Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948), also known as Bapu, was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma (Sanskrit: “high-souled”, “venerable”)—applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa,—is now used worldwide. Born and raised in a Hindu merchant caste family in coastal Gujarat, western India, and trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, Gandhi first employed nonviolent civil disobedience as an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, in the resident Indian community’s struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, he set about organizing peasants, farmers, and urban laborers to protest against excessive land-tax and discrimination.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” Mahatma Gandhi
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” Mahatma Gandhi
“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.” Mahatma Gandhi
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.” Mahatma Gandhi