non-violence

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on answers, ignore, laugh, fight, win, peace, and non-violence

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on ahimsa, non-violence, and gandhi

Non-violence is not a cover for cowardice, but it is the supreme virtue of the brave. Exercise of non-violence requires far greater bravery than that of swordsmanship. Cowardice is wholly inconsistent with non-violence. Translation from swordsmanship to non-violence is possible and, at times, even an easy stage. Non-violence, therefore, presupposes ability to strike. It is a conscious deliberate restraint put upon one's desire for vengeance. But vengeance is any day superior to passive, effeminate and helpless submission. Forgiveness is higher still. Vengeance too is weakness. The desire for vengeance comes out of fear of harm, imaginary or real. A dog barks and bites when he fears. A man who fears no one on earth would consider it too troublesome even to summon up anger against one who is vainly trying to injure him. The sun does not wreak vengeance upon little children who throw dust at him. They only harm themselves in the act.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: (YI, 12-8-1926, p285)

Contributed by: Cris

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on death, happiness, punishment, kill, beings, and non-violence

He who, seeking his own happiness, punishes or kills beings who also long for happiness, will not find happiness after his death.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada and The Sutta-Nipata By F. Max Müller, v. 131

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on life, pity, living being, ariya, noble one, non-violence, and nobility

He who harms living beings is, for that reason, not an ariya (a Noble One); he who does not harm any living being is called an ariya.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, v. 270

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