Today, October 2, 2014 marks the annual birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the nation, who was born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, on 2nd October, 1869. In fact, Gandhi’s repentance for misdeeds came when he was a child and remained with him when he moved to South africa as a lawyer. Thanks to the third-citizen treatment meted out to Indians there, Mahatma Gandhi rebelled and his childhood teachings helped him balance the form of protest with peace too.
When he returned to India, he did not have any godfather nor any friend to motivate or guide him but slowly and steadily he drove millions of Indians into his vision plan to get freedom and hence, India got its indpendence though detractors always differ on Nehru’s role to get it quickly.
Gandhian teachings remain relevant to the mankind forever but interpretations differ as intolerance to anything slow is a statement of “Style” today. Nonetheless, here are some quotable quotes from Mahatma Gandhi to the world that he saw as Vasudaika Kutumbam or global village:
1. “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” — Mahatma Gandhi
2. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi
3. “I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.” — Mahatma Gandhi
4. “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” — Mahatma Gandhi
5. “Politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice” — Mahatma Gandhi
6. “Truth triumphs, even if there be no public support.” — Mahatma Gandhi
7. “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.” — Mahatma Gandhi
8. “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” — Mahatma Gandhi
9. “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” — Mahatma Gandhi
10. “If I believe I cannot do something,it makes me incapable of doing it. When I believe I can, I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.’ — Mahatma Gandhi