The legendary Mahatma Gandhi would have been 146 years old today. He was the primary leader of India's independence movement, and he left an incredible legacy of non-violent civil disobedience which ultimately influenced people all around the world. In honor of his incredible peacemaking legacy, we compiled some of our favorite quotes of his:
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the world blind."
"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."
"Where there is love there is life."
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
"Nobody can hurt me without my permission."
"Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances."
See the gallery below for photos of Mahatma Gandhi:
Happy birthday, Mahatma Gandhi!
(GERMANY OUT) Gandhi, Mahatma *02.10.1869-30.01.1948+(Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi)Politiker, IndienFuehrer der indischen Unabhaengigkeitsbewegung- Portrait als junger Anwalt- undatiert (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
1887: Indian thinker, statesman and nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869 - 1948), as a law student. (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Gandhi, Mahatma *02.10.1869-30.01.1948+(Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi)Politiker, IndienFuehrer der indischen Unabhaengigkeitsbewegung- Portrait, in jungen Jahren- undatiert (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Mohondas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), known as Mahatma (Great Soul). Indian Nationalist leader. Here he is working at his spinning wheel, a symbolic task he performed almost daily. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948). Gandhi lead the campaign for Swaraj (or 'Home-Rule') from 1921, when he assumed the leadership of the Indian National Congress, until his death in 1948. (Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
Mohondas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), known as Mahatma (Great Soul), Indian Nationalist leader. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi,1869 - 1948), Indian nationalist and spiritual leader, leading the Salt March in protest against the government monopoly on salt production. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
INDIA - JANUARY 01: Mahatma Gandhi After Long Illness At Bangalore In India (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
The Mahatma Gandhi spinning the Indian typical fabric called 'khadi' by a 'charka'. India, 1920s (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Hindu nationalist and spiritual leader, 1944. Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: 2 October 1869 Â 30 January 1948. (Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
Mahatma Gandhi (R) with his brother, Laxmidas Gandhi, India, 1886. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)
INDIA - JANUARY 22: Indian nationalist leader Mahatma GANDHI dictating his terms of peace with Great Britain to his secretary for transmission to Lord IRWIN, while other nationalist leaders look on in Delhi on March the 13th 1931. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
FRANCE - JULY 12: The Mahatma GANDHI getting off the RAJPUTANA ocean liner in Marseille's harbour on September 11, 1931. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Indian statesman and activist Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948) receives a donation in a train compartment, 1940. Acharya Kripalani and Radhakrishna Bajaj are looking through the window. (Photo by Dinodia Photos/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 14: A man dressed as Gandhi, with fake hairy legs and bald head. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)