Mahatma Gandhi was a revolutionary leader who believed that no single religion was the sole and exclusive source of truth. He believed that value resided in all religions, and he preached a loving and peaceful lifestyle to people of all religions.

Here are Gandhi’s five keys to success that will inspire and enable you to live a better life.


“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Despite how hard life may seem, or how against you the odds may be stacked – you always succeed when you remain true to yourself. If you do what is right, then in time you will succeed. The World has a funny way of ensuring that good overcomes evil, so as long as you strive to do good, the world will rearrange itself to ensure you succeed.

This inspirational bible verse serves as a reminder of the power of faith: “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”


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

– Mahatma Gandhi

There are far too many people in life who try to be someone else. They aren’t happy with the way they were born, or the way that they look. They’re not happy with the color of their hair, or the shape of their nose. They aren’t happy with themselves so they seek to change it, and find the happiness that someone else has found by imitating them. In reality the only way to find true happiness is to be 100% true to yourself and your individual beliefs and ideas. No one else can ever bring to the world the gift that has been transported into this world by you. It’s very likely no one else even knows quite what that gift is yet. The problem is – most people never decide to be themselves. They live their lives scared of failure, scared to lose what they already have, so they gain nothing.

Happiness is found outside of comfort, outside of familiarity. Happiness is found only when you take the risk of exploring the depths of your soul, and find who you truly are. Having children, building a family, and superficial achievements in career and life provided satisfaction, but no person knows true happiness until they find it within themselves. You were born with a gift, and you were born for a purpose. The best way to serve that purpose is to be true to yourself, and give the world the vision of life as only you can see it.


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

– Mahatma Gandhi

Life is too short to spend it upset. If you’ve been wronged, realize that everyone messes up in life. If you’ve been hurt, realize the other person is the one that has to deal with the results of their actions, and you only have to deal with the results of yours. Don’t bring the burden of revenge into your life, simply let things go and know that you’re better off for handling the situation with grace. Life works itself out over time. You may not understand how, but life gives good to the good, and serves bad to the bad. If you forgive others wrongs, it’s more likely that you’ll find forgiveness granted to you in the future. Forgive others as easily as you’d like to be forgiven. Life is too short to do anything less.


“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Every person has within them the foundation of a good person. When baby’s are born from the womb, none of them are born evil. Children who are neglected, abused, mis-educated, or abandoned may grow up to be a burden to our society, but they are only a burden because the proper care was not given to them as they developed. So whether the person you see is the epitome of success or your local neighborhood bum, realize that all people have a purpose for being here. Each of them at some point has brought joy to the world in which you live.