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Top 100 Mahatma Gandhi Nonviolence Quotes

#1. If intellect plays a large part in the field of violence, I hold that it plays a larger part in the field of nonviolence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#2. My love for nonviolence is superior to every other thing, mundane or super mundane. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#3. The man or the woman who can display the nonviolence of the brave can easily stand against as external invasion. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#4. Nonviolence, in its dynamic condition means conscious suffering. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#5. Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#6. 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. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#7. Nonviolence and cowardice go ill together. True nonviolence is an impossibility without the possession of unadulterated fearlessness. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#8. Nonviolence is the summit of bravery. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#9. Disobedience to be civil has to be open and nonviolent. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#10. Nonviolence becomes meaningless if violence is permitted for self-defence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#11. To me Truth is God and there is no way to find Truth except the way of nonviolence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#12. Active nonviolence of the brave puts to flight thieves, dacoits, murderers, and prepares an army of volunteers ready to sacrifice themselves in quelling riots, in extinguishing fires and feuds, and so on. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#13. If it is by force that we wish to achieve Swaraj, let us drop nonviolence and offer such violence as we may. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#14. My creed of nonviolence does not favour the punishment of thieves and dacoits and even murderers. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#15. There is no such thing as compulsion in the scheme of nonviolence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#16. At the centre of nonviolence is a force which is self-acting. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#17. India has an unbroken tradition of nonviolence from times immemorial. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#18. You cannot build nonviolence on a factory civilization, but it can be built on self-contained villages. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#19. Even a believer in nonviolence has to say between two combatants which is less bad or whose cause is just. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#20. My implicit faith in nonviolence does mean yielding to minorities when they are really weak. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#21. The votaries of nonviolence cannot harbour violence even in thought, let alone the question of doing it. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#22. The only virtue I want to claim is truth and nonviolence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#23. True nonviolence is mightier than the mightiest violence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#24. I can no more preach nonviolence to a cowardly man than I can tempt a blind man to enjoy healthy scenes. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#25. Truth and nonviolence are both the means and the end, and given the right type of men, the legislatures can be the means of achieving the concrete pursuit of truth and nonviolence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#26. Truth and nonviolence are as old as the hills. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#27. There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#28. Nonviolence succeeds only when we have a real living faith in God. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#29. The weapon of nonviolence does not need supermen or superwomen to wield it; even beings of common clay can use it and have used it before this with success. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#30. Nonviolence is not a cloistered virtue, confined only to the rishi and the cave-dweller. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#31. For me nonviolence is a creed. I must act up to it, whether I am alone or have companions. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#32. The way to truth lies through ahimsa (nonviolence). - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#33. Nonviolence is not merely a personal virtue. It is also a social virtue to be cultivated like other virtues. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#34. Nonviolence to be a creed has to be all-pervasive. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#35. Active nonviolence is necessary for those who will offer civil disobedience but the will and proper training are enough for the people to co-operate with those who are chosen for civil disobedience. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#36. Truth is self-evident, nonviolence is its maturest fruit. It is contained in truth, but is not self-evident. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#37. Nonviolence in politics is a new weapon in the process of evolution; its vast possibilities are yet unexplored. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#38. I have no weapon but nonviolence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#39. Nonviolence is a universal principle and its operation is not limited by a hostile environment. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#40. There can be no nonviolence offered by the militarily strong. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#41. Nonviolence in the sense of mere non-killing does not appear to me, therefore, to be of any improvement on the technique of violence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#42. Every moment of my existence is dedicated to the winning of Swaraj by means of truth and nonviolence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#43. My creed of nonviolence is an extremely active force. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#44. Complete independence will be complete only to the extent of our approach in practice to truth and nonviolence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#45. Our struggle consists in showing that our nonviolence is neither a cloak to hide our violence or hatred, nor a preparation for violence in the near or distant future. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#46. Perfect nonviolence is difficult. It admits to no weakness. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#47. Creation of effective public opinion depends on the cultivation of true courage, born of truthfulness and nonviolence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#48. Jesus was the most active resister known to history. His was nonviolence par excellence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#49. Indeed the very word, nonviolence, a negative word, means that it is an effort to abandon the violence that is inevitable in life. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#50. My life is dedicated to the service of Indians through the religion of nonviolence which I believe to be the root of Hinduism. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#51. Nonviolence is a plant of slow growth, it grows imperceptibly but surely. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#52. The nonviolence I teach is active nonviolence of the strongest. But the weakest can partake in it without becoming weaker. