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We cannot justify treating any sentient nonhuman as our property, as a resource, as a thing that we an use and kill for our purposes. ― GaryLFrancione

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Once the land of non-violence which gave birth to the fathers of non-violence, Gautama Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi, is now turned into a land of inevitable violence and hatred. ― Nilantha Ilangamuwa

Non-violence is a permanent attitude we bring to the breakfast table and bring to bed at night. Coretta Scott King

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To be violent is the ultimate laziness. War always seems a great effort, but it is the easy way. And false non-violence is also an idol. Peter Brook

I really believe in non-violence, but I also believe in a short of resistance that has to be respectful. Alexandra Paul

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All sentient beings should have at least one right—the right not to be treated as property ― GaryLFrancione

Winning has a value for ego, but participation has a value for life. ― Debasish Mridha, MD

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We should always be clear that animal exploitation is wrong because it involves speciesism. And speciesism is wrong because, like racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-semitism, classism, and all other forms of human discrimination, speciesism involves violence inflicted on members of the moral community where that infliction of violence cannot be morally justified. But that means that those of us who oppose speciesism necessarily oppose discrimination against humans. It makes no sense to say that speciesism is wrong because it is like racism (or any other form of discrimination) but that we do not have a position about racism. We do. We should be opposed to it and we should always be clear about that. ― GaryLFrancione

Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man. Mahatma Gandhi

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Mediation is one of the most effective tools of non-violence. It can turn parties away from conflict, towards compromise. Miroslav Lajcak

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. John Lewis

I completely believe in peace and non-violence. Ananya Panday

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I remember back in the 1960s – late ’50s, really – reading a comic book called ‘Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery Story.’ Fourteen pages. It sold for 10 cents. And this little book inspired me to attend non-violence workshops, to study about Gandhi, about Thoreau, to study Martin Luther King, Jr., to study civil disobedience. John Lewis

My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him. Mahatma Gandhi

Violence is not only impractical but immoral. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

In the village, a sage should go about Like a bee, which, not harming Flower, colour or scent, Flies off with the nectar. ― Anonymous, The Dhammapada

I’ve always been strongly on the side of non-violence. Aung San Suu Kyi

It may be considered folly by common opinion but this refusal to destroy life unnecessarily, this reverence for it, must become a deeply implanted part of his ethical standard. ― Paul Brunton, The Notebooks of Paul Brunton

One tended to lose one’s bearings in the presence of willful and persistent acts of craziness, and the more gentle the act, the crazier it seemed, as if rage and violence, being closer to the norm, were easier to accommodate. ― Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

My definition of democracy is – A form and a method of Government whereby revolutionary changes in the social life are brought about without bloodshed. That is the real test. It is perhaps the severest test. But when you are judging the quality of the material you must put it to the severest test. ― Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Writings And Speeches: A Ready Reference Manual

Nonviolence is only for the brave men and women of the world because it requires courage – courage to love the beauty of life, beauty of humanity and the beauty of the world. ― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Dr. King used Gandhi’s commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance. Al Sharpton

We were raised with that discussion about violence and non-violence, and we all pretty much came up on the side of non-violence. That became my foundation with politics and my livelihood. Joan Baez

The foundation of my beliefs is the same as it was when I was 10. Non-violence. Joan Baez

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. ― Amit Ray,

I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life. ― Mahatma Gandhi

That is the real test. It is perhaps the severest test. But when you are judging the quality of the material you must put it to the severest test.

