Monday, March 15, 2010

100 Short Motivational Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Short wise, inspiring, daring and motivating quotations from Mahatma Gandhi, a spiritual leader from India.

We must be the change we wish to see in the world.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.



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

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

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

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

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

Action expresses priorities.

Weeding is as necessary to agriculture as sowing.

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

Where love is, there God is also.

Where there is love there is life.

The future depends on what we do in the present.

Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.

As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

Your character must be above suspicion, and you must truthful and self-controlled.

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

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

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.

A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.

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

Ahimsa is the eradication of the desire to injure or to kill.

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.

A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.

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

Coercion cannot but result in chaos in the end.

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

Conscience is the ripe fruit of strictest discipline.

Faith is not like a delicate flower which would wither away.

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.

Nonviolence succeeds only when we have a real living faith in God.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

A complete fast is a complete and literal denial of self. It is the truest prayer.

What the eyes are for the outer world, fasts are for the inner.

Where there is fear, there is not religion.

Fear of disease killed more men than disease itself.

It is weakness which breeds fear, and fear breeds distrust.

The golden rule is to act fearlessly upon what one believes to be right.

Love is the subtlest force in the world.

Freedom is like birth. Till we are fully free, we are slaves.

If it is man's privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter-dependent.

Satyagraha is an attribute of the spirit within.

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

Truth is what the voice within tells you.

They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.

Non violence is a weapon of the strong.

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

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

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

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

Forgiveness adorns a soldier.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.

If you don't ask, you don't get.

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

It is the law of love that rules mankind.

Death is no fiend, he is the truest of friends. He delivers us from agony.

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

Character alone will have real effect on masses.

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

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

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

Each one prays to God according to his own light.

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

Evil is, good or truth misplaced.

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

Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies.

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.

Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?

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

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

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.

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

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

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

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

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

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.

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

I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed

Imitation is the sincerest flattery.

Life is greater than all art.

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.

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

My life is my message.

Peace is its own reward.

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

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

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.

Those who know how to think need no teachers.

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

What kind of victory is it when someone is left defeated?

An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.