Sunday, October 2, 2011


142nd Birth day (02.10.2011)

Today is the birth day of Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi, fondly called by all of us as Mahatma and Father of the Nation. He was born on October,2nd, 1869 and today is his 142nd birthday. We bow before the Mahatma and remember  what he told all of us during his life and through his life. Here are some of his Great Quotable quotes : 

Ø  My life is my message.
Ø  As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.
Ø  You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Ø  Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.
Ø  In the dictionary of Satyagraha, there is no enemy.


Ø  Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, Conquer him with love.
Ø  Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
Ø  A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Ø  The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children.


Ø  Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Ø  I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.
Ø  They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
Ø  No charter of freedom will be worth looking at which does not ensure the same measure of freedom for the minorities as for the majority.
Ø  No society can possibly be built on a denial of individual freedom.
Ø  Independence means voluntary restraints and discipline, voluntary acceptance of the rule of law.
Ø  If it is man's privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter-dependent.


Ø  The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives
Ø  Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Ø  This freedom from all attachment is the realization of God as Truth.
Ø  A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.
Ø  I worship God as Truth only. I have not yet found Him, but I am seeking after Him.
Ø  Faith... Must be enforced by reason...When faith becomes blind it dies.
Ø  I believe in the fundamental Truth of all the great religions of the world. I believe that they are all God given. I came to the conclusion long ago... that all religions were true and also that all had some error in them.
Ø  When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator.
Ø  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.


Ø  I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.
Ø  I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Ø  True nonviolence should mean a complete freedom from ill-will and anger and hate and an overflowing love for all.
Ø  Poverty is the worst kind of violence.
Ø  Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
Ø  An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
Ø  The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles.
Ø  Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.
Ø  The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.


Ø  In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
Ø  A man of truth must also be a man of care.
Ø  When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always.
Ø  An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
Ø  Truth is what the voice within tells you.
Ø  Truth is the right designation of God.


Ø  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.
Ø  The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Ø  Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Ø  You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Ø  A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
Ø  Nobody can hurt me without my permission.


Ø  Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Ø  Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Ø  Action expresses priorities.
Ø  Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Ø  Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.
Ø  You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.
Ø  The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Ø  The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
Ø  You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Ø  Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning.
Ø  A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
Ø  A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.


Ø  God never made man that he may consider another man as an untouchable.
Ø  I would far rather that Hinduism died than untouchability lived.
Ø  My fight against untouchability is a fight against the impure in humanity.
Ø  To say that a single human being, because of his birth, becomes an untouchable, unapproachable, or invisible, is to deny God.


Ø  There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to men.
Ø  If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior.
Ø  If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with women.
Ø  Woman, I hold, is the personification of self-sacrifice, but unfortunately today she does not realize what tremendous advantage she has over man.


Ø  Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth. = Albert Einstein
Ø  I am mindful that I might not be standing before you today, as President of the United States, had it not been for Gandhi and the message he shared with America and the world. = Barack Obama
Ø  Saints like Gandhi, on the other hand, have made not only tangible material sacrifices, but also the more difficult renunciation of selfish motive and private goal, merging their inmost being in the stream of humanity as a whole. = Paramahansa Yogananda

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