New Delhi: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on this day, October 2, in the year 1869. The birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation is celebrated, all over India, as Gandhi Jayanti. His selfless contribution to the freedom of India earned him the name of Mahatma Gandhi. Also Read - Hindu Mahasabha to Launch YouTube Channel on Nathuram Godse to Tell Youth About 'Good Work' Done by Him
On the 150th birth anniversary of the chief advocate of non-violence, let’s take a look at some of his quotes that continue to ignite the better in you: Also Read - Burj Khalifa in Dubai Displays Mahatma Gandhi's Images on His 151st Birth Anniversary
1. An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. Also Read - Gandhi Jayanti 2020: Google Launches Online Exhibition Of Postcards Inspired By Mahatma Gandhi
2. A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
3. Be the change that you want to see in the world.
4. A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.
5. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
6. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.
7. Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
8. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
9. If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
10. Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.
11. Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.
12. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
13. I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
14. Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
— I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
— I shall fear only God.
— I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
— I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
— I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.
15. Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
On the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, people can now listen to his “recreated heartbeats” at Delhi’s National Gandhi Museum, which will launch a series of programmes Monday to commemorate the day.
On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, the museum will also inaugurate a special photo exhibition on the theme of ‘Non-violence and World Peace’ and release a finely-curated ‘Digital Multimedia Kit’ containing audio and video footages from his life, its director A Annamalai said Sunday.