21 Effective Quotations of Mahatma Gandhi

*      As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.  

*      It may be long before the law of love will be recognised in international affairs. The machineries of government stand between and hide the hearts of one people from those of another.  

*      Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. 

*      Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of the truth. 

*      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. 

*      A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.

*      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.  

 *      Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.

*       You must be the change you want to see in the world.   

 *      In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.  

 *      There are times when you have to obey a call which is the highest of all, i.e. the voice of conscience even though such obedience may cost many a bitter tear, and even more, separation from friends, from family, from the state, to which you may belong, from all that you have held as dear as life itself. For this obedience is the law of our being.  

*      The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.  

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

*      Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory

*      First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.    

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

*      The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.       

*      The earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.  

 *      In nature there is a fundamental unity running through all the diversity we see about us. Religions are given to mankind so as to accelerate the process of realisation of fundamental unity.    

*      Consciously or unconsciously, everyone of us does render some service or another. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and it will make not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large.

 *       Truth quenches untruth, love quenches anger, self-suffering quenches violence. This eternal rule is a rule not for saints only but for all.

*      Truth quenches untruth, love quenches anger, self-suffering quenches violence. This eternal rule is a rule not for saints only but for all. 

~© Ajay Singh Niranjan 

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14 Responses to “21 Effective Quotations of Mahatma Gandhi”

  1. Monalisa Dongre Says:


  2. SathyaNarayanan.NS Says:

    I believe that Gandhi is an avatar of Lord Vishnu, as said in “Bagavath Geetha” he came in time to plead for the deprived man.

  3. Shubham M Saini Says:

    I read “My Experiment With Truth”, the more i know about gandhi more i feel the power of simplicity and truth. i must say, he gave solutions to every possible problems in simple terms but its us who always think complexity of solution is the measure of quality of solutions.

  4. ramkiran Says:

    good mission

  5. Anil Choubey Says:

    Thoughts are really nice everyone should try to implement some of them in their life.
    We should never forget sacrifices of Gandhi ji and other great fredom fighters, if we want progress in all dimensions of life.

  6. mnuez Says:

    My God, what a pleasure to read the musings of Indians who still appreciate Gandhi! Practically everything that I’ve read in English from people of Indian descent and/or birth regarding Gandhi has been cynical, critical or patronizing. Gandhi is laughed at like some old fashion that our parents used to think was cool – but we know better.

    I’m not of Indian descent so perhaps it would not be for me to judge, but, by God(!) how terribly it hurts to see Gandhi’s (ethnic and/or religious) people cast him aside in their “sophisticated” worship at the temple of Mammon!

    I therefore bow in appreciation and humility to you for your continued awe of the example that Gandhi set and in your apparent determination to aim where he aimed.

    Bless you my brothers,


  7. divya Says:

    he the great man as he is known as father of the nation .i think if will follow his path then we will reach to that point where we want to reach that too successfully and in less time.if he would be alive even today our world have been more great than it is now . headsof to bapu .

  8. krishna reddy Says:


  9. krishna reddy Says:

    yes gandhi is really great man

  10. HEMANT PATEL Says:

    Gandhi our Bapu has taught the world that peaceful solutions have to be persued in order to maintain future harmony. He was a walking example of principles of Hinduism and its impact on the world.

    ”LIVE AND LET LIVE” should be the Mantra of the world.

  11. Girija Ramakrishna Says:

    I want these short classics to be read and UNDERSTOOD by the young. Devote half your next vacation (three weeks 0 to reading books BY gandhi and ABOUT gandhi D.K.OzaChennai Deepavali 2011

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  13. baidu Says:

    Carol Michel, the Indianapolis Gardening Examiner, reminds us to think about the pace and rhythm of fall gardening chores and not to get so caught up in all that needs to be done that we don’t relax and enjoy the fall season.

  14. shankarkarcharla Says:

    The Indians are always remembering the steps of Gandhi for Freedom…

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