Mahatma Gandhi Inspirational Quotes To Motivate You
A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. Action expresses priorities. All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth. Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. Be the change that you want to see in the world. Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed. Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position. Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth. Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone. Faith… must be enforced by reason… when faith becomes blind it dies. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it. God has no religion. Hate the sin, love the sinner. I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. I call him religious who understands the suffering of others. I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children. In a gentle way, you can shake the world. In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all. It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. 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 that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day– I shall not fear anyone on Earth. – I shall fear only God. – I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. – I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. – I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable. Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, 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. 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. My life is my message. My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him. Nobody can hurt me without my permission. Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation. Poverty is the worst form of violence. Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity. Seven Deadly Sins Wealth without work;Pleasure without conscience;Science without humanity;Knowledge without character;Politics without principle;Commerce without morality;Worship without sacrifice. Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly. Silence is the strongest speech. Slowly and gradually world will listen to you. Speak only if it improves upon the silence. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace. The future depends on what you do today. The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer. The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed. There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for. There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread. There is more to life than simply increasing its speed. There is no ‘way to peace,’ there is only ‘peace. There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent. There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever. They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them. To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. Truth is one, paths are many. Truth never damages a cause that is just. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained. What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy? What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another. Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. 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. Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love. Where love is, there God is also. Where there is love there is life. Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew. You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them. You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results. 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. Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.
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