11 Mahatma Gandhi Quotations On Humanity, Change, Life, Love And Other Topics

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who later became known as “Mahatma,” which means “great soul.”

He called for mass boycotts, urged government officials to stop working for the Crown, students to stop attending government schools, soldiers to leave their posts and citizens to stop paying taxes and purchasing British goods.

11 Mahatma Gandhi Quotations On Humanity, Change, Life, Love

Gandhi lead the Indian National Congress and advocated a policy of non-violence and non-cooperation to achieve home rule.

January 30, 1948, the 78-year-old Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu extremist Nathuram Godse, upset at Gandhi’s tolerance of Muslims.

His birthday, 2 October, is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday.  To world-wide it is known as the International Day of Nonviolence.

Verified Authentic Mahatma Gandhi Quotations


Here are my selected 11 authentic Mahatma Gandhi quotations on humanity, change, life, love and other pertinent issues.



"For me patriotism is the same as humanity. I am patriotic because I am human and humane.” [1]

humanity, human, patriotic

“What barrier is there that love cannot break?” [2]

barrier, love, break

“Non-violence should never be used as a shield for cowardice. It is a weapon for the brave.” [3]

brave, cowardice

"My life is my message." [4]

life, message

“A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he will measure every word.” [5]

words, thought, speech

“The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust. The world crushes the dust under its feet, but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even the dust could crush him. Only then, and not till then, will he have a glimpse of truth.” [6]

strong, weapon

“I wear the same corruptible flesh that the weakest of my fellow beings wears and am liable to err as any.” [7]

wear, fellow, err

“For confessions of error is like a broom that sweeps away dirt and leaves the surface cleaner than before. I feel stronger for my confession.” [8]

error, confession,stronger

“Never has man reached his destination by persistence in deviation from the straight path.” [9]

destination, path, persistence

"My uniform experience has convinced me that there is no other God than Truth.” [10]

experience, god, truth

“So long as a man does not of his own free will put himself last among his fellow creatures, there is no salvation for him.” [11]

man, free will, creatures, salvation

Quotations Incorrectly Attributed To Mahatma Gandhi


Beware: There are many quotations wrongly attributed to Gandhi that are widely published in many books, magazines and particularly established quote websites.


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Citations: 
[1] Gandhi’s Life In His Own Words
[2] Gandhi: An Autobiography – The Story of My Experiments With Truth
[3] The Words Of Gandhi
[4] Gandhi’s Life In His Own Words
[5] Gandhi: An Autobiography -The Story Of My Experiments With Truth
[6] Gandhi: An Autobiography -The Story Of My Experiments With Truth
[7] Gandhi’s Life In His Own words
[8] Gandhi’s Life In His Own Words
[9] Gandhi’s Life In His Own Words
[10] Gandhi’s Life In His Own Words
[11] Gandhi’s Life In His Own Words

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