Nonviolent Conflict Resolution Quotes

Quotes tagged as "nonviolent-conflict-resolution" (showing 1-28 of 28)
Aberjhani
“The same hot lightning that burns your blood with passion–– cools your fears with peace.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

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

There is no envy, jealousy, or hatred between the different colors of the rainbow. And
“There is no envy, jealousy, or hatred between the different colors of the rainbow. And no fear either. Because each one exists to make the others’ love more beautiful.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

Unless we learn to know ourselves, we run the danger of destroying ourselves.
“Unless we learn to know ourselves, we run the danger of destroying ourselves.”
Ja A. Jahannes, WordSong Poets

This world’s anguish is no different from the love we insist on holding back.
“This world’s anguish is no different
from the love we insist on holding back.”
Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

Martin Luther King Jr.
“We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface hidden tension that is already alive”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Aberjhani
“In the days when hyenas of hate suckle the babes of men, and jackals of hypocrisy pimp their mothers’ broken hearts, may children not look to demons of ignorance for hope.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

On either side of a potentially violent conflict, an opportunity exists to exercise compassion and
“On either side of a potentially violent conflict, an opportunity exists to exercise compassion and diminish fear based on recognition of each other's humanity. Without such recognition, fear fueled by uninformed assumptions, cultural prejudice, desperation to meet basic human needs, or the panicked uncertainty of the moment explodes into violence.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Individual cultures and ideologies have their appropriate uses but none of them erase or replace
“Individual cultures and ideologies have their appropriate uses but none of them erase or replace the universal experiences, like love and weeping and laughter, common to all human beings.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Humanity is not without answers or solutions regarding how to liberate itself from scenarios that
“Humanity is not without answers or solutions regarding how to liberate itself from scenarios that invariably end with mass exterminations. Tools such as compassion, trust, empathy, love, and ethical discernment are already in our possession. The next sensible step would be to use them.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Our greatest power as nations and individuals is not the ability to employ assault weapons,
“Our greatest power as nations and individuals is not the ability
to employ assault weapons, suicide bombers, and drones
to destroy each other. The greater more creative powers
with which we may arm ourselves are grace and compassion
sufficient enough to love and save each other.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream was a manifestation of hope that humanity might one
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream was a manifestation of hope that humanity might one day get out of its own way by finding the courage to realize that love and nonviolence are not indicators of weakness but gifts of significant strength.”
Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

In my head this cruel unspeakable truth: that we battled and we cursed and we
“In my head this cruel unspeakable truth: that we battled and we cursed and we spilled each other’s blood, we relished our taste of hell and strangled heaven’s love.”
Aberjhani, Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black

There is nothing sane, merciful, heroic, devout, redemptive, wise, holy, loving, peaceful, joyous, righteous, gracious,
“There is nothing sane, merciful, heroic, devout, redemptive, wise, holy, loving, peaceful, joyous, righteous, gracious, remotely spiritual, or worthy of praise where mass murder is concerned. We have been in this world long enough to know that by now and to understand that nonviolent conflict resolution informed by mutual compassion is the far better option.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Eastward and westward storms are breaking,--great, ugly whirlwinds of hatred and blood and cruelty. I
“Eastward and westward storms are breaking,--great, ugly whirlwinds of hatred and blood and cruelty. I will not believe them inevitable.”
W.E.B. Du Bois, The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois

If the idea of loving those whom you have been taught to recognize as your
“If the idea of loving those whom you have been taught to recognize as your enemies is too overwhelming, consider more deeply the observation that we are all much more alike than we are unalike.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Making the choice to exercise compassion is an expression of Love for Humanity and Life
“Making the choice to exercise compassion is an expression of Love for Humanity and Life itself.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

We ache with the yearning that turns half into whole and offer no excuses for
“We ache with the yearning
that turns half into whole
and offer no excuses
for the beauty of our souls.”
Aberjhani, Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player

There is within the human heart a quality of intelligence which has been known to
“There is within the human heart a quality of intelligence which has been known to surpass that attributed to the human mind.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

The glorification of hatred is predicated on a foundation of fear-induced ignorance venomous to haters
“The glorification of hatred is predicated on a foundation of fear-induced ignorance venomous to haters and those they believe they hate.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

The acknowledgement of a single possibility can change everything.
“The acknowledgement of a single possibility can change everything.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a
“Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a democratic society. But in the end, unity and engaged participation are what make it happen.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

It can be difficult to speak truth to power. Circumstances, however, have made doing so
“It can be difficult to speak truth to power. Circumstances, however, have made doing so increasingly necessary.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Simple shifts in points of view can open doors to expansions of consciousness as easily
“Simple shifts in points of view can open doors to expansions of consciousness as easily as rigid dispositions can close hearts and minds to such elevated awareness. It generally depends on whether you allow fear and violence to rule your actions or whether you give wisdom, courage, and compassion the authority to do so.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Aberjhani
“Before the thunderous clamor of political debate or war set loose in the world, love insisted on its promise for the possibility of human unity: between men and women, between blacks and whites, northerners and southerners, haves and have-have-nots, self and self.”
Aberjhani, The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois

In an age of bombs guzzling blood, skylarks merge peace with thought and action.
“In an age of bombs
guzzling blood, skylarks merge peace
with thought and action.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

At the different stages of recognition, reflection, and redress, practicing compassion provides potentially world-saving opportunities
“At the different stages of recognition, reflection, and redress, practicing compassion provides potentially world-saving opportunities which otherwise likely would not exist.”
Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

Abhijit Naskar
“Violence only attacks the body, but it is non-violence that has the power to influence the soul and reshape it towards a peaceful future.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Film Testament

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