Mahatma Gandhi, fully Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, aka Bapu

Mahatma
Gandhi, fully Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, aka Bapu
1869
1951

Indian Spiritual, Nationalist, Ideological and Political Leader, Attorney, Peace Advocate promoting non-violent resistance to tyranny through civil disobedience. Honorific names include Mahatma meaning Great Soul and Bapu meaning Father.

Author Quotes

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the "still, small voice" within me.

The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. He frees himself and shows the way to others. Freedom and slavery are mental states.

The means may be likened to a seed, the end to a tree; and there is just the same inviolable connection between the means and the end as there is between the seed and the tree.

The machine has conquered man and man has become a machine, working but no longer living.

The law of love knows no bounds of space or time.

The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.

The highest form of freedom carries with it the greatest measure of discipline and humility. Unbridled license is a sign of vulgarity, injurious alike to self and one's neighbors.

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate, but it is fear.

The cause of liberty becomes a mockery if the price to be paid is the wholesale destruction of those who are to enjoy liberty.

Self-respect knows no considerations.

Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.

President means chief servant.

Prayer is the very soul and essence of religion and therefore prayer must be the very core of the life of man, for no man can live without religion.

Prayer is confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.

One must become humble as the dust before he can discover truth.

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our very being.

Non-cooperation with injustice is a sacred duty.

Non-cooperation is a measure of discipline and sacrifice, and it demands respect for the opposite views.

No one has the capacity to judge God. We are drops in that limitless ocean of mercy.

No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.

My life is my teaching.

Morality is contraband in war.

Monotony is the law or nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupations is exhilarating and life-giving.

Mental violence has no potency and injures only the person whose thoughts are violent. It is otherwise with mental non-violence. It has potency which the world does not yet know.

Author Picture
First Name
Mahatma
Last Name
Gandhi, fully Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, aka Bapu
Birth Date
1869
Death Date
1951
Bio

Indian Spiritual, Nationalist, Ideological and Political Leader, Attorney, Peace Advocate promoting non-violent resistance to tyranny through civil disobedience. Honorific names include Mahatma meaning Great Soul and Bapu meaning Father.