Best Quotes on India said by Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on India: India is a country that is considered by all other countries as “Vishwa Guru”. Gandhiji has played the most important role in bringing freedom to India. He has considered India as a “Karma Bhoomi”. He has shown a great path like non-violence to the human being as well as giving freedom to the country. So let’s see how his patriotism and what was his thought about India. We will know from these quotes “Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on India”.

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on India

“India must learn to live before she can aspire to die for humanity.” – Mahatma Gandhi

India is essentially a karma bhumi (land of duty) in contradistinction to bhogabhumi (land of enjoyment).” – Mahatma Gandhi

“India has the right, if she only knew, of becoming the predominant partner by reason of her numbers, geographical position and culture inherited for ages.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“India has an unbroken tradition of nonviolence from times immemorial.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“India must protect her primary industries even as a mother protects her children against the whole world without being hostile to it.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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“India as a nation can live and die only for the spinning wheel.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“India will not be a helpless partner in her own exploitation and foreign domination.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“India unarmed would not require to be destroyed through poison gas or bombardment.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“India is one vast prison with high walls of suppression clothing her mind and her body.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“India is less manly under British rule than she ever was before.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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“If there ever is to be a republic of every village in India, then I claim verity for my picture in which the last is equal to the first or, in other words, no one is to be the first and none the last.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“An India awakened and free has a message of peace and goodwill to a groaning world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“An India prostrate at the feet of Europe can give no hope to humanity.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“An India free from exploitation from within and without must prosper with astonishing rapidity.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“For India to enter into the race for armaments is to court suicide.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If India is not to declare spiritual bankruptcy, religious instruction of its youth must be held to be at least as necessary as secular instruction.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If India takes up the doctrine of sword, she may gain momentary victory. Then India will cease to be the pride of my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“India rests the burden of pointing the way to all the exploited races of the earth.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If India becomes the slave of the machine, then, I say, heaven save the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“India’s freedom must revolutionize the world’s outlook upon Peace and War.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“India’s freedom will not be won by violence but only by the purest suffering without retaliation.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“India’s acceptance of the doctrine of the sword will be the hour of my trial.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“India’s coming into her own will mean every nation doing likewise.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“India’s way is not Europe’s. India is not Calcutta and Bombay. India lives in her seven hundred thousand villages.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Whatever else India may not be, she is at least one thing, She is the greatest storehouse of spiritual knowledge.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“For a fallen India to aspire to move the world and protect the weaker races is seemingly an impertinence.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Let India become alive by self-purification, that is self-restraint and self- denial, and she will be a boon to herself and mankind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“In a self-respecting India, is not every woman’s virtue as much every man’s concern as his own sister’s?” – Mahatma Gandhi

