Inspirational Mahatma Gandhi Quotes & Sayings

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes and Sayings

These are Mahatma Gandhi quotes that inspire us. See more ideas about inspirational quotes and Sayings on MindBootstrap.

Mahatma Gandhi Speech

Best Mahatma Gandhi Quotes


Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory. ~Mahatma Gandhi


The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Best Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

If you want real peace in the world, start with children. ~Mahatma Gandhi


The future depends on what you do today. ~Mahatma Gandhi


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. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Famous Mahatma Gandhi Quotes


Famous Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. ~Mahatma Gandhi


An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Famous Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Funny Mahatma Gandhi Quotes


If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Related: Funny Quotes

Inspirational Mahatma Gandhi Quotes


Inspirational Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi


I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~Mahatma Gandhi


The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. ~Mahatma Gandhi


First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. ~Mahatma Gandhi


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

Inspirational Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Related: Inspirational Quotes

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Education, Learning


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


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


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes About Children


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. ~Mahatma Gandhi


I think it is the height of ignorance to believe that the sexual act is an independent function necessary like sleeping or eating. Seeing, therefore, that I did not desire more children, I began to strive after self-control. There was endless difficulty in the task. ~Mahatma Gandhi


I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Let not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is dishonor in being slave-owners. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes about Mother


It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful? ~Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Love


A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Man’s nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Love

Where love is, there God is also. ~Mahatma Gandhi


I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Love

Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Related: Love Quotes

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes About Life


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes About Life

Where there is love there is life. ~Mahatma Gandhi


There is more to life than increasing its speed. ~Mahatma Gandhi


My life is my message. ~Mahatma Gandhi


The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared. ~Mahatma Gandhi


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. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Read: Life Quotes

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Peace


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


Peace is its own reward. ~Mahatma Gandhi



Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes About Death


Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom. ~Mahatma Gandhi


I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him. ~Mahatma Gandhi


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


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Nature


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. ~Mahatma Gandhi


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


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Leadership


I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. ~Mahatma Gandhi

More leadership quotes

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Customer



A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes About Strength


Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Nobody can hurt me without my permission. ~Mahatma Gandhi


When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible. ~Mahatma Gandhi


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


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


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Success


Satan’s successes are the greatest when he appears with the name of God on his lips. ~Mahatma Gandhi


My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Without action, you aren’t going anywhere. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny. ~Mahatma Gandhi


You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi

More success quotes

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on God


Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man. ~Mahatma Gandhi


It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity. ~Mahatma Gandhi


There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread. ~Mahatma Gandhi


I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God’s creation, woman, the object of our lust. ~Mahatma Gandhi


I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God’s hands. ~Mahatma Gandhi


God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless. ~Mahatma Gandhi


I know, to banish anger altogether from one’s breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God’s grace. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Related: God Quotes

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Religion


The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different. ~Mahatma Gandhi


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


Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is. ~Mahatma Gandhi


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. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians – you are not like him. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison. ~Mahatma Gandhi


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


One’s own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one’s Maker and no one else’s. ~Mahatma Gandhi


My religion teaches me that whenever there is distress which one cannot remove, one must fast and pray. ~Mahatma Gandhi


A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent. ~Mahatma Gandhi


All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Prayers


Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening. ~Mahatma Gandhi


In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Prayer is a confession of one’s own unworthiness and weakness. ~Mahatma Gandhi


To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes About Truth


Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another. ~Mahatma Gandhi


My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him. ~Mahatma Gandhi


I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could. ~Mahatma Gandhi


I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Truth never damages a cause that is just. ~Mahatma Gandhi


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


I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth. ~Mahatma Gandhi


The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one’s opponent. ~Mahatma Gandhi


An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. ~Mahatma Gandhi


God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us. ~Mahatma Gandhi


God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Faith


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. ~Mahatma Gandhi


If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm. ~Mahatma Gandhi


I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith. The gentle figure of Christ, so full of forgiveness that he taught his followers not to retaliate when abused or struck, but to turn the other cheek – I thought it was a beautiful example of the perfect man. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Non-violence is the article of faith. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Each one prays to God according to his own light. ~Mahatma Gandhi


A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Intolerance betrays want of faith in one’s cause. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Faith… must be enforced by reason… when faith becomes blind it dies. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God. ~Mahatma Gandhi


God cannot be realized through the intellect. Intellect can lead one to a certain extent and no further. It is a matter of faith and experience derived from that faith. ~Mahatma Gandhi


But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac. ~Mahatma Gandhi


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. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi Quotes about Friendship


The good man is the friend of all living things. ~Mahatma Gandhi


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. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Related: Friendship Quotes

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Cleanliness


Sanitation is more important than independence ~Mahatma Gandhi


Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Quotes About Mahatma Gandhi


Don’t say you don’t have enough time or enough money to change the world. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were giving to Helen Keller, Gandhi, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci and Jesus Christ. ~Shannon L. Alder


Don’t ever forget, that we were not lead by a saint with his head in clouds, but by a master tactician with his feet on the ground. ~Shashi Tharoor


I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil. ~Albert Einstein


Wherever Gandhi went, he transformed situations and lives. As one friend and biographer wrote, “He…changed human beings by regarding them not as what they thought they were but as though they were what they wished to be, and as though the good in them was all of them ~Benjamin Hoff, The Te of Piglet


If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought, and acted, inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony. We may ignore him at our own risk. ~Dr. Martin Luther King, JR.


In my life, I have always looked to Mahatma Gandhi as an inspiration, because he embodies the kind of transformational change that can be made when ordinary people come together to do extraordinary things ~Barack Obama


I and others may be revolutionaries but we are disciples of Mahatma Gandhi, directly or indirectly, nothing more nothing less. ~Ho Chi Minh


I hope you enjoyed our gathered collection of the best Mahatma Gandhi quotes. Please share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Thanks for reading!

What is your Mahatma Gandhi quote? Would you like to add another one here? Share in the comments!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here