Nonviolence is the practice of being harmless to self and others under every condition. It comes from the belief that hurting people, animals or the environment is unnecessary to achieve an outcome and refers to a general philosophy of abstention from violence based on moral, religious or spiritual principles.
Love of the enemy, or the realisation of the humanity of all people, is a fundamental concept of philosophical nonviolence. The goal of this type of nonviolence is not to defeat the enemy, but to develop tolerance for all by understanding and loving all beings
The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mohandas Gandhi.
Read below some Quotes about Non-Violence.
There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for. ― Mahatma Gandhi
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. ― Thomas A. Edison
Colorful demonstrations and weekend marches are vital but alone are not powerful enough to stop wars. Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe. ― Arundhati Roy
We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. ― Martin Luther King Jr.
We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion. ― Mother Teresa
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. Now the law of nonviolence says that violence should be resisted not by counter-violence but by nonviolence. This I do by breaking the law and by peacefully submitting to arrest and imprisonment – Mahatma Gandhi
I believe much trouble and blood would be saved if we opened our hearts more. ― Chief Joseph
Concerning non-violence: it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks. ― Malcolm X
Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood. ― Mahatma Gandhi
Compassion is the signature of Higher Consciousness. Non-violence is the tool to evolve into the Higher Consciousness. ― Amit Ray
The first principal of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating ― Mahatma Gandhi
Nonviolence is the constant awareness of the dignity and the humanity of oneself and others; it seeks truth and justice; it renounces violence both in method and in attitude; it is a courageous acceptance of active love and goodwill as the instrument with which to overcome evil and transform both oneself and to others. It is the willingness to undergo suffering rather than inflict it. It excludes retaliation and flight. – Wally Nelson
The power of nonviolence is not circumstance-specific. It is as applicable to the problems that confront us now, as to problems that confronted generations in the past. It is not a medicine or a solution so much as a healing process. It is the active spiritual immune system of humanity. – Marianne Williamson
Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.- Mahatma Gandhi
Say what you want but you NEVER say it with violence! ― Gerard Way
I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life. ― Mahatma Gandhi
At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love ― Martin Luther King Jr.