Violence And Peace Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi, E. F. Schumacher, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dorothy Thompson, Martin Luther King, Jr., A. J. Muste and many others.
Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
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.
Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict – alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
We may never be strong enough to be entirely non-violent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep non-violence as our goal and make steady progress towards it.
The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Use truth as your anvil, nonviolence as your hammer and anything that does not stand the test when it is brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with nonviolence, reject it.
The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one’s opponent.
Armed violence and peace cannot coexist. We need to overcome the challenges we face and seek practical solutions. We must replace the culture of war with the culture of peace.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.
Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.