Mahatma Gandhi and His Profound Sayings

Quotabulary Staff Nov 3, 2018
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian Independence Movement. He is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi, where Mahatma stands for "Great Soul".
Mahatma Gandhi was a great personality of his time who did not influence his country alone but through his life example, influenced the whole world. He was a peace pioneer who stood out due to his way of life and because he really fought for the freedom of his fellow countrymen, the Indian people.
He was a great leader and his peaceful campaigns against discrimination of any kind and protests against excessive taxes have been embraced on a national scale.
His dream was to see India free from foreign domination, and he wanted his people to live independent and in a viable economy. Because of his protests he was imprisoned many times, yet, he remains an example of a life who influenced others by fighting without other weapons except truth, in a non-violent manner.
Enjoy some of his sayings and quotations that spring from a deep understanding of human nature and also from a life experience that is hard to equal.
"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."
"Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action."

"Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow."

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
"In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart."

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

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

"Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness."
"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."

"The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity."

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

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
"A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act."

"Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well."
"Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupation is exhilarating and life giving."
"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."

"Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today."
"Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is."

"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning."
"I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love."

"It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity."
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right."
"It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business."

"Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding."

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

"Good government is no substitute for self-government."
"The future depends on what we do in the present."

"We must become the change we want to see."

"God has no religion."