Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes: Speak Only if it Improves Silence

50 Inspiring Mahatma Gandhi Quotes About Self-Dignity, Courage, Fear, Faith, Religion, and Deeds That Lead to True Progress

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Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for telling the truth, for being right, for being yourself. Never apologize for being right or for being years ahead of your time. If you are right and know it, speak boldly.

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It’s easy to be in a crowd, but it takes courage to be alone.

A “No” whispered with the deepest conviction is better and greater than a “Yes” said to caress the ears, or worse: to avoid trouble.

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They can’t take away our self-respect if we don’t give it to them.

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Self-respect [personal dignity] knows no exceptions.

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Strength does not come from physical attributes. It comes from the unbreakable will.

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Nonviolence [peaceful resistance] is the weapon of the brave.

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Reasonable disagreement is the first step to progress.

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We may never become strong enough to be completely peaceful in thought, word, and deed. But we must have non-violence as our goal and make confident progress towards it.

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A coward is incapable of love; it is the privilege of the brave.

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Fear is sometimes useful, but cowardice is not.

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If you’re going to do something, do it with love or don’t do it at all.

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Is there a barrier that love can’t break down?

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Charity, self-sacrifice, and generosity are not the exclusive property of any race or religion.

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The best way to discover yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

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Happiness is when your thoughts, words and deeds are in harmony.

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To lose patience is to lose the battle.

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Service without humility is selfishness and self-aggrandizement.

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Even if the paradise of material goods, which they imagine as the ultimate goal, is realized on earth, it will not bring mankind contentment or peace.

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There is no “path to peace”, there is simply “peace”.

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[Shortening or eliminating] the gap between what we do and what we are capable of doing will be enough to solve most world problems.

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I guess being a leader once meant having muscles. But today it means getting along with people.

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You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean. If a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean as a whole does not become dirty.

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Live as if you might die tomorrow. Study as if you will live forever.

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To bring joy to one heart by one deed is worth more than a thousand heads bowed in prayer.

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God has no religion.

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The truth is one. There are many roads.

Nothing destroys the body like worry. And someone who has some faith in God would be ashamed of his worries about anything.

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There is sufficiency in the world for man’s needs, but not for man’s greed.

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Life is not depleted by increasing its speed.

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Speak only if it improves the silence.

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

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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, and finally you win.

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No one can hurt me without my permission.

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An eye for an eye and soon the whole world will be blind.

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The weak never forgive. Forgiveness is a feat of the strong.

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Hate the sin, love the sinner.

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It is not worth having freedom if it does not include the freedom to sin.

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The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.

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Faith cannot be found by feeling. It’s a state you grow out of.

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My faith is brightest in the pitch black.

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Doubt invariably results from the fading and weakening of faith.

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You have to be the change you want to see in the world.

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I like your Christ. I don’t like your Christians. Your Christians are so different from your Christ!

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Find the cause. The ways to accomplish it will come by themselves.

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Actions reveal true beliefs.

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The future depends on what you do today.

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A small group of single-minded spirits, burning with unquenchable faith in their mission, can change the course of history.

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In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

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My life is my message.