10 motivational quotes from Mahatma Gandhi with explanations

10 motivational quotes from Mahatma Gandhi with explanations
 Motivation        June 10, 2021         BlogzBite Team       1       1.70K

M.K Gandhi is popularly known all over the world for his contribution and behaviour as a fearless campaigner who fought for rights and freedom. His life hadn’t been easy. M.K. Gandhi was born in 1869, Porbandar, India. The name “Mahatma,” for “great soul” was given to him later, he is known as the leader and father of Indian independence. He also suffered from an acute fear of public speaking. Some of his wise thoughts are mentioned below with explanations.


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

Gandhi Ji always believed that a person can truly find himself by helping people, serving others will give you a bunch of blessings and opportunities to see who you are. Help someone who is dealing with mental stress to overcome, see yourself and realize your worth and worth of your presence, helping people improve and positively change us.

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

Only a strong person is capable of forgiveness because he knows what it means and is worth of, on the contrary, a person with no knowledge of forgiveness can't forgive but hold on to the same thing even for years and prefer to be damaged than cured by self. Forgiveness invites gratefulness in you, and a grateful the heart can defend against any situation gently without any harm and is considered to be the strongest man.

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

This is the most inspiring quote of Gandhi Ji and can truly change a person's perception towards life, this quote refers that life is temporary, you can die tomorrow, there are no certainties, live every moment to its fullest. Keep trying something new out of the box, don't fear attempting creative and innovative ideas. Do something you wanted to do but you always procrastinated, learn more, dance more, sing loudly, go for mountain view, and do every possible thing that makes you happier, live life to its fullest.

  1. Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Anger and intolerance can drastically affect someone's life, an angry person will speak harshly, utter whatever comes to his mouth, this may break many relationships may cause someone depression, anger and intolerance not only affects the person who's the victim of it but also the culprit. Anger and intolerance aren't friends of a wise and strong man, try to take a stand against it and be calm in every situation.


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

This is one of the popular quotes of Gandhi Ji, he refers here that you should change yourself first to change the world. Speaking of change, convincing everyone else out there and waiting for a miracle to happen when, you, yourself remain unchanged isn't going to worth anything, to change the world you need to take a stand and change yourself, the world will witness it and will take inspiration from you and move towards the same path. 

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

Strength is often recognized by the Physical abilities of a person, but true strength lies in the determination and indomitable will of a man. A muscular man can fail to achieve his goal and can be broken, but a skinny guy with hell-bent dedication can achieve the goal even after several failures he can't be broken, this is the truest strength, remember Gandhi Ji here said that true strength is the result of the true but prominent will, it'll help you to achieve anything in your life. 

  1. I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.

Anyone with dirty feet means negative and harmful thoughts, isn't allowed to enter my mind. He teaches us that we should hold control of our minds, and should never let anyone corrupt our mind with negative thoughts, as we are the owner of our minds so that the thoughts in it should completely be ours. 

  1. A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks he becomes

A man becomes what he eats similarly a man behaves what he thinks, thoughts form the behaviour of a man, thus if someone has negative and corrupt thought, he'll behave as per his thoughts, and on the contrary, a person having positive and constructive thoughts will be more grateful, loveable, optimistic and polite. 


  1. Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.

This is the most loved quotes of Gandhi Ji, he here refers that no matter if you failed in the journey of achieving your goals, if something matters then it's the attempt, efforts, and dedication that you put in to achieve it, you'll not regret failing, but certainly. Learn something from it and make it possible to attain your goals in the next attempt. Failures are there to strengthen you not to break you, always enjoy the journey, never see and wait for the destiny to enjoy, because every enjoyment lies in the journey.


  1. An eye for an eye only ends up making blind: - 

This here refers to the ultimate enemy of humankind "Violence". He believes if Violence is retaliated with violence then the whole world can end up being crematorium. If someone Abuses you and you do so to retort, or if someone has attempted to do any harm, be it emotionally or physically, if you answer with violence without any proper way to defend yourself, then there will be no difference between you and the person who did start that. Keep yourself calm and in control in such situations.

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