A Quote by Cesar Chavez on kindness, compassion, civilized, life, and nonviolence

Kindness and compassion towards all living beings is a mark of a civilized society.  Racism, economic deprival, dog fighting and cock fighting, bullfighting and rodeos are all cut from the same defective fabric: violence.  Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life will we have learned.

Cesar Chavez

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A Quote by unknown on veganism and nonviolence

There is no path to veganism; veganism is the way.


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A Quote by Gandhi on nonviolence, weapon, and strong strength

Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on nonviolence

"My optimism rests on my belief in the infinite possibilities of the individual to develop nonviolence. . . . In a gentle way you can shake the world."

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: Embedded on a large stone at the Union Square, New York City

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A Quote by Martin Luther King Jr. on martin luther king jr, jesus, love, and nonviolence

"There is a little tree planted on a little hill, and on that tree hangs the most influential character that ever came into this world.  Never feel that that tree is a meaningless drama that took place on the stages of history, oh no it is a telescope through which we look out into the long vista of eternity, to see the love of God breaking forth into time.

It is an eternal reminder to this power drunk generation that love is the only way.  It is an eternal reminder to a generation depending on nuclear and atomic energy, to those who depend on physical violence that love is the only creative, redemptive and transforming power!"  ~ MLK

Martin Luther King Jr.

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A Quote by Robert A. Thurman on robert thurman, buddhism, greed, commercialism, militarism, nonviolence, compassion, contentment, insight, and creativity

Commercial interests with their advertising industry do not want people to develop contentment and less greed.  Military interests in economic, political, ethnic or nationalist guises, do not want people to develop more tolerance, nonviolence and compassion.  And ruling groups in general, in whatever sort of hierarchy do not want the ruled to become too insightful, too independent, too creative on their own, as the danger is that they will become insubordinate, rebellious, and unproductive in their alloted tasks.

Robert Thurman

Source: Meditation and education: Buddhist India, Tibet and modernist America

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A Quote by Malcolm X on violence, nonviolence, and self-defense

"We are nonviolent with people who are nonviolent with us."

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)


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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on action, direction, and nonviolence

We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: "Letter from Birmingham Jail," in Why We Can't Wait, 1963.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on church, god, nonviolence, and struggle

I'm grateful to God that, through the Negro church, the dimension of nonviolence entered our struggle.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963)

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