Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi

 

October 2, 1869 — January 30, 1948

 

The greatest advocate of peace, Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian lawyer who utilized nonviolent resistance to lead India to independence from British colonialism. Despite being the father of nonviolent thinking who must be championed by any philosophy for peace, Gandhi is often overlooked by liberals.

 

Essential Thoughts

 

Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.

 

The science of war leads one to dictatorship, pure and simple. The science of non-violence alone can lead one to pure democracy.

 

Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.

 

A warrior lives on his wars, whether offenssive or defensive. And he suffers a collapse if he finds that his warring capacity is unwanted.

 

I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before anyone even at the cost of your life.