“In a true democracy of India, the unit is the village.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I do not want India to rise on the ruin of other nations.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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“I must not refrain from saying that India can gain more by waiving the right of punishment.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I would rather have India without education if that is the price to be paid for making it dry.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I would far rather that India perished than that she won Her freedom at the sacrifice of truth.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honor than that she should, in a cowardly manner, become or remain a helpless witness to her own dishonor.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I would rather have India reduced to a state of pauperism than have thousands of drunkards in our midst.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I would not flinch from sacrificing even a million lives for India’s liberty.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Through the realization of freedom of India, I hope to realize and carry on the mission of the brotherhood of man.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I want India to come into her own and that state cannot be better defined by any single word than Swaraj.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Freedom of India will demonstrate to all the exploited races of the earth that their freedom is very near.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I want India to complete independence in the full English sense of that English term.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I would not sell the vital interests of the untouchables for the sake of winning the freedom of India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I can neither serve God nor humanity if as an Indian I do not serve India and as a Hindu, I do not serve the Indian Mussalmans.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I would bend the knee before the poorest scavenger, the poorest untouchable in India for having participated in crushing him for centuries; I would even take the dust off his feet.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“My varnashram dharma teaches me that there must be some significance in the fact of my being born in India instead of in Europe.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I am not just now thinking of India’s deliverance. It will come, but what will it be worth if England and France fall, or if they come out victorious over Germany, ruined and humbled?” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I am wedded to India because I owe my all to her.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Even if the whole of India, ranged on one side, were to declare that Hindu- Muslim unity is impossible, I will declare that it is perfectly possible.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I hold too that whatever may be true of other countries, a bloody revolution will not succeed in India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I believe in the capacity of India to offer nonviolent battle to the English rulers.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I call the Lancashire trade immoral because it was raised and is sustained on the ruin of millions of India’s peasants.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I must fight unto death the unholy attempt to impose British methods and British institutions on India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“There is nothing on earth that I would not give up for the sake of the country, excepting, of course, two things and two only, namely, truth and nonviolence.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If as a member of a slave nation I could deliver the suppressed classes from their slavery without freeing myself from my own, I would do so today. But it is an impossible task.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“My nationalism is as broad as my swadeshi, I want India’s rise so that the whole world may benefit.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“It is my unshakable belief that India’s destiny is to deliver the message of nonviolence to mankind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“My swadeshi chiefly centers around the handspun khaddar and extends to everything that can be and is produced in India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“My mission is to convert every Indian, even Englishmen and finally the world, to nonviolence for regulating mutual relations, whether political, economic, social or religious.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“My interest in India’s freedom will cease if she adopts violent means, for their fruit will not be freedom but slavery in disguise.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“In my dream, in my sleep, while eating, I think of the spinning wheel. The spinning wheel is my sword. To me, it is the symbol of India’s liberty.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I have called spinning the yajna of this age of India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Disorder and violence are, in fact, things that might check the pace of India’s progress.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“All I want to say, with the utmost emphasis at my command, is that the description of India as a military country is wrong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Through the deliverance of India, I seek to deliver the so-called weaker races of the earth from the crushing heels of Western exploitation.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I must declare that it is better for India to do discard violence altogether even for defending her borders.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Indian nationalism is not exclusive, nor aggressive, nor destructive.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Urbanization in India is a slow but sure death for her villages and villagers.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The Indian struggle is not anti-British, it is anti-exploitation, anti-foreign rule, not anti-foreigners.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“A free India will throw all her weight in favour of world disarmament and should herself be prepared to give a lead in this.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“God forbid that India should ever become a military nation, which would be a menace to the peace of the world, and yet if things went on as they were doing, what hope was there for India and, therefore, for the world?” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If the Commander-in-Chief will look beyond the defense forces, he will discover that the real India is not military but peace-loving.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“In the case of the Indian villager, an age-old culture is hidden under entrustment of crudeness.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Before we can aspire to guide the destinies of India, we shall have to adopt the habit of fearlessness.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The cottage industry of India had to perish in order that Lancashire might flourish.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“It would be a sad day for India if it has to inherit the English scale and the English tastes so utterly unsuitable to the Indian environment.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Drink is not a fashion in India, as it is in the West.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The British Government in India constitutes a struggle between modern civilization, which is the Kingdom of Satan, and the ancient civilization, which is the Kingdom of God.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The unparalleled extravagance of English rule has demented the rajas and the maharajas who, unmindful of consequences, ape it and grind their subjects to dust.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“It would be a blunder of the first magnitude for the British to be a party, in any way whatsoever, to the division of India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“It was not through democratic methods that Britain bagged India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The Britisher is the top-dog and the Indian the underdog in his own country.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“British power is the overlord without whom Indian princes cannot breathe.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The builders of the British Indian Empire have patiently built its four pillars- the European interests, the army, the Indian princess and the communal division.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“It is derogatory to the dignity of mankind, it is derogatory to the dignity of India, to entertain for one single moment hatred towards Englishmen.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The collector of revenue and the policemen are the only symbols by which millions in India’s villages know British rule.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Christianity in India is inextricably mixed up for the last hundred and fifty years with the British rule.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Half-a-dozen or twenty cities of India alone working together cannot bring Swaraj.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Nonviolent non-co-operators can only succeed when they have succeeded in attaining control over the hooligans of India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The charkha in the hands of a poor widow brings the paltry price to her; in the hands of Jawaharlal, it is an instrument of India’s freedom.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The charkha is intended to realize the essential and living oneness of interest among India’s myriads.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The socialism that India can assimilate is the socialism of the spinning wheel.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The Khaddar of my conception is that handspun cloth entirely takes the place of mill cloth in India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Khaddar has the greatest organizing power in it because it has itself to be organized and because it affects all India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The spinning wheel is as much a necessity of Indian life as air and water.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Khadi to me is the symbol of unity of Indian humanity, of its economic freedom and equality and, therefore, ultimately, in the poetic expression of Jawaharlal Nehru, ‘the livery of India’s freedom’.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Hunger is the argument that is driving India to the spinning wheel.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The restoration of spinning to its central place in India’s peaceful campaign for deliverance from the imperial yoke gives her women a special status.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The spinning wheel and the spinning wheel alone will solve if anything will solve, the problem of the deepening poverty of India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“There is no better way of industrializing the villages of India than the spinning wheel.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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

