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Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 30 January 1948), commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was an advocate and pioneer of nonviolent social protest. He led the struggle for India's independence from British colonial rule.
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Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.

Mahatma Gandhi

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS.

Mahatma Gandhi

Faith... Must be enforced by reason...When faith becomes blind it dies.

Mahatma Gandhi

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.

Mahatma Gandhi

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.

Mahatma Gandhi

Live simply that others may simply live.

Mahatma Gandhi

A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

Mahatma Gandhi

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty, it is it's own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.

Mahatma Gandhi

One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.

Mahatma Gandhi

I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.

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Non-violence does not signify that man must not fight against the enemy, and by enemy is meant the evil which men do, not the human beings themselves.

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

The only devils in this world are those running around in our own hearts, and that is where all our battles should be fought.

Mahatma Gandhi

I wanted to know the best of the life of one who holds today an undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind.... I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the second volume (of the Prophet's biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of that great life.

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Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Affection cannot be manufactored or regulated by law. If one has no affection for a person or a system, one should be free to give the fullest expression to his disaffection, so long as he does not contemplate, promote, or incite to violence.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

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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

The future depends on what we do in the present.

Mahatma Gandhi

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

Mahatma Gandhi
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