77 Gandhi Quotes That Will Motivate You

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka Mahatma Gandhi, was India’s one of the most famous leaders. Determined to adhere to Hindu principles, he found London restrictive in the initial part, but once he had found kindred spirits, he flourished, and pursued the philosophical study of religions. Gandhi founded a political movement, the Natal Indian Congress, and developed his theoretical belief in non-violent civil protest into a tangible political stance. Gandhi quotes will help you motivate you. EliteColumn presents some of the best Gandhi quotes to inspire you and go after your dreams.

Here are 77 best Gandhi quotes.

77 Motivational Gandhi Quotes

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  1. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

2. “All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others.” – Gandhi

3. “Fear has its use but cowardice has none.” – Gandhi

4. “It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.” – Gandhi

5.“Peace is the most powerful weapon of mankind.” – Gandhi

6. “To lose patience is to lose the battle.” – Gandhi

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7. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Gandhi

8. “A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.” – Gandhi

9. “Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.” – Gandhi

10. “If you want real peace in the world, start with children.” – Gandhi

11. “To answer brutality with brutality is to admit one’s moral and intellectual bankruptcy and it can only start a viscous cycle.” – Gandhi

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

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13. “Action expresses priorities.” – Gandhi

14. “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” – Gandhi

15. “A leader is useless when he acts against the promptings of his own conscience.” – Gandhi

16. “Civilization is the encouragement of differences. ” – Gandhi

17. “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” – Gandhi

18. “Non-violence is a weapon of the strong.” – Gandhi

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19. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Gandhi

20. “In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.” – Gandhi

21. “One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.” – Gandhi

22. “The hardest heart and the grossest ignorance must disappear before the rising sun of suffering without anger and without malice.” – Gandhi

23. “You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.” – Gandhi

24. “An ounce of practice is worth a thousand words.” – Gandhi

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

26. “Love is the strongest force the world possesses, yet it is the humblest imaginable.” – Gandhi

27. “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” – Gandhi

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

29. “It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business” – Gandhi

30. “Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.” – Gandhi

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

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

33. “My life is my message.” – Gandhi

34. “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.” – Gandhi

35. “When you want to find Truth as God, the only inevitable means is love, that is non-violence.” – Gandhi

36. “As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.” – Gandhi

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37. “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Gandhi

38. “The real love is to love them that hate you, to love your neighbor even though you distrust him.” – Gandhi

39. “I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.” – Gandhi

40. “No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.” – Gandhi

41. “The future depends on what you do today.” – Gandhi

42. “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.” – Gandhi

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43. “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Gandhi

44. “Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.” – Gandhi

45. “To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” – Gandhi

46. “Distinguish between real needs and artificial wants and control the latter.” – Gandhi

47. “I wish to change their minds, not kill them for weaknesses we all poses.” – Gandhi

48. “Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.” – Gandhi

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49. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” – Gandhi

50. “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.” – Gandhi

51. “Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served.” – Gandhi

52. “We have to handover the earth, the air, the land and the water to the children at least as it was handed over to us.” – Gandhi

53. “Faith is put to the test when the situation is most difficult.” – Gandhi

54. “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” – Gandhi

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55. “Where there is love there is life.” – Gandhi

56. “It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends but to befriend one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion.” – Gandhi

57. “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.” – Gandhi

58. “Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.” – Gandhi

59. “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.’ – Gandhi

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

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61. “An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – Gandhi

62. “The good man is the friend of all living things.” – Gandhi

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

64. “What is truth? A difficult question; but I have solved it for myself by saying that it is what the “Voice within” tells you.” – Gandhi

65. “A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, nothing else.” – Gandhi

66. “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.” – Gandhi

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67. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.” –  Gandhi

68. “A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” – Gandhi

69. “I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.” – Gandhi

70. “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” – Gandhi

71. “Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people.” – Gandhi

72. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Gandhi

73. “Faith becomes lame, when it ventures into matters pertaining to reason!” – Gandhi

74. “Have faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the whole ocean doesn’t become dirty.” – Gandhi

75. “To retaliate against the relatives of the co-religionists of the wrong-doer is a cowardly act.” – Gandhi

76. “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.” – Gandhi

77. “Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?” – Gandhi

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