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Some Meaningful Quotations from Mahatma Gandhi

Before he was given the title of Mahatma, or "great soul," for helping lead India to independence from British rule, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born to a poor family in Porbandar, India, on October 2, 1869. Though he only received an elementary education, Gandhi was a shy child and found companionship in books, especially the Indian classics. These stories had a profound effect on him, with their overarching values of truth and love.


In a gentle way, you can shake the world.


You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.


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


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


Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.


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 fail. Think of it — always.


An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.


If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.


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.


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


It is beneath human dignity to lose one’s individuality and become a mere cog in the machine.


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


Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, 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.


Mutual courtesy and respect is the foundation of culture.


To give service to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.


The law of love knows no bounds of space or time.
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Re: Some Meaningful Quotations from Mahatma Gandhi

Thank you for sharing.

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To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than t...

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"To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious
than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb
for the sake of the human body"



"the greatness of
a nation can be judged
by the way
its animals are treated"


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Gandhi, even though he regressed in his older age, is a wise teacher.  He practiced ahimsa...much respect.
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Re: Some Meaningful Quotations from Mahatma Gandhi

Excellent meaningful quotations, thank you for posting these truths.