Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi


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

You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
– Mahatma Gandhi

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.
– Mahatma Gandhi
A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
– Mahatma Gandhi
A certain degree of physical harmony and comfort is necessary, but above a certain level it becomes a hindrance instead of a help. Therefore the ideal of creating an unlimited number of wants and satisfying them seems to be a delusion and a snare.
– Mahatma Gandhi
A clean confession, combined with a promise never to commit thesin again, when offered before one who has the right to receiveit, is the purest type of repentance.
– Mahatma Gandhi
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
– Mahatma Gandhi
A dissolute character is more dissolute in thought than in deed. And the same is true of violence. Our violence in word and deed is but a feeble echo of the surging violence of thought in us.
– Mahatma Gandhi
A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.
– Mahatma Gandhi
A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
– Mahatma Gandhi
A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
– Mahatma Gandhi
A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
– Mahatma Gandhi
A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.
– Mahatma Gandhi
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
– Mahatma Gandhi
A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Abstract truth has no value unless it incarnates in human beings who represent it, by proving their readiness to die for it.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Action expresses priorities.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Ahimas is the attribute of the soul, and therefore, to be practiced by everybody in all affairs of life. If it cannot be practiced in all departments, it has no practical value.
– Mahatma Gandhi
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.
– Mahatma Gandhi