New Delhi, October 1: Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, which is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, and is famous as the leader of the Independence movement of India against British rule. He was born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to Karamchand Gandhi and Pultibai Gandhi at Porbandar in Gujarat. On January 30, 1948, Gandhi, aged 78 years old, was assassinated by Nathu Ram Godse.

Gandhi famously led Indians in challenging the British rule by leading Dandi March in 1930 and then the Quit India Movement in 1942. He was imprisoned for many years both in South Africa and India. He is claimed to be a modest man, who used to eat simple vegetarian food and was famous for wearing the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn hand-spun on a charkha.

On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 148th birth anniversary, here are his top quotes:

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind”

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”

“The best way to find yourself is to lose youself in the service of others”

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony”

“What is really needed to make democracy function is not knowledge of facts, but right education”

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”

“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is prerogative of the brave”

“We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle”

“Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man”

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated”

“Where there is love, there is life”

“The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different”

“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind”

(Quotes courtesy: BrainyQuotes)