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Mohandas Gandhi Quotes on Love (11 Quotes)


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  • Truth quenches untruth, love quenches anger, self-suffering quenches violence. This eternal rule is a rule not for saints only but for all.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • I do not want any patronage, as I do not give any. I am a lover of my own liberty, and so I would do nothing to restrict yours. I simply want to please my own conscience, which is God.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • Hatred ever kills, love never dies such is the vast difference between the two. What is obtained by love is retained for all time. What is obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)


  • Non-cooperation is directed not against men but against measures. It is not directed against the Governors, but against the system they administer. The roots of non-cooperation lie not in hatred but in justice, if not in love.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • It is the law of love that rules mankind. Had violence, i.e. hate, ruled us we should have become extinct long ago. And yet, the tragedy of it is that the so-called civilized men and nations conduct themselves as if the basis of society was violence.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • Human kind has to get out of violence only through nonviolence. Hatred can be overcome only by love. Counter-hatred only increases the surface as well as the depth of hatred.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • Ahimsa infinite love is a weapon of matchless potency. It is the summum bonum of life. It is an attitude of the brave, in fact it is their all. It does not come within the reach of a coward. It is no wooden or lifeless dogma but a living and lifegiving force. It is the special attribute of the soul.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)

  • For us, patriotism is the same as the love of humanity.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)


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