Nonviolence is the law of the human race and is infinitely greater than, and superior to, brute force.
Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
Contributed by: Zaady
The real test of nonviolence lies in its being brought in contact with those who have contempt for it.
No man could be actively nonviolent and not rise against social injustice, no matter where it occurred.
When nonviolence is accepted as the law of life, it must pervade the whole being and not be applied to isolated acts.
It is the acid test of nonviolence that in a nonviolent conflict there is no rancor left behind, and in the end the enemies are converted into friends.
If one does not practice nonviolence in one's own personal relations with others and hopes to use it in bigger affairs, one is vastly mistaken.
Nonviolence of the strong cannot be a mere policy. It must be a creed, or a passion, if 'creed' is objected to.
Nonviolence is an intensely active force when properly understood and used.
The nonviolence I teach is active nonviolence of the strongest. But the weakest can partake in it without becoming weaker.
If intellect plays a large part in the field of violence, I hold that it plays a larger part in the field of nonviolence.
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