Gandhi Jayantimarks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who was born on October 2, 1869. The Father of the Nation is remembered for his vast contribution towards India's freedom and for sharing with the world his messages of peace, harmony and non-violence.
Let us celebrate the day with 20 eternally inspiring quotes from Mahatma Gandhi on various subjects:
- On Happiness: "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
- On Forgiveness: "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
- On Transformation: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."
- On Inspiration: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
- On Peace: "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
- On Humanity: "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."
- On Thoughts: "a man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes."
- On Non-Violence: "Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man."
- On Leadership: "I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people."
- On Evil: "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it -- always."
- On Freedom: "Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."
- On Strength: "Nobody can hurt me without my permission."
- On Sin: "Hate the sin, love the sinner."
- On Environment and Earth: "Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed."
- On Gentleness: "In a gentle way, you can shake the world."
- On Beauty: "When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator."
- On Intolerance: "Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit."
- On Preaching: "An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching."
- On Faith: "There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever."
- On Human Beings: "It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings."
- ON LOVE: "A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave."