Top 50+Nonviolence Quotes


1. “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.”
2. “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 001010101people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe. ”
3. “Concerning non-violence: it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.”
4. “Compassion is the signature of Higher Consciousness. Non-violence is the tool to evolve into the Higher Consciousness.”
5. “We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.”
6. “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.”
7. “I believe much trouble and blood would be saved if we opened our hearts more.”
8. “I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.”
9. “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.”
10. “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”
11. “Your blessings are very important to melt down the stony hearts.”
12. “Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence.”
13. “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.”
14. “The first principal of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.”
15.  “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.”
16. “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.”
17. “COVID-19 is not just a medical challenge, but a spiritual challenge too. To defeat covid humanity need to follow the path of self-purification, compassion, nonviolence, God and the Nature.”
18. “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”
19. “Unnecessary bureaucracy hinders creativity, growth, justice and the attainment of peace.”
20. “Any type of violence is against God, against religion, against spirituality, against humanity, and against nature. Maturity comes only through non-violence, love, and all-inclusiveness.”
21. “To achieve peace, it is crucial to eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy that prevents peace processes from advancing.”
22. “Live simply so others may simply live”
23. “Brilliant people and dull people get drawn into violence and destruction because they are led to it by a desire to “make history” or “advance their career.” They want to solve great problems, but they have lost patience with nonviolent ways of solving problems. They want instant results. So they take a bloody shortcut.”
24. “Non-violence may not solve all your problems; Violence will be the cause for all your problems”
25. “Returning insult for insult is justice, returning injury for insult is injustice.”
26. “The path of nonviolence is the path of respect. It is respect towards every being. It is the path of awakening the consciousness of every being.”
27. “Let everyone evolve fast and understand humanity. Let the heart of stones be converted into heart of love.”
28. “Perhaps you couldn’t help being angry… but you could certainly stop yourself from repaying one offense with another.”
29. “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.”
30. “Non-violence is more powerful than violence. Nature eliminates violent animals bit by bit.”
31. “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.”
32. “Unless we do experiments with compassion and nonviolence, it is very difficult to understand its value and transforming power.”
33. “Don Alejandro cut in with advice I have never forgotten. “It is only when a man knows reason is not on his side that he uses his fists.”
34. “Non-violence doesn’t mean staying silent in the face of evil, rather it means acting out of the sense of responsibility, instead of reacting out of circumstantial impulse.”
35. “Absolute Knowledge (Kevalgnan) can never be attained without the domain of non-violence (ahinsa). Full awareness will not be attained without non-violence (ahinsa).”
36. “The greatest violence (hinsa) in this world is that of anger-pride-deceit-greed (kashays – the ones that gives pain to soul).”
37. “Non-violence (Ahimsa) is a very big thing. There is no non-celibacy (sexual pleasures) in Non-violence. There is no possession (parigraha) in Non-violence. There is no falsehood (asatya) in Non-violence. There is no covertness or stealing (chori) in Non-violence.”
38. “If we have a higher degree of Non-violence within us, a lion will forget its violent intent towards us.”
39. “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.”
40. “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.”
41. “Worship whatever is spiritual, then it is possible to attain spirituality. Where true spirituality exists, there is nothing related to sensual pleasures, stealing, violence, lying or worldly acquisitions (parigraha). If you sit in a place where all these do not exist, you will be able to move ahead.”
42. “Whom will you commit violence against? The Supreme Lord resides in every living being, so whom will you hurt?”
43. “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.”
44. “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.”
45. “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.”
46. “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.”
47. “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.”
48.  “Where there is partiality (pakshapaat), there is violence (himsa); it is speech that hurts (himsak vani). Where there is impartial speech (nishpakshapati vani), there is speech that does not hurt (ahimsak vani).”
49. “As per the law of karma, that which is your meat today, this dear beloved animal will make mincemeat of you tomorrow. In another birth.”
50. “Non-violence is the summit of bravery.”
51. “The era of revolution by military means produced a greater degree of desperation and frustration. This was brought to an end by the people.”
52. “The world has always been ruled by violent people just as a jungle is ruled by a lion. Non-violent people have always had to submit to the onslaught of the violent people and lose their honour.The rule of non-violence i as utopian as the sheep ruling a jungle over lions.”
53. “Nonviolence aims at doing no harm to living being. Compassion aims at doing good to all being.”
54. “Nonviolence is kindling light of love into the dark places and budding trust from the threshold of hopelessness.”
55. “Peace is a deeper reality than violence.”
56. “Compassion stands on the pillars of trust, love, awareness and detachment.”
57. “As long as it is assumed that war is always an available option, we will not be forced to imagine any alternative to war.”
58. “Nonviolence is a way of life, where the task is to awaken the underlying goodness of every human being.”
59. “From now on there can be no more wars of faith. The only way to overcome our enemy is by loving him.”
60. “Compassion means removal of suffering – suffering of the self and the others.”


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