Type: Leadership of Indian independence movement, Philosophy of Satyagraha, Ahimsa or nonviolence, Pacifism
Born: 2 October 1869
Died: 30 January 1948
Mahatma Gandhi was the primary leader of India’s independence movement and also the architect of a form of non-violent civil disobedience that would influence the world. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, more commonly known as ‘Mahatma’ (meaning ‘Great Soul’) was born in Porbandar, Gujarat, in North West India, on 2nd October 1869, into a Hindu Modh family. His father was the Chief Minister of Porbandar, and his mother’s religious devotion meant that his upbringing was infused with the Jain pacifist teachings of mutual tolerance, non-injury to living beings and vegetarianism.
The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.