“Faith Is Not Something To Grasp, It Is A State To Grow Into” – Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy about politics, life, religion and non-violence has inspired  nations and people across the world… 

On the eve of his 150th birth anniversary, we at Pune365  have selected and reproduced here a few gems from his amazing repertoire; Interesting insights into his personality and how he effectively addressed issues that connected with every human being. 

Mahatma Gandhi

  • Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
  • You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
  • Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
  • Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
  • Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full v.Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

  • First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. 
  • Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit. 
  • Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
  • If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.
  • Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being. Mahatma Gandhi
  • You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. 
  • A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.