Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, born on October 02, 1869, was born in Porbandar, Gujarat.
Popularly known as the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most prominent leaders of the Indian Independence movement against the British rule.
It was Gandhi ji who led the Dandi Salt March in 1930 and Quit India Movement in 1942. Violence is never an option for him. Though he himself became a victim to violence during many times in his life course, yet he never resorted to the same and believed everything could be resolved by the means of non-violence.
He was imprisoned for many years, upon many occasions, in both South Africa and India, but that did not kill his resolution to free India. He was resolute in his motive and it was his efforts and of many other freedom fighters that India finally gained Independence in 1947.
For him, ahimsa (non-violence) and satya (truth) were the supreme things. He fought the freedom struggle by the same and encouraged everybody to follow the same path of non-violence.
October 2, is commemorated in India as Gandhi Jayanti, and as the International Day of Non-Violence worldwide.
On his 150th birth anniversary, let’s take a look at some of his famous quotes that have always served as an inspiration to the people of India and worldwide:
- Be the change that you want to see in the world.
- You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind
- We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle
- The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.
- The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
- In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Hate the sin, love the sinner.
- An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
- Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.
- The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.
- Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
- I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
- I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.
- You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.
- You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them.