India observed the 143th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi on Tuesday, with various top political dignitaries, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee visiting his samadhi at Rajghat in New Delhi to pay homage on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
Gandhi didn't just liberate the enslaved nation but also shared his ideologies and wisdom to make the world a better place for mankind.
Here's some of Gandhi's wisdom in quotes that would help citizens live better lives:
"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."
"Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary."
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
"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."
"I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers."
"Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress."
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
"A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble."
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
"Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding."
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
"A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion."
"Nobody can hurt me without my permission."