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6 Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi Can Transform You Into a Better Human

The positivity will surround you forever….

Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) was a freedom fighter, writer, social activist, and politician. He was Mahatma (A great soul) for many Indian fellows. His decisions and acts regarding the fight for freedom inspired the entire world. Because of his noble qualities of leadership and higher thinking, India could set free from British suzerainty.

Mahatma Gandhi’s words are known for faith and bitter truth. He wrote nothing flowery to please the listener's ears. He believed that if a person wants to change himself/herself, it must be by accepting the wrong vision they carry about themselves.

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart - John Heywood

Accepting the facts and working on it both are original stuff. But if you are here to change a bit of yourself, you must focus on taking an action on your thoughts. What life will bring you after seeking these ‘sayings’ will be so much beautiful.

Here are some inspirational quotes by Mahatma Gandhi….

If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. We need not wait to see what others do.

As my personal experience speaks… I was a very shy and not so confident girl in school. I always wondered why my teachers only approach scholar students in my batch. They did not appoint me as class monitor and were never on stage to deliver the morning assembly.

Now when I recall my past life, I understand that how important it was to change my attitude. How important it was for me to be confident and speak up when needed. My nature was dull. So they did not assign me any extra activities. Teachers try to push me up, but efforts from my side never showed.

We need to understand here how to portray ourselves as a capable people for others to admire us.

If our attitude is wrong regarding anything, the world will take us for granted. It's so a humble gesture to be polite and helpful. Our attitude defines us. We can set an example to society with our perspectives.

What you can do? ~ Start saying ‘sorry’ if you hurt someone. By saying sorry will show your caring nature. Be confident and up for accepting new challenges

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.

I was in a toxic relationship for 2 years. I felt like I was his slave and he the ruler. My every personal decision was his to make. I let him drive me mad for two straight years. He was damn possessive. I felt imprisoned by him. I wasn’t happy. I know it should have to be me to just walk away from toxicity, but I was in deep love. Fear of losing someone was my weak point.

It's so necessary to set our compassions, never get stuck in their negative mind. Negativity and manipulations stop our mental growth. We feel frozen by the constant attack of gloominess.

What you can do? ~ You should always give yourself a priority. You should respect your thoughts, that's how it will help you be at a happy stage. We can’t ask others to respect us if we don't respect ourselves.

If a person brings pessimism that might affect you, you shall keep your distance from them. As we know positive plus negative equals negative, it's the same math with life.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

This has touched my heart.

I understand it can not always be possible not to get hurt. We are human beings; we get hurt. All kinds of people surround us, some might appreciate us and some might bring us down.

It's difficult not to react in anger, it's natural. But the thing which should not matter is taking emotions personally. We have the power to neglect the hurtful comments. Don't take it in and it won't hurt you.

What you can do? ~ create a space in your mind which will be your escape. Don't let in the negativity and it shall not hurt. Focus on what's important.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.

A single misunderstanding leads to a massive fight. Our ego never allows us to forgive a person. I can make mistakes from both sides, but one fight makes it enough for our hearts to roll up on the never forgiving decisions.

With the rage after any mishappening, we lose the capability to accept the wrong and move on with it.

Vengeance brings distress to your body, whereas forgiveness brings peace. We are so busy to hit back to a person who might harm us. Forgiveness doesn't come free. It takes a lot of understanding and a big heart.

What you can do? Let's think a second before we utter a word. Let's think what if I say these dirty words and that person is going to get hurt and it won't be easy for them to forgive us? We should not live in guilt. Also, we must think thoroughly about the circumstances after the fight, we could lose that person. Forgiveness plays a very important part here. To forgive means you are strong and can handle any sort of fights and negativity.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes

The greatest mistake man can ever make is to be afraid of making one- Elbert Hubbard

We all make mistakes, right? It’s learning. Your life is completely yours many people will discourage you when you make mistakes. What they don't understand here is it is going to help you accomplish the task. Because you learn several lessons from it. We are individuals and we rectify our mistakes and get a powerful lesson from them.

What you can do? Make mistakes and learn from them.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others

Our ability, sympathy, love, thoughts, and care do not define our psychical identity. My identity got best known to people after I helped them with their problems. I understood the essence of happiness when people came to me expecting a solution and I was capable to give one. Our actions of worry and care give people the comfort to trust.

What you can do? ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’ A helpful friend surely releases loneliness so, always be a part of a friendship where friends need your help.

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