Gandhi Jayanti: 10 Inspiring Quotes from Mahatma Gandhi

By Youth24x7
Mahatma Gandhi

21st century: an era of technological advancements, urbanisation & a time where humans are losing touch with humanity! You step down the street & you find two people quarreling over a car colliding. You cross another lane & you’ll witness adults brutally shooing away and hitting a stray dog. Why even move out, look inside your own bubble & recall the times when you’ve been dishonest to your parents. Sounds clichéd, doesn’t it?

I often look to Mahatma Gandhi for wisdom. In this westernised world, we’re taught that to be strong, we must be fierce in attitude and fervidly go on chasing our desires & dreams. Today when power is valued over authentic leadership, I believe we have a lot to learn from the man who fought for a nation with his mind alone!

The name “Mahatma Gandhi” is synonymous with peace, non-violence, love, truth, struggle, determination and I can go on stacking up castles in his admiration. Gandhi’s wisdom, charm and foresight are, without doubt, compelling!

We bring to you the most powerful Gandhi quotes as a tribute to our “Bapu” on his birthday. We hope that you can soak up some wisdom from this great man’s invaluable words & decide for yourself of how will you exude your own gentle, strength today.

1. Action:

“We must become the change we want to see in the world.”

2. Courage:

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

3. Conscience:

“Don’t listen to friends when the Friend inside you says -Do this!”

4. Forgiveness:

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.”

5. God:

“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.”

6. Love:

“It is the law of love that rules mankind. Had violence, i.e. hate, rules us we would have become extinct long ago. And yet, the tragedy of it is that the so-called civilised men and nations conduct themselves as if the basis of society was violence.”

7. Nature of man:

“A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.”

8. Non violence:

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

9. Strength:

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

10. Truth:

“Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.”

His epic struggle to bring together the people of India in their search for sovereignty is unparalleled. October 2 is celebrated as “Gandhi Jayanti” –  the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Today when material benefits, daily hassles & personal gratification have become a hard sell, Gandhi’s words speak louder than ever!

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