Quotes from Mahatma Gandhi


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Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment.


It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.


An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.


Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.


Action expresses priorities.


Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.


That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.


All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.


If a man reaches the heart of his own religion, he has reached the heart of the others, too. There is only one God, and there are many paths to him.


I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.


Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.


If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.


In a gentle way, you can shake the world.


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.


A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.


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


We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.


Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.


Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion.


I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.