On January 26, 1950, 68 years ago, the Republic of India was born.  For decades a quiet lawyer named Mahatma Ghandi had led a peaceful fight to gain independence from Britain.

His pillars were non-violence, love, acceptance and truth.  There are so many things Gandhi said that remain powerful today.

He said…

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

“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.”

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

“My life is my message.”

Gandhi reminds us that in our own quiet way we can change the world.  We can make a statement.  We can lead others.  Our life is our message.  What is it we want to say?