Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma — applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa, — is now used worldwide. He is also called Bapu in India. His birthday, 2 October, is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and world-wide as the International Day of Nonviolence. W
Quotes[edit | edit source]
"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems."
"First they ignore you;
then they laugh at you;
then they fight you;
then you win"
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."
"The future depends on what we do in the present.."
"Democracy, disciplined and enlightened, is the most beautiful thing in the world."
"Civilisation, in the real sense of the term, consists not in the multiplication, but in the deliberate and voluntary reduction of wants."
"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."
"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent."
See also[edit | edit source]
[edit | edit source]