Mahatma Gandhi Ahimsa Quotes to spread nonviolence

Mahatma Gandhi Ahimsa Quotes: Ahimsa is a principle of nonviolence in India. It is a key virtue in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Mahatma Gandhi was the greatest priest of non-violence. On the same principle, he freed India from British rule. So let’s see what his principle of non-violence was and what it teaches to all with these Mahatma Gandhi Ahimsa Quotes.

Mahatma Gandhi Ahimsa Quotes

“Ahimsa is the highest ideal. It is meant for the brave, never for the cowardly.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa is the eradication of the desire to injure or to kill.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa is not a matter of mere dietetics: it transcends it.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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“Ahimsa is the highest duty. Even if we cannot practice it in full, we must try to understand its spirit and refrain as far as is humanly possible from violence.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa means infinite love, which again means infinite capacity for suffering.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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“Ahimsa is an attribute of the brave. Cowardice and ahimsa don’t go together with any more than water and fire.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa in theory no one knows. It is as indefinable as God.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The highest religion has been defined by a negative word: ahimsa.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa is one of the world’s great principles, which no power on earth can wipe out.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Dharma is one and one only. Ahimsa means moksha, and moksha is the realization of Truth.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Love and ahimsa are matchless in their effect.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Love in the sense of ahimsa has only a limited number of votaries in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa is the attribute of the soul, and therefore, to be practiced by everybody in all the affairs of life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa is the strongest force known.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa is the height of Kshatriya dharma as it represents the climax of fearlessness.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The fullest application of ahimsa does make life impossible.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The most distinctive and largest contribution of Hinduism to India’s culture is the doctrine of ahimsa.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“True ahimsa should mean a complete freedom from ill-will and anger and hate and an overflowing love for all.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa and love are one and the same thing.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa and Truth are so intertwined that it is practically impossible to disentangle and separate them.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa is my God, and Truth is my God.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Truth and ahimsa will never be destroyed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The principle of ahimsa is hurt by every evil thought, by undue haste, by lying, by hatred, by wishing ill to anybody.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa calls for the strength and courage to suffer without retaliation, to receive blows without returning any.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa can be practiced only towards those that are inferior to you in every way.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa was preached to man when he was in the full vigor of life and able to look his adversaries straight in the face.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The greater the realization of truth and ahimsa, the greater the illumination.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The path of Truth is as narrow as it is straight. Even so, is that of ahimsa.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Use truth as your anvil, nonviolence as your hammer and anything that does not stand the test when it is brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with ahimsa, reject as non-Hindu.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The removal of untouchability is one of the highest expressions of ahimsa.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa is a science. The word ‘failure’ has no place in the vocabulary of science.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa magnifies one’s own defects and minimizes those of the opponent. It regards the mole in one’s own eye as a beam and the beam in the opponent’s eye as a mole.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa must be placed before everything else while it is professed. Then alone it becomes irresistible.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa must express itself through acts of selfless service of the masses.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa is no mere theory with me, but it is a fact of life-based on extensive experience.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“My ahimsa is my own. I am not able to accept in its entirety the doctrine of non-killing of animals.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“What is it but the ahimsa that draws thousands of women to me in fearless confidence?” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Truth is my religion and ahimsa is the only way of its realization.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Truth and ahimsa demand that no human being may debar himself from serving any other human being, no matter how sinful he may be.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“One who hooks his fortune to ahimsa, the law of love, daily lessens the circle of destruction and to that extent promotes life and love.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“My anekantavada is the result of the twin doctrines of Satya and ahimsa.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“When two nations are fighting, the duty of a votary of ahimsa is to stop the war.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“My ahimsa would not tolerate the idea of giving a free meal to a healthy person who has not worked for it in some honest way.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa and Truth are my two lungs. I cannot live without them.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“My errors have been errors of calculation and judging men, not in appreciating the true nature of truth and ahimsa or in their application.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Indeed, these errors and my prompt confessions have made me surer, if possible, of my insight into the implications of truth and ahimsa.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“All my experiments in Ahimsa have taught me that nonviolence in practice means common labour with the body.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Whatever strength the masses have is due entirely to ahimsa, however imperfect or defective its practice might have been.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“True ahimsa should wear a smile even on a deathbed brought about by an assailant. It is only with that ahimsa that we can befriend our opponents and win their love.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If our ahimsa is not of the brave but of the weak, and if it will bend the knee before himsa, Gandhism deserves to be destroyed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The alphabet of ahimsa is best learnt in domestic school and I can say from experience that if we secure success there, we are sure to do so everywhere else.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“A votary of ahimsa always prays for ultimate deliverance from the bondage of the flesh.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“A steadfast pursuit of ahimsa is inevitably bound to truth-not violence.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I see a clear breach of ahimsa even in driving away monkeys; the breach would be proportionately greater if they have to be killed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“A votary of ahimsa cannot subscribe to the utilitarian formula. He will strive for the greatest good of all and die in the attempt to realize that ideal.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Woman is the incarnation of ahimsa.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Ahimsa means infinite love, which again means infinite capacity for suffering.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Woman is more fitted than man to make explorations and take bolder action in ahimsa.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Unless the charkha adds to your ahimsa and makes you stronger every day, your Gandhism is of little avail.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Khadi has been conceived as the foundation and the image of ahimsa. A real khadi-wearer will not utter an untruth. A real khadi-wearer will harbour no violence, no deceit, no impurity.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“In Swaraj, based on ahimsa, people need not know their rights, but it is also necessary for them to know their duties.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“No power on earth can subjugate you when you are armed with the sword of ahimsa. It ennobles both the victor and the vanquished.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The votary of ahimsa has only one fear, that is, of God.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“A votary of ahimsa must cultivate the habit of unremitting toil, sleepless vigilance, ceaseless self-control.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“It is against the spirit of ahimsa to overawe even one person into submission.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The richest grace of ahimsa will descend easily upon the owner of hard discipline.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Love, otherwise ahimsa, sustains this planet of ours.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“In an atmosphere of ahimsa, one has no scope to put his ahimsa to the test. It can be tested only in the face of himsa.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“A soldier fights with an irresistible strength when he has blown up his bridges and burnt his boats. Even so, it is with a soldier of ahimsa.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Man lives freely by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The strength to kill is not essential for self-defense; one ought to have the strength to die.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If the lambs of the world had been willingly led, they would have long ago saved themselves from the butcher’s knife.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If the circulation of blood theory could not have been discovered without vivisection, humankind could well have done without it.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The scriptures of Christians, Mussalmans and Hindus are all replete with the teaching of ahimsa.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“By ahimsa we will be able to save the cow and also win the friendship of the English.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Final words: Non-violence is a path in which it is difficult to walk, but there is a great way in which if a person walks, then he reaches the greatest height in humanity. As Gandhiji reached. Now you all decide which path you have to choose. It will depend on you.

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