Popularly known as the 'Father of the Nation', Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. His non-violence movement made a remarkable impact in the freedom struggle that steered independence for India.
This great person does not need an introduction. With his principle of nonviolence, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
He always viewed education as an all-round development and not just as literacy. He stressed on whole development of a child, not just the mind.
The following are 13 inspiring quotes on education by Mahatma Gandhi:
"Literacy in itself is no education. Literacy is not the end of education or even the beginning. By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man-body, mind and spirit."
"True education must correspond to the surrounding circumstances or it is not a healthy growth."
"What is really needed to make democracy function is not knowledge of facts, but right education."
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever."
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
"An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
"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."
"A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes."