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Quotations from Gandhi

Gandhi is a biography drama film based on the history of Mahandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became famous for his non-violent protests and leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule of the colony. This movie won eight Oscar awards, including Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Picture. It is directed by Richard Attenborough. Starring Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud and Candice Bergen.

Gandhi is a fantastic biography film with many great lines. Check out some of the great quotes from the film below.


Gandhi: I am a Muslim and a Hindu and a Christian and a Jew and so are all of you.
Gandhi: Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it: always.
Gandhi: The function of a civil resistance is to provoke response and we will continue to provoke until they respond or change the law. They are not in control; we are.
Gandhi: An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Vince Walker: You're an ambitious man, Mr. Gandhi.
Gandhi: I hope not.
Nahari: I'm going to Hell! I killed a child! I smashed his head against a wall.
Gandhi: Why?
Nahari: Because they killed my son! The Muslims killed my son!
[indicates boy's height]
Gandhi: I know a way out of Hell. Find a child, a child whose mother and father have been killed and raise him as your own.
[indicates same height]
Gandhi: Only be sure that he is a Muslim and that you raise him as one.
Margaret Bourke-White: [to Gandhi] You're the only man I know who makes his own clothes.
Gandhi: We think it is time that you recognized that you are masters in someone else's home. Despite the best intentions of the best of you, you must, in the nature of things, humiliate us to control us. General Dyer is but an extreme example of the principle... it is time you left.
Gandhi: If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Gandhi: You're a temptress.
Margaret Bourke-White: Just an admirer!
Gandhi: Nothing is more dangerous, especially for an old man.
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