“Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak… Non-violence is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience to succeed.” CC

“The evil the enemy may do never expresses all that he is. Nonviolence is a wager– not so much on the goodness of humanity– as on its infinite complexity.”

“It belongs to the very substance of nonviolence never to destroy or damage another person’s feeling of self worth, even an opponent’s. We all need, constantly, an advance of trust and affirmation.”

“We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.” MG

“Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” MLK

“There is no security except in creating situations in which people do not want to harm you.”

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

“The first thing to be changed by our commitment to nonviolence will be not the system but our own lives.”

I don’t see how killing people can bring real peace. It can only bring death, hatred, fear, and preparing for the next war.

Peace Dove     There is no WAY to peace. Peace IS the way.