I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
It is my conviction that there is no way to peace - peace is the way.
There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
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.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
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.