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Best Quotes About Nonviolence

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A list of the best nonviolence quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous nonviolence quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic nonviolence quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about nonviolence?" and "What are inspirational nonviolence quotes?"

This list includes notable nonviolence quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest nonviolence quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite nonviolence sayings get to the bottom of the list.

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    It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country.

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    new! Hurt a fly! He would not for the world: he's pitiful to flies even. Sing, says he, and tease me still, if that's your way, poor insect.

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    Whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. -- Matthew 5:39

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    The people in power will not disappear voluntarily, giving flowers to the cops just isn't going to work. This thinking is fostered by the establishment; they like nothing better than love and nonviolence. The only way I like to see cops given flowers is in a flower pot from a high window.

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    Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be inseparable part of our very being.

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    It is my hope that as the Negro plunges deeper into the quest for freedom and justice he will plunge even deeper into the philosophy of non-violence. The Negro all over the South must come to the point that he can say to his white brother: We will match your capacity to inflict suffering with our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. We will not hate you, but we will not obey your evil laws. We will soon wear you down by pure capacity to suffer.

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    Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.

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    Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.

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