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Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was a non-violent political protester and activist. He is most well known for his hunger strike; however, few people understand why he did this. He was, in fact, protesting for Independence of India from the British Empire. People don't quite understand that India was still part of the Empire up until the last part of the 20th century, and Gandhi was a major reason why they were able to gain their independence. Read some of his great and famous quotes on non-violence and humanity from Mahatma Gandhi below.


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.
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 the holy name of liberty or democracy?
We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point.
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.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
My life is my message.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.