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.


Nonviolence is the greatest virtue, cowardice the greatest vice - nonviolence springs from love, cowardice from hate.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.     

Mahatma Gandhi

If they are truly nonviolent, they must also realize that civil disobedience is an impossibility till the preliminary work of construction is done.     

Mahatma Gandhi

The force of nonviolence is infinitely more wonderful and subtle than the material forces of nature, like electricity.     

Mahatma Gandhi

It is the acid test of nonviolence that in a nonviolent conflict there is no rancor left behind, and in the end the enemies are converted into friends.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.     

Mahatma Gandhi

A person who believes in nonviolence believes in a living God. He cannot accept defeat.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Nonviolence is a method that transforms, first of all, the individual once you understand it and embrace it. It begins with you and, if you can, about transforming individuals so that they love unconditionally.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Nonviolent action without the co-operation of the heart and the head cannot produce the intended result.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Nonviolence succeeds only when we have a real living faith in God.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Abstract truth has no value unless it incarnates in human beings who represent it, by proving their readiness to die for it.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness.     

Mahatma Gandhi

A person is bound to work in obedience to and in conformity to that person's own nature.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Celibacy is a great help, inasmuch as it enables one to lead a life of full surrender to God.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Civility does not mean the mere outward gentleness of speech cultivated for the occasion, but an inborn gentleness and desire to do the opponent good.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Self-respect knows no considerations.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Imperialism is a negation of God. It does ungodly acts in the name of God     

Mahatma Gandhi

The whole existence of man is a ceaseless duel between the forces of life and death.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.     

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Where there is love there is life.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort.     

Mahatma Gandhi

What is life worth without trials and tribulations which are the salt of life.     

Mahatma Gandhi

India has an unbroken tradition of nonviolence from times immemorial.     

Mahatma Gandhi

The mind may wander, but let not the senses wander with it. If the senses wander where the mind takes them, one is done for.     

Mahatma Gandhi

When you make yourself into zero, your power becomes invincible.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.     

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Blaming the wolf would not help the sheep much. The sheep must learn not to fall in the clutches of the wolf.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.     

Mahatma Gandhi