Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948) is renowned as the leader of the Indian movement for independence. In particular, he is known for holding to non-violent methods of resistance. After time in Britain and South Africa, he returned to India in 1915, and began movements against land-tax and discrimination. While leading the Indian National Congress, Gandhi led national campaigns against poverty and the caste system, and in favour of women's rights, and ethnic and religious harmony. He always led a simple and unadorned life. He led the 400-kilometre Dandi Salt March against British taxes, and continually pressed for self-rule. In the process, he was imprisoned many times. He was assassinated in 1948 by a Hindu nationalist. He led with grace, example and clear principles, and for this, was an inspiration to millions.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.