Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

45 Inspirational Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Love, Peace, Faith to change your thoughts

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes On Love, Peace, Faith, Nonviolence, and more

Mahatma Gandhi is one of the greatest leaders in the last century, who inspired and lead millions of people for India’s Independence with nonviolence. His nonviolent movement inspired people across the world for freedom and civil rights.

Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 in Gujarat, India. He was a lawyer and moved to South Africa in 1893 where he stayed there for 21 years before moving back to India. His movement against racism and civil rights started in South Africa when he was thrown off a train at Pietermaritzburg due to his skin color.

After returning to India, he joined the Indian National Congress and fought for the Independence of India. He took non-violence as a tool for freedom and was successful in motivating people for freedom to fight with non-violence. His life journey has inspired many great leaders like Nelson Mandela.

Let’s look at some of Mahatma Gandhi Quotes which can inspire you

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1. You Can

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.– Mahatma Gandhi

2. There is Love

Where there is love there is life.– Mahatma Gandhi

3. Learn Forever

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

4. Change Yourself

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You must be the change you wish to see in the world.– Mahatma Gandhi

5. The attempt is important to achieve the goal

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.– Mahatma Gandhi

6. Happiness is all about you

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

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7. Put your full effort

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.– Mahatma Gandhi

8. Humanity is an ocean

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

9. You will never control my mind

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.– Mahatma Gandhi

10. Do it

Action expresses priorities.– Mahatma Gandhi

11. Think

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

12. Health is the real wealth

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

13. No limit for Man’s greed

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There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.– Mahatma Gandhi

14. The practice is worth than telling

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.– Mahatma Gandhi

15. Character defines you

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.– Mahatma Gandhi

16. Purpose of life

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.– Mahatma Gandhi


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17. Peace

Peace is its own reward.– Mahatma Gandhi

18. Forgiveness will make you stronger

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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.– Mahatma Gandhi

19. Enjoy to service others

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.– Mahatma Gandhi

20. Nonviolence to be the ultimate goal

We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.– Mahatma Gandhi

21. All religions are one

The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.– Mahatma Gandhi

22. Determination and faith can change anything

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.– Mahatma Gandhi

23. Nonviolence is a great weapon

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Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.– Mahatma Gandhi

24. Anger is the enemy of nonviolence

Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.– Mahatma Gandhi

25. Power of Love

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.– Mahatma Gandhi

26. Focus on your path 

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

27. Mahatma Gandhi –  My Life

My life is my message.– Mahatma Gandhi

28. Nobody can hurt me

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.– Mahatma Gandhi

29. Important that you do it

Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it.– Mahatma Gandhi

30. Peace from within

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

31. Strength is you indomitable will

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

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32. What you think you become

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A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.– Mahatma Gandhi

33. Purify your thoughts

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.– Mahatma Gandhi

34. Exclusive possession

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

35. Let your life be an example

We do not need to proselytize either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.– Mahatma Gandhi

36. Truth is truth

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

37. Leadership is getting along with people

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

38. Freedom to make mistakes

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

39. The welfare of fellow men

Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.– Mahatma Gandhi

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40. Freedom to live alone

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

41. Soul of people

A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.– Mahatma Gandhi

42. Self-respect

Self-respect knows no considerations.– Mahatma Gandhi

43. Conquer your opponent with love

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Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.– Mahatma Gandhi

44. Being Humane

The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.– Mahatma Gandhi

45. Friend of all living things

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


We hope you have really got motivated by Mahatma Gandhi Quotes and implement some of his principles in your life especially the nonviolence principle, which is very much important in today’s world.

What’s your favorite quote by Gandhiji, comment below.

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