love the sinner.
Hate the sin, love the sinner.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
An ounce of practice is worth a thousand words.
An ounce of practice is worth a thousand words.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.
Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.
Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served.
Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served.
I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.
I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
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.
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.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him.
If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him.
Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence.
Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.
The future depends on what you do today.
The future depends on what you do today.
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.
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.
You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them.
You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.
I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.
It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important.
It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important.
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.
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.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.
You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.

20 Powerful Mahatma Gandhi Quotes That Will Shake Your Core

“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other is by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.”

Mahatma Gandhi
Where love is, there God is also.
Where love is, there God is also.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.
The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.
We need not wait to see what others do.
We need not wait to see what others do.
Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God’s hands.
Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God’s hands.
To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man's injustice to woman.
To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
To believe in something, and not live it, is dishonest.
To believe in something, and not live it, is dishonest.
Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow men.
Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow men.
A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
Love is the strongest force the world possesses.
Love is the strongest force the world possesses.
Change yourself – you are in control.
Change yourself – you are in control.
Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.
Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.
Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.
Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.
It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honored by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honored by the humiliation of their fellow beings.

19 Wise Mahatma Gandhi Quotes To Bring Out The Best In You

“Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.”

Mahatma Gandhi
I remain an optimist because of my unflinching faith that right must prosper in the end.
I remain an optimist because of my unflinching faith that right must prosper in the end.
When you are right, you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry.
When you are right, you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry.
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
Relationships are based on four principles - respect, understanding, acceptance, and appreciation.
Relationships are based on four principles – respect, understanding, acceptance, and appreciation.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
You yourself as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
You yourself as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
Where there is love there is life.
Where there is love there is life.
You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
To lose patience is to lose the battle.
To lose patience is to lose the battle.
Silence is the best answer to anger.
Silence is the best answer to anger.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
The good man is the friend of all living things.
The good man is the friend of all living things.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you.
Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.
Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.
Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves.
Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves.
All of India is my family.
All of India is my family.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
Love never claims, it ever gives.

41 Motivational Mahatma Gandhi Quotes About Living a Courageous Life

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall – think of it, always.”

Mahatma Gandhi
Live simply so that others may simply live.
Live simply so that others may simply live.
Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.
It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.
The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.
The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.
My life is my message.
My life is my message.
Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.
Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
What barrier is there that love cannot break?
What barrier is there that love cannot break?
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.
Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
I came alone in this world, I have walked alone in the valley of the shadow of death, and I shall quit alone when the time comes.
I came alone in this world, I have walked alone in the valley of the shadow of death, and I shall quit alone when the time comes.
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
Man’s happiness really lies in contentment. He who is discontented, however much he possesses, becomes a slave to his desires.
Man’s happiness really lies in contentment. He who is discontented, however much he possesses, becomes a slave to his desires.
Truth is one, paths are many.
Truth is one, paths are many.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.
In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.
The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.
The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.
Self-respect knows no considerations.
Self-respect knows no considerations.
Service without humility is selfishness and egotism.
Service without humility is selfishness and egotism.
My faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness.
My faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness.
Doubt is invariably the result of want or weakness of faith.
Doubt is invariably the result of want or weakness of faith.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
True beauty consists of purity of heart.
True beauty consists of purity of heart.
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
Find purpose. The means will follow.
Find purpose. The means will follow.
That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.
That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.
There is no ‘way to peace’, there is only ‘peace’.
There is no ‘way to peace’, there is only ‘peace’.
Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
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.
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.
The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.
The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.
Imitation is the sincerest flattery.
Imitation is the sincerest flattery.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.
Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.
Truth without humility would be an arrogant caricature.
Truth without humility would be an arrogant caricature.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.

39 Wisdom Quotes By The Humble Nonviolent Mahatma Gandhi

“The roots of violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principles.”

