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Even after seven decades of his demise, Mahatma Gandhi inspires thousands of people across the world. His ideals of non-violence and political and religious peace has been hailed globally.

India is all set to celebrate the birth anniversary of the father of the nation on Friday, 2 October.

Born in Gujarat in 1869 to Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai, Bapu has been hailed as the symbol of peace, non-violence and freedom.

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Gandhi is mostly remembered for his philosophy of Ahimsa as he encouraged the use of 'non-violence' as a tool for peace and harmony in the society.

Check out some notable and inspiring quotes by the great freedom fighter below:

My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.

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.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

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