Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India. During his lifetime (1869 – 1948), Gandhi became one of the most respected spiritual and political leaders of the Twentieth Century. He was also a great mentor to many people. One of his well know accomplishments was when he helped India gain independence, and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world through nonviolent resistance. The Indian people called him Mahatma Gandhi, Mahatma meaning “Great Soul”.
Here are some quotes by Mahatma Gandhi:
Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words.
Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions.
Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits.
Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values.
Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
I claim to be no more than an average man with less than average abilities. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.
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.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.