Mahatma Gandhi
There are two days in the year that we can not do anything – yesterday and tomorrow.
There are two days in the year that we can not do anything – yesterday and tomorrow.
Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.
Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.
Speak only if it improves upon the silence.
Speak only if it improves upon the silence.
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.
I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.
Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.
Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.
Anger is the enemy of nonviolence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
Anger is the enemy of nonviolence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
A definite forgiveness would mean a definite recognition of our strength.
A definite forgiveness would mean a definite recognition of our strength.
The wise are unaffected either by death or life. These are but faces of the same coin.
The wise are unaffected either by death or life. These are but faces of the same coin.
The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.
There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.
The greater our innocence, the greater our strength and the swifter our victory.
The greater our innocence, the greater our strength and the swifter our victory.
Do not judge others. Be your own judge and you will be truly happy. If you will try to judge others, you are likely to burn your fingers.
Do not judge others. Be your own judge and you will be truly happy. If you will try to judge others, you are likely to burn your fingers.
Faith… must be enforced by reason… when faith becomes blind it dies.
Faith… must be enforced by reason… when faith becomes blind it dies.
A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he will measure every word.
A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he will measure every word.
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
What is imprisonment to the man who is fearless of death itself?
What is imprisonment to the man who is fearless of death itself?
Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.
Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.
Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
It’s my conviction that nothing enduring can be built on violence.
It’s my conviction that nothing enduring can be built on violence.
One, who abandons all desires, is free from pride and selfishness and behaves as one apart, finds peace.
One, who abandons all desires, is free from pride and selfishness and behaves as one apart, finds peace.
A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good he has done to his fellowmen.
A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good he has done to his fellowmen.
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
The rich cannot accumulate wealth without the co-operation of the poor in society.
The rich cannot accumulate wealth without the co-operation of the poor in society.
Nonviolence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.
Nonviolence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.
In judging myself I shall try to be as harsh as truth, as I want others also to be.
In judging myself I shall try to be as harsh as truth, as I want others also to be.
The very first step in nonviolence is that we cultivate in our daily life, as between ourselves, truthfulness, humility, tolerance, loving kindness.
The very first step in nonviolence is that we cultivate in our daily life, as between ourselves, truthfulness, humility, tolerance, loving kindness.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Prayer is a confession of one’s own unworthiness and weakness.
Prayer is a confession of one’s own unworthiness and weakness.
Close the day with prayer so that you may have a peaceful night free from dreams and nightmares.
Close the day with prayer so that you may have a peaceful night free from dreams and nightmares.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness.
Nonviolence is not to be used ever as the shield of the coward. It is the weapon of the brave.
Nonviolence is not to be used ever as the shield of the coward. It is the weapon of the brave.
Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.
Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.
Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people.
Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.

26 Unconventional And Empowering Mahatma Gandhi Quotes to Make You Think

“Whatever the ultimate fate of my country, my love for you remains (to all Brits), and will remain, undiminished. My non-violence demands universal love, and you are not a small part of it. It is that love which has prompted my appeal to you.”

Mahatma Gandhi
I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
Human nature will find itself only when it fully realizes that to be human it has to cease to be beastly or brutal.
Human nature will find itself only when it fully realizes that to be human it has to cease to be beastly or brutal.
Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.
Cow-slaughter and man-slaughter are in my opinion two sides of the same coin.
Cow-slaughter and man-slaughter are in my opinion two sides of the same coin.
For one man cannot do right in one department of life whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole.
For one man cannot do right in one department of life whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole.
To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.
To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.
In reality there are as many religions as there are individuals.
In reality there are as many religions as there are individuals.
In the dictionary of Satyagraha, there is no enemy.
In the dictionary of Satyagraha, there is no enemy.
There is no need of a teacher for those who know how to think.
There is no need of a teacher for those who know how to think.
Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
Men may be good in some respects, not necessarily, therefore, in all. A man who is an authority on one matter is not therefore an authority on all matters.
Men may be good in some respects, not necessarily, therefore, in all. A man who is an authority on one matter is not therefore an authority on all matters.
In the midst of death life persists.
In the midst of death life persists.
Machinery is the chief symbol of modern civilization; it represents a great sin.
Machinery is the chief symbol of modern civilization; it represents a great sin.
Terrorism set up by reformers may be just as bad as Government terrorism, and it is often worse because it draws a certain amount of false sympathy.
Terrorism set up by reformers may be just as bad as Government terrorism, and it is often worse because it draws a certain amount of false sympathy.
If we weep for all the deaths in our country, the tears in our eyes would never dry.
If we weep for all the deaths in our country, the tears in our eyes would never dry.
An unjust law is itself a species of violence.
An unjust law is itself a species of violence.
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.
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.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.
Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.
He who would sacrifice his life for others has hardly time to reserve for himself a place in the sun.
He who would sacrifice his life for others has hardly time to reserve for himself a place in the sun.
Satan’s successes are the greatest when he appears with the name of God on his lips.
Satan’s successes are the greatest when he appears with the name of God on his lips.
My uniform experience has convinced me that there is no other God than Truth.
My uniform experience has convinced me that there is no other God than Truth.
I must reduce myself to zero. So long as a man does not of his own free will put himself last among his fellow creatures, there is no salvation for him.
I must reduce myself to zero. So long as a man does not of his own free will put himself last among his fellow creatures, there is no salvation for him.


Mahatma Gandhi Short Biography

Mahatma Gandhi, a selfless man who worked unceasingly to win the independence of India (from Britain) in 1947 through nonviolent peaceful campaigns.

Born on 2 October 1869 as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, this man was once acclaim as the “spokesman for the conscience of man.”

He was given the title Mahatma – which means Great Soul – in April 1915 by the residents of Gurukul Kangadi (Mahatma is equivalent to Saint in Western society).

Gandhi is a well-respected leader across the globe due to his courage and humility in pursuing peace through relentless love and nonviolent approaches.

Mahatma Gandhi’s life is a clear message to all of us that everyone (especially, minorities and women) deserved freedom… and freedom could be won without any need for violence or fear.

He lived an extremely simple lifestyle and was a fervent advocate for minimalism… which gave him strength, clarity, and an ‘unfair’ advantage over all other leaders.

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