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#53. Nonviolence is a quality not of the body but of the soul. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#54. The nation cannot be kept on the nonviolent path by violence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#55. Nonviolence does not admit of running away from danger ... Between violence and cowardly flight I can only prefer violence to cowardice. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#56. There is no hope for the aching world except through the narrow and straight path of nonviolence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#57. Tolstoy was the greatest apostle of nonviolence that the present age has produced. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#58. Unless you go on discovering new applications of the law of nonviolence, you do not profit by it. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#59. The first condition of nonviolence is justice all round, in every department of life. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#60. Nonviolence is a universal law acting under all circumstances. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#61. The Congress fights not with violent but with nonviolent means, however imperfect, however crude the nonviolence may be. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#62. The meticulous care for the rights of the least among us is the sin qua non of nonviolence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#63. Truth (satya) is positive, nonviolence is negative. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#64. The force of nonviolence is infinitely more wonderful and subtle than the material forces of nature, like electricity. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#65. Our nonviolence in respect of the Government is a result of our incapacity for effective violence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#66. I shall, of course, die with nonviolence on my lips. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#67. All my experiments in Ahimsa have taught me that nonviolence in practice means common labour with the body. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#68. The common factor of all religions is nonviolence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#69. My nonviolence demands universal love, and you are not a small part of it. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#70. I might be ready to embrace a snake, but, if one comes to bite you, I should kill it and protect you. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#71. The rishis, who discovered the law of nonviolence in the midst of violence, were greater geniuses than Newton. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#72. The practice of truth and nonviolence melted religious differences, and we learnt to see beauty in each religion. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#73. In a plan of life based on nonviolence, woman has as much right to shape her own destiny as man has to shape his. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#74. Nonviolence is an active force of the highest order. It is soul force or the power of the godhead within us. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#75. Since the propagation of nonviolence is the mission of my life, I must pursue it in all weathers. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#76. A little of true nonviolence acts in a silent, subtle, unseen way and leavens the whole society. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#77. All society is held together by nonviolence even as the earth is held in her position by gravitation. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#78. Truth is my God. I can only search Him through nonviolence and in on other way. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#79. There is nothing but nonviolence to fall back upon for retaining our freedom, even as we had to do for gaining it. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#80. Nonviolence is an attribute of the Almighty whose ways of fulfilling Himself are inscrutable. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#81. A nonviolent action accompanied by nonviolence in thought and word should never produce enduring violent reaction upon the opponent. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#82. 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. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#83. Nonviolence is the greatest virtue, cowardice the greatest vice - nonviolence springs from love, cowardice from hate. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#84. The very word Islam means peace, which is nonviolence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#85. Nonviolence is the rock on which the whole structure of non-co-operation is built. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#86. Nonviolence, when it becomes active, travels with extraordinary velocity, and then it becomes a miracle. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#87. Nonviolence being the mightiest force in the world and also the most elusive in its working, demands the greatest exercise of faith. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#88. To my mind, Swaraj based on nonviolence is the fulfillment of the constructive programme. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#89. If we are nonviolent through and through, our nonviolence would have been self-evident. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#90. Nonviolence is the law of our species as violence is the law of the brute. The spirit lies dormant in the brute, and he knows no law but that of physical might. The dignity of man requires obedience to a higher laws - to the strength of the spirit. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#91. No perfect democracy is possible without perfect nonviolence at the back of it. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#92. Carrying arms for the removal of the Arms Act can never fall under any scheme of nonviolence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#93. The fragrance of nonviolence was never sweeter than it was today amidst the stink of violence of the most cowardly type that was being displayed in the cities of India. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#94. The panoplied warrior of truth and nonviolence is ever and incessantly active. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#95. If God holds me to be a pure instrument for the spread of nonviolence in place of the awful violence now ruling the earth, He will give me the strength and show me the way. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#96. Unexampled bravery, born of nonviolence, coupled with strict honesty shown by a fair number of Muslims, is sure to infect the whole of India. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#97. You can return blow for blow if you are not brave enough to follow the path of nonviolence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#98. A civilization based on nonviolence must be different from that organized for violence. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#99. The Attainment of freedom, whether for a person, a nation or a world, must be in exact proportion to the attainment of nonviolence for each - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#100. The religion of nonviolence is not meant merely for therishis and saints. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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