अहिंसा सर्वथा सर्वदा सर्वभुतानाः मनभीद्रोह।

ahiṃsā sarvathā sarvadā sarvabhutānāḥ manabhīdroha।

I read somewhere that it was written by Maharshi Veda Vyasa but the name of scripture in which he wrote it was not mentioned.

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Vyasa Bhashya of Patanjali Yoga Sutras has this verse. Vyasa Muni starts commentary on Sutra 30 of Sadhana Padha with this sentence.

अहिंसासयास्तेयब्रह्मचर्यापरिग्रहा यमाः ॥ ३० ॥ (Sutra)

तत्राहिंसा सर्वथा सर्वदा सर्वभूतानामनभिद्रोहः । उत्तरे च... (Commentary)

ahiṃsāsayāsteyabrahmacaryāparigrahā yamāḥ ॥ 30 ॥

tatrāhiṃsā sarvathā sarvadā sarvabhūtānāmanabhidrohaḥ । uttare ca...

Translation by Ganganatha Jha:

Sutra (30) :—Forbearance consists in harmlessness truth, abstinence from theft, continence and freedom from avarice.

Com : Of these "harmlessness'—in no way and at no time wishing ill to any living being. The following restraints..

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