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     Famous Quotations of MAHATMA GANDHI

1. 'Our bodies are the real temples rather than buildings of stone. The best place for worship is in the open with the sky above as the canopy and mother earth below for the floor'
2. 'Poverty is but the worst form of violence.'
3. 'Truth is the first to be sought for, and Beauty and Goodness will then be added unto you.'
4. 'If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior.'
5. 'In order to be truly useful, self-sacrifice has to be combined with purity of motive and true knowledge. Sacrifice without these two has been known to prove ruinous to society'
6. 'Each one prays to God according to his own light.'
7. 'Truth is the first to be sought for, and Beauty and Goodness will then be added unto you.'
8. 'Real Non-cooperation is Non-cooperation with evil and not with the evil doer.'
9. 'Man never loses by trusting and the deceiver ever loses.'
10. 'Man spoils matter much more by speech than by silence.'
11. 'Truth without humility would be an arrogant caricature. '
12. ‘The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.’
13. 'So long as a single Hindu is excluded from a temple, it is an inert, lifeless shrine. The real pranapratishtha is performed when it is thrown open to all including the Harijans.'
14. 'The sole aim of journalism should be service.'
15. ‘Democracy, disciplined and enlightened, is the finest thing in the world.’
16. ‘It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.’
17. ‘In the dictionary of Satyagraha, there is no enemy.’
18. ‘Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.’
19. ‘Weeding is as necessary to agriculture as sowing.’
20. ‘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.’
21. 'Those who are anxious to serve must have endless patience and tolerance. One must never seek to impose one's views on others'
22. 'A born democrat is a born disciplinarian.'
23. 'Every truth is self-acting and possesses inherent strength.'
24. ‘Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.’
25. 'Public confession made in sincerity purifies the confessor and protects him from repetition of the wrong.'
26. 'He who sees God everywhere and in everything, i.e. in every scripture and in every person of every religion and sees all in God—God is always for that person. God is never tired of him and he is always with God.'
27. 'Love never claims, it ever gives.'
28. ‘Your character must be above suspicion, and you must be truthful and self-controlled.’
29. 'Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.'
30. 'True defense lies along the path of non-retaliation’
31. 'Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.'
32. 'Every truth is self-acting and possesses inherent strength.'
33. 'Where there is fear, there is not religion.'
34. 'Harbour impurity of mind or body and you have untruth and violence in you'
35. 'An uncontrolled pen serves but to destroy.'
36. 'I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.'
37. 'God is because Truth is.'
38. 'Hate the sin, Love the Sinner.'
39. 'Gift of life is the greatest of all gifts.'
40. 'Disobedience to be civil implies discipline, thought, care, attention.'
41. 'Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.'
42. 'I strive hard to preserve my physical body. Do I take the same pains to know my soul?'
43. 'A truly religious person becomes a citizen of the world.'
44. ‘Democracy, disciplined and enlightened, is the finest thing in the world.’
45. 'A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.'
46. 'Performance of duty and observance of morality are convertible.'
47. 'Truth and love are faces of the same coin.'
48. 'Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.'
49. ‘A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.’
50. ‘Conscience is the ripe fruit of strictest discipline.’

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