Inspirational Quotes and Resources
Inspired Words by Mohandas Gandhi
Born October 2, 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a major political and spiritual leader in India. Gandhi was the son of Karamchand Gandhi, the Chief Minister of Porbandar, and Putlibai, Karamchand's fourth wife. Mohandas Gandhi learned at an early age the tenets of non-injury to living beings, and tolerance of members of various creeds and sects. Gandhi was an English-educated lawyer. Gandhi exercised his ideas of peaceful civil disobedience in the struggles for civil rights in South Africa.
At the age of 18 Gandhi went to University College London. Gandhi experimented with adopting "English" customs but he could not stomach his landlady's English cooking. He embraced vegetarianism at this time. He joined the Vegetarian Society, was elected to its executive committee, and founded a local chapter. He later credited this with giving him valuable experience in organizing institutions. He returned to India, but had limited success establishing a law practice in Bombay.
Gandhi is commonly known and addressed in India and across the world as Mahatma Gandhi (Great Soul).
Mahatma Gandhi organized laborers in India to protest oppressive taxation and discrimination. As the leader of the Indian National Congress, Gandhi led a nationwide campaign for the alleviation of the poor, liberation of Indian women, for brotherhood amongst communities of differing religions and ethnicity, for an end to caste discrimination. Throughout his life, Gandhi was committed to non-violence and truth. Mahatma Gandhi died January 30, 1948.
Gandhi Quotes“A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
Makes me think of Jesus Christ...although I doubt it's who he is talking about...
“A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.”
“A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
“An eye for an eye makes us all blind.”
“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.”
- Mahandas Gandhi Quote