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Nonviolence Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Nonviolence are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

We may never be strong enough to be entirely
nonviolent in thought, word and deed.
But we must keep nonviolence as our goal
and make strong progress towards it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical
violence but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

So, at the age of nine, I became a monk,
and from then on I was there practicing that kind of nonviolence.
- Satish Kumar

CORE was committed to nonviolence, but I was not.
- June Jordan

 

Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.
- Malcolm X

All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for
his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence
that changed this nation -
and world -
for the better.
- Eliot Engel

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon.
which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it.
It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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I have always believed in dialogue and in nonviolence,
and if you look at my background you will see that
it has always been my policy to talk to everyone.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Nonviolence is a flop.
The only bigger flop is violence.
- Joan Baez

In nonviolence you must go full steam ahead,
if you want the good to come speedily you must go about it with vigor.
- Vinoba Bhave

That's all nonviolence is - organized love.
- Joan Baez

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts,
than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the
greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation -
through compassion and courage -
about democracy,
nonviolence and racial justice.
- Mark Pryor

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

Nonviolent action does not have to get others to be nice.
It can in effect force them to consult their consciences.
- Barbara Deming

That is someone who follows the teachings of the nonviolent
Jesus and takes the gospel personally,
and then pays the price.
I fall into that category.
- Martin Sheen

As a civil rights leader, Mrs.
King's vision of racial peace and nonviolent social
change was a fortifying staple in advancing the civil rights movement.
- James T. Walsh

Politics is not perfect but it's the best available
nonviolent means of changing how we live.
- Maynard Jackson

Nonviolent tactics can move into action on our behalf
men not naturally inclined to act for us.
- Barbara Deming

I still believe in the nonviolent Jesus and the basic
human goodness present in all of us.
- Martin Sheen

I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually
occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction.
- Anthony Kiedis

I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision...
is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies
and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition:
naming behavior that is oppressive.
- Barbara Deming

So that the failures to pass a civil rights bill isn't because of Black Power,
isn't because of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee;
it's not because of the rebellions that are occurring in the major cities.
- Stokely Carmichael

Addiction should never be treated as a crime.
It has to be treated as a health problem.
We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country.
Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.
- Ralph Nader

I rejected the armed struggle because,
as a Christian, I am committed to a nonviolent and peaceful struggle.
But people take their own initiatives,
because it is a Lebanon type of situation here.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

The roster of Nobel Peace Prize winners,
though it has some strange people on it from time to time,
tends to feature folks who fought for social justice
in a nonviolent and constructive way somehow.
- Guy Burgess

One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change
one works for seems impossible.
- Daniel Berrigan

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.
- Wayne Gretzky

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner


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