Mahatma Gandhi Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mahatma gandhi quotes, mahatma gandhi sayings, and mahatma gandhi proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Hinduism with its message of ahimsa is to me the most glorious religion in the world.     

Mahatma Gandhi

The central fact of Hinduism is cow protection.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Unrestricted individualism is the law of the beast of the jungle.     

Mahatma Gandhi

The sky may be overcast today with clouds, but a fervent prayer to God is enough to dispel them.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Self-defense is the only honourable course where there is unreadiness for self-immolation.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.     

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

All crime is a kind of disease and should be treated as such.     

Mahatma Gandhi

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.     

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Nonviolence does not admit of running away from danger... . Between violence and cowardly flight I can only prefer violence to cowardice.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Nonviolence becomes meaningless if violence is permitted for self-defence.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.     

Mahatma Gandhi

A nonviolent life is an act of self-examination and self-purification, whether by an individual, group or nation.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Nonviolence is the virtue of the manly. The coward is innocent of it.     

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Nonviolence is an unchangeable creed. It has to be pursued even in face of violence raging around you.     

Mahatma Gandhi

The power of nonviolent resistance can only come from honest working of the constructive programme.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Nonviolence is an active force of the highest order. It is soul force or the power of the godhead within us.     

Mahatma Gandhi

The bravery of the nonviolent is vastly superior to that of the violent.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Nonviolence is not a cloistered virtue, confined only to the rishi and the cave-dweller.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Nonviolence in the sense of mere non-killing does not appear to me, therefore, to be of any improvement on the technique of violence.     

Mahatma Gandhi

A nonviolent action accompanied by nonviolence in thought and word should never produce enduring violent reaction upon the opponent.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Nonviolence is a universal principle and its operation is not limited by a hostile environment.     

Mahatma Gandhi

The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.     

Mahatma Gandhi