Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on the 2nd of October 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. He is known for: leadership of Indian independence movement, philosophy of Satyagraha, Ahimsa or nonviolence, pacifism, among many other things.
His birthday, 2 October, is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and world-wide as the International Day of Nonviolence.
He is also called Bapu (father) and Gandhiji in India, and is unofficially called the Father of the Nation.
Gandhiji was assassinated at 5:17 pm on 30 January 1948 on his way to a prayer meeting.
It was owing to his efforts and philosophy that more than 16% of the world population was freed from the oppression of British imperialism, an act somehow considered unworthy for a Nobel peace prize – although he was nominated 7 times.
- You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
2. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
3. An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
4. Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.
5. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
6. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
7. 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.
8. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
9. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
10. A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.