Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
- Nelson Mandela
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
He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.
- Milan Kundera
Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
- John Boyes
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
- Bertrand Russell
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
If we do not change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed for.
- Chinese Proverb
In separateness lies the world's great misery; in compassion lies the world's true strength.
- Siddhartha Gautama
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of humans as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller
I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of nuclear destruction. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids both rich and poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.