Mamatha Gandhi Quotes

Be the change you want to see in the world. In a gentle way you can shake the world. Nobody can hurt me without my permission. You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them. Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. An ounce of practice is worth a thousand words. To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results. A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong. I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children. Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence. A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result. Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. The future depends on what you do today. 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. Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it. Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love. You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.

Mamatha Gandhi

1869 - 1948