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Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand “Mahatma” Gandhi 1869 – 1948. Thinker, independence fighter. An ideologist of the philosophy of non-violence. “Mahatma” is a title meaning “great soul”.


1. In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place.

2. Effuse praise is embarrassing: I have to admit I don’t deserve it.

3. It is only those who can punish can afford to forgive.

4. The most appropriate and worthy way of human behavior is trust what people say, unless, of course, there is a compelling reason not to.

5. The only tyrant I accept in this world is the “still small voice” within me.

6. It is ethical not to follow a well-trodden path but to find the right way yourself and follow it fearlessly.

7. Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobweb of ignorance that surrounds it, it shines clear.

8. Strength means the absence of fear, not the quantity of flesh and muscle in one’s body.

9. It’s always been a mystery to me how people can respect themselves when they humiliate other humans.

10. We do not know whether it is good to live or to die. Therefore, we should take delight in living, nor should we tremble the thought of death. We should be equiminded toward death. This is the ideal.