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Motivational Nonviolence Quotes

May these quotes about Nonviolence inspire and motivate you.

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.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts,
than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We who engage in nonviolent direct action
are not the creators of tension.
We merely bring to the surface
the hidden tension that is already alive.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Never do anything that taints your mind.
Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations
that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality.
Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture
the good qualities you want to have.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci


 

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
- Oscar Wilde

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace
and those who could make a good peace
would never have won the war.
- Winston Churchill

The attempt to combine wisdom and power
has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
- Albert Einstein

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic,
for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
- Robert Lindner

Unlike presidential administrations,
problems rarely have terminal dates.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is a wonderful advantage to a man,
in every pursuit or avocation,
to secure an adviser in a sensible woman.
In woman there is at once a subtle delicacy of tact,
and a plain soundness of judgement,
which are rarely combined to an equal degree in man.
A woman, if she be really your friend,
will have a sensitive regard for your character, honor, repute.
She will seldom counsel you to do a shabby thing:
for a woman friend always desires to be proud of you.
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply.
- Stephen R. Covey

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

People love chopping wood.
In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho


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