Nonviolence Quotes

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Gary L. Francione
“Being vegan is easy. Are there social pressures that encourage you to continue to eat, wear, and use animal products? Of course there are. But in a patriarchal, racist, homophobic, and ableist society, there are social pressures to participate and engage in sexism, racism, homophobia, and ableism. At some point, you have to decide who you are and what matters morally to you. And once you decide that you regard victimizing vulnerable nonhumans is not morally acceptable, it is easy to go and stay vegan”
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Mahatma Gandhi
“There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Gerard Way
“Say what you want but you NEVER say it with violence!”
Gerard Way

Mahatma Gandhi
“Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.”
Mahatma Gandhi, The Words of Gandhi

Gary L. Francione
“Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable”
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Mahatma Gandhi
“I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Gary L. Francione
“We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.”
Gary L. Francione

Mahatma Gandhi
“Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.”
Mahatma Gandhi

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

Gary L. Francione
“Ethical veganism results in a profound revolution within the individual; a complete rejection of the paradigm of oppression and violence that she has been taught from childhood to accept as the natural order. It changes her life and the lives of those with whom she shares this vision of nonviolence. Ethical veganism is anything but passive; on the contrary, it is the active refusal to cooperate with injustice”
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Amit Ray
“Kindness has no religion. Religions are like narrow tracks but kindness is like an open sky.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Thich Nhat Hanh
“I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight... I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

Amit Ray
“Only the brave men and women can bring peace to the world, not by practicing war but by practicing nonviolence.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Gary L. Francione
“If you are not vegan, please consider going vegan. It’s a matter of nonviolence. Being vegan is your statement that you reject violence to other sentient beings, to yourself, and to the environment, on which all sentient beings depend.”
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Gary L. Francione
“All sentient beings should have at least one right—the right not to be treated as property”
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Martin Luther King Jr.
“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Gary L. Francione
“We should always be clear that animal exploitation is wrong because it involves speciesism. And speciesism is wrong because, like racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-semitism, classism, and all other forms of human discrimination, speciesism involves violence inflicted on members of the moral community where that infliction of violence cannot be morally justified. But that means that those of us who oppose speciesism necessarily oppose discrimination against humans. It makes no sense to say that speciesism is wrong because it is like racism (or any other form of discrimination) but that we do not have a position about racism. We do. We should be opposed to it and we should always be clear about that.”
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Diversity is an aspect of human existence that cannot be eradicated by terrorism or war
“Diversity is an aspect of human existence that cannot be eradicated by terrorism or war or self-consuming hatred. It can only be conquered by recognizing and claiming the wealth of values it represents for all.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Gary L. Francione
“Every time you drink a glass of milk or eat a piece of cheese, you harm a mother. Please go vegan.”
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Gary L. Francione
“We can no more justify using nonhumans as human resources than we can justify human slavery. Animal use and slavery have at least one important point in common: both institutions treat sentient beings exclusively as resources of others. That cannot be justified with respect to humans; it cannot be justified with respect to nonhumans—however “humanely” we treat them.”
Gary L. Francione

Howard Zinn
“They have the guns, we have the poets. Therefore, we will win.”
Howard Zinn

“In the village, a sage should go about
Like a bee, which, not harming
Flower, colour or scent,
Flies off with the nectar.”
Anonymous, The Dhammapada

Amit Ray
“The more we practice nonviolence in our words, thoughts and actions the more peaceful will be our inner state.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Amit Ray
“Nonviolence is only for the brave men and women of the world because it requires courage – courage to love the beauty of life, beauty of humanity and the beauty of the world.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Gary L. Francione
“Veganism is an act of nonviolent defiance. It is our statement that we reject the notion that animals are things and that we regard sentient nonhumans as moral persons with the fundamental moral right not to be treated as the property or resources of humans.”
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Martin Luther King Jr.
“Christ furnished the spirit and motivation while Gandhi furnished the method.”
Martin Luther King Jr., The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Amit Ray
“Meditation is not thinking about the image of a person of the past. It is more about focusing and channelizing the power of your emotions and imagination for fulfilling a bigger dream - the dream that will bring more life, energy peace, happiness and meaning to you and the society.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

B.R. Ambedkar
“My definition of democracy is -
A form and a method of Government whereby revolutionary changes in the social life are brought about without bloodshed.
That is the real test. It is perhaps the severest test. But when you are judging the quality of the material you must put it to the severest test.”
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Writings And Speeches: A Ready Reference Manual

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