Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
(October 2, 1869- January 30, 1948)
Employing non violent civil disobedience, Gandhi or Bapu as he is fondly called, led India to independence from the all powerful British.
He inspired civil rights movements all across the world.
A champion of women and the poor, he put an end to untouchability and achieved Swaraj or self rule.
A few quotes:
‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world.’
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
“God has no religion.”
“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.”
“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”
“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”
Gandhiji’s First Television Interview- 30 April, 1931