Mahatma Gandhi was born in a Hindu family on 2nd October 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. He earned the title of ‘Mahatma’ which is a Hindi word meaning ‘Great Soul’. He believed in truth and non-violence and was one of the most eminent leaders of Indian Independence Movement during the British Rule in Indian subcontinent. In India, he is known as ‘Father of the Nation’, they call him ‘Bapu’, meaning Father. Indeed, his freedom movement employed non-violent civil disobedience.
Gandhiji was a good student, he got his law degree from England. He later moved to South Africa to practice law and suffered from injustice and racial indiscrimination from the white people. He was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on 30th January 1948 who fired three bullets into his chest at point-blank range. His birthday is celebrated every year on 2nd October and is known as Gandhi Jayanti.
Here are our hand-picked Top 20 Inspiring Quotes from Mahatma Gandhi :
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.
Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Be congruent, be authentic, be your true self.
An ounce of patience is worth more than a tonne of preaching.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.
Take care of this moment.
Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.
See the good in people and help them.
Change yourself – you are in control.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Be the change that you want to see in the world.
Continue to grow and evolve.
A no uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ uttered merely to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.