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Gandhi Jayanti 2023: Top inspirational quotes of Mahatma Gandhi

Updated on: 01 October,2023 11:58 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Gandhi Jayanti 2023: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is fondly remembered by the people as "Mahatma" or "Bapu", and played a key role in India's freedom movement

Gandhi Jayanti 2023: Top inspirational quotes of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi (center) in the company of women during his 1946 tour of the Bengal province

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Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year on October 2. It marks the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, revered as Mahatma Gandhi


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is fondly remembered by the people as "Mahatma" or "Bapu", and played a key role in India's freedom movement. Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar town of Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi adopted a non-violent resistance and was at the forefront of the freedom struggle against colonial British rule. Mahatma Gandhi demonstrated the power of non-violence, or ahimsa through various peaceful movements. He inspired leaders across the world with his values and principles.


On October 2 every year, people mark Gandhi Jayanti and remember the contribution of the "Father of the Nation". The day is also observed as "International Day of Non-Violence" to disseminate the message of non-violence.


The United Nations declared October 2 as "International Day of Non-Violence" on June 15, 2007. Several programmes and cultural events are organised to pay homage to the Father Of The Nation and spread his teachings. Many people also visit places dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi on this day - like Raj Ghat in Delhi, Mani Bhavan in Mumbai and Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat.

Gandhi Jayanti 2023: Top quotes of Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

- The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

- Democracy necessarily means a conflict of will and ideas, involving sometimes a war of the knife between different ideas.

- The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

- 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.

- Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.

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

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

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

- Ahimsa is the highest duty. Even if we cannot practice it in full, we must try to understand its spirit and refrain as far as possible from violence.

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