Diversity is an aspect of human existence that cannot be eradicated by terrorism or war or self-consuming hatred. It can only be conquered by recognizing and claiming the wealth of values it represents for all. ― Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak… Non-violence is hard work. ― Cesar Chavez

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. Dalai Lama

Veganism is not a “sacrifice.” It is a joy. ― GaryLFrancione

If you are not vegan, please consider going vegan. It’s a matter of nonviolence. Being vegan is your statement that you reject violence to other sentient beings, to yourself, and to the environment, on which all sentient beings depend. ― Gary L. Francione

You cannot live a nonviolent life as long as you are consuming violence. Please consider going vegan. ― GaryLFrancione

Please be peaceful. We believe in law and order. We are not advocating violence, I want you to love your enemies… for what we are doing is right, what we are doing is just — and God is with us. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Returning insult for insult is justice, returning injury for insult is injustice. ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words


They have the guns, we have the poets. Therefore, we will win. ― Howard Zinn

What is magnificent about humans is when they decide to turn and stand. If they respond with non-violence on principle and hold their ground, they are really magnificent. James Cromwell

A form and a method of Government whereby revolutionary changes in the social life are brought about without bloodshed.

It was the understanding of the power of perception that allowed the Martin Luther King, Jr. generations to stay true to the strategy of non-violence, refusing to retaliate when every emotional instinct would justify them doing so. Burgess Owens

Kindness has no religion. Religions are like narrow tracks but kindness is like an open sky. ― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

In some cases non-violence requires more militancy than violence. Cesar Chavez

We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience. ― Gary L. Francione

Violence is not more efficient than non-violence. Andrew Young

Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence. Albert Camus

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. John Lewis

This is the unusual thing about nonviolence — nobody is defeated, everybody shares in the victory. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Compassion is the signature of Higher Consciousness. Non-violence is the tool to evolve into the Higher Consciousness. ― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight… I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence. ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood. ― Mahatma Gandhi

My main aim in ‘Gandhi’ was to project him as the vanguard of non-violence. Nowhere in the world has a movement of non-cooperation sans violence received so much support from masses as Gandhi’s movement in India did. He was, to a great extent, responsible for freeing his nation from the British Raj. Richard Attenborough

I do not hold to non-violence for moral reasons, but for political and practical reasons. Aung San Suu Kyi

The only thing that’s been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence. Joan Baez

Your blessings are very important to melt down the stony hearts. ― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable ― GaryLFrancione

There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence. Cesar Chavez

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

To say that a being who is sentient has no interest in continuing to live is like saying that a being with eyes has no interest in continuing to see. Death—however humane—is a harm for humans and nonhumans alike. ― Gary L. Francione

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Non-violence is the essence of the entire Buddha’s teaching, and the practice of non-violence is the entire essence of the practice of Buddha dharma, Buddhist spirituality, in one’s life. Lobsang Tenzin

Blaming none, disrespecting nothing is the doorway to Unity Consciousness. ― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

The non-violent resistor not only avoids external, physical violence, but he avoids internal violence of spirit. He not only refuses to shoot his opponent, but he refuses to hate him. And he stands with understanding, goodwill at all times. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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. Mahatma Gandhi

Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up. Mahatma Gandhi

There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for. ― Mahatma Gandhi

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another. Mahatma Gandhi

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain. Mahatma Gandhi

Say what you want but you NEVER say it with violence!

Only the brave men and women can bring peace to the world, not by practicing war but by practicing nonviolence. ― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

If I do not respond to some situation, my conscience kills me. I believe in permissible violence, not necessarily non-violence. Pawan Kalyan

The more we practice nonviolence in our words, thoughts and actions the more peaceful will be our inner state. ― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

We can no more justify using nonhumans as human resources than we can justify human slavery. Animal use and slavery have at least one important point in common: both institutions treat sentient beings exclusively as resources of others. That cannot be justified with respect to humans; it cannot be justified with respect to nonhumans—however humanely we treat them. ― Gary L. Francione

I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man’s problem just to avoid violence. Malcolm X

Meditation is not thinking about the image of a person of the past. It is more about focusing and channelizing the power of your emotions and imagination for fulfilling a bigger dream – the dream that will bring more life, energy peace, happiness and meaning to you and the society. ― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

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. Nelson Mandela

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. Jeremy Gilley


Christ furnished the spirit and motivation while Gandhi furnished the method. ― Martin Luther King Jr., The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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. Mahatma Gandhi

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