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Indian freedom fighter, 'Father of Nation'


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is the pioneer of Satyagraha. He is fondly called Mahatma Gandhi and Bapu. Mahatma Gandhi is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation and his birthday is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday in India. October 2 is also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.

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 I do not want my house to be walled in on sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any. 
— Mahatma Gandhi
 I don't know which is the greater task: to decentralise a top-heavy civilization or to prevent an ancient civilization from becoming centralised and top-heavy. In both cases the core of the problem is to discover what constitutes a good civilization, then proclaim it to the people and help them to erect it. 
— Mahatma Gandhi
 I have no other wish in this world but to find light and joy and peace through Hinduism. 
— Mahatma Gandhi
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 I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. 
— Mahatma Gandhi
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 I think it would be a good idea! 
— Mahatma Gandhi

 I would far rather that Hinduism died than untouchability lived. 
— Mahatma Gandhi asked "What do you think of Western Civilization?"
 If love or non-violence be not the law of our being, the whole of my argument falls to pieces. 
— Mahatma Gandhi
 If my faith burns bright, as I hope it will even if I stand alone, I shall be alive in the grave, and what is more, speaking from it! 
— Mahatma Gandhi
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 If one is able to stop smoking, he may continue, if he is unable to quit, then he must! 
— Mahatma Gandhi
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 If we were to drive out the English with the weapons with which they enslaved us, our slavery would still be with us even when they have gone. 
— Mahatma Gandhi
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