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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on belief, death, soldiers, violence, weakness, and weapons

I believe in the doctrine of non-violence as a weapon of the weak. I believe in the doctrine of non-violence as a weapon of the strongest. I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on change, force, men, nature, traditions, and violence

H. G. Wells was not the only one to mention Churchill and Hitler in the same breath: "Churchill and Hitler are striving to change the nature of their respective countrymen by forcing and hammering violent methods on them. Man may be suppressed in this manner but he cannot be changed. Ahimsa [non-violence in the Hindu tradition], on the other hand, can change human nature and sooner than men like Churchill and Hitler."

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: speaking at a Sevagram prayer meeting, October 22, 1941

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on nonviolence and violence

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on truth, violence, and world

I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on learning, marriage, and violence

I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on evil, good, and violence

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on truth and violence

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Eric Lustbader on animals, change, choice, justice, kindness, men, mistakes, sex, stability, thinking, violence, and women

Men make the mistake of thinking that because women can't see the sense in violence, they must be passive creatures. It's just not true. In one important way, at least, men are the passive sex. Given a choice, they will always opt for the status quo. They hate change of any kind, and they fight against it constantly. On the other hand, what women want is stability, which when you stop to think about it is a very different animal.

Eric Lustbader

Source: The Kaisho

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A Quote by Eric Johnson on change, culture, economics, friendship, god, growth, knowledge, lies, life, people, politics, reality, science, scientists, violence, and world

If there is one word which characterizes our world in this exciting last half of the twentieth century, the word is change. Change in political life - change in economic life - change is social life - change in personal life. Change is the hallmark of our times. It's not gradual, comfortable change. It is sudden, rapid, often violent. It touches and often disrupts whole cultures and hundreds of millions of people. Behind it all lies an explosive growth in scientific knowledge and accomplishment. Some 90 per cent of all the scientists who ever lived are living today and the total accumulation of scientific knowledge is doubling every ten years. But this is reality. If we remember that, then we will never flinch at change. We will adjust to it, welcome it, meet it as a friend and know it as God's will.

Eric Johnson

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on ignorance, society, and violence

The most violent element in society is ignorance.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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