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Mohandas Gandhi

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, pictured in the 1930s

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) was a person who peacefully helped to free India from the British.

Sourced quotes

  • "A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave."[1]    
Simple: A coward is not able to love. Only brave people are able to love.
  • "A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."[1]
Simple: A few determined people who have a strong faith in their mission can change the course of history.
  • "Be the change you want to see in the world."[2]
Simple: If you want to change the world, start with yourself.
  • "There is no love if there is no heart."[1]
Simple: If someone does not have love, then they do not have heart.
  • "That action alone is just that does not harm either party to a dispute."[3]
Simple: The only fair thing to do, when two people are arguing, is something that does not hurt one person and also does not hurt the other person.
  • "But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher's knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs."[4]
Simple: The Jews should have allowed Adolf Hitler to kill them.
  • "To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man's injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior."[5]
Simple: It is wrong to say that women are not as good as men, because women are smarter and better than men.


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  2. Leading Professional Learning Communities, pg. 42. Shirley M. Hord, William A. Sommers. Published by Corwin Press, 2007
  3. Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time. Laurence J. Peter. Bantam Books, New York NY, USA. 1977/1979.
  4. The Life of Mahatma Gandhi (1950) by Louis Fischer
  5. Young India (4 October 1930)

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