Mohandas or Mahatma Gandhi?

mahatma-gandhiMohandas is his proper name but Mahatma is an affectionate title meaning “Great Soul” which was given to him out of love and the wish to honor him.

Learn more about the life, wisdom, and teaching of Mohandas Gandhi and enjoy the Mahatma Gandhi quotations (or is it Mohandas Gandhi Quotes?) I’ve chosen to share with you.

I hope you find as much inspiration and motivation in his words of wisdom as I do.

Words Of Wisdom From Gandhi:

A selection of quotations from Mahatma Gandhi:

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”

“I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.”

“Hate the sin, love the sinner.”

“I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.”

“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.”

“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.”

“Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.”

“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.”

“One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.”

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

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

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

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.”

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”

“It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.”

“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 the holy name of liberty or democracy?”

“Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.”

“As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.”