Mahatma Gandhi, and 10 famous quotes

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Background
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.

Quotes

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  1. You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

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

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

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4. Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.

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

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

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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.

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

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9. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

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10. A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.

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