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Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most influential people in the Indian freedom struggle. His idologies of truth and non-violence, have inspired millions of people across the globe. Read to find out more about Gandhi and his beliefs.
Quotabulary Staff
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2018
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is called the Father of the Nation for India, which he achieved by following the ideals that he had. He was sure of what he was doing and advised his followers to do the same. Here are some of the quotes by Mahatma Gandhi that would reveal the kind of personality he was.

Important Sayings by Gandhi

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

"A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of the others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act."

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

"A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind that is purified and composed and with God as its witness."

"Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame."

"Always aim at complete harmony of thought, word, and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well."

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

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

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

"Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances."

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

"Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart."

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

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

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

"Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith."

"Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living ?"

"Gentleness, self-sacrifice, and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion."

"God is, even though the whole world denies him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained."

"Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it."

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

"God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May he be so to every one of us."

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

"I claim that the human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political, and religious. All act and react upon one another."

"I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up."

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

"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."