I still believe that one day mankind will bow before the altars of God and be crowned triumphant over war and bloodshed, and nonviolent redemptive goodwill will proclaim the rule of the land.
Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)
Source: Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (Dec 1964)
Contributed by: Zaady
I'm grateful to God that, through the Negro church, the dimension of nonviolence entered our struggle.
Source: Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963)
Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon . . . which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
Source: Why We Can't Wait, 1964.
Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence.
The first thing to be disturbed by our commitment to nonviolence will not be the system but our own lives.
I hold that without truth and nonviolence there can be nothing but destruction of humanity.
Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
There is nothing on earth that I would not give up, excepting of course, two things and two things only, truth and nonviolence.
Truth and nonviolence are no cloistered virtues but are applicable as much in the forum and the legislatures as in the market-place.
A person who has truly realized the principle of nonviolence has the God given strength for his weapon, and the world has not yet known anything that can match it.
My religion is based on truth and nonviolence. Truth is my God. Nonviolence is the means of realizing Him.
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