There are times when a man is helpless and hopeless, searching for a miracle as he lives by the day. These moments sometimes, lead one to act irrationally and without wisdom. However, there are some people whose thoughts and words help during desperate periods, Mahatma Gandhi has proven to be one of such.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in India on October 2, 1869. He grew up in western India and went to London for law school. He traveled to South Africa for a job and remained to campaign for the rights of Indians in South Africa. Upon returning to India, he became involved in politics and began to promote Indian independence from British rule.
Gandhi fought racial discrimination in South Africa, ceaselessly campaigned for Indian liberation from British rule, and fought against India’s strict caste system, all while serving as a strong advocate of nonviolence. The UN International Day of Non-Violence is celebrated on October 2 in honor of Gandhi’s birth.
Here are some of his quotes to help motivate you during desperate times:
1. “A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.”
2. “Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”
3. “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”
4. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
5. “If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last amid the blackest storm.”
6. “An ounce of practice is worth a thousand words.”
7. “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
8. “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”
9. “If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
10. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
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