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Quotes by Gandhi - (86 quotes)

Arun Gandhi - From the Fire category:

How can we extinguish a fire if we don't first cut off the fuel that ignites the inferno? (Arun Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Activity category:

Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Ambition category:

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty; it is its own reward. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Authority category:

Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Beauty category:

To a true artist only that face is beautiful which, quite apart from its exterior, shines with the truth within the soul. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Belief category:

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Brother/Sisterhood category:

Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Change category:

We must become the change we want to see in the world. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Confession category:

Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Consideration category:

Self-respect knows no considerations. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Contentment category:

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Conviction category:

A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Courage category:

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Culture category:

No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Culture category:

I do not want my house to be rounded by walls and my windows to be closed to other cultures. I wish to become familiar with the culture of lands as much as possible but I will not permit them to affect me or shake me from my own status. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Earth category:

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not any man's greed. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Education category:

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Faith category:

If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Form category:

True art takes note not merely of form but also of what lies behind. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Freedom category:

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Future category:

The future depends on what we do in the present. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Gender category:

Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Gender category:

A woman's intuition has often proved truer than a man's arrogant assumption of knowledge. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Goals category:

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Goodness category:

The good man is the friend of all living things. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Greatness category:

Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Growth category:

To me I seem to be constantly growing. I must respond to varying conditions, yet remain changeless within. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Guidance category:

Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of the truth. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Happiness category:

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Humanity category:

Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Humanity category:

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. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Humanity category:

Human nature will only find itself when it fully realizes that to be human it has to cease to be beastly or brutal. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Humility category:

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. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Humour category:

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Importance category:

Almost everything you will do is meaningless, but it is still important to do it. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Incentive category:

If you want something really important to be done you must not merely satisfy the reason, you must move the heart also. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Joy category:

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Leadership category:

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Life category:

There is more to life than increasing its speed. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Love category:

Where there is love there is life. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Mistakes category:

The right to err, which means the freedom to try experiments, is the universal condition of all progress. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Morality category:

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Optimism category:

Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive, because your words become your behaviours. Keep your behaviours positive, because your behaviours become your habits. Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Patriotism category:

Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Peace category:

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Peace category:

Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Perfection category:

A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Pets category:

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Pleasure category:

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Poetry category:

The beauty of poetry is that the creation transcends the poet. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Politics category:

If I seem to take part in politics, it is only because politics encircles us today like the coil of a snake from which one cannot get out, no matter how much one tries. I wish therefore to wrestle with the snake. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Politics category:

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Possessions category:

Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Power category:

I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Prayer category:

Each one prays to God according to his own light. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Prayer category:

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Priorities category:

Action expresses priorities. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Progress category:

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Prosperity category:

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Purpose category:

Find purpose, the means will follow. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Relaxation category:

Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth and the soul requires inward restfulness to attain its full height. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Religion category:

God never occurs to you in person but always in action. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Religion category:

God has no religion. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Religion category:

If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Religion category:

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Repetition category:

The mantra becomes one's staff of life and carries one through every ordeal. Each repetition has a new meaning... (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Sacrifice category:

The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats' teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Sacrifice category:

A life of sacrifice is the pinnacle of art, and is full of true joy. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Satisfaction category:

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Seeing category:

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Silence category:

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Sleep category:

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Strength category:

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Thinking category:

Those who know how to think need no teachers. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Thought category:

A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Truth category:

The different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden... they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Truth category:

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Truth category:

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Tyranny category:

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the 'still small voice' within me. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Universe category:

There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Winning category:

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Wisdom category:

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. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Mahatma Gandhi - From the Worry category:

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry... (Mahatma Gandhi)

Virchand Gandhi - From the Patriotism category:

This is my country; that is your country: these are the conceptions of narrow souls - to the liberal-minded the whole world is a family. (Virchand Gandhi)

Virchand Gandhi - From the Peace category:

-b.1864 d.1901...
May peace rule the universe; may peace rule in kingdoms and empires; may peace rule in states and in the lands of the potentates; may peace rule in the house of friends and may peace also rule in the house of enemies. (Virchand Gandhi)

Virchand Gandhi - From the Universe category:

The universe is not for man alone, but is a theater of evolution for all living beings. Live and let live... (Virchand Gandhi)