The one who shook the world with his principles of non-violence, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi is a man who needs no introduction. Born on October 2nd, in Gujarat, Gandhiji was a leader par excellence. He went on to become one of the most celebrated leaders because of his eloquence and ideas. The lifestyle that he followed and the things that he believed in are commendable. He was a man of his words and his quotes have a large following. Since Gandhi Jayanti is just around the corner, let’s take a look at some of the famous quotes by Gandhiji.
- “A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”
More often than not, people sulk in their own thoughts and lose themselves. This is a quote that highlights the power that our thoughts have on us. A si ple yet powerful quote by Gandhiji that places emphasis on a very important aspect.
2. My life is my message
Such a beautiful saying. Gandhi was a man of his words. He lived by his principles and teachings and that’s why this quote becomes so meaningful.
3. If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
Believing in self is the first step to success. The rest depends on the efforts that you put and how passionate you are. Even if you don’t have what it takes in the beginning, you will reach there, eventually.
4.An eye for an eye will end up making the whole world blind.
As mentioned before, Gandhiji believed in forgiveness and that it was strong of someone to be able to forgive people. If all of us set forth on a journey to take revenge, that would just leave all of us scarred.
5.I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
Gandhiji propagated and stood by ahimsa and he did not hurt anyone knowingly. Nothing that happens to you, no reason is good enough for swords and war.
6.I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
We should not let anyone dull our sparkle. How others behave with you or what they say to you must not change your beliefs. Manipulation must not be entertained. You must be intelligent enough to avoid toxic people.
7.Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.
The power of love is beyond words. If more people practiced love as opposed to hate, the world will be a better place to live in.
8. Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.
Tiny drops make the mighty ocean. Even if you feel that what you are doing is insignificant, always stand by it and keep doing what you do. Slowly, but surely, you will reach there.
9. You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
No matter what you do, you must never let someone else control your mind. Your mind should be strong and it is something that no one can imprison. Never take the wrong path.
10. A man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
Anger is a powerful weapon and one should put it behind at the end of the day. Piling up anger will just make things worse and end in non-violence. This is one of my favorite Gandhi Jayanti quotes.
It goes without saying that Gandhiji was a true leader. These quotes are inspirational and urges us to be better versions of ourselves.