The International Day of Non-Violence is marked annually on Oct. 2 to commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement.

Gandhi is known across the world for pioneering the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. The United Nation website states this occasion is celebrated to "disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness."

Here are some quotes from Mahatma Gandhi, collected from BrainyQuote, to share with everyone.

1. "Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary."

2. "The only tyrant I accept in this world is the 'still small voice' within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority."

3. "A man of truth must also be a man of care."

4. "Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."

5. "'Hate the sin and not the sinner' is a precept which, though easy enough to understand, is rarely practiced, and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world."

6. "Truth never damages a cause that is just."

7. "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."

8. "Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong."

9. "Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man."

10. "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

A statue of Gandhi at the U.N. in Geneva
Snow falls on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on a winter morning in the Ariana Parc outside the U.N.'s European headquarters in Geneva, on Feb. 2, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse