Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education. However, through compassionate dialogue, help others renounce fanaticism and narrowness.

 
Context
He works were banned and he was banished by both the North Vietnamese and the South Vietnamese during the Vietnam War where he tried to be a mediator and was present at the Paris Peace Talks. As late as 2007 he was still not allowed into Vietnam.
Citations

Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist Monk, Peace Negtiator and Teacher, 14 Precepts

Eigen's Political and Historical Quotations


Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Born: October 11, 1926
  • Nationality: Vietnamese
  • Profession: Clergyman

Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist, founder of the Plum Village Tradition.