Quotes About Non Violence

Quotes tagged as "non-violence" (showing 1-30 of 49)
Thomas A. Edison
“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”
Thomas A. Edison

Arundhati Roy
“Colorful demonstrations and weekend marches are vital but alone are not powerful enough to stop wars. Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe. ”
Arundhati Roy, Public Power in the Age of Empire

Amit Ray
“Compassion is the signature of Higher Consciousness. Non-violence is the tool to evolve into the Higher Consciousness.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Mother Teresa
“We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.”
Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

Malcolm X
“Concerning non-violence: it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.”
Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements

Mahatma Gandhi
“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. Now the law of nonviolence says that violence should be resisted not by counter-violence but by nonviolence. This I do by breaking the law and by peacefully submitting to arrest and imprisonment.”
Mahatma Gandhi, Non-violence in Peace and War 1942-49

Chief Joseph
“I believe much trouble and blood would be saved if we opened our hearts more.”
Chief Joseph

Mahatma Gandhi
“I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Martin Luther King Jr.
“We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Thomas Merton
“Peace cannot be built on exclusivism, absolutism, and intolerance. But neither can it be built on vague liberal slogans and pious programs gestated in the smoke of confabulation. There can be no peace on earth without the kind of inner change that brings man back to his "right mind." p. 31”
Thomas Merton, Gandhi On Non-Violence

“Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence.”
Parwez Musharraf

Andrea Dworkin
“When I say that we must establish values with originate in sisterhood, I mean to say that we must not accept, even for a moment, male notions of what non-violence is. These notions have never condemned the systematic violence against us. The men who hold these notions have never renounced the male behaviours, privileges, values and conceits which are in and of themselves acts of violence against us.”
Andrea Dworkin

Mahatma Gandhi
“The first principal of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.”
Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi On Non-Violence

Cornelia Maude Spelman
“When I feel angry, I want to say something mean, or yell, or hit. But feeling like I want to is not the same as doing it. Feeling can't hurt anyone or get me into trouble, but doing can." (Bunny from picture book)”
Cornelia Maude Spelman, When I Feel Angry

Thomas Merton
“The most awful tyranny is that of the proximate Utopia where the last sins are currently being eliminated and where, tomorrow, there will be no more sins because all the sinners will have been wiped out. p. 22”
Thomas Merton, Gandhi On Non-Violence

Amit Ray
“Nonviolence is kindling light of love into the dark places and budding trust from the threshold of hopelessness.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Amit Ray
“Nonviolence is a way of life, where the task is to awaken the underlying goodness of every human being.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Thomas Merton
“In the use of force, one simplifies the situation by assuming that the evil to be overcome is clear-cut, definite, and irreversible. Hence there remains but one thing: to eliminate it. Any dialogue with the sinner, any question of the irreversibility of his act, only means faltering and failure. Failure to eliminate evil is itself a defeat. Anything that even remotely risks such defeat is in itself capitulation to evil. The irreversibility of evil then reaches out to contaminate even the tolerant thought of the hesitant crusader who, momentarily, doubts the total evil of the enemy he is about to eliminate. p. 21”
Thomas Merton, Gandhi On Non-Violence

Amit Ray
“Your blessings are very important to melt down the stony hearts.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Amit Ray
“Non-violence is more powerful than violence. Nature eliminates violent animals bit by bit.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Amit Ray
“Let everyone evolve fast and understand humanity. Let the heart of stones be converted into heart of love.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

“There's plenty of food, other than non-vegetarian, here, on this earth. So, don't hurt, kill and eat animals to increase your girth”
Fakeer Ishavardas

“Those who have chosen to provide for the health and well being of others. Call them homoeopaths, allopaths and whatever one may, they must remember, they have been called and have chosen to serve. Dr. Ron Harris - 1965”
Dr. Ron Harris

Mahatma Gandhi
“... most Americans think of Rosa Parks as a demur, pleasant-enough seamstress who backed into history by being too tired to get out of her seat on a bus one day, in reality she had been trained in nonviolence spirit and tactics at a famous institution, Highlander Folk School. It seems to be a difficult concept for most of us that peace is a skill that can be learned. We know war can be learned, but we seem to think that one becomes a peacemaker by a mere change of heart. (23)”
Mahatma Gandhi

Henrik Ibsen
“Ja Mandeviljens QUANTUM SATIS
står bogført som din Rigdoms Rad
Men Prest, din CONTO CARITATIS
er Bogens hvide Jomfrublad.”
Henrik Ibsen, Brand

“The conundrum of the twenty-first (century) is that with the best intentions of color blindness, and laws passed in this spirit, we still carry instincts and reactions inherited from our environments and embedded in our being below the level of conscious decision. There is a color line in our heads, and while we could see its effects we couldn’t name it until now. But john powell is also steeped in a new science of “implicit bias,” which gives us a way, finally, even to address this head on. It reveals a challenge that is human in nature, though it can be supported and hastened by policies to create new experiences, which over time create new instincts and lay chemical and physical pathways. This is a helpfully unromantic way to think about what we mean when we aspire, longingly, to a lasting change of heart. And john powell and others are bringing training methodologies based on the new science to city governments and police forces and schools. What we’re finding now in the last 30 years is that much of the work, in terms of our cognitive and emotional response to the world, happens at the unconscious level.”
Krista Tippett, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

“The world we have created, has problems, that can not be resolved by rich getting richer but by sharing we can over come the problems" Dr. Ron Harris - 2008”
Dr. Ron Harris

“The world we have created has problems, that can be resolved by rich getting richer, bu by sharing we can. Ron Harris - 2008”
Dr. Ron Harris

“Cultural indoctrination makes stupid people believe there's nothing wrong in Meat Eating. There is. Who eat it, lose "It".”
Fakeer Ishavardas

Amit Ray
“The path of nonviolence is the path of respect. It is respect towards every being. It is the path of awakening the consciousness of every being.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

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