In separateness lies the world's great misery; in compassion lies the world's true strength.
- Siddhartha Gautama
Sensitivity to the immense needs of humanity brings with it a spontaneous rejection of the arms race, which is incompatible with the all out struggle against hunger, sickness, under-development and illiteracy.
- Pope John Paul II
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
- John F. Kennedy
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
- Albert Camus
The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. ... Only reverence can restrain violence -- reverence for human life and the environment.
- William Sloan Coffin, Jr.
Peace is the work of justice indirectly, in so far as justice removes the obstacles to peace; but it is the work of charity (love) directly, since charity, according to its very notion, causes peace.
- Thomas Aquinas
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 Edison
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
While seeking revenge, dig two graves -- one for yourself.
- Doug Horton
Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
- John Boyes
There is no conflict that cannot be resolved. Violent conflict is created and sustained by human beings, and it can be ended by human beings.
- George Mitchell
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
- Thomas Merton
The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger.
- Leonard Berkowitz
One day we shall win freedom, but not only for ourselves. We shall so appeal to your heart and conscience that we shall win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory.