Mahatma Gandhi quotes

A list created by: Lee Sonogan


Was an Indian activist and the leader of the Indian Independence movement against british rule. He was known for his peace movement, nonviolent resistance and civil resistance. Lawyer, writer, activist and Politician, his power was so influential that he was assassinated in 1948 at close range.

  • “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Your beliefs become your thoughts,
    Your thoughts become your words,
    Your words become your actions,
    Your actions become your habits,
    Your habits become your values,
    Your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Action expresses priorities.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” Mahatma Gandhi
  • “What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Hate the sin, love the sinner.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • I have no secret methods. I know no diplomacy save that of truth. I have no weapon but non-violence.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “My aim is not to be consistent with my previous statements on a given question, but to be consistent with truth as it may present itself to me at a given moment. The result has been that I have grown from truth to truth.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Even though Gandhi helped the world with what he said and done, in his personal life there is a good amount of evidence that he was sexist and sexually abused people. People prefer to think about his positive contributions to society for his legacy over what he did in his personal life. What do you think? I am still undecided because just off his quotes alone he seemed like he meant everything he said.

Here are some links to my book for sale:

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.