Gandhi Quotes

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"The only tyrant I accept in this world is the 'still small voice' within."
I believe this quote means, in other words that "I will do what I believe to be right, no matter what" this is how I would interpret it. A tyrant is something or someone that dictates and oppresses one’s life, which means that the still small voice within is the negativity taking against your desires and inner wishes. I chose this quote because I think it is best to listen to the positivity that comes from within and listen to what your dreams and desires say and also live by desire and not by fear. Some adjectives that I could draw from this quote that would best describe Gandhi would be passionate and wise, because he is very knowledgeable and this quote may have many other interpretations. Gandhi may have related this quote into his life when he was fighting over the injustices of the British and this may have been the time during which he said this inspiring quote. There were many events happing that maybe this quote was meant to be about the British because in some ways they tried to control or dictate people as Hitler did too. Gandhi might have been trying to tell people to follow their inner self and stand up and not let anyone control them.

“What is faith worth if it is not translated into action?”

This quote means that faith is not worth anything unless you take some action towards what you truly believe in. The action that you might take may be a good deed or simply be a gesture you take. Other actions that you might express are wisdom, humility, love, courage and service. This quote truly reflects how much Gandhi believed he could make a difference by having faith, and by having faith he was able to take drastic actions. For example in 1930 Gandhi leads the Salt March to protest the British monopoly on salt. Gandhi believed in the injustice of this that his action was to lead a march and show what he believes is right. A good adjective to describe Gandhi would be...
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