Non Violence Quotes

Quotes tagged as "non-violence" (showing 1-30 of 73)
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
“Among all the methods non-violence is most successful and I strongly believe that only non-violence can set the true mood of peace and harmony among the nuclear nations. Our experiments with non-violence should be more wide, more engaging and more humble.”
Amit Ray, Peace on the Earth A Nuclear Weapons Free World

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
“I strongly believe that non-violence should be taught at school levels as an important subject. Specially experiments with non-violence should be taught with due importance. I urge the United Nations to play its role to spread the value of non-violence in the school levels across the world.”
Amit Ray, Peace on the Earth A Nuclear Weapons Free World

Mahatma Gandhi
“Live simply so others may simply live”
Mahatma Gandhi, Peace: The Words and Inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi

Amit Ray
“Unless we do experiments with compassion and nonviolence, it is very difficult to understand its value and transforming power.”
Amit Ray, Peace on the Earth A Nuclear Weapons Free World

Dada Bhagwan
“Whom will you commit violence against? The Supreme Lord resides in every living being, so whom will you hurt?”
Dada Bhagwan, Non-Violence: Ahimsa

Dada Bhagwan
“Absolute Knowledge (Kevalgnan) can never be attained without the domain of non-violence (ahinsa). Full awareness will not be attained without non-violence (ahinsa).”
Dada Bhagwan, Non-Violence: Ahimsa

Dada Bhagwan
“What is the violent intent (bhaav-hinsa)? Violence (hinsa) against your real Self through anger-pride-deceit-greed; meaning anger-pride-deceit-greed that causes bondage to your Self, therefore first have pity on your self. First you need non-violent intent (bhaav-ahinsa) for your own Self and then for others.”
Dada Bhagwan, Non-Violence: Ahimsa

Dada Bhagwan
“There is nothing more powerful than non-violence (ahinsa) and nothing weaker than violence (hinsa). Who is weak in this world? One who is egoistic. Who is powerful in this world? One who is non-egoistic.”
Dada Bhagwan, Non-Violence: Ahimsa

Dada Bhagwan
“Actually, even in the stage of delusion (absence of self realization), one should protect the weak and fight a powerful one. But people keep attacking the weaker one.”
Dada Bhagwan, Simple & Effective Science for Self Realization

Dada Bhagwan
“Religion (dharma) means to give happiness in any way to any living being. And to hurt any living being in any way is wrong doing (non-religion). This definition of religion is all one needs to understand.”
Dada Bhagwan, The Essence Of All Religion

Dada Bhagwan
“Non-violence is called that when despite having the full power if someone does something to him, he does not do anything to that person.”
Dada Bhagwan, Non-Violence: Ahimsa

Dada Bhagwan
“The enlightened ones (Vitraag Lords) tells us to use the weapon of non-violence (ahinsa) against violence (hinsa). Violence cannot be conquered with violence. It can only be conquered with non-violence.”
Dada Bhagwan, Non-Violence: Ahimsa

Dada Bhagwan
“One will not bleed at all if hit by an arrow shot by someone with a non-violent intent (ahinsak bhaav) but a flower thrown by someone with a violent intent (hinsak bhaav) will make him bleed. Neither the arrow or the flower are not as effective as the violent intent are.”
Dada Bhagwan, Non-Violence: Ahimsa

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