quotes tagged with 'nonviolence'

The cause of liberty becomes a mockery if the price to be paid is the wholesale destruction of those who are to enjoy liberty.
Author: Mohandas Ghandi, Source: Satyagraha Leaflet No. 13, May 3, 1919Saved by Doc in liberty war violence nonviolence 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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 violence and oppression. Civilization and violence are antithetical concepts… Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
Author: Martin Luther King, Jr, Source: Nobel Prize acceptance speech (1964)Saved by Doc in love violence protest revenge brotherhood oppression nonviolence aggression retaliation 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
‘Can we recommend unconditional pacifism or unilateral disarmament for any people who are not otherwise righteous and therefore are unable to rely on the Lord to bless them? Would the citizens of Sodom have been spared if they had been pacifists but otherwise unrighteous?’
Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: Sermons not SpokenSaved by Doc in peace righteousness pacifism nonviolence 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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