Mahatma Gandhi was a great Indian activist who led the campaign for independence. The great leader was born on 2nd October 1869 in India which is also the International Day of Nonviolence. He traveled to England to study a degree in law. After completing his degree, he traveled to South Africa to practice law. In South Africa, he witnessed similar oppression witnessed in India by colonizers. After staying for 21 years in South Africa, he returned to India and became the leader of the Indian nationalist movement. In India, he led and continued non-violent protests which included national strikes.
He asked his followers to prepare for independence. He wanted a peaceful takeover and often collided with other leaders who wanted Indians to overthrow British rule. In many occasions, he called off planned strikes and asked for peaceful demonstrations. In 1930 he led a march which violated British regulations, and many people were arrested. After the protests, the British agreed to grant India independence and indicated that they would partition the country into two: India and Pakistan. Since the division was religious, he worked to show that Muslims and Hindus could live together. Gandhi led the country to independence but was later assassinated in 1948 having accomplished his mission of having an independent country.
"Be the change that you want to see in the world."
"A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."
"Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening."
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong."
"An ounce of practice is worth a thousand words."
"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave."
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."
"If you want real peace in the world, start with children."
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
"Hate the sin, love the sinner."
"Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it."
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
"The future depends on what you do today."
"Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong."
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
"I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet."
"Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love."
Mahatma Gandhi is fondly known as the Father of the Nation. The quotes of Mahatma Gandhi is famous for its power of saying more with less and are often followed by many leaders.