Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. In India, he is unofficially called the Father of the Nation.

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The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.

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

Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas, in order to appear consistent, drives himself into a false position.

I believe in equality for everyone except reporters and photographers.

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

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

But for my faith in God I should have been a raving maniac.

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.

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.

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

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

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people.

Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point.

We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

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

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.

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

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

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