There is no point in introducing Gandhi Ji. Everyone knows about the father of the nation, the fighter who picked Satyagraha as a response to the atrocities of British rule. In times where violence was the dominant form of retreat, he began a wave of peaceful movements. In his journey, he gave several quotes that gave every individual a way of living. So, here are some of the Gandhi Jayanti quotes to learn.

You can use these Gandhi Jayanti quotes for kids in speech or cards. You can also use them in an activity.

Gandhi Jayanti Quotes for Children

On every 2nd October, Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated to mark the birthday of Gandhi Ji. The day is one of the three national holidays. Schools organize various cultural programs on the day. Your kid might get a chance to deliver a speech in it or play the role of Gandhi Ji.

In both cases, they should use quotes. It is because quotes increase the weightage of your speech or essay. So, here are some happy Gandhi Jayanti quotes you can refer to.

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Quotes for Gandhi Jayanti:

  • “Forgiveness is the quality of the brave, not of the cowardly. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”

  • “Democracy necessarily means a conflict of will and ideas, involving sometimes a war of the knife between different ideas”

  • “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

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

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

  • “Ahimsa is the highest duty. Even if we cannot practice it in full, we must try to understand its spirit and refrain as far as possible from violence”

  • “My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.”

  • “You have to stand against the whole world although you may have to stand alone. You have to stare in the face the whole world although the world may look at you with bloodshot eyes. Do not fear. Trust the little voice residing within your heart.”

  • “I am endeavouring to see God through the service of humanity, for I know that God is neither in heaven, nor down below, but in everyone.”

  • “The future depends on what we do in the present.”

  • “In Satyagraha, there is no place for fraud or falsehood or any kind of untruth. Fraud and untruth today are stalking the world. I cannot be a helpless witness to such a situation.”

  • “Heroes are made in the hour of defeat. Success is, therefore, well described as a series of glorious defeats”

Instead of using Gandhi Jayanti quotes for kids, you can also quote statements of some famous personalities about Gandhiji. It will have a positive impact on the audience.

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Happy Gandhi Jayanti Quotes by Popular Personalities

Winston Churchill, 1930

“It is alarming and also nauseating to see Mr Gandhi, a seditious middle temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well known in the East, striding half-naked up the steps of the viceregal palace, while he is still organizing and conducting a defiant campaign of civil disobedience, to parlay on equal terms with the representative of the king-emperor.”

Jawaharlal Nehru, 1948

“Friends and Comrades, the light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere,” He gave these statements on the death of Gandhiji, “The light has gone out, I said, and yet I was wrong. For the light that shone in this country was no ordinary light. The light that has illuminated this country for these many years will illuminate this country for many more years, and a thousand years later, that light will be seen in this country and the world will see it and it will give solace to innumerable hearts.”

Albert Einstein, 1948

“Generations to come will scarcely believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought, and acted, inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony. We may ignore him at our own risk.”

Lord Mountbatten

“Mahatma Gandhi will go down in history on a par with Buddha and Jesus Christ.”

Gopal Krishna Gokhale

“He is a man among men, a hero among heroes, a patriot among patriots and we may well say that in him Indian humanity at present has reached its high watermark.”

There are several other statements people have said for Gandhiji. His contribution to the freedom struggle is invaluable and so is the love of the masses towards him. Here are some other mahatma Gandhi Jayanti quotes.

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Gandhi Jayanti Quotes for Children

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

  • A “no” uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ uttered merely to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”

  • “An ounce of patience is worth more than a ton of preaching.”

  • “The only virtues I want to claim are truth and non-violence. I lay no claim to superhuman powers: I want none.”

  • “Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.”

  • “See the good in people and help them.”

  • “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”

  • “An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.”

  • “Take care of this moment.”

  • “It is better to be violent if there is violence in our hearts than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.”

  •  “My life is my message.”

  • “I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.”

  • “We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.”

  • “Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.”

  •  “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

  • “Imitation is the sincerest flattery.”

  • “Be the change that you want to see in the world.”

  • “Change yourself – you are in control.”

  •  “A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.”

  •  “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people.”

  • “Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”

  • “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”

  •  “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

  • “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.”

  • “Where there is love, there is life”.

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

  • “Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.”

  •  “There is no path to peace: peace is the way.”

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

  • “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit”.

  • “Fear has its use but cowardice has none.”

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

  • “Peace is its reward.”

  • “Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.”

  • “Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?”

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

  •  “Truth stands, even if there is no public support. It is self-sustained.”

  • “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.”

  • “Faith… must be enforced by reason…. When faith becomes blind it dies.”

  • “Indeed one’s faith in one’s plans and methods is truly tested when the horizon before one is the blackest”.

  • “To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”

  • “Man should forget his anger before he goes to sleep.”

  • “Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.”

  • “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

  • “There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.”

  • “Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.”

  • “The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.”

  • “Those who know how to think need no teachers.”

These are some Gandhi Jayanti quotes for kids.


Gandhiji adopted the policy of non-violence. The entire world chants Gandhi because he played a vital role in India’s freedom struggle without supporting violence in any form. 2nd October is the day to remember that great personality who earned the title of ‘Bapu’.

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