Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
It is my conviction that there is no way to peace - peace is the way.
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing that it seeks to destroy.
The ideally non-violent state will be an ordered anarchy.
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.
Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love.
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 cause of liberty becomes a mockery if the price to be paid is the wholesale destruction of those who are to enjoy liberty. Ghandi, quoted in Merton, p. 68
There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.
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.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
If one has no affection for a person or a system, one should feel free to give the fullest expression to his disaffection so long as he does not contemplate, promote, or incite violence.
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.
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.
Be The Peace You Wish To See In The World!
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