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Mahatma Gandhi

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

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MORE IDEAS FROM Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World

Mahatma Gandhi

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

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Mahatma Gandhi

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

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Mahatma Gandhi

“Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.”

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Mahatma Gandhi

I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.”

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Mahatma Gandhi

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”

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Mahatma Gandhi

“I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.”

“Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.”

“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”

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Mahatma Gandhi

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”

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Mahatma Gandhi

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”

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Mahatma Gandhi

“I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.”

“It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”

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Practical ways to use First Principles Thinking
  • If you’re starting a business, use first principles to build a product or service that’s fundamentally better than the competition.
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