Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born on 2 October 1869 Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Indians across the country will celebrate Gandhi Jayanthi on 2 October to mark Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's birthday. Gandhi, better known as Mahatma, led the fight for India's independence from British rule.

On the occasion, IBTimes UK has hand picked the top 10 quotes of Gandhi, who is considered by Indians as the father of the nation.

  • "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
  • "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
  • "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
  • "Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening."
  • "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."
  • "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 than the one derived from fear of punishment."
  • "When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator."
  • "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
  • "The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different."
  • "Where there is love there is life."