Gandhi Jayanti 2014: Here are 20 inspiring quotes from Mahatma Gandhi to celebrate his birthday.
Gandhi Jayanti 2014: Here are 20 inspiring quotes from Mahatma Gandhi to celebrate his birthday.Reuters

Gandhi Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who was born on 2 October 1869. The Father of the Nation is remembered for his vast contribution towards India's freedom and for sharing with the world his messages of peace, harmony and non-violence. 

Let us celebrate the day with 20 inspiring quotes from Mahatma Gandhi on various subjects:

  1. On Happiness: "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
  2. On Forgiveness: "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
  3. On Transformation: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."
  4. On Inspiration: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
  5. On Peace: "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
  6. On Humanity: "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."
  7. On Thoughts: "a man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes."
  8. On Non-Violence: "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."
  9. On Leadership: "I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people."
  10. On Evil: "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it -- always."
  11. On Freedom: "Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."
  12. On Strength: "Nobody can hurt me without my permission."
  13. On Sin: "Hate the sin, love the sinner."
  14. On Environment and Earth: "Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed."
  15. On Gentleness: "In a gentle way, you can shake the world."
  16. On Beauty: "When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator."
  17. On Intolerance: "Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit."
  18. On Preaching: "An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching."
  19. On Faith: "There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever."
  20. On Human Beings: "It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings."

And finally:

  1. ON LOVE: "A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave."