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Mahatma Gandhi Quotes About Living Your Best Life

Our latest collection of inspirational Mahatma Gandhi quotes on Everyday Power Blog!

Gandhi is a man that needs no introduction. A man that changed a nation and changed the world with his compassion, vision, tolerance, and patience. Mahatma Gandhi is an undying reminder of how one person can inspire a community, a nation, and the world.

Gandhi stood for peace, equality and non-violent protest and was even an inspiration for Martin Luther King, Jr. Gandhi is proof that one man can make massive changes, inspire a world and preserve their character throughout the journey.

Born on 2nd October 1869, in North West India, Gandhi was an activist, lawyer, politician, and writer. His upbringing was infused with the Jain pacifist teachings of mutual tolerance, non-injury to living beings and vegetarianism. He was assassinated on 30 January 1948, when he was 78 years old.

First, let’s look at some life lessons from Gandhi, the quotes come after.

 

Mahatma Gandhi Life Lessons

 

1.) Lead A Simple Life.

Gandhi felt that we shouldn’t be tempted by glamorous lifestyles and that the most meaningful lives are simple and purposeful. Gandhi believed that when life is minimal, we can effectively focus on self-improvement.

2.) Be Selfless

Gandhi believed that we should focus more on positive impact and kindness, instead of personal achievement and personal gain. He believed everyone can do small things to improve the life of their neighbors.

3.) Always Be Yourself

Gandhi led by example and refused to dress any other way than what he thought was right for him and his mission. He encouraged other people to do the same thing. Be who you are at all costs.

4.) Lead By Example

Before we can change the world, we must change ourselves. Gandhi believed that before we even consider changing the world, we commit ourselves to personal improvement. Only then, we will know, understand and appreciate what it takes to make meaningful change.

5.) The Mind Will Always Be Stronger Than Your Body

Gandhi believed that the person with the strongest mind wins. The person who can control their emotions, their fear, their desire for revenge and violence, will win every single time. Gandhi challenged ALL people to develop their courage and compassion during times of battle.

 

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes about love and life

1.) “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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2.) “There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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3.) “Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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Mahatma Gandhi Quotes about forgiveness

4.) “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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5.) “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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6.) “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” –Mahatma Gandhi

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7.) “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”- Mahatma Gandhi

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8.) “There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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9.) “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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Best Gandhi quotes about peace

 

10.) “There is no ‘way to peace,’ there is only peace.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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11.) “Poverty is the worst form of violence.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

12.) “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

 

13.) “Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

14.) “My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

More Gandhi quotes about love and life

 

15.) “I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

16.) “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

17.) “Don’t talk about it. The rose doesn’t have to propagate its perfume. It just gives it forth, and people are drawn to it. Live it, and people will come to see the source of your power.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

18.) “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

19.) “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

20.) “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

21.) “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

Quotes by Gandhi  about suffering

 

22.) “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

23.) “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

24.) “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

25.) “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

26.) “If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi about faith

 

27.) “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

28.) “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

29.) “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

30.) “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”

 

Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi about positive thoughts

 

31.) “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

32.) “It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

33.) “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

34.) “I came to the conclusion long ago that all religions were true and also that all had some error in them, and while I hold by my own religion, I should hold other religions as dear as Hinduism. So we can only pray, if we were Hindus, not that a Christian should become a Hindu; but our innermost prayer should be that a Hindu should become a better Hindu, a Muslim a better Muslim, and a Christian a better Christian.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes about love and life

 

35.) “I must say that, beyond occasionally exposing me to laughter, my constitutional shyness has been no dis-advantage whatever. In fact,I can see that on the contrary, it has been all to my advantage. My hesitancy in speech, which was once an annoyance, is now a pleasure. Its greatest benefit has been that it has taught me the economy of words.

I have naturally formed the habit of restraining my thoughts. And I can now give myself the certificate that a thoughtless word hardly ever escapes my tongue or pen. I do not recollect ever having had to regret anything in my speech or writing. I have thus been spared many a mishap and waste of time. Experience has taught me that silence is part of the spiritual discipline of a votary of truth. Proneness to exaggerate, to suppress or modify the truth, wittingly or unwittingly, is a natural weakness of man, and silence is necessary in order to surmount it.

A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he will measure every word. We find so many people impatient to talk. There is no chairman of a meeting who is not pestered with notes for permission to speak. And whenever the permission is given the speaker generally exceeds the time-limit, asks for more time, and keeps on talking without permission. All this talking can hardly be said to be of any benefit to the world. It is so much waste of time. My shyness has been in reality my shield and buckler. It has allowed me to grow. It has helped me in my discernment of truth.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

36.) Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

37.) A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

38.) The good man is the friend of all living things. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

39.) “Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

40.) “There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

41.) “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror refection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

Other inspirational Mahatma Gandhi quotes

 

42.) “Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world; but to change ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

43.) “Speak only if it improves upon the silence.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

44.) “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

45.) Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

46.) “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

47.) “Those who know how to think need no teachers.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

48.) To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

49.) “Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

50.) “If we want to reach real peace in this world, we should start educating children.” – Mahatma Gandhi


Let these Gandhi quotes become your mantras for greater love, motivation, purpose, inner peace and success!

 

Which Mahatma Gandhi quotes were your favorite?

 

As you can see from these quotes, Gandhi was big on compassion, vision, tolerance, and patience. His words remind us that we can inspire the world and make massive changes in life.

We live in a world where there’s a lot of violence and people take life for granted.

Hopefully, these Mahatma Gandhi quotes will inspire you to preserve your character and live your best life.

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    “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”- Mahatma Gandhi

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