“The fragrance of nonviolence was never sweeter than it was today amidst the stink of violence of the most cowardly type that was being displayed in the cities of India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The way to Indian independence lay not through the sword but through mutual friendship and adjustment.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Jail-going is only the beginning, not the end of satyagraha. The acme of satyagraha for us would be to lay down our lives for the defense of India’s just cause.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The mentality which made one section of the Indians look upon another as enemies was suicidal; it could only serve to perpetuate their slavery.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Our non-co-operation is with the system the English have established in India, with the material civilization and its attendant greed and exploitation of the weak.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Nothing depends upon the death of an individual, be he ever so great, but much depends upon the freedom of India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The whole of India was the home of every Indian who considered himself as one and behaved as such, no matter to what faith he belonged.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Many persons claiming different faiths make us one and an indivisible nation. All these have an equal claim to be the nationals of India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The states can make the finest contribution to the building of India’s future independence if they set the right example in their own territories.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“It is the absolute right of India to misgovern herself.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The ideal is a synthesis of the different cultures that have come to stay in India, that have influenced Indian life, and that, in their turn, have themselves been influenced by the spirit of the soil.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Unity among the different races and the different religions of India is indispensable to the birth of national life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Swaraj means the ability to regard every inhabitant of India as our own brother or sister.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Let us remember that we are all Indians eating Indian grain and salt, and living on the dumb Indian masses.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Final Satyagraha is inconceivable without an honorable peace between the several communities composing the Indian nation.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The West has yet to discover anything so hygienic as the Indian tooth stick.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Idleness is the great plague of India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Mass illiteracy is India’s sin and shame and must be liquidated.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“There is every reason for being cautious about founding new universities until India has digested Her newly acquired freedom.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Basic education links children, whether of the cities or villages, to all that is best and lasting in India.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Of all the superstitions that affect India, none is so great as that a knowledge of the English language is necessary for imbibing ideals of liberty and developing accuracy of thought.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If there was any teacher in the world who insisted upon the inexorable law of cause and effect, it was Gautam, and yet my friends, the Buddhists outside India, would if they could avoid the effects of their own acts.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“In this, of all the countries in the world, possession of inordinate wealth by individuals should be held as a crime against Indian humanity.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“We must break through the provincial crust if we are to reach the core of all-India nationalism.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The commerce between India and Africa will be of ideas and services, not of the manufactured goods against raw materials after the fashion of the Western exploiters.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If untouchability lives, Hinduism perishes and even India perishes, but if untouchability is eradicated from the Hindu heart, root and branch, then Hinduism has a definite message for the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“We Indians are one as no two Englishmen are.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The way to Indian independence lay not through the sword but through mutual friendship and adjustment.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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