A Quote by Theodore Roszak on non-violence and violence

"People try non-violence for a week, and when it 'does not work'
they go back to violence which hasn't worked for centuries.'

~~Theodore Roszak...

Theodore Roszak

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A Quote by Martin Luther King Jr. on non-violence

I am convinced that if we succumb to the temptation to use violence in our struggle for freedom, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and our chief legacy to them will be a never-ending reign of chaos.

Martin Luther King Jr.


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A Quote by Cesar Estrada Chavez on non-violence

The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.

Cesar Chavez

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on peace, non-violence, resistance, and gandhi

It is my belief that the problem of bringing peace to the world on a supranational basis will be solved only by employing Gandhi's method on a larger scale.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Pablo Casals on child, uniqueness, marvel, non-violence, love, moment, and life

Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.

Pablo Casals (1876 - 1973)

Source: Pablo Picasso

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A Quote by Thomas Merton on war, change, non-violence, peace, and power

I am against war, against violence, against violent revolution, for peaceful settlement of differences, for nonviolent but nevertheless radical changes. Change is needed, and violence will not really change anything: at most it will only transfer power from one set of bull-headed authorities to another.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

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A Quote by Cesar Chavez on non-violence, justice, sacrifice, suffering, and farm workers

I undertook this Fast because my heart was filled with grief and pain for the sufferings of farm workers. The Fast was first for me and then for all of us in this Union. It was a Fast for non-violence and a call to sacrifice.

Our struggle is not easy. Those who oppose our cause are rich and powerful and they have many allies in high places. We are poor. Our allies are few. But we have something the rich do not own. We have our own bodies and spirits and the justice of our cause as our weapons.

When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So, it is how we use our lives that determines what kind of men we are. It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life. I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice.

To be a man is to suffer for others. God help us to be men!

Cesar Chavez

Source: Statement on ending of 21-day Fast, 1968

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on heart, conscience, humanity, non-violence, and generosity

The old law of an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind. It destroys communities and makes humanity impossible. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers... In winning our freedom, we will so appeal to you heart and conscience that we will win you in the process.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Thomas A. Edison on non-violence and thomas alva edison

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 Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on suspicion, trust, violence, and non-violence

He who trusts has never yet lost in the world.  A suspicious man is lost to himself and the eworld.... Suspicion is of the brood of violence.  Non-violence cannot but trust...

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: 183

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