38 Life Lessons from Mahatma Gandhi

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

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

Where there is love there is life.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

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

Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

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

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.

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

A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.

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

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.

The good man is the friend of all living things.

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.

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

We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.

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

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.

To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.

Each one prays to God according to his own light.

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

Peace is its own reward.

Truth never damages a cause that is just.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.


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