40 Wise Gandhi Quotes

A born leader, Mahatma Gandhi was a wise, courageous, humble, brave and inspirational human being. Gandhi led India to independence and inspired civil rights movements across the world. Here are 40 of the best Gandhi quotes to sink your teeth into.

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

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When every hope is gone, ‘when helpers fail and comforts flee,’ I find that help arrives somehow, from I know not where. Supplication, worship, prayer are no superstition; they are acts more real than the acts of eating, drinking, sitting or walking. It is no exaggeration to say that they alone are real, all else is unreal.

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The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust. The world crushes the dust under its feet, but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even the dust could crush him. Only then, and not till then, will he have a glimpse of truth.

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There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid.

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I can retain neither respect nor affection for government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its immorality.

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To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect and their oneness, and should insist upon choosing as their representatives only such persons as are good and true.

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Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it’s very important that you do it. Because nobody else will.

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It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

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

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The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.

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It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

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

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You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them.

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

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

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You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.

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Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.

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

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There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.

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The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

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

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

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I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.

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My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.

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Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.

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Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.

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There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.

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