Force is not a remedy.
more John Bright quotes
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
more Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes
You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.
more Indira Gandhi quotes
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
more Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi quotes
An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.
more Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi quotes
Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our very being.
more Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi quotes
Non-violent resistance implies the very opposite of weakness. Defiance combined with non-retaliatory acceptance of repression from one's opponents is active, not passive. It requires strength, and there is nothing automatic or intuitive about the resoluteness required for using non-violent methods in political struggle and the quest for Truth.
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Once one assumes an attitude of intolerance, there is no knowing where it will take one. Intolerance, someone has said, is violence to the intellect and hatred is violence to the heart.
more Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi quotes
Courtesy towards opponents and eagerness to understand their view-point is the ABC of non-violence.
more Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi quotes
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
more Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes
The greater the importance to safeguarding the community from incitements to the overthrow of our institutions by force and violence, the more imperative is the need to preserve the constitutional rights of free speech, free press and free assembly in order to maintain the opportunity for free political discussion.
more Justice Charles Evans Hughes quotes
Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish by the sword.
more Jesus of Nazareth quotes
I have a dream that one day ... the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
more Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes
The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
more Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes
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. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
more Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes
A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
more Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
more Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes
I firmly believe that the Gandhian philosophy of nonviolent resistance is the only logical and moral approach to the solution of the race problem in the United States.
more Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes
In our struggle against racial segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, I came to see at a very early stage that a synthesis of Gandhi's method of nonviolence and the Christian ethic of love is the best weapon available to Negroes for this struggle for freedom and human dignity. It may well be that the Gandhian approach will bring about a solution to the race problem in America. His spirit is a continual reminder to oppressed people that it is possible to resist evil and yet not resort to violence.
more Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last! free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'
more Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.
more Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes
One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society ... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
more Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes
Beware of those who would use violence, too often it is violence they want and neither truth nor freedom.
more Louis Lamour quotes
The survival of democracy depends on the renunciation of violence and the development of nonviolent means to combat evil and advance the good.
more A. J. Muste quotes
Practical religion consists in doing good: and the only way of serving God is that of endeavoring to make His creation happy. All preaching that has not this for its object is nonsense and hypocrisy.
more Thomas Paine quotes
Stability and peace in our land will not come from the barrel of a gun, because peace without justice is an impossibility.
more Bishop Desmond Tutu quotes
We must not allow ourselves to become like the system we oppose. We cannot afford to use methods of which we will be ashamed when we look back, when we say, '...we shouldn't have done that.' We must remember, my friends, that we have been given a wonderful cause. The cause of freedom! And you and I must be those who will walk with heads held high. We will say, 'We used methods that can stand the harsh scrutiny of history.'
more Bishop Desmond Tutu quotes
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