by MPD
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There aren’t many in this world who don’t know of Gandhi and his triumphant legacy.

A champion of nonviolence, Mohandas Gandhi served as a political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. Through his work, he proved the power of civil disobedience when combined with the philosophy of ahimsa — a Sanskrit word meaning non-violence and compassion towards all beings.

Gandhi was a passionate advocate for human and animal rights and even lived in a self-sufficient residential community. What a green rockstar, right?

On this second day of October, we honor the man with the plan as we celebrate his life and the lessons he shared with the world. In loving memory, here are a few of Gandhi’s most famous quotes:

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”
“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”
“Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.”
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
“You must be the change that you want to see in the world.”

Happy Birthday, G!

  • monas shahzad

    I love Ghandi ‘s philosophy of non violence.I am pakistani.I wish India would not have been divided!

  • http://www.achievingmyself.wordpress.com Bre

    LOVE Ghandi! Nice piece, I enjoyed reading it.

  • Sreeraj Menon

    @monas shahzad: As an Indian
    It gives me enormous happiness that there are Pakistanis who share this idea. Inspite of all the wars that have been fought between India and Pakistan, we are the same. Sixty years of needless separation shouldnot sever the bonds which are millenia old.
    We could have been one! Alas,Partition cannot be reversed!

  • K. Shah

    Much love & respect to this G, the Original G. His philosophy is so simple & so traditional [I mean Buddha, Vardhman Mahavir, Christ, . . . have all preached it]. Gandhi actualized it — big props for that.

    Much love drops to my paki sista’. Maybe we shouldn’t have divided India into east/west Pakistan… but at least we should stop the contemporary war/terrorism between the nations.

  • Mike Howard

    One of my favorites:

    “An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.”

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