Remembering “the world’s greatest spiritual leader”

On this day 30th January, 65 years ago, the world lost its greatest spiritual leader. Mahatma Gandhi was shot three times at point blank range as he entered a prayer meeting in Delhi. We all know his fight for non-violence. Today, I want to commemorate his life with a small selection of inspiring quotes from him. In no particular order, here are 15 great quotes from the peaceful man that particularly resonate with me today – hope they will with you too:

  1. My life is my message.
  2. Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err
  3. "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
  4. I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.
  5. Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
  6. In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
  7. There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
  8. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
  9. An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
  10. Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.
  11. I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.
  12. Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.
  13. The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
  14. To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
  15. Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.