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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.
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.
Thomas A. Edison
One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Ganhi in India, Nelson Mandela in South Africa are examples of people standing up with courage and non-violence to bring about needed changes.
Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.
Before we went on any protest, whether it was sit-ins or the freedom rides or any march, we prepared ourselves, and we were disciplined. We were committed to the way of peace - the way of non-violence - the way of love - the way of life as the way of living.
I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.
There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence.
I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence.
When I was a student, I studied philosophy and religion. I talked about being patient. Some people say I was too hopeful, too optimistic, but you have to be optimistic just in keeping with the philosophy of non-violence.
At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.
Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
In some cases non-violence requires more militancy than violence.
I think the self-burning itself on practice of non-violence. These people, you see, they easily use bomb explosive, more casualty people. But they didn't do that. Only sacrifice their own life. So this also is part of practice of non-violence.
Violence is not more efficient than non-violence.
I studied the philosophy and the discipline of non-violence in Nashville as a student. And I staged a sitting-in in the fall of 1959 and got arrested the first time in February 1960.
Together we can decrease the level of violence, raise awareness of our activities and save lives around the world. The impact of a day of global ceasefire and non-violence cannot be underestimated.
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
Non-violence 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 being.
Non-violence is the article of faith.
Mediation is one of the most effective tools of non-violence. It can turn parties away from conflict, towards compromise.
There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non-violence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenseless people.
I always say that non-violence is not the weapon of the weak. It is the weapon of the strong.
Non-violence is a permanent attitude we bring to the breakfast table and bring to bed at night.
Coretta Scott King
If I do not respond to some situation, my conscience kills me. I believe in permissible violence, not necessarily non-